Template talk:Did you know

From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

For instructions on how to nominate an article, see below.
"Did you know ...?"
Introduction and rulesWP:DYK
General discussionWT:DYK
Supplementary rulesWP:DYKSG
Nominations (awaiting approval)WP:DYKN
Reviewing guideWP:DYKR
Nominations (approved)WP:DYKNA
Preps and queuesT:DYK/Q
Currently on Main Page
Main Page errorsWP:ERRORS
Archive of appearancesWP:DYKA
April 1 hooksWP:DYKAPRIL
April 1 talkWT:DYKAPRIL

This page is to nominate fresh articles to appear in the "Did you know" section on the Main Page, by a "hook" (an interesting note). Nominations that have been approved are moved to a staging area, from which the articles are promoted into the Queue.

Count of DYK Hooks
Section # of Hooks # Verified
February 17 1
March 5 2 2
March 17 1
March 18 1
March 25 2 2
March 27 2
March 30 2 1
April 1 1 1
April 2 1
April 3 1
April 6 1
April 8 1
April 9 1
April 11 1
April 12 1 1
April 13 2 1
April 15 1 1
April 16 1
April 17 2
April 18 1 1
April 19 2 1
April 20 1
April 21 3 1
April 22 4 1
April 23 3 1
April 24 2 1
April 25 2 1
April 26 3
April 27 2 2
April 28 6 4
April 29 10 6
April 30 6 1
May 1 13 3
May 2 9 5
May 3 15 7
May 4 18 9
May 5 11 1
May 6 9 4
May 7 13 4
May 8 14 4
May 9 8 4
May 10 6 1
May 11 9 1
May 12 10 2
May 13 4 1
Total 209 75
Last updated 12:10, 13 May 2021 UTC
Current time is 12:10, 13 May 2021 UTC [refresh]

Instructions for nominators[edit]

Create a subpage for your new DYK suggestion and then list the page below under the date the article was created or the expansion began or it became a good article (not the date you submit it here), with the newest dates at the bottom. Any registered user may nominate a DYK suggestion (if you are not a registered user, please leave a message at the bottom of the DYK project talk page with the details of the article you would like to nominate and the hook you would like to propose); self-nominations are permitted and encouraged. Thanks for participating and please remember to check back for comments on your nomination (consider watchlisting your nomination page).

If this is your first nomination, please read the DYK rules before continuing:
Official DYK criteria: DYK rules and supplementary guidelines
Unofficial guide: Learning DYK

To nominate an article[edit]

Read these instructions completely before proceeding.
For simplified instructions, see User:Rjanag/Quick DYK 2.
Create the nomination subpage.

Enter the article title in the box below and click the button. (To nominate multiple articles together, enter any or all of the article titles.) You will then be taken to a preloaded nomination page.

Write the nomination.

On the nomination page, fill in the relevant information. See Template:NewDYKnomination and {{NewDYKnomination/guide}} for further information.

  • Not every line of the template needs to be filled in. For instance, if you are not nominating an image to appear with your hook, there is no need to fill in the image-related lines.
  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.
  • Make sure the nomination page is on your watchlist, so you can follow the review discussion.

In the current nominations section find the subsection for the date on which the article was created or on which expansion began (or, if a new Good Article, the date on which it became a GA), not the date on which you make the nomination.

  • At the top of that subsection (before other nominations already there, but below the section head and hidden comment) add {{Did you know nominations/YOUR ARTICLE TITLE}}.
  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.

How to review a nomination[edit]

Any editor who was not involved in writing/expanding or nominating an article may review it by checking to see that the article meets all the DYK criteria (long enough, new enough, no serious editorial or content issues) and the hook is cited. Editors may also alter the suggested hook to improve it, suggest new hooks, or even lend a hand and make edits to the article to which the hook applies so that the hook is supported and accurate. For a more detailed discussion of the DYK rules and review process see the supplementary guidelines and the WP:Did you know/Reviewing guide.

To post a comment or review on a DYK nomination, follow the steps outlined below:

  • Look through this page, Template talk:Did you know, to find a nomination you would like to comment on.
  • Click the "Review or comment" link at the top of the nomination. You will be taken to the nomination subpage.
  • The top of the page includes a list of the DYK criteria. Check the article to ensure it meets all the relevant criteria.
  • To indicate the result of the review (i.e., whether the nomination passes, fails, or needs some minor changes), leave a signed comment on the page. Please begin with one of the 5 review symbols that appear at the top of the edit screen, and then indicate all aspects of the article that you have reviewed; your comment should look something like the following:

    Article length and age are fine, no copyvio or plagiarism concerns, reliable sources are used. But the hook needs to be shortened.

    If you are the first person to comment on the nomination, there will be a line :* <!-- REPLACE THIS LINE TO WRITE FIRST COMMENT, KEEPING  :* --> showing you where you should put the comment.
  • Save the page.

