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31 December 2018

  • 00:00, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
Analogue model of extension tectonics
Analogue model of extension tectonics

30 December 2018

  • 00:00, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

29 December 2018

  • 00:00, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
Australasian gannet in flight
Australasian gannet in flight

28 December 2018

  • 00:00, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
Thai Ministry of Defence
Thai Ministry of Defence

27 December 2018

  • 00:00, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
Dawn Mabalon
Dawn Mabalon

26 December 2018

  • 00:00, 26 December 2018 (UTC)
Pancho Claus in Houston, Texas
Pancho Claus in Houston, Texas

25 December 2018

  • 12:00, 25 December 2018 (UTC)
Adoration of the Shepherds (detail)
Adoration of the Shepherds detail
  • 00:00, 25 December 2018 (UTC)
Reindeer fawns in Alaska, 1899
Reindeer fawns in Alaska, 1899

24 December 2018

  • 12:00, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
St. Nikolai interior, facing the altar
St. Nikolai interior
  • 00:00, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
Chungará Lake, with Parinacota on the right
Chungará Lake, with Parinacota on the right

23 December 2018

  • 12:00, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
Herrmann's sea cucumber
Herrmann's sea cucumber
  • 00:00, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
The eight Li brothers
The eight Li brothers

22 December 2018

  • 12:00, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
Musiktheater im Revier
Musiktheater im Revier
  • 00:00, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
Morse in 1939
Morse in 1939

21 December 2018

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  • 00:00, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
Jackson Nelson in 2018
Jackson Nelson

20 December 2018

  • 12:00, 20 December 2018 (UTC)
Natwest Tower
Natwest Tower



  • 00:00, 20 December 2018 (UTC)
Kathleen Hall Jamieson in 2011
Kathleen Hall Jamieson

19 December 2018

  • 12:00, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
The Cloughmore Stone
The Cloughmore Stone
  • 00:00, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
The church in 2011
The church in 2011

18 December 2018

  • 12:00, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Leonard Hall in 1895
Leonard Hall
  • 00:00, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Mace pagoda flowerhead
Mace pagoda flowerhead

17 December 2018

  • 12:00, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
Cave painting of bull
Cave painting of bull
  • 00:00, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
A murder stone
A murder stone

16 December 2018

  • 12:00, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
Hakea pulvinifera
Hakea pulvinifera


  • 00:00, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
Agnes Ballard
Agnes Ballard

15 December 2018

  • 12:00, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
Iron coin issued by Gongsun Shu
Iron coin issued by Gongsun Shu
  • 00:00, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
Gants Hill tube station concourse
Gants Hill tube station concourse

14 December 2018

  • 12:00, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Bishop John Carroll statue in 2010
Bishop John Carroll statue in 2010
  • 00:00, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Martin Hellinger in 1945
Martin Hellinger
  • ... that the Nazi dentist Martin Hellinger (pictured), convicted of removing dental gold from victims at Ravensbrück, was released in 1955 and given a special grant to reopen his dental practice?
  • ... that the Indonesian video game Rage in Peace was loosely inspired by the works of Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho?
  • ... that as a child, Japanese voice actress Nichika Ōmori wanted to become a magical girl after gaining an interest in the anime series Sailor Moon?
  • ... that a research group led by Amnon Marinov claimed in 2008 that the hypothetical element unbibium could be found occurring naturally in thorium deposits?
  • ... that Susanna Dinnage is expected to become the first female chief executive of the English Premier League early next year?
  • ... that Meghan Trainor's 2019 album Treat Myself has been characterized as "filled with self-love anthems"?
  • ... that the world's oldest known printed texts are 8th-century Buddhist charms called dharani preserved in Korean and Japanese temples?
  • ... that David Hughson perambulated around London in the early 1800s?

13 December 2018

  • 12:00, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Reconstructed mount of Irritator
Reconstructed mount of Irritator
  • 00:00, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Throne Hall of Dongola
Throne Hall of Dongola

12 December 2018

  • 12:01, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Kawaji Toshiyoshi
Kawaji Toshiyoshi


  • 00:00, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Eyrewell ground beetle
Eyrewell ground beetle

11 December 2018

  • 12:00, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Ridder Arena in 2013
Ridder Arena
  • ... that Robert and Kathleen Ridder helped the Gophers get the first ice rink for women (pictured) in college hockey?
  • ... that Panzer Aces, a book series about World War II widely read in the US, was described as portraying "an almost heroic version of the German soldier, guiltless of any war crimes"?
  • ... that the live concerts of the rock band Sumika feature performances by non-musicians such as painters, sculptors, architects, potters, and poets?
  • ... that Ahmadou Ahidjo was the first president of Cameroon following its independence?
  • ... that Edgecliff, an Illinois estate completed in 1930, had the highest residential property tax in Cook County in 2014 and 2015?
  • ... that Yang Kuo-shu, who earned the first PhD in psychology in Taiwan, founded indigenous Chinese psychology and studied such phenomena as yuanfen, guanxi, and face?
  • ... that Adrien Agreste's superhero identity, Cat Noir, is a tribute to the comic book character Catwoman?
  • ... that in 1794, a silver statue of the Virgin Mary from the chapel at Notre-Dame de la Garde was melted down at the mint of Marseille located on Rue du Tapis-Vert?
  • 00:00, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Li Minhua
Li Minhua

10 December 2018

  • 12:00, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Fragments of the Baal Cycle
Fragments of the
Baal Cycle
  • 00:00, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible

9 December 2018

  • 12:00, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Fulton
Fulton
  • 00:00, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Maria Josepha of Saxony
Maria Josepha of Saxony

8 December 2018

  • 12:00, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Wu Zhaonan
Wu Zhaonan
  • 00:00, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
The permanent trumps in Ramsen
The permanent trumps in Ramsen

7 December 2018

  • 12:00, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
The Purple Noon's Transparent Might
The Purple Noon's Transparent Might
  • 00:00, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Bedford Presbyterian Church
Bedford Presbyterian Church

6 December 2018

  • 12:00, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Helmoreus sharpi by Des Helmore
Helmoreus sharpi by Des Helmore


  • 00:00, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Helen Hays
Helen Hays

5 December 2018

  • 12:00, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
Nevado Sajama
Nevado Sajama
  • 00:00, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
The Atomic Tank at Robertson Barracks
The Atomic Tank at Robertson Barracks

4 December 2018

  • 12:00, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
Kevin Beattie in 2007
Kevin Beattie
  • 00:00, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
K2 from Godwin-Austen Glacier
K2 from Godwin-Austen Glacier

3 December 2018

  • 12:06, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Shannon Evans in 2013
Shannon Evans
  • 00:00, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
A 2009 Stock Victoria line train
A 2009 Stock Victoria line train

2 December 2018

  • 00:00, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
Renate Behle
Renate Behle

1 December 2018

  • 00:00, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
University of Reading War Memorial
University of Reading War Memorial