Stefan Lochner(nominated by Ceoil) (c. 1410–1451) was a German painter working in the late "soft style" of the International Gothic. His paintings combine that era's tendency towards long flowing lines and brilliant colours with the realism, virtuoso surface textures and innovative iconography of the early Northern Renaissance. Based in Cologne, Lochner was one of the most important German painters before Albrecht Dürer.
Suillus bovinus(nominated by Sasata and Casliber) is a pored mushroom of the genus Suillus in the family Suillaceae. A common fungus native to Europe and Asia, it has been introduced to North America and Australia. The fungus grows in coniferous forests in its native range, and pine plantations in countries where it has become naturalised. It forms symbiotic ectomycorrhizal associations with living trees by enveloping the tree's underground roots with sheaths of fungal tissue, and is sometimes parasitised by the related mushroom Gomphidius roseus.
"From The Doctor to my son Thomas"(nominated by Cirt) is a viral video recorded by actor Peter Capaldi and sent to the autistic nine-year-old Thomas Goodall to console him over grief from the death of his grandmother. Capaldi filmed the video in character as the 12th incarnation of the Doctor in the BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who. Capaldi's message had a positive effect on Thomas; his father said the boy smiled for the first time since learning of his grandmother's death and gained the courage to go to her funeral.
The Norse-American medal(nominated by Wehwalt) was struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1925, pursuant to an act of Congress. It was issued for the 100th anniversary of the voyage of the ship Restauration, bringing early Norwegian immigrants to the United States. The medals recognize those immigrants' Viking heritage, depicting a warrior on the obverse and a vessel on the reverse. They also recall the early Viking explorations of North America.
Smilodon(nominated by FunkMonk and LittleJerry) is an extinct genus of machairodont felid, commonly known as the saber-toothed tiger. It lived in the Americas during the Pleistocene epoch. The genus was named in 1842, based on fossils from Brazil. The Smilodon hunted large herbivores such as bison and camels and it remained successful even when encountering new prey species. It died out at the same time that most American megafauna disappeared.
History of York City F.C. (1908–80)(nominated by Mattythewhite) York City F.C. is a professional association football club based in York, England. The history of the club from 1908 to 1980 covers the period from the club's original foundation, through their reformation and progress in the Football League, to the end of the 1979–80 season.
The 2006 UAW-Ford 500(nominated by Bentvfan54321) was a stock car racing competition which took place on October 8, 2006. Held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama, the 188-lap race was the thirtieth in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and the fourth in the ten-race, season-ending Chase for the Nextel Cup.
Hurricane Fay(nominated by Juliancolton) was the first hurricane to make landfall on Bermuda since Hurricane Emily in 1987. The sixth named storm and fifth hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, Fay began as a subtropical cyclone on October 10, transitioning into a tropical storm on October 11, briefly achieving Category 1 hurricane status on October 12, and eventually degenerating into an open trough on October 13.
The class the stars fell on(nominated by Hawkeye7) is an expression used to describe the United States Military Academy Class of 1915. In the United States Army, the insignia reserved for generals is one or more stars. Of the 164 graduates that year, 59 attained the rank of general, the most of any class in the history of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, hence the expression.
List of Padma Bhushan award recipients (1954–1959)(nominated by Vivvt) The Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award of the Republic of India. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is given for "distinguished service of a high order", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex. The recipients receive a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President of India and a circular-shaped medallion with no monetary grant associated with the award. In its first six years 94 awards were conferred.
List of Connecticut Huskies in the NFL Draft(nominated by Grondemar and Robert4565) The University of Connecticut Huskies football team has had 39 players selected in the National Football League Draft. Two of those selections were in the first round of the draft, both with the 27th overall pick: Donald Brown in 2009 and Byron Jones in 2015. A Connecticut football alumnus has been selected in every NFL Draft since 2007 and ten of the last eleven NFL Drafts.
The AAA Mega Championship(nominated by Wrestlinglover) is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in the Mexican Asistencia Asesoría y Administración promotion. The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than in direct competition. Since it's inception in 2007, eight wrestlers had hold the title for a total of twelve reigns. The title is currently vacated.