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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 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'''.

Moral panicEdit

  • ...that both Blues and Jazz were seen as Satan's music in the 20th century? --Eptalon (talk) 18:07, 20 November 2022 (UTC)
My objection to this is that it is basically untrue, or true of certain parts of the U.S.A. at some times. Not only untrue, but quite preposterous. Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:11, 21 November 2022 (UTC)
ALT.1 ...that both Blues and Jazz have been seen as Satan's music in the 20th century?--Gazozlu (talk) 16:26, 28 November 2022 (UTC)
Who really thought in terms of "Satan's music"? I ask you! Just some journalist anxious to get a showing in the press. Seen by whom? Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:00, 3 December 2022 (UTC)

Seyrani MonumentEdit

  • ... that the Seyrani Monument, a sculpture made by Gürdal Duyar in 1976, became a symbol of Develi, Kayseri?--Gazozlu (talk) 11:26, 10 November 2022 (UTC)
    @Gazozlu The intro doesn't even mention who Seyrani is, and there's no article about him. Lights and freedom (talk) 20:28, 3 December 2022 (UTC)
    The article is about the monument, not Seyrani himself. I've added who Seyrani is to the intro in accordance with your feedback. I have found no other issues with the article and think it is ready to be promoted. Gazozlu (talk) 22:21, 3 December 2022 (UTC)

Jan VermaatEdit

What do you mean? Unclear as is. Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:13, 8 November 2022 (UTC)
  • ... that in the mid-60's, Jan Vermaat made a change to the official design of the Maple Leaf in the flag of Canada which is still visible to this day?--Gazozlu (talk) 12:02, 10 November 2022 (UTC)
Too long and wordy. I suggest:
  • ... that Jan Vermaat changed the design of Canada's Maple Leaf flag? Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:21, 4 December 2022 (UTC)
      That fact doesn't seem interesting to me. --Ferien (talk) 13:23, 4 December 2022 (UTC)

Thomas Henry HuxleyEdit

  Meets all requirements.--Gazozlu (talk) 12:12, 10 November 2022 (UTC)

BMO Field and BC PlaceEdit

Bradley WinslowEdit

@Lallint   I say the hook is fine. Some sentences in the article can be broken up to form shorter sentences though. — *Fehufangą✉ Talk page 22:41, 18 October 2022 (UTC)
I think the article and the DYK would be clearer if space was taken to say the obvious: standing armies have pay and ranks as widely understood, but men in wartime are often given temporary ranks. A brevet seems to be a promotion in rank without extra pay. En wiki limits its use to a commissioned officer. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:43, 19 October 2022 (UTC)
@Macdonald-ross Any suggestions for an updated hook? The article was recently promoted to Good Article status so I think this is a great candidate for a DYK Lallint (talk) 🍔cheesborger🍔 00:43, 8 November 2022 (UTC)
@Fehufanga The article has been simplified. Would you support it now? Lallint (talk) 🍔cheesborger🍔 15:14, 21 November 2022 (UTC)
We've probably tinkered enough with this one! All had problems with the unfamiliar term 'brevetted', but we have to use it here. Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:18, 3 December 2022 (UTC)

Sanna MarinEdit

Luiz Inácio Lula da SilvaEdit

This page is absolutely smothered in red links. I think it would be a poor advert for us as it is. The DYK is fine, except strike out "aged". Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:54, 19 October 2022 (UTC)
Better to replace "aged" with "age". -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:32, 19 October 2022 (UTC)
Red links shouldn't be an issue now. TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 16:45, 24 October 2022 (UTC)
  Becoming active after an accident is one thing, but the hook doesn't say that the accident influenced him to become active. The article says it; the hook should, too. How about "because of losing his finger" instead of "after he lost his finger". -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:31, 19 October 2022 (UTC)
Yes, that's better. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:45, 19 October 2022 (UTC)
I'd say "...after he lost his finger"... rather than "because of" and "losing". Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:06, 3 December 2022 (UTC)

Opal LeeEdit

Strike out "aged". Sentence is a bit clunky, contrived and too long ("then-U.S. President Barack Obama"). Try: "At 89, Opal Lee walked from Fort Worth, Texas to Washington, D.C. to ask the President to make Juneteenth a federal holiday?" Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:08, 19 October 2022 (UTC)
I agree that the word "aged" needs improvement. How about "at age 89". -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:18, 19 October 2022 (UTC)
Well, that's an improvement, though the context makes it clear that the figure refers to her age. The sentence is long, in fact all these items are long. Even my version has 22 words. This page does stand out as one which produces long, complex sentences for a readership which we know is largely unable to cope with complex prose. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:36, 19 October 2022 (UTC)
I guess I don't like to assume that English learners will understand context. You're right that these hooks tend to be a bit long. We make them one sentence, although I don't see a rule about that, which makes it hard to get all relevant info without the sentence becoming complex. Maybe this one just has too much info in it. -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:41, 19 October 2022 (UTC)
So Opal Lee might go: "... that, at 89, Opal Lee walked from Fort Worth to Washington, D.C. He did that to persuade U.S. President Barack Obama to make Juneteenth a federal holiday" -- This version has two sentences, and no saving on length. Is it easier to read and understand? Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:49, 23 October 2022 (UTC)
That's pretty good! I'd write to avoid "aged", for example "at 89", or "at age 89" is better grammatically, Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:31, 10 November 2022 (UTC)

Tomorrow's PioneersEdit

  • ... that Tomorrow's Pioneers was a children's television show made by Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant group Hamas? --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 17:18, 23 July 2022 (UTC)
    •   This is a very interesting one, however the article should be corrected (hook is fine):
      • The article text only mentions that the series is broadcast by the Hamas-supported Al-Aqsa TV. The text should be clearer in asserting the ownership - Al-Aqsa TV (the station) is owned by the Hamas group (supported by the same inline citation), and the TV series is produced by said station.
      • The last sentence (about being sued by Disney) is not supported by the cited source. --Chenzw  Talk  14:29, 3 August 2022 (UTC)
      @Chenzw: How about now? TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 22:35, 3 August 2022 (UTC)
      I just did a little bit more searching, and I think we need to remove the last sentence entirely. The cited source does not mention anything about a lawsuit, and it was the daughter of Walt Disney (the person) who expressed disapproval over the use of the Mickey Mouse costume. Here's another source which explicitly states that Disney (the company) declined comment: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-palestinians-show-idUSL0921005820070509 Chenzw  Talk  08:41, 4 August 2022 (UTC)
      @Chenzw: fixed. TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 07:16, 10 August 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.

Gustavo PetroEdit

Can't Help Falling in LoveEdit

Anthony AlbaneseEdit

Justin TrudeauEdit

Bally's ChicagoEdit

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