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Instructions[change source]

Did you know? (DYK) entries are interesting facts that not many people may know. On this page possible entries are listed and members of the DYK project assess the nominations for the DYK section. DYKs are listed on the Main Page.

How to enter a DYK[change source]

List articles on this page under the Nominations area, below. The newest nominations go at the top. If you would like to make a nomination, you should read the rules below.

If there is a picture that you would like to see used with your nomination, please add it with your nomination as shown below. Any user may nominate a DYK suggestion.


Rules[change source]

  • Only one article can be nominated for a Did You Know hook.
    • This does not mean there can only be one link in the hook. It means the hook is to feature one article.
    • This main article is the link which is in bold. This article must meet the DYK rules.
    • Any other links in the hook are minor links.
  • Information presented in any article nominated for DYK should be verifiable and unbiased. There must be a citation of a credible source to support the fact contained in the hook.
    • Articles that are tagged for bias with {{NPOV}} or for lack of accuracy with {{Disputed}} are not suitable for DYK.
    • Articles where facts are questioned with {{fact}} tags may not be suitable.
  • The article linked should be easy to read.
  • Articles nominated for DYK should not be too short.
    • Three sentence stubs are not suitable.
    • The text of the article must be at least 800 characters. The number of characters can be measured with this tool .
  • The hook used to encourage people to read the article should be interesting to read. Information mentioned in the hook should be in the article text (not in a footnote, or in a linked reference, or in an infobox).
    • Whether a hook is not interesting should not be a matter for only one reviewer to decide. The first reviewer marks as {{DYKalmost}} if they feel the hook is not sufficiently interesting, with wording like "Is there a more interesting hook?". If 2 assessors (including the initial one) agree that the hook is uninteresting and no alternative has been put forward, the nomination is rejected with {{DYKno}} and advice to the nominator that "2 reviewers feel that this hook is not interesting, please suggest an alternative hook."
    • Articles may be re-nominated, but a different hook must be chosen. Also, two different hooks of the same article should not be added to the same update or updates that follow each other.
  • DYKs should not be very good articles (VGA) already as VGAs already get their own spotlight on the Main Page as the "Selected article".
Proposed facts should
Suggested facts (also known as hooks) should be
Suggested pictures should be
Have in-line citations Interesting From Wikimedia Commons
Articles on living people must be carefully checked to make sure that no unsourced negative information is in the article Short (less than about 200 characters, including spaces) Small (100x100px)[1]
Articles with good references and citations are needed. Neutral Already in the article
  1. Formatting for pictures is: [[File:image name |right|100x100px]] and placed above the suggested fact.
  • Editors may only nominate up to four hooks at any one time. If more nominations are desired, existing nominations must either be removed, promoted to one of the DYK queues or placed in the holding area.
  • Hooks cannot be moved to a Queue or removed from the nominations page until they have been there for a minimum of three days. The only exception to this are hooks that can be "snowed". Hooks can also be removed if there has been no input from the nominator after five days from the last review. Unreviewed hooks however cannot be removed until there has been a review.


Chart[change source]

Please use one of the following templates when reviewing nominations.

Symbol Code Ready for DYK? Description
Symbol confirmed.svg {{DYKyes}} Yes No problems, ready for DYK
Pictogram voting keep.svg {{DYKagf}} Yes, WP:AGF Hook cited to a source not on the Internet, but to a reliable publication.
Pictogram reply.svg {{DYKfixed}} Yes, issue fixed. The issue preventing DYK, or request for improvement has now been fixed.
Symbol possible vote.svg {{DYKalmost}} Almost Article is on the way to being ready for DYK, but the reviewer has questions.
Symbol delete vote.svg {{DYKno}} No Article is unable to be used on DYK, the time limit has passed, or there are larger reservations.


Nominations[change source]

Please add new nominations below with newer nominations at the top. Nominations should be headed with a ===Level Three=== header containing a link to the article that the hook is from. If possible, all hooks should contain a relevant file from Wikimedia Commons – this can be a picture or a sound. The subject article should be '''bolded'''.