If there is any problem or concern about a nomination, please consider notifying the nominator by placing {{subst:DYKproblem|Article|header=yes|sig=yes}} on the nominator's talk page.

Frequently asked questions[edit]


This page is often backlogged. As long as your submission is still on the page, it will stay there until an editor reviews it. Since editors are encouraged to review the oldest submissions first (so that those hooks don't grow stale), it may take several weeks until your submission is reviewed. In the meantime, please consider reviewing another submission (not your own) to help reduce the backlog (see instructions above).

Where is my hook?[edit]

If you can't find the nomination you submitted to this nominations page, it may have been approved and is on the approved nominations page waiting to be promoted. It could also have been added to one of the prep areas, promoted from prep to a queue, or is on the main page.

If the nominated hook is in none of those places, then the nomination has probably been rejected. Such a rejection usually only occurs if it was at least a couple of weeks old and had unresolved issues for which any discussion had gone stale. If you think your nomination was unfairly rejected, you can query this on the DYK discussion page, but as a general rule such nominations will only be restored in exceptional circumstances.

Search archived DYK nomination discussions[edit]

Instructions for other editors[edit]

How to promote an accepted hook[edit]

  • See Wikipedia:Did you know/Preparation areas for full instructions.
  • Hooks that have been approved are located on the approved nominations page.
  • In one window, open the DYK nomination subpage of the hook you would like to promote.
  • In another window, open the prep set you intend to add the hook to.
  • In the prep set...
    • Paste the hook into the hook area (be sure to not paste in that that)
    • Paste the credit information ({{DYKmake}} and/or {{DYKnom}}) into the credits area.
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted [[Jane Fonda]]", preview, and save
  • Back on DYK nomination page...
    • change {{DYKsubpage to {{subst:DYKsubpage
    • change |passed= to |passed=yes
    • Add an edit summary, e.g. "Promoted to Prep 3", preview, and save

How to remove a rejected hook[edit]

  • Open the DYK nomination subpage of the hook you would like to remove. (It's best to wait several days after a reviewer has rejected the hook, just in case someone contests or the article undergoes a large change.)
  • In the window where the DYK nomination subpage is open, replace the line {{DYKsubpage with {{subst:DYKsubpage, and replace |passed= with |passed=no. Then save the page. This has the effect of wrapping up the discussion on the DYK nomination subpage in a blue archive box and stating that the nomination was unsuccessful, as well as adding the nomination to a category for archival purposes.

How to remove a hook from the prep areas or queue[edit]

  • Edit the prep area or queue where the hook is and remove the hook and the credits associated with it.
  • Go to the hook's nomination subpage (there should have been a link to it in the credits section).
    • View the edit history for that page
    • Go back to the last version before the edit where the hook was promoted, and revert to that version to make the nomination active again.
    • Add a new icon on the nomination subpage to cancel the previous tick and leave a comment after it explaining that the hook was removed from the prep area or queue, and why, so that later reviewers are aware of this issue.
  • Add a transclusion of the template back to this page so that reviewers can see it. It goes under the date that it was first created/expanded/listed as a GA. You may need to add back the day header for that date if it had been removed from this page.
  • If you removed the hook from a queue, it is best to either replace it with another hook from one of the prep areas, or to leave a message at WT:DYK asking someone else to do so.

How to move a nomination subpage to a new name[edit]

  • Don't; it should not ever be necessary, and will break some links which will later need to be repaired. Even if you change the title of the article, you don't need to move the nomination page.


Older nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on February 17[edit]

Koo App

  • ... that the Koo App shot to prominence after Twitter got into a weeks-long standoff with the government of India? Source:Japan Times article
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Aman.kumar.goel (talk). Self-nominated at 11:00, 17 February 2021 (UTC).

Collapsing prior review from Bahnfrend. DanCherek (talk) 22:36, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing: Red XN - I checked only three of the sources, and two of them didn't support the relevant assertion. So, eg, where did the assertion that the messages are known as "Koos" come from? Similarly, where was the list of intended further languages sourced?
  • Neutral: Green tickY
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing: Red XN - Can't tell yet, as the sources for some of the content are unclear.
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg I've added a link and made a minor amendment to the hook. Bahnfrend (talk) 12:22, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

