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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 DYKEdit

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. 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 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.


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'''.

Justin TrudeauEdit

Lucile RandonEdit

I would recommend "Lucile Randon at 116 was the oldest survivor of COVID-19". Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:23, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Lincoln BibleEdit

  I think we can take it that the Lincoln Bible was a bible! (otherwise sentences get too long) Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:43, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
@Macdonald-ross: How about now? TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 18:22, 17 May 2022 (UTC)
Well, if it were me, I'd think of withdrawing this one. The repetition of the very unsimple word "inauguration" can't be avoided, and makes the whole thing very cluncky. It's slightly interesting, but not overwhelmingly so. I know "inauguration" is a linked term, so technically this is permissible but, still, I would not have proposed it myself. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:35, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Bally's ChicagoEdit

  Not keen on this. Sentence is so long and complex "to help... to give... to the..."). Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:56, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
  • "was proposed to give money"? I don't even know what that means! (the point I'm making is that an item has to be comprehensible without the whole article being read). Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:41, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Chiasmocleis ventrimaculataEdit

  • ...that the dotted humming frog lives with giant tarantula spider? The frog protects the spider's eggs by eating ants. Darkfrog24 (talk) 20:57, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
      I think it would be better if it focuses on the unusual mutualism between the two species maybe? MrMeAndMrMeLet's talk 13:44, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
      Concur with MrMe. How about: the eggs of the dotted humming frog are protected by giant tarantula spiders?*Fehufangą✉ Talk page 14:32, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
      Well, you could shorten it by using just the first sentence. They can find out by reading the article. Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:01, 16 May 2022 (UTC)


  • that 100 years ago, the new language Interlingue was released? - It was called Occidental at the time --Eptalon (talk) 18:33, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
  as deeply boring uninteresting. Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:04, 16 May 2022 (UTC)


  • ...that sea devils are the only known animals that become chimeras as part of their life-cycle?--Eptalon (talk) 18:18, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
      @Eptalon an interesting fact, but there is no reference for this. MrMeAndMrMeLet's talk 13:43, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
     . The reference is not the problem, because the article does have one, and the tree of life has Theodore W. Pietsch. "Ceratiidae". Tree of Life. Retrieved 3 April 2006.. The problem is that when the sentence sits on its own, readers won't understand it. The word 'chimera' itself is super-complex, and has various uncommon meanings. Incidentally, "sea devils" and "chimera" are not capitalised in English. Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:15, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

Ketanji Brown JacksonEdit

My addition is at least as interesting as the original point, or even more so. This is a really good item, and, personally, I would like to see it promoted ahead of the others. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:58, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Holding areaEdit

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 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.

Georg Philipp TelemannEdit


  • that Vajiralongkorn of Thailand is the world's richest monarch, with a net worth between US$30 billion to US$70 billion?
  • John B. GoodenoughEdit

  • that when John B. Goodenough won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2019 at aged 97, he became the oldest Nobel Prize winner in history?
  • Something in the WayEdit

  • ...that it is said that Kurt Cobain's 1991 song "Something in the Way" was based on a time when he was homeless and slept underneath a bridge near Aberdeen, Washington?
  • Georg ForsterEdit

  • ... that even though Georg Forster thought very highly of many cultures, specifically ones in the Southern Pacific, he was very prejudiced against Poles?
    I'd cut out the "very"s. They add nothing. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:09, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
  • Mark Clarke (politician)Edit

  • ... that Mark Clarke was kicked out of the Conservative Party for bullying Elliot Johnson, a Conservative Party politician to the point of suicide?
  • Marcus GarveyEdit

  • ... that in 1940, Jamaican political activist and black nationalist Marcus Garvey died shortly after reading his own obituary?
  • Little TreesEdit

  • ...that Little Trees was invented by Julius Sämann in 1952 after a milk driver complained to him about the smell of spoiled milk?
    The issue here is that the product is scarcely known or used outside of North America. I have no other problem with it. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:59, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
  • 1915 Çanakkale BridgeEdit

  • ... that the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge (pictured) in Turkey is the world's longest suspension bridge at 2,023 m (6,637 ft) long?
    The issue here is that the bridge has a propaganda name which won't be understood by the reader. From En wiki I got: "The year "1915" in the official Turkish name honours an important Ottoman naval victory against the British and the French during World War I". When I read the item I first assumed the bridge had been built in 1915, but that didn't make sense. If I get fooled, others will get fooled. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:07, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
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