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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'''.

Basshunter discography[change source]

Basshunter, 20 april 2008 in Halmstad.jpg
Is that unusual? --Auntof6 (talk) 01:13, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
@Auntof6: For sure. How often any single spends ten or more weeks at number one? We call it a hit. Eurohunter (talk) 09:38, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
I don't know how often that happens, but I do know there are lots of hit records. I still don't think this one works, at least not for the discography article. It could work for an article about the single itself, if the article explained how that is unusual (such as by mentioning how many other singles have been on the chart for that long or longer). A hook for the discography article should be about the discography, not about a particular single or album on it. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:38, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

Hubert Blaine Wolfe+585 Sr.[change source]

The ref should be in the article, not here. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:49, 27 October 2019 (UTC)
Fixed.~Junedude433talk 15:24, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

Monowi, Nebraska[change source]

  • The hook seems good, but note the following:
  • Monowi is not a city.
  • The references for the hook didn't both support it, so I rearranged them.
  • The reference for the hook isn't recent. Do we know if the hook is still true? If not, the article and hook could be changed to say something like "At that time, Monowi was the only..."
--Auntof6 (talk) 19:56, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
There's an article published 20 days ago talking to someone who seemed to have recently spoken to the lone resident. I also would suspect that someone would write if she had died because of her unique status. link to the article ~Junedude433talk 17:09, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Calico cat[change source]

Calico cat - bright.jpg
A good hook, but the article just says that male calicos are rare (it doesn't give the specific numbers). Also, when including an external link in a reference, it should be to a page where you can read the text that supports the information in the article, not to a site where you can acquire the book that contains the info. I would change that reference to a cite book template without an external link. Alternatively, I'm sure you could find an online site with that information. Aside from that, I think the language is a bit complex and could be simplified. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:55, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Colin Allred[change source]

Colin Allred, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg

Source: [1]. Can I suggest that a themed set with this and Sharice Davids (plus some others that aren't here yet) be put together? --DannyS712 (talk) 07:01, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Issues I see here:
  • I don't see where the hook is sourced in the article.  Done
  • Needs categories related to his political and law careers.  Done
  • Replace use of time-dependent term currently.  Done
  • "External links" should be "Other websites".  Done
I also don't think this hook is that interesting. Many politicians have other, previous careers, and most professional football players go on to other careers after retiring from sports. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:53, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
 Done each of the issues; I'll try to find a more interesting hook --DannyS712 (talk) 19:00, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Sharice Davids[change source]

Sharice Davids.jpg

M-185[change source]

That's not what the article says. It says that bicycles and horse-drawn vehicles are allowed: those are both vehicles. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:17, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
Easy fix to change it to motorized vehicles. -DJSasso (talk) 11:23, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

K2[change source]

K2 2006b.jpg
  • ...that K2 is one of the most dangerous mountains to climb, with one person dying for every four who reach the top? --Desertborn (talk) 14:02, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
@Desertborn: Any particular reason you changed dangerous to hazardous? I think dangerous is a simpler word. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:01, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Honestly, I can't remember. I do agree dangerous is a simpler word...I've changed it to that up above. Desertborn (talk) 13:40, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
For the record... it wasn't Desertborn that changed it, it was another user passing through. Hiàn (talk) 20:07, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Blackpink[change source]

20190106 (NEWSEN) 블랙핑크 (BLACKPINK), 수줍은 많은 소녀지만 돋보이는 아름다운 미모 (Golden Disc Awards 2019) (2).jpg
  • ...that Blackpink was the first female K-pop group to perform at the famed Coachella music festival? --Desertborn (talk) 14:02, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
That isn't what the article says. The article says they were the first female K-pop group to perform there, and doesn't use the word idol. The way you word it here says that they were the first K-pop group of any gender, which doesn't appear to be supported by the references. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:04, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Oh, good point. I've tried to fix both issues up above. Desertborn (talk) 13:41, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Abraham Lincoln[change source]

Abraham Lincoln O-77 matte collodion print.jpg
Interesting hook, but the "tallest president in US history" bit isn't in the article at the moment. Hiàn (talk) 21:08, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Gangkhar Puensum[change source]

Himalayan peak from Bumthang.jpg
Looks okay to me. No issues I can find. Hiàn (talk) 20:11, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Jeanne Calment[change source]

I think a slight wording change would make this more interesting. How about "...that Jeanne Calment reached the age of 122?" The original way puts more emphasis on the fact that she died than on the age she reached. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:30, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Andaman Islands[change source]