@Bahnfrend: I have addressed above issues with my recent edit. I don't think QPQ is needed because I have less than 5 nominations. Aman Kumar Goel (Talk) 11:23, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg It has been more than two weeks, and reviewer Bahnfrend has not returned; new reviewer needed to check the issues previously raised and see whether they have been addressed so the DYK criteria are met. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:08, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
New review by DanCherek
General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing: Red XN - need sources for "first launched in Kannada", "Hindi", and all of the future languages. The Japan Times source says that Koo installs increased by 901,000, not that there were 901,000 installs
  • Neutral: Green tickY
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing: Red XN - it would be great if the first two sentences of paragraph 3 (about Koo vs Twitter) could be reworded a little to make it more different from the source
  • Other problems: Red XN - there are concerns on the talk page about the article's title, and whether it should be moved to Koo (app) or Koo (social network), these should be addressed (whether or not the page is ultimately moved) prior to approval. (FWIW, I think I agree that it should be moved since the name of the app is just "Koo")
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg @Aman.kumar.goel: Thanks for your patience with this nomination, sorry for the delay. See comments above, there are a few remaining things that I think should be resolved before approval. Let me know if you have any questions. DanCherek (talk) 22:36, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

@DanCherek: Fixed these issues except the last one. The concern over the title might be outdated because it was 2 months ago and this microblogging service is referred to as "Koo App" in the sources that we have used. Aman Kumar Goel (Talk) 12:01, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
@Aman.kumar.goel: While the headlines say "Koo App", the prose in all of the sources call it "Koo", "the Koo platform", "the Koo app", etc., with no capitalization in "app". Reference [7] says: It is named just “Koo” on the App Store with Bombinate Technologies Private Limited as the provider. I think it's similar to how we have articles titled Twitter and Snapchat rather than "Twitter App" and "Snapchat App". Also, "first launched in Kannada", "Hindi", and all of the future languages should be sourced — I'm being annoying about this because if the unsourced material is removed it starts to approach the 1,500-character minimum DYK threshold. Thanks, let me know if you have any questions or if you want me to open it up for more opinions from WT:DYK. DanCherek (talk) 20:14, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Hi Aman.kumar.goel; are you going to return to make the changes that the reviewer asked you about? It's been nearly a month now. If we don't hear from you in the next few days, this nomination will have to be closed. MeegsC (talk) 21:04, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 17[edit]

Li Qiaochu

Created by CRau080 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:10, 23 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Hi CRau080 thanks for the submission, I'll be doing the review. Please see below.

General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation

Image eligibility:

QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg This is a well-written, well-sourced article, new, neutral in tone, and with no copyright issues found. The hooks are interesting and I would accept either of the two. However, there may be a chance of increasing the "hookiness" by trying something like:

  • ... that Chinese activist Li Qiaochu was detained 31 December 2019 and spent New Year's day in handcuffs in relation to the "12.26 Citizens Case", while her partner Xu Zhiyong was still in hiding?

Finally, the image comes from a screen capture of a PEN America YouTube video, which I understand is not allowed without the proper license permission from the original author. Perhaps a second opinion from an editor with more experience in Commons could be useful. Alan Islas (talk) 14:37, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi Alan Islas, thank you for your feedback on this article and its nomination. I have adopted your suggestion for the extra words in the first hook. Regarding the copyright issue of the photo, I have been alerted to the insufficient copyright through recent feedback of a Wikimedia staff, and I have asked PEN America to send in a copyright release statement compliant with the norms; I believe that the matter may be possible to clear rather quickly.--CRau080 (talk) 17:13, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks CRau080, sounds good, I will leave this submission in the current hold status, awaiting the image license permissions. I hope this can be resolved successfully because an article is always better with pictures. Alan Islas (talk) 00:02, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi Alan Islas, I see that the status of my DYK submission has not changed. I presume that this is because the licensing issue has not been cleared yet. If that is the case, could you please let me know? I will then try again to obtain the relevant permission from PEN America.--CRau080 (talk) 21:08, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
@CRau080: I see the image is still being used in the article's infobox; this DYK nomination is unlikely to be promoted as long as the article contains this potential copyright issue. Would you like the image to remain in the article and if so, any updates on the permissions? DanCherek (talk) 17:28, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
@DanCherek: Thank you for your reminder on this. I have just emailed again PEN America and hope for the necessary steps to be taken soon.--CRau080 (talk) 17:48, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
@DanCherek: The permission has been sent to Wikimedia (with me being copied in) just now. I therefore believe the nomination process can soon be resumed.--CRau080 (talk) 22:46, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Cool, I suggest waiting for the official OTRS confirmation and then the original reviewer can be pinged to pass this. DanCherek (talk) 00:16, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 18[edit]

Cuilin Zhang

Cuilin Zhang
Cuilin Zhang
  • ... that Cuilin Zhang's (pictured) research suggested that potatoes might increase the risk of gestational diabetes? Source: "Cuilin Zhang, lead study author, from the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, US, said the findings were important" "Potato-rich diet 'may increase pregnancy diabetes risk" [1][2]