Pope John Paul II[change source]

  • ...that Pope John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years? --Tbennert (talk) 17:02, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Bald eagle[change source]

Bald eagle in flight
  • ...that the female bald eagle is about 25% larger than the male bald eagle? --Tbennert (talk) 16:27, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Ned Kelly[change source]

Ned Kelly on trial
  • ...that a painting of bushranger Ned Kelly sold for AU$5.4 million, the highest price ever paid for an Australian painting? --Tbennert (talk) 16:27, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Sidney Nolan[change source]

Portrait of Sidney Nolan
  • ...that Australian artist Sidney Nolan created over 10,000 individual art works? --Tbennert (talk) 16:27, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Shrek[change source]

removed from queue 6; fails readability tests. Jcc (talk) 13:59, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Capoeira[change source]

that the Portuguese government gave physical punishments to those caught dancing capoeira? proposed image: File:Rugendasroda.jpg Jcc (talk) 22:18, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

I think the hook's content is inaccurate; it is the colonial government in Rio, Brazil, that meted out the punishments. The current hook seems to be suggesting that those who practiced capoeira in Portugal itself were punished. Chenzw  Talk  11:24, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
that the Portuguese colonial government gave physical punishments to those caught dancing capoeira in Brazil? Jcc (talk) 10:31, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Looks alright to me. --Chenzw  Talk  12:46, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Middle Passage[change source]

that over 2 million African people died on the Middle Passage (while being sent to the Americas on slave ships)? Fuhvah (talk)

Robert Todd Lincoln[change source]

that Robert Todd Lincoln was present during the assassinations of three United States Presidents?

Moved from queue 5 of the queues. Source provided is dead and cannot be verified. Only (talk) 20:58, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
@Only: I updated the dead link. Not 100% sure that it's a reliable source, but it looked reliable enough to me. What do you think? --Lithorien (talk) 21:58, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Added another source from en.wiki, seems to work as it passes readability tests and length. Jcc (talk) 11:22, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Pat Hingle[change source]

that Pat Hingle was offered the lead role in Elmer Gantry, but couldn't because he fell off an elevator leaving him with a fractured skull and lost a finger?

Moved from queue 4 of the queues. Needs better sourcing. One source is IMDb which is unreliable. The other does not mention being offered the lead role. Also, the grammar in this hook is off. Only (talk) 20:51, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
Dab link in the hook (fracture): the word should probably be simplified anyway. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:42, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Maersk[change source]

  • ... that Maersk is the largest container ship operator and supply vessel operator in the world?
Moved from queue 4 of the queues. Is almost 200 characters short of 800 character requirement. Only (talk) 20:51, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
No follow-up from nominator. Chenzw  Talk  17:01, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

The Reagan Diaries[change source]

Moved from queue 4 of the queues. Is almost 200 characters short of 800 character requirement. Only (talk) 20:51, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
Also has a minor grammar issue with the commas. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:18, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
No follow-up from nominator. Chenzw  Talk  17:01, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

The Tonight Show...[change source]

Moved from queue 3 of queues. Source provided only mentions 1992. Mentions nothing about 30 years or 1962. Only (talk) 20:44, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
It also doesn't say why this is interesting. We can assume, but it should say. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:24, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
No follow-up from nominator. Chenzw  Talk  17:01, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Star Trek: The Original Series[change source]

Removed from queue 2 of the queues. Source is poor and doesn't seem to work/point directly to source. Only (talk) 20:30, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
I am not sure about the wording of this hook. Are DYK hooks "allowed" to, so to speak, include language such as "according to..."? Chenzw  Talk  10:12, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Hal Holbrook[change source]

Moved from queue 2 of the queues. This hook has significant grammar issues. Only (talk) 20:30, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
No follow-up from nominator. Chenzw  Talk  17:01, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Lino Grech[change source]

Moved from queue 2 of the queues. Source mentions nothing about strikes. Only (talk) 20:30, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
Strike is a dab page. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:33, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
No follow-up from nominator. Chenzw  Talk  17:01, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Sea devils[change source]

Moved from queue 2 of the queues. Source mentions nothing about the Antarctic. Only (talk) 20:21, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
@Only: Added a National Geographic source that mentions that they live in the Antarctic. --Lithorien (talk) 22:06, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Bernie Sanders[change source]

Came from queue 5 in the holding area. This hook is not referenced in either Bernie Sanders or We Shall Overcome (Bernie Sanders album). Chenzw  Talk  13:02, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
Ref added here. Chenzw  Talk  16:47, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Ellen DeGeneres[change source]

Came from queue 3 in the holding area. Typo, retweeded -> retweeted; add a comma for readability: "image ever, breaking the last..." Chenzw  Talk  12:58, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Harrison Ford[change source]

  • - change "stop the confusion from" to "stop the confusion with"? Chenzw  Talk  04:15, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Done. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 22:21, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Gregorio Allegri[change source]

Holding area[change source]

Hooks that are ready to be moved to a queue for update may be held in this area until a space in a queue comes available. To be eligible to move into this area, a queue must meet all of the promotion guidelines as outlined above. Hooks in this area do not count towards a user's nomination limit. If you change or re-review a hook in this area, it must be moved back to the main nominations section for discussion to continue. The only changes permitted here are formatting or spelling changes, or adding an associated file.


Queue 1[change source]

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