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en:Yazd Atash Behram[edit]

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The Yazd Atash Behram, is a Zoroastrian fire temple in Yazd, Yazd province, Iran. It enshrines the Atash Bahram, meaning “Victorious Fire”, dated to 470 AD. It is one of the nine Atash Bahrams, the only one of the highest grade fire in ancient Iran where Zoroastrians have practiced their religion since 400 BC; the other eight Atash Bahrams are in India

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  1. -- Shizhao (talk) 07:56, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. -- Cohaf (talk) 07:58, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 20:31, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  4. -- Zquid (talk) 10:34, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

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en:Kitniyot[edit]

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Kitniyot (Hebrew: קִטְנִיּוֹת‎, qitniyyot) is a Hebrew word meaning legumes. During the Passover holiday, however, the word kitniyot takes on a broader meaning to include grains and seeds such as rice, corn, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, soybeans, peas, and lentils, in addition to legumes.

According to Orthodox Ashkenazi and some Sephardic customs, Kitniyot may not be eaten during Passover. Although Reform and Conservative Ashkenazi Judaism currently allow for the consumption of Kitniyot during Passover, long-standing tradition in these and other communities is to abstain from their consumption. According to Torat Eretz Yisrael and Minhagei Eretz Yisrael, any Jew worldwide, regardless of origin, and despite the practice of their forefathers, may eat kitniyot on Passover, for it is a practice rejected as an unnecessary precaution by Halachic authorities as early as the time of its emergence.

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  1. -- Zquid (talk) 15:57, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Cohaf (talk) 07:37, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Shizhao (talk) 02:05, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 01:09, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
  5. --Erebuss (talk) 10:11, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

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en:Christine Darden[edit]

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Dr. Christine Darden (born September 10, 1942, as Christine Mann) is an American mathematician, data analyst, and aeronautical engineer who devoted much of her 40-year career in aerodynamics at NASA to researching supersonic flight and sonic booms. She had an M.S. in mathematics and had been teaching at Virginia State University before starting to work at the Langley Research Center in 1967. She earned a PhD in engineering at George Washington University in 1983 and has published numerous articles in her field. She was the first African-American woman at NASA's Langley Research Center to be promoted into the Senior Executive Service, the top rank in the federal civil service.

Darden is one of the researchers featured in the book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (2016), a history of some of the influential African-American women mathematicians and engineers at NASA in the mid-20th century, by Margot Lee Shetterly.

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  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:52, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. -- Some OR but still enough meat.--Cohaf (talk) 07:51, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. -- Not too bad for a glimpse. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 09:15, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  4. -- Deryni (talk) 04:50, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  5. -- Erebuss (talk) 10:10, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

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en:United Nations Secretariat Building[edit]

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The United Nations Secretariat Building is a 154-meter (505 ft) tall skyscraper and the centerpiece of the headquarters of the United Nations, located in the Turtle Bay in Midtown Manhattan area of Manhattan, in New York City. The lot where the building stands is considered United Nations territory, although it remains part of the United States. It is the first skyscraper in New York City to use a curtain wall

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  1. Maybe one of the most famous and important building in the world and only 2 languages. --Holapaco77 (talk) 16:10, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Cohaf (talk) 07:52, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 12:58, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 01:11, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
  5. --Deryni (talk) 04:57, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

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zh:中国民航296号航班劫机事件[edit]

(ko:중국 민항기 불시착 사건, en:CAAC Flight 296)

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CAAC Flight 296, a Hawker Siddeley Trident 2E (B-296), was hijacked while en route from Shenyang Dongta Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and landed at the US Army base Camp Page in South Korea. The incident marked the first direct negotiations between South Korea and China, which did not have formal relations at the time.

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  1. Because of this case, the relationship between the Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China improved, leading to diplomatic relations in 1992. --ChongDae (talk) 08:34, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  2. Yes, finally a Chinese Article at TOTW that need to be translated to English. Nice:)--Cohaf (talk) 09:04, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  3. Korean people are nice people, sometimes. @Cohaf: Watch your mouth. People have a lot of reasons not to translate Chinese articles. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 09:08, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Rowingbohe (Talk/zhwiki) 02:21, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
  5. --Uruk (talk) 12:58, 16 March 2019 (UTC) (produced an english translation of the Chinese and Korean articles, as to ease further translations).

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en:Matariki[edit]

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In the Māori language Matariki is both the name of the Pleiades star cluster and also of the season of its first rising in late May or early June. This is a marker of the beginning of the new year. Different peoples celebrate Matariki at different times; some when Matariki rises in late May or early June while others observe it at the first full moon or first new moon following the rising of Matariki.