Created by TJMSmith (talk). Self-nominated at 03:00, 18 March 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg @TJMSmith: Most of the article is taken from a public domain source [3]. This is allowed, but this text doesn't count towards the 1500 character requirement. I only count about 1100 characters of new text, so it needs a little more expansion.
There are also sourcing issues. The non-copied text of the article is also entirely based on sources that aren't independent, so there really needs to be more text based on independent sources, preferably more than half the article. The copied text does have some added independent references, but they are popular media articles and one needs to be careful since these aren't considered reliable for biomedical statements (see WP:MEDRS). Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 06:53, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Antony-22, I wasn't aware that the text doesn't count towards the 1500 requirement. Is that policy stated anywhere? I agree it would be preferable for there to be more independent sources. Academics are not always covered as frequently as other notable figures (like entertainers and athletes). I'm not sure if that this point alone disqualifies a DYK nomination. The majority of the content of this article is cites a reliable (but not independent) source. Thanks for the review! TJMSmith (talk) 14:24, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
It's part of Rule 2b. You can still add text or rewrite the PD text to satisfy the length requirement.
Generally these kinds of institutional biographies are "reliable" in the sense of being factual, and they can be used as sources, but they shouldn't be most or all of the citations. It's as much a neutrality issue as a verifiability one. Academics are sometime tricky to find independent sources for, but sometimes you can find news/perspectives articles like this one [4], or a piece in an alumni magazine or hometown newsletter, or even other journal articles that talk about their work. So how about this, do a search and see what you can come up with, and if there really isn't anything out there I'll say it's good enough since the article's only making straightforward factual statements anyway. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 21:40, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
I very much appreciate your thoughtful feedback/constructive criticism. An ongoing work emergency is limiting my Wikipedia editing time. I wanted to acknowledge that I've read your response and will work on this Zhang article as soon as I can. I think I should have some time between now and 4/19. TJMSmith (talk) 02:04, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
That's okay, no rush! Antony–22 (talkcontribs)
I added content. What are your thoughts? Thanks! TJMSmith (talk) 02:09, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
@Antony-22: SL93 (talk) 05:31, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

@TJMSmith: Sorry for the delay. The article is fine now, so on to the hook. Per WP:MEDRS it's not good practice to feature a result from a single study out of context. Could you provide another hook? Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 03:04, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 27[edit]

Daisy Myers

Created by NoonIcarus (talk). Self-nominated at 13:43, 31 March 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - hook is fine but I would just cite THR and say "inspired" instead of "partly inspired"
  • Other problems: Red XN - kind of long, I don't think the "African American" specification is needed in the hook as it's obvious given the "racially-charged harassment" in an all-white town
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg @NoonIcarus: see above. The major issue is the copyvio which needs to be remedied before this can be approved. Let me know if you have any questions. DanCherek (talk) 21:02, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

  • @NoonIcarus: You need to address the close paraphrasing issues, or this nomination will be closed. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:18, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: Thank you very much for the reminder! I forgot this was due for correction. @DanCherek: I have written a different hook hoping to solve the issues at hand and done my best to solve the copyvio problems. Please let me know if there are further improvements left. Best regards! --NoonIcarus (talk) 15:04, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
@NoonIcarus: I looked at this diff to see the changes since March; it looks like you went through and substituted some words within each sentence but the overall sentence structures remain the same. I'm afraid this still has parts that are very closely paraphrased from the sources. While facts are not copyrightable, creative elements of presentation – including both structure and language – are. As an example:
Source: Levittown police failed to enforce the court ordered protection for the Myers, prohibiting more than three people from assembling near the residence at once. Mobs consequently gathered in this fashion each night, only finally subsiding due to interference from the state police.
Article: The town's police failed to enforce the court ordered protection for the Myers, which prohibited that more than three people assembled close to the house at once. Mobs consequently gathered similarly each night and only finally subsided due to the intervention from the state police.
There are other passages that similarly follow quite closely. It's hard to avoid close paraphrasing when you start from content pasted in from elsewhere; the best way to revise it is to rewrite from scratch to avoid infringement. Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing has some tips for doing that. DanCherek (talk) 15:26, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
@DanCherek: Hi. Many thanks for sharing WP:CLOP with me, I wasn't aware of it before. Based on the same diff, I have tried to change the structure of both the mentioned paragraph as well as the other sentences which words have been paraphrased. I'll look forward to do the same with any other possible sentences in the same conditions. --NoonIcarus (talk) 19:01, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
No, there is still close paraphrasing / copying of phrases from sources. For example:
Source: This led to an injunction and criminal charges against the harassers while Myers and their supporters refused to surrender and received national acclaim for their efforts.
Article: The police intervention led to an injunction and criminal charges against the attackers; the Myers and their supporters refused to give up, receiving national acclaim for their efforts.
DanCherek (talk) 00:12, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Uyanış: Büyük Selçuklu

Improved to Good Article status by Limorina (talk). Self-nominated at 08:25, 27 March 2021 (UTC).