Hook doesn't seem supported by the reference. It also isn't clear how it's interesting. Does Aruba usually get more tourists? Are the numbers for 2010 anomalous in some way? --Auntof6 (talk) 03:23, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
@Auntof6: How isn't it supported by the reference? The Government of India website shows the number of visitors in 2010, and the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism site shows the number of visitors in Aruba. This is interesting, because Aruba is more well-known than the Andaman Islands (See Google Trends). I used 2010, because that is what the GoI site says. ⇒ Lucie Person (talk) 01:46, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Only the first of those references is in the article. That reference doesn't mention Aruba, and doesn't show a figure of 200,000. I understand your point of why the hook interesting, but the article doesn't mention anything about Aruba, either. The hook and the reason for it being interesting have to be apparent in the article. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:03, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Vaginal tumors[change source]

This might be more interesting if it were tumors in general. Is it of special interest for vaginal ones? Also, hook is not supported by a reference. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:59, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Nairobi[change source]

  • ...that Nairobi is the only city in the world that has a National Park inside it? --DJ ( - ) 08:39, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
Hook is not in the article. If added, it must be sourced. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:56, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
Just to follow up on this one, I'm going to firmly say no as well. I know for a fact one other city (Toronto) has a national park within its city limits, at least since 2015, so another hook is needed. Hiàn (talk) 01:53, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Cracked nipples[change source]

Breastfeeding infant

...that mothers with cracked nipples often find that breastfeeding is so painful that they stop breastfeeding?

A few issues:

  • It's not clear if the fact in the hook is referenced.
  • Broken code in the bibliography section
  • Nonexistent template used in many references
  • All categories are redlinked. Even if they were blue, however, one is redundant (Category:Breast) and one may be incorrect (I don't think cracked nipples is a disease).
  • The image shown here does not illustrate the article's subject. This is not a big problem, because an image is not required with every hook.

--Auntof6 (talk) 14:51, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

I will work on the article and make it better. I will fix all the problems that you list above. Thank you for the feedback. Best Regards, Barbara (talk) 02:46, 18 August 2018 (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)
    Do we know how this compares to other artists? Ten thousand might not be unusual over the lifetime of a full-time artist. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:01, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
    I don't know how it compares. I have added a line about Nolan being a prolific artist along with several sources.
    It is way, way unusual unless a process of duplication is used (as in editions of a print). Nolan did use mechanical reproduction, so there is no limit to the number he produced. Many artists use limited editions to get over this issue, and so purchasers know that the value of their copy will not be continuously devalued. Unless there is some record (he might have kept a diary or notebook) the 10,000 number can never be verified. Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:41, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

    British Empire[change source]

    • ... that the British Empire once controlled a quarter of the world's land area?

    Imperial Brit (talk)

    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.

    Factual error[change source]

    {*mp}}... that Chicago is the largest city in the United States to have had a female mayor since 2012?

    should read

    {*mp}}... that as of 2012 Chicago was the largest city in the United States to have had a female mayor? SashiRolls (talk) 01:35, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

    @TDKR Chicago 101: User:SashiRolls appears to be correct. Can you address this? (I would, but I'm not familiar with where the queues are.) Unless the hook is still true as of now, I think we should just remove the item: things that were true in the past but now aren't are not interesting as hooks. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:19, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
    We were due for an update so I put the next queue on the main page. Working now on the behind the scenes part. I think TDKR mentioned stepping back from wiki for a while. --Tbennert (talk) 16:37, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
    Thanks! Does that old hook need to be removed so that it won't appear? (Showing my lack of knowledge about how it works!) --Auntof6 (talk) 17:26, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

    Blatant Lie[change source]

    The hook for Parkinson's disease says that “that people who smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, have high cholesterol, and drink more coffee are less likely to develop Parkinson's disease”, however, the page for Parkinson's disease says “Research suggests that people are slightly less likely to get Parkinson's disease if they smoke cigarettes”, this template is lying to readers Helloimahumanbeing (talk) 16:49, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

    Not really a blatant lie. Those both say the same thing. -DJSasso (talk) 17:46, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
    @Djsasso: The article doesn't mention alcohol, high cholesterol, or coffee --Helloimahumanbeing (talk) 19:19, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
    But does the source? Just because it's not in our article doesn't mean it's not true or a lie. Just means our article is not finished or someone removed it. -DJSasso (talk) 23:34, 9 July 2019 (UTC)