Matariki is a shortened version of Ngā mata o te ariki o Tāwhirimātea, or "the eyes of the god Tāwhirimātea", but it is sometimes incorrectly translated as "little eyes". Similar words do occur in most Polynesian languages, deriving from Proto-Polynesian *mataliki, meaning minute, small; the use of the term for the Pleiades constellation is also ancient and has been reconstructed to Eastern Oceanic

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  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:00, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
  2. Very interesting. -- Deryni (talk) 17:20, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
  3. Interesting article indeed but do fix source 11. Thanks.--Cohaf (talk) 07:36, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Shizhao (talk) 02:04, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  5. No problem. And cut me some slack so that I can translate Christine Darden. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 09:23, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  6. --Uruk (talk) 01:13, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

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Comment Comment @Cohaf: New ref 11 + some more. :-) // Zquid (talk) 10:41, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

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en:Lorna Doone[edit]

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Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor is a novel by English author Richard Doddridge Blackmore, published in 1869. It is a romance based on a group of historical characters and set in the late 17th century in Devon and Somerset, particularly around the East Lyn Valley area of Exmoor. In 2003, the novel was listed on the BBC's survey The Big Read.

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  1. --Shizhao (talk) 08:45, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Cohaf (talk) 00:22, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 20:38, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Erebuss (talk) 07:25, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  5. --Valkerij97 (talk) 10:36, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

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en:Rosaly Lopes[edit]

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Rosaly M. C. Lopes (born 8 January 1957 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a planetary geologist, volcanologist, an author of numerous scientific papers and several books, as well as a proponent of education. Her major research interests are in planetary and terrestrial surface processes with an emphasis on volcanology.

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  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:57, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 21:11, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 07:25, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Cohaf (talk) 07:50, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  5. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 12:46, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

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en:Omowunmi Sadik[edit]

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Omowunmi "Wunmi" A. Sadik (born 19 June 1964) is a Nigerian professor, chemist, and inventor working at Binghamton University. She has developed microelectrode biosensors for detection of drugs and explosives and is working on the development of technologies for recycling metal ions from waste, for use in environmental and industrial applications. In 2012, Sadik co-founded the non-profit Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization.

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  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:59, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 21:12, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
  3. --Alexmar983 (talk) 23:23, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Shizhao (talk) 12:23, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

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en:Tierra del Fuego gold rush[edit]

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Between 1883 and 1906 Tierra del Fuego experienced a gold rush attracting a large number of Chileans, Argentines and Europeans to the archipelago, including a large number of Dalmatians. The gold rush led to the formation of the first towns in the archipelago and fueled economic growth in Punta Arenas. After the gold rush was over, most gold diggers left the archipelago, while the remaining settlers engaged in sheep farming and fishing. Indigenous Selk'nam populations declined sharply during the rush.

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  1. -- Zquid (talk) 12:20, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  2. -- Cohaf (talk) 03:44, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  3. -- Shizhao (talk) 02:56, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
  4. -- Deryni (talk) 06:22, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
  5. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 12:04, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

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  1. Too short. --Holapaco77 (talk) 06:09, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

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en:Fairbank train robbery[edit]

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The Fairbank train robbery occurred on the night of February 15, 1900, when some bandits attempted to hold up a Wells Fargo express car at the town of Fairbank, Arizona. Although it was thwarted by Jeff Milton, who managed to kill "Three Fingered Jack" Dunlop in an exchange of gunfire, the train robbery was unique for being one of the few to have occurred in a public place and was also one of the last during the Old West period.

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  1. -- Zquid (talk) 12:22, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  2. -- Cohaf (talk) 03:43, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 17:56, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
  4. Not doing translation now, but I support this article. Interesting theft. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 00:36, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

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en:Kangding Qingge[edit]

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Kangding Qingge literally "Love song of Kangding" or "Kangding Love Song", is a traditional folk song of Kangding, Sichuan Province. The song is one of the most popular songs across the area of influence of Chinese culture.