  • No, you have to link and bold the article in each hook. Also, neither of these hooks are particularly interesting or unusual. It isn't strange for a government official to visit a major production and actors probably celebrate birthdays on set all the time. (t · c) buidhe 14:26, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
I think there's some potential in ALT3 but right now it needs to have some grammatical fixes. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:34, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
The Turkish word "plato" does mean "plateau" in geography but here it means "set". I submit the following - but fear it will be assassinated due to exclamation marks! Chidgk1 (talk) 18:03, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Comment Perhaps "plato" could be translated as backlot?

@Limorina: and/or @Buidhe: - hope you are well - let me know if you would like me to continue with this Chidgk1 (talk) 18:34, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

  • I think that ALT4 is an in-universe hook, which is not allowed by our rules. (t · c) buidhe 18:40, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on March 30[edit]

British Army Rugby League, Royal Navy Rugby League, Royal Air Force Rugby League, Great Britain Police Rugby League

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 08:51, 30 March 2021 (UTC).

  • British Army in progress, enough refs, new enough, no close paraphrasing. I'll suggest an alt hook. Happy to have someone else to have a go at the other articles. Victuallers (talk) 22:07, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Great Britain Police team in progress, enough refs, new enough, no close paraphrasing. I've suggested an alt hook. Happy to have someone else to have a go at the other articles. Victuallers (talk) 22:57, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 2[edit]


  • ... that the Nakba has been described as an ongoing catastrophe? Source: See quotations in footnotes 4-7 of the current version[8] of the article.

Created by Onceinawhile (talk). Self-nominated at 23:17, 4 April 2021 (UTC).

:* Absolutely not. A blatant POV fork that just barely escaped speedy deletion with the closer recommending a redirect or merge with the article it was forked from. Kenosha Forever (talk) 23:27, 4 April 2021 (UTC) blocked by Bradv as a sock of NoCal100

    • (Admin who declined the speedy deletion here). The article clearly did not meet WP:CSD#A10, which only applies if the new article adds nothing AND its title is not a plausible redirect. So it did not "barely escape speedy deletion". I recommended to anyone wishing for deletion to consider redirecting or merging, but I did not recommend any particular action myself. —Kusma (𐍄·𐌺) 18:19, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
    • Strange, this doesn't seem like an AfD discussion...Selfstudier (talk) 23:37, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
    • I think this could be usable, but it maybe needs a more detailed hook. Kokopelli7309 (talk) 14:39, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
  • ALT1 ... that the Nakba – the destruction of Palestinian society and homeland and the permanent displacement of a majority of the Palestinian people – has been described as an ongoing catastrophe?
  • ALT2 Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish described the Nakba as "an extended present that promises to continue in the future."?
  • ALT3 the Nakba greatly influenced the Palestinian culture and is a foundational symbol of Palestinian identity?
  • ALT4 the Palestinian Nakba resulted in the loss of their homeland, the fragmentation and marginalization of their national community, and their transformation into a stateless people?
Hi @Kokopelli7309: thanks for your comment. Some more detailed alternatives for consideration - what do you think? Nakba Day is in about three weeks (15 May) - I am hoping that this DYK could be up on that day. Onceinawhile (talk) 21:36, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg New reviewer needed. Onceinawhile (talk) 19:52, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Came to review, but am concerned that the issue raised by the sock puppet is actually valid. I don't see a clear dividing line between this article and the much larger article 1948 Palestinian exodus, which used to have Nakba as an alternate title. Can you explain the difference? --GRuban (talk) 13:10, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Hi GRuban, yes sure. This article was created after a discussion which concluded the two topics were different. On the back of that, work was done to gather the best sources for an article on the Nakba, with a clear scope defined by those sources.
The scholarly definitions of the Nakba from those sources are quoted in the footnotes of the article, but I will try to answer your question in layman's terms. The simplest way to perceive the Nakba is in its literal translation. The Nakba is the Palestinian Catastrophe. That catastrophe was much more than the fact that many people had to leave. It is that the country ceased to exist, that its history was erased, its society fractured, its people denationalized and displaced (much of the displacement was internal, which was not part of the exodus). The Nakba encompasses the impact on all Palestinian lives, not just those who had to leave; and it is commonly said to be ongoing given the continuing persecution, displacement, and occupation of the Palestinians still under Israeli control.
Onceinawhile (talk) 13:35, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
  • OK, I can accept that. So then it should be much larger than the 1948 Palestinian exodus rather than the other way around? So it's nowhere near complete? I guess completeness isn't part of the DYK requirements. Reviewing:
General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

