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This page is for nominations to appear in the "Did you know" section on the Main Page. To discuss Did You Know please use Wikipedia talk:Did you know.

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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'''.

La Liga[change source]

The hook contains the word "relegated" it seems a bit complex for Simple English speakers to understand. Good start though :-) --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 19:55, 6 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Perhaps it could be changed to "have never left." Another option could be "that Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and Athletic Bilbao have always played in La Liga?" Just suggesting a couple of ideas. AnApple47 💬 04:39, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Bukayo Saka[change source]

Autism[change source]

  • ...a 2021 survey suggested that autistic males are more likely to be bisexual, while autistic females are more likely to be homosexual? - User:Washing Machine of Lies; 14:31, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Hi Washing Machine of Lies. The source you added to the article says these claims are based on an online survey. I think we should mention this just to be safe. Could you add something like "A 2021 survey suggested..." or something simpler? Aranya (talk) 21:09, 6 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Done! Washing Machine of Lies (talk) 13:00, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Charon[change source]

  • ... that Charon does not orbit Pluto, but rather a point in space because it is so heavy compared to Pluto? 💠Ely - Talk💠 05:13, 20 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Pretty much good for everything, interesting, simple, and just long enough. However, I don't see a specific source for this quote. AnApple47 (talk) 20:57, 20 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Source? Read the Pluto article. 💠Ely - Talk💠 09:53, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Added it to the Charon article as well. 💠Ely - Talk💠 09:59, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Pinging @AnApple47 💠Ely - Talk💠 09:33, 26 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    @Elytrian: Looks good to me! Sorry bout the late reply. AnApple47 💬 16:37, 26 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Okay then, somebody move to Queue I guess... 💠Ely - Talk💠 16:38, 26 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    LGTM. SHB2000 (talk) 10:44, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hkakabo Razi[change source]

  • ...that Hkakabo Razi, probably the higest mountain in Southeast Asia, has only been climed once? --Eptalon (talk) 19:56, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • ...that the exact height of Hkakabo Razi isn't known? --Eptalon (talk) 19:56, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Almost good, (the second) but perhaps a longer article or better sources would do. 💠Ely - Talk💠 14:56, 19 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Actually, the length of the article is ok for DYK, over 800 characters. The source redirects to National Geographic's latest stories, though, so another source is probably needed. --Ferien (talk) 21:06, 20 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hydrox[change source]

@Darubrub: I mean, Orea is kinda a ripoff. Lemme guess, Food Theory. Elytrian (contact) 09:26, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • oreo Elytrian (contact) 09:26, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Not now. The article, even with related pages and references included is less than 800 characters, so needs expanding. Ferien (talk) 21:03, 20 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Umm, Darubrub is retired. 💠Ely - Talk💠 09:59, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis[change source]

U.S. economic performance under Democratic and Republican presidents[change source]

Francis, Duke of Châtellerault[change source]

Salyut 1[change source]

I don't fully understand what this hook is trying to say, can you maybe re-phrase it? --Tsugaru Let's Talk! :) 🍁 21:54, 26 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@つがる: I tried a new attempt below. Desertborn (talk) 13:24, 29 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
the hook looks good to me now! ~ Hulged (talk) 07:07, 27 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hachijō-jima[change source]

Joe Biden[change source]

Portrait of United States President Joe Biden (cropped).jpg
The article needs a little bit of simplification and terms that aren't simple need linking. --Ferien (talk) 16:16, 18 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Coconut crab[change source]

Birgus latro climbing.jpg

Chlorine[change source]

Alexis Kennedy[change source]

  • ... that Sunless Sea, the first video game by Alexis Kennedy, got the last ever 10/10 rating from video game magazine Eurogamer? Vaticidalprophet (talk) 04:58, 21 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
    Hi Vaticidalprophet, I think the hook and page are both great. Maybe you could shorten or simplify the explanation on browser games, since it's not directly related to Kennedy? The wording on the misconduct allegations is also a bit odd and vague, especially when you compare it with enwiki's version. These are minor concerns though. Sorry to get to you 3 months after posting this! Aranya (talk) 18:27, 19 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Eucalyptus[change source]

Valéry Giscard d'Estaing[change source]

Congo (chimpanzee)[change source]

@Eptalon: "The auction house at first thought that the paintings would not sell for more than 600 to 800 pounds." - do we have a source for this...I will say 3rd one seems the best as 1st can be ambiguous as there can be other animals that can draw, like an elephant or etc...2nd seems alright but then people may not know the value of the art which makes it sensational, I can buy a painting for $1. Last one seems the best but I will say is it possible to add in that it was in an auction? Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:20, 31 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
The field is vast, look at en:Monkey selfie copyright dispute (no, we don't have it yet. 'Ape does selfie, who owns the copyright?')--Eptalon (talk) 12:28, 31 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, but the general consensus at commons is that the person with the device own the copyright if I remember correctly. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:25, 31 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Elmer McCurdy[change source]

Triangle center[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.