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  1. --Uruk (talk) 17:50, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 02:34, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Cohaf (talk) 04:58, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Deryni (talk) 12:36, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
  5. -- Erebuss (talk) 05:11, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

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  1. English version is too short, must be improoved by translating from zh.wiki --Holapaco77 (talk) 06:02, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

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  • @Super Wang: can you translate from zh.wiki into english version, please? The history looks interesting, but english version is very short and poor. Thanks. --Holapaco77 (talk) 22:09, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

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en:Reindeer in Siberian shamanism[edit]

(Net support = 5; Against = 14.286%)

Reindeer in Siberian shamanism reflect the cultural, as well as the economic, relationship between the native peoples of Siberia, a region of Northern Asia, and the reindeer that live there. It involves the nomadic reindeer herders, those that hunt wild reindeer and those who maintain domesticated ones. Their religious beliefs reflect the spiritual philosophy of shamanism, and their traditions often involve reindeer in several steps of the process of practicing their religion.

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  1. -- Zquid (talk) 17:08, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 21:47, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Cohaf (talk) 14:30, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Erebuss (talk) 16:37, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  5. Taichi - (あ!) 19:34, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
  6. Somehow I saw a no. of ninety-something of such footnotes in zhwiki, no big deal. Sæn 16:18, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

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  1. Footnotes should be handled neatly. Please use Template:sfn. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 02:30, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

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en:Yuxiang[edit]

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Yuxiang (simplified Chinese: 鱼香; traditional Chinese: 魚香; pinyin: yúxiāng; literally: "fish fragrance") is a seasoning mixture in Chinese cuisine, and also refers to the resulting sauce in which meat or vegetables are cooked. It is said to have originated in Sichuan cuisine, but has since spread to other regional Chinese cuisines

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  1. -- Uruk (talk) 14:53, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 18:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
  3. I love Yuxiang Rousi (鱼香肉丝). --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 13:38, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
  4. Good.--Cohaf (talk) 01:10, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
  5. --Shizhao (talk) 02:25, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

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en:Aluminum Christmas tree[edit]

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the Aluminum Christmas tree was a type of artificial Christmas tree that was popular in the United States from 1958 until about the mid-1960s.In the highly acclaimed and successful 1965 television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, the tree was specifically targeted as symbol of the commercialization of Christmas and was subsequently discreted.By the mid-2000s aluminum trees found a secondary market online, often selling for high premiums. The trees have also appeared in museum collections.

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  1. it is appropiate for the season, sourced, full of references to other topics and missing in many languages. --Alexmar983 (talk) 20:11, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
  2. Interesting. Merry Christmas. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 04:24, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
  3. Blessed Christmas.--Cohaf (talk) 05:09, 25 December 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Erebuss (talk) 05:13, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
  5. --Holapaco77 (talk) 05:58, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

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Comment Comment Reference 4 is a dead link. Can someone fix it? // Zquid (talk) 14:04, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

I cannot access the newspaper outside the USA, that's not helping in general. all these occurances on Waybackmachine are not working. I have however added another source regarding the main manufacturers, I think that the other details can simply be skipped from the translation. In the end information such as price tag or assemble time are not so crucial.--Alexmar983 (talk) 21:58, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

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en:Geo Bogza[edit]

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Geo Bogza was a Romanian avant-garde theorist, poet, and journalist, one of the most influential Romanian Surrealists. Also known for his left-wing and communist political convictions.

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  1. The article does not exist in many "major" languages. I make this proposal because this is the month celeberating the "great Union of 1918" and there are edit-a-thons currently promoting Romanian history and articles. Since I have noticed that Romanian topics were rarely presented here, I made this suggestion. The article is well sourced and full of very useful red links as a suggestion for further translation. --Alexmar983 (talk) 00:50, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
  2. Writer, was one of the most important personalities of culture in Romania. Translating his biography during the Centenary for the Great Union celebrations would be a good signal of diversity, for those minor languages not so covered in Wikipedia. --Camelia (talk) 01:16, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
  3. The length is a trouble, however I'm with #1 this time. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 04:08, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
  4. Appropriate and encyclopedic. --Uruk (talk) 18:01, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
  5. --Holapaco77 (talk) 22:04, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
  6. --Erebuss (talk) 05:10, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
  7. --Deryni (talk) 20:36, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

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  • The introduction makes a decent stub. It's not optimal, I agree, but in the general framework once in a while a long article it's no big deal.--Alexmar983 (talk) 15:17, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

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en:Lögberg[edit]

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Lögberg, or Law Rock, was a rocky outcrop in south west Iceland, at the location for the assembly of the country's Althing parliament.

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  1. --Shizhao (talk) 12:41, 5 December 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 10:15, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
  3. Interesting to read.--Alexmar983 (talk) 00:51, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Cohaf (talk) 17:43, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
  5. --Super Wang on zhwiki (Share your opinions) 04:22, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
  6. --Deryni (talk) 13:05, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

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