  • Adequate sourcing: Red XN - Almost; need a cite for second paragraph under "Dispossession and erasure"
  • Neutral: Red XN - No; we do need to cover the Israeli point of view on the Nakba, all we've got is an "Israeli law" paragraph about how one politician tried to outlaw commemoration, which isn't really comprehensive.
  • Free of copyright violations, plagiarism, and close paraphrasing: Green tickY
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg So, multiple issues. The cite is no big deal, there are loads to choose from, that should be easy. The neutrality needs a fair bit of content, I'm afraid, and given the high quality of sources used in the rest of the article needs to have high quality sourcing there as well. And I think you need a quid pro quo review, unless this is one of your first few DYKs? If you fix all that, please ping. For the hooks, I prefer ALT1, followed by 0 and 2. ALT3 seems to minimize it (alongside a cartoon? and a key that we don't even have an article on?), while ALT4 is just wrong, as you describe it, the Nakba didn't result in the loss, fragmentation, transformation, the Nakba is the loss, fragmentation and transformation. Right? That is part of the confusion there. GRuban (talk) 14:25, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Thanks @GRuban: for reviewing this. I have done the QPQ and added the citation. I am fine with ALT1.
On the neutrality question, would you be able to give me some more guidance? Part of the challenge is that, as you say, the article is not currently a complete summary of all aspects of the Nakba, so nor can I currently give a complete summary of all perspectives on the same. At this point all perspectives will be incomplete, but I do agree that we must still maintain neutrality which I perceive as being done if we hit the right "relative weighting" for the various perspectives.
In writing the article, I have tried to stay away from any of the really contentious ground - the article doesn't say which side caused the displacement, it doesn't argue why the towns were demolished and their names changed, it doesn't seek to explain why those who crossed the borders were denationalized, and it's doesn't seek to discuss the legality of laws enacted to take possession of the land. It just says that these things happened (factual statements, to which there are no "two sides") and that taken together they are considered a catastrophe for Palestinians (again a factual statement, which the Israeli mainstream agrees with). If you asked an Israeli on the street for their view of the Nakba, you would get answers very similar to these: "Israelis: What do you think of Palestinian property confiscated in 1948 war?" A mix of "sure it's a shame", "that's war", whataboutism, "it was their fault" etc etc. There is no coherent "Israeli view" on the Palestinian tragedy.
If there are specific sentences or paragraphs which you consider would benefit from alternative viewpoints, I would find that much easier to implement. Onceinawhile (talk) 22:44, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
For the QPQ, I know when I reviewed DYKs, I got in trouble once or twice for just saying "ok" or "not ok" without going point by point, as in the template I used here. But maybe that has changed: I've reviewed maybe a dozen DYKs, but I'm not a DYK-review-reviewer.Face-smile.svg For neutrality, please take a look at the section 1948 Palestinian exodus#Role in the Palestinian and Israeli narratives. This whole Nakba article is quite similar to the Palestinian narrative section of that article. To balance, we want something like the Israeli narrative section; though, I admit, that one is not very well sourced. You've picked a hard article to write, which you can tell by how long it took to get a DYK reviewer! Honestly, if you just present a section reading a mix of "sure it's a shame", "that's war", whataboutism, "it was their fault" etc etc, with good sourcing for each (not just Youtube man-on-the-street interviews, you've got scholarly sources for the rest of the article, you want to match that), that would probably satisfy. --GRuban (talk) 23:13, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Hi GRuban, thanks for this. On QPQ's I have reviewed about 50 or so in my time and have usually done it in prose form. On the 1948 Palestinian exodus#Role in the Palestinian and Israeli narratives I have read that a few times and find the whole thing to be poor quality. The Palestinian narratives and Israeli narratives sections are covering entirely different sub-topics and fail to present a coherent picture of the various perspectives. That whole article needs some real work. I can't use the Israeli narrative section here because it is all about the cause of the exodus, and I really don't want to get into that in either direction (we have a whole article dedicated to it at Causes of the 1948 Palestinian exodus).
I will see what I can do on the proposal in your last sentence, and will ping you when done. Onceinawhile (talk) 23:24, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 3[edit]

Resident Human

  • ... that the "Movement" by the Finnish progressive metal group Wheel was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States?Source:[1]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created/expanded by Filmomusico (talk). Self-nominated at 01:17, 3 April 2021 (UTC).

  • General eligibility:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - Needs a bit more substance, perhaps by adding the band's genre and national origin.
  • Other problems: Red XN - Not formatted correctly, as it needs to include a link to the article.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg The article and hook need more work. QPQ not needed for new editor. SounderBruce 22:43, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

