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Instructions[change source]

Did you know? (DYK) entries are interesting facts that many people may not 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.

  • 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 from the date they were originally posted. 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.

Please use one of the following templates when reviewing nominations.

Symbol Code Ready for DYK? Description
{{DYKyes}} Yes No problems, ready for DYK
{{DYKagf}} Yes, WP:AGF Hook cited to a source not on the Internet, but to a reliable publication.
{{DYKfixed}} Yes, issue fixed. The issue preventing DYK, or the request for improvement has now been fixed.
{{DYKalmost}} Almost Article is on the way to being ready for DYK, but the reviewer has questions.
{{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'''.

Vitali Klitschko[change source]

Kaja Kallas[change source]

Super Bowl LVIII[change source]

Alejandro Mayorkas[change source]

Bernardo Arévalo[change source]


Arthur Leigh Allen[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 becomes available. To be eligible to move into this area, a hook 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.

Asha Bhosle[change source]

Liverpool Women's Hospital bombing[change source]

Xiomara Castro[change source]

Acoustic Kitty[change source]

Jeanine Áñez[change source]

Emmanuel Macron[change source]

Emmanuel Macron[change source]

The Typewriter[change source]

Pesse canoe[change source]

  • ... that the Pesse canoe (pictured), a dugout dating back to between 7500 and 8000 BCE, may be one of the world's oldest boats?

Shireen Abu Akleh[change source]

Medieval philosophy[change source]

Poultry[change source]

Lidia Gueiler[change source]

Nikki Haley[change source]

Kenneth Eugene Smith[change source]

Daniel J. Evans[change source]

In Guezzam[change source]

Suriname[change source]

  • ...that in Suriname most people who cannot read or write are women?

Masjid al-Haram[change source]

Temple of Confucius, Qufu[change source]

2024 Ecuadorian conflict[change source]

Meat-Shaped Stone[change source]

Margrethe II of Denmark[change source]

Leopold and Loeb[change source]

Gabriel Attal[change source]

Bee hummingbird[change source]

Indus Valley civilization[change source]

Michael Myers[change source]

Carmen Valero[change source]

Borobudur[change source]

25 or 6 to 4[change source]

James Brady[change source]

Seated Buddha from Gandhara[change source]

Benazir Bhutto[change source]

Bhutto in the United States in 1989
Bhutto in the United States in 1989

Napoleon[change source]

Arirang[change source]

Himalayan salt[change source]

Postpartum depression[change source]

Postpartum period[change source]

Lee Jae-myung[change source]

Hugh Aynesworth[change source]

Trump International Hotel and Tower[change source]

875 North Michigan Avenue[change source]

Lee Miglin[change source]

Henry Kissinger[change source]

Wolfgang Schäuble[change source]

Estonia[change source]

The Dark Knight (movie)[change source]

Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah[change source]

Oppenheimer (movie)[change source]

Kaja Kallas[change source]

Kukës[change source]

Barbie (movie)[change source]

Iris Apfel[change source]

Norman Lear[change source]

Giorgio Napolitano[change source]

The Backrooms[change source]

Doughnut[change source]

  • ... that Canadians eat more doughnuts (pictured) per person than any other nation and Canada has more doughnut shops per person than any other nation?

1925 serum run to Nome[change source]

Istanbul[change source]

Ada Dietz[change source]

Anglo-Zanzibar War[change source]

Tunguska event[change source]

Killing of Harambe[change source]

Gaza Strip[change source]

  • ...that the Gaza Strip has one of the youngest populations in the world as 43% of the people are age 14 or younger?

Breastfeeding[change source]

Sausage[change source]

New York City[change source]

Nauru[change source]

Rosalynn Carter[change source]

Earth[change source]

  • ... that the first life on Earth appeared 3.6 billion years ago in the Archaean era?

Now and Then (Beatles song)[change source]

Leonor, Princess of Asturias[change source]

Jack Swigert[change source]

Alexander Van der Bellen[change source]

Javier Milei[change source]

Javier Milei in VIVA22.
Javier Milei in VIVA22.

Taung Child[change source]

  • ...that for a long time, no one saw the importance of the Taung Child, because of the Piltdown Man discovered about 12 years earlier?

Sidney Poitier[change source]

Pubic hair[change source]

Harold Macmillan[change source]

Hostile architecture[change source]

Free-produce movement[change source]

Emma Corrin[change source]

Clint Eastwood[change source]

Richard Roundtree[change source]

Dominica[change source]

Mosquito[change source]

  • ... that by causing over 700,000 deaths per year, mosquitoes (pictured) may be the deadliest threat to humans?

