Wikipedia eklektiline sügavus VIII

Vahelduse mõttes mõned artiklid Wikipediast, mida oli põhjust viimaste nädalate jooksul ühel või teisel põhjusel lugeda.

  • Ghillie suit, or yowie suit, is a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage. Typically, it is a net or cloth garment covered in loose strips of cloth or twine, sometimes even made to look like leaves and twigs.
  • The Great Eastern was an iron sailing steam ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. She was the largest ship ever built at the time of her 1858 launch, and had the capacity to carry 4,000 passengers around the world without refueling. Her length of 692 feet (211 m) was only surpassed in 1899 by the 705 feet (215 m) 17,274 gross ton RMS Oceanic, and her gross tonnage of 18,915 was only surpassed in 1901 by the 700 feet (210 m) and 21,035 gross ton RMS Celtic.
  • Drumhead court-martial is a court-martial held in the field to hear urgent charges of offences committed in action. The term has connotations of summary justice, with an implied lack of judicial impartiality, as noted in the transcripts of the trial at Nuremberg of Josef Bühler.
  • Miasmatic theory of disease held that diseases such as cholera or the Black Death were caused by a miasma (Greek language: “pollution”), a noxious form of “bad air”
  • A spandrel (less often spandril or splaundrel) is the space between two arches or between an arch and a rectangular enclosure. There are four or five accepted and cognate meanings of spandrel in architectural and art history, mostly relating to the space between a curved figure and a rectangular boundary.
  • Princess Juliana International Airport serves the Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin. It is the second busiest airport in the Eastern Caribbean, after Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The airport is famous for its short runway — at only 2,433 metres it is barely long enough for heavy jets to land. Therefore, incoming airplanes approaching the island on short final for Runway 9 have to fly extremely low, passing only 10-20 meters (30-60 ft.) over relaxing tourists on Maho Beach (aitäh Geily).

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