@SounderBruce:Updated the hook. Looks interesting? Removed some dubious sources. What else should be addressed?--Filmomusico (talk) 23:49, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
The hook (and its sentence in the article itself) are not grammatically correct and could be shortened a bit. SounderBruce 04:55, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
@SounderBruce: Sorry for the late reply, what exactly is not grammatically correct? I changed a wording a bit. PS: Can you be so kind and ping me next time so that I would know that you are in? Thanks.--Filmomusico (talk) 00:47, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Shortened the hook. How does it look now?--Filmomusico (talk) 00:55, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
@Filmomusico: "in a reference to" from the article is not grammatically correct and too vague. The article is still below the minimum character threshold. SounderBruce 01:21, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
@SounderBruce: And how would I know how many characters it have? I know it should meet the minimum of 1500. I have fixed the grammatically incorrect sentence, but now the paragraph uses the words "inspired by" twice. While it is now "grammatically correct", the phrase redundancy might be an issue for the reader.--Filmomusico (talk) 03:42, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
@Filmomusico: Re-reading the source, it doesn't look like "Ascend" was inspired by BLM, rather it came from "the desperate content harvest of copy/paste culture". Also, to check your characters you can use the two character counters in the toolbox above. SounderBruce 03:59, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
@SounderBruce: So only "Movement" was "inspired"?--Filmomusico (talk) 21:00, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Symbol delete vote.svg This has been sitting for almost a month with no new progress, so it should be closed as ineligible due to article length and sourcing issues. SounderBruce 21:40, 9 May 2021 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Finland's Wheel Share New Single "Hyperion"". BW&BK. 15 January 2021.

Articles created/expanded on April 6[edit]

Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon

50 Cent in 2007
50 Cent in 2007

Improved to Good Article status by The Ultimate Boss (talk). Self-nominated at 22:51, 6 April 2021 (UTC).

  • @The Ultimate Boss: Before I review, may I suggest that you completely re-write this hook. You make it seem as if 50 Cent was shot and killed in a home invasion. Also, phrases like "debut posthumous studio album" which are mandatory in articles, are considered superfluous in DYK hence why they don't need to be included. Consider writing this hook: "... that after Pop Smoke's sudden death during a home invasion, 50 Cent took it upon himself to finish the former's debut album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, on his behalf." or something along those lines. HeyitsBen talk 08:22, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
HeyitsBen Changed to "the latter". ShootForTheStars (talk) 08:42, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - This hook simply states the executive producer of a posthumous album and the reason of death... nothing much. I suggest that you spice it up by including the fact that 50 Cent "curated" Pop's album "took it upon himself" to finish it after his death, which the Billboard source supports already.
Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg HeyitsBen talk 09:52, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 9[edit]

Hossein Ali Mirza

* ... that in 1827 Hossein Ali Mirza governor of Fars, was close to start a war with Oman because of Dispute between his wife and Imam of Oman's wife? Source: Davies, Charles Edward (1987). "Qajar Rule in Fars Prior to 1849". Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 25: 125–153. doi:10.2307/4299789. ISSN 0578-6967. OCLC 819189725. Page:127

  • ALT1 ... that court of Hossein Ali Mirza governor of Fars was compared to Ottoman Sultans in case of large and magnificent festivals? Aghazadeh, Jafar (2020). "Attempts Made by Fath-Ali Shah Qajar's Princes for Crowning (Case Study: Hossein Ali Mirza, Farmanfarma)". Historical Studies. page 6. ISSN 2251-7766.

Moved to mainspace by Amir Ghandi (talk). Self-nominated at 10:41, 9 April 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - I checked the source, and it says, "Relations between Fars and Muscat were conducted by personal contract and sealed through marriage. It was a dangerous approach, and an insult delivered through the Imam of Muscat's wife, or the incitement of Farmanfarma's wives, were apparently able to threaten a war with Muscat." The source doesn't mention details of an incident and doesn't mention the year that is given for the hook, so I think the source is just referring to a hypothetical situation. I suggest a new hook, or a new source should be provided to verify the information.
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg I did an extensive copyedit of the article while reviewing it and added tags next to statements that needed more information or clarification. Discussion is ongoing on the talk page to resolve these. I won't improve the article until the tags are resolved. Please ping when you are ready for a re-review. Z1720 (talk) 19:08, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Amir Ghandi I see you added an ALT1 hook above. I posted a change in its wording below as ALT2. Let me know what you think. Also, the citation needed and other tags need to be fixed and removed before this DYK can be approved. Please ping me when this has occured. Z1720 (talk) 13:00, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
ALT 2: ... that the court of Hossein Ali Mirza, governor of Fars, was compared to the courts of Ottoman Sultans due to its large and extravagant festivals? Aghazadeh, Jafar (2020). "Attempts Made by Fath-Ali Shah Qajar's Princes for Crowning (Case Study: Hossein Ali Mirza, Farmanfarma)". Historical Studies. page 6. ISSN 2251-7766.
Z1720 alright just a question, can i remove tags myself?Amir Ghandi (talk) 13:05, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
Amir Ghandi yes you can, but only after you have added the citation to replace the tag. Z1720 (talk) 13:29, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 11[edit]

Giant pumpkin

  • ... that while the current record holding giant pumpkin weighed 2,323.7 lb (1,054.0 kg), a scientist at Georgia Tech calculated that an ideal pumpkin could grow up to 20,000 lb (9,100 kg)? "In fact, mechanical engineer David Hu and colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been investigating pumpkin growth....Hu thinks they can get even bigger. To figure out how much bigger, he and his colleagues placed pumpkins of various sizes in a vise-like instrument and subjected the fruits to pressure until they cracked. These force measurements led them to estimate just how big a pumpkin might get in a perfect world. The answer: 20,000 pounds." [9], [10]<
  • Comment: The DYK check tool says it isn't eligible, but I think it is miscounting the list. Regardless, I have expanded the prose text from 110 characters to ~5,000. Compare to [11]. CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 22:21, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

5x expanded by CaptainEek (talk). Self-nominated at 22:21, 11 April 2021 (UTC).

