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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'''.


Premier League Golden BootEdit

What Goes On (Beatles song)Edit

@Eptalon: How about: ...that "What Goes On" was the only Beatles song John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr wrote together? --IWI (talk) 21:40, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

  •   - That one's good. --Eptalon (talk) 21:45, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Tepexpan manEdit

  seems good to me. Sourced and interesting. --IWI (talk) 16:10, 18 October 2020 (UTC)


  • ... that the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, where over 1500 people died, led ot the invention of echo sounding, about ten years after the accident?--Eptalon (talk) 21:58, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
      - I think it's an interesting hook. Ref is in German, but seems to be from a journal. I would suggest linking "sinking" to sink on wiktionary. I would also remove the middle clause (where over 1500 people died), which makes the sentence complex and doesn't add much to the hook.--Yottie =talk= 07:00, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
    ...that the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 led to the invention of echo sounding, about ten years after the accident?--Eptalon (talk) 08:03, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
      Issues appear to have been resolved and the hook looks good :). --IWI (talk) 16:15, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

Michael D. HigginsEdit

  • ... that in 2014, Michael D. Higgins (pictured) became the first President of Ireland to officially visit the United Kingdom? --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 11:45, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
  •   - Interesting hook; I know that red-links is no criterion for DYK. Nevertheless, I reduced the number of red-links in the article, by creating some article. I think, we should further reduce their number. Ideally, we have none in the text section, and only a few in the infobox. --Eptalon (talk) 10:56, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

Valentina SampaioEdit

  Is sourced and the hook sounds good. --IWI (talk) 16:15, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

Ian McKellenEdit

  Somewhat confusing hook. Why does his homosexuality relate to him accepting the role? IWI (chat) 14:05, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
  I agree, it's confusing. Needs rewriting, I think. The subject per se is interesting. --Yottie =talk= 18:45, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
ImprovedWikiImprovment & Yottie: In McKellen's article he said that he accepted the role because of his homosexuality because he felt that homosexuals were treated like mutants in our society and that's how the main characters of X-Men are seen as. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 08:26, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
@TDKR Chicago 101: This is almost impossible to convey in a short and simple way. Personally, I don't think it works for DYK. It's an interesting fact, but also a complicated one, if that makes sense. We shall see Yottie's opinion. IWI (chat) 12:47, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
I tend to agree, it's still unclear in the hook above. I tried to find a better wording to convey the explanation you gave above, but could not. --Yottie =talk= 18:35, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
  good enough for me. I can't think of a reword that wouldn't be confusing. IWI (chat) 13:08, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
I also think that is better. Yottie =talk= 06:43, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
  The article and the hook currently contradict each other. Can you confirm that Edward II was a 1970 work (rather than 1971 as the article appears to claim)? Chenzw  Talk  11:42, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
@Chenzw:: Seeing from IMDb, Amazon and McKellen's website all pin point to it being a 1970 TV film. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 11:48, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Icelandic Phallological MuseumEdit

  Yep. Well sourced and simple enough. Had to double check "collection", but it is on the WP:Basic English combined wordlist, so all good. IWI (chat) 02:32, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

Lamborghini ReventónEdit

  I think "styled" should be changed to something like "made" to be more simple. What do you think? IWI (chat) 22:46, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  Done --sithjarjar666 (my contribs | talk to me | email me | see my enwiki profile) 22:59, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
  Good enough for me, unless another user has a better word. IWI (chat) 23:12, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
The connotation of "made" doesn't sit right with me - it seems to imply a certain intention of letting the car pass off as a grounded F-22 Raptor. The reality is the other way around - the existing design of the Raptor influenced the design of the car. Chenzw  Talk  11:46, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
@Chenzw: What do you suggest instead? --sithjarjar666 (my contribs | talk to me | email me | see my enwiki profile) 19:47, 6 August 2020 (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 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.

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