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Featured article: October 3, 2006

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Lost is an American drama television series that follows the past and present lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious, seemingly deserted island, somewhere in the South Pacific. The show was created by Jeffrey Lieber, J. J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, and is filmed primarily on location in Hawaii. The pilot episode was first broadcast on September 22, 2004. Since then, two seasons have aired and a third begins on October 4, 2006. Due to its large ensemble cast and cost of filming in Hawaii, the series is one of the most expensive on television. A critical and ratings success, the show garnered an average of 15.5 million viewers per episode on ABC, and has won numerous industry awards, including the Emmy Award for outstanding drama series. Reflecting its devoted fan base, the series has become a staple of popular culture with references to the story and its mythology appearing in other television shows, commercials, comic books, humor magazines and even song lyrics. Its fictional universe has also been explored in tie-in novels, board and video games, and has spawned an alternate reality game, The Lost Experience. (more...)

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Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons - Spring - Movement I - Allegro, by the Wichita State University Chamber Players (file info)

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Villarceau circles

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An animation showing how an obliquely cut torus reveals a pair of circles, known as Villarceau circles, named after the French astronomer and mathematician Yvon Villarceau. The circles have no known practical application, but are merely a curious and somewhat unexpected characteristic of the torus.

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Featured list: List of U.S. states by date of statehood

This is a list of U.S. states by date of statehood, that is, the date when each U.S. state joined the Union. Although the first 13 states can be considered to be members of the United States from the date of the Declaration of Independence, Thursday, July 4, 1776, they are presented here as being "admitted" on the date each ratified the present United States Constitution; most other such lists, including the 50 State Quarters program, do the same. The admission dates for later states were set by either the act of admission or a later resolution issued under that act, except for Ohio whose date of admission was determined by act of Congress in 1953 (see note below).

# Flag of United States State Ratification‡ or Admission Preceding Entity
1 Flag of Delaware Delaware Friday, December 7, 1787 ‡ Lower Counties on Delaware, then sovereign state in Confederation
2 Flag of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Wednesday, December 121787 ‡ Province of Pennsylvania, then sovereign state in Confederation
3 Flag of New Jersey New Jersey Tuesday, December 18, 1787 ‡ Province of New Jersey, then sovereign state in Confederation
4 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Wednesday, January 2, 1788 ‡ Province of Georgia, then sovereign state in Confederation
5 Flag of Connecticut Connecticut Wednesday, January 9, 1788 ‡ Connecticut Colony, then sovereign state in Confederation

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