  • @Eddie891: Interesting, didn't realize the page was once larger. Looks like it had been about "Atlantic Giant", but then got changed to be about Giant Pumpkin and all the material was removed. So thus I came across a single sentence article, not sure if that counts or not. With regards to giantpumpkin.com, I have no reason to doubt its validity. However, I will endeavor to find individual articles for each record. That may understandably take a bit :) CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 20:47, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
  • @CaptainEek and Eddie891: I do find that the question about whether 5-fold expansion was achieved to be quite interesting. At first I thought the article was ineligible, because e.g. supplementary rule A4 states that it is calculated from the previously existing article, no matter how bad it was. But then Wikipedia:Did you know/Fivefold gives an example, which seems to indicate that only the previously existing version is compared against. I do find the latter stance to be more reasonable, as it's quite hard to check every single revision of a page back to 2006 or so. And if you miss just a single instance were the article was vandalised with a wall of text, your hard work becomes ineligible? Doesn't make sense.
So unlikely cases of "cheating" aside, I think only the recent revisions should be checked against. And since the article had essentially been a one-liner since at least 2018 (and several revisions since), I would argue that this makes it eligible for DYK under the 5x expansion rule.
But I must say I agree about giantpumpkin.com. Might be reliable, might be not; I'm a bit sceptical since there is no one named as "responsible" for the information. Is this the official site of a pumpkin weighing organization? Or is it just someone's personal homepage where they collected these stats? Maybe I am overlooking it, but I couldn't find that. --LordPeterII (talk) 13:57, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 13[edit]

Annamary Dickey

Created by 4meter4 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:38, 14 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 16[edit]

Susana Bloch

  • Reviewed: This is my first DYK nomination. Thank you for any/all input.

Created by Remando (talk). Self-nominated at 23:55, 19 April 2021 (UTC).

Welcome to DYK, Remando! I haven't looked at the article yet, for lack of time, but just some hopefully helpful hints:
  • You can bold "outside" the brackets of links which makes it easier, - done for you here.
  • In such cases, an apostrophe needs a template, - done for you.
  • The hooks are too long, not only formally, - they also tell too much. You want to make people get curious, not give the :impression they know it all when reading the hook.
  • External links - like to the book - are a no-no, not only in hooks, also in article prose.
Please word a new hook, and I recommend to build on the ALT. I'll watch, and possibly review when I have time. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:44, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, Gerda Arendt! Here are a few more hook drafts:
--Remando (talk) 17:38, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
Remando, thank you for the offers, with good ideas, but none ready to be approved. They'd all need "... that" at the beginning. I don't think hiding her gender is a good idea, and therefore suggest to give her her name. My simple idea for a hook would be just repeat what the lead says. - Some concerns in the article:
  • I'm not sure about Professor vs. professor, and Psychology vs. psychology. Please go over that, leaving only titles capital.
  • Why not use the lovely image here?
  • The grammar of "modulate basic emotions using the body and particular breathing patterns" - somehow doesn't work for me.
  • She is very cautious about no birth year, but can anything please have a year, like graduation, move to France, whatever?
  • I'm particularly curious where Arendt comes from
  • Please avoid constructions such as "It was there she and ..." and "It was this collaboration ...".
  • Please avoid - generally - to have a full date in md-format as an adjective, as for the Chilean coup d'état. I fixed it here.
  • Check for repetition of "working".
  • "where she continues to devote her time to teaching, developing new practical applications in various areas and internationally, and writing about her work" - that doesn't need any "devotion of time", and is unclear where "and internationally" connects to.
  • I had no idea that "sexuality" and "tenderness" are emotions, - does that come from translation?
  • "genuine, organic emotion" - what's that?
  • Books and Awards need references.
  • I wonder if some detail from the references should be quoted in the article, because going back and forth is tricky.
Symbol question.svg Interesting research, on fine sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. Good luck. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:54, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 17[edit]

William Lovelady

Created by NBeale (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 22:50, 24 April 2021 (UTC).

  • A few more hook candidates: Joofjoof (talk) 07:28, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
  • ALT0b:... that William Lovelady set Psalm 104 as