Rabies[change source]

  • ...that only one person world-wide has survived rabies without vaccine treatment?

Tea[change source]

  • ...that tea (pictured) is the second most consumed drink in the world, after water?

Wayne Gretzky[change source]

Matthew Perry (actor)[change source]

Mel Carnahan[change source]

  • ... that in 2000, Mel Carnahan was elected to the U.S. Senate less than one month after he was killed in a plane crash?

McRib[change source]

  • ... that the McRib (pictured) from McDonalds was originally introduced in 1981, and it has been retired and reintroduced many times over the years?

Plastics[change source]

Pluto[change source]

  • ...that the name of former planet Pluto was suggested by a 11 year old schoolgirl named Venetia Burney?

Self-injury[change source]

  • ... that in the age group of those 15 to 24 years old, about twice as many women hurt themselves than men?

Rain[change source]

Olivier Messiaen[change source]

Lavinia Valbonesi[change source]

Irina Karamanos[change source]

Cannabis[change source]

Brendan Fraser[change source]

Chicago[change source]

Venus[change source]

  • ...that a day on the planet Venus (pictured) is longer than its year?

Canada[change source]

Honey[change source]

  • ... that archaeologists have found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3,000 years old and still edible, meaning honey never spoils?

Moses[change source]

Milky Way[change source]

... that the Andromeda Galaxy is moving towards the Milky Way Galaxy (pictured) and will collide with it in about 3.75 billion years?

The Road to Serfdom[change source]

New York City[change source]

Chicago Spire[change source]

Narges Mohammadi[change source]

Daniel Noboa[change source]

Kevin McCarthy[change source]

Panama[change source]

Golden Gate Bridge[change source]

Bacteria[change source]

September 11 attacks[change source]

Paul Revere[change source]

  • ... that Paul Revere founded a company in 1801, called Revere Copper Company, that is still in operation today?

Plant[change source]

  • ... that there are currently around 391,000 known living species of plants in the world?

Photosynthesis[change source]

Chlorophyll[change source]

  • ... that the amount of chlorophyll (pictured) in a leaf can be measured with a handheld meter?

Slavery[change source]

  • ...that in 1809, a slave cost about 40,000 USD, in today's money, but in the 21st century, getting a slave costs as little as USD 90-100?

Japanese spider crab[change source]

Condom[change source]

Pidgin[change source]

Denmark[change source]

  • ... that in 2006 and 2007, surveys ranked Denmark (flag pictured) as "the happiest place in the world," based on standards of health, welfare, and education?

Teenage pregnancy[change source]

Yoshi's Cookie[change source]

Yaroslav Hunka[change source]

Wikipedia[change source]

  • ... that after having just 1 language on January 10, 2001, Wikipedia was available in 161 languages less than 4 years later?

Luther Brannon House[change source]

Tuvalu[change source]

  • ...that in 2022, Tuvalu announced that they would become the first country to make a replica of themself in the metaverse?

Among Us[change source]

Markiplier[change source]

Kiribati[change source]

  • ... that in 2012, due to rising sea levels, the government of Kiribati bought land on Fiji so the people could move there if needed?

Wildflowers (Tom Petty song)[change source]

  • ... that Tom Petty said it took him three and a half minutes to write his song "Wildflowers" and only performed it once while writing it?

Child marriage[change source]

Potato[change source]

Otavalo[change source]

The Star-Spangled Banner[change source]

Fernando Villavicencio[change source]

Tancredo Neves[change source]

Chinchilla[change source]

Ted Kaczynski[change source]

Dave Matthews Band Chicago River incident[change source]

Mud March[change source]

Orrin Hatch[change source]

Hamster[change source]

Luisa González[change source]

Vatican City[change source]

  • ... that Vatican City (pictured) is the smallest country in the world by size, at 0.49 km² and by population, at 764?

Great white shark[change source]

Guillermo Lasso[change source]

Treatment of women by the Taliban[change source]

Venus[change source]

  • ... that Venus (pictured) is the hottest planet in the Solar System despite being second from the Sun at an average of 480 °C (896.0 °F)?

2023 visit by Joe Biden to Ukraine[change source]

School bus[change source]

  • ...that the lines on the sides of school buses (pictured) in the United States serve an important safety function in the event of an accident?

World War II[change source]

  • ... that more people died due to World War II than any other war in history at around 73 million?

Desert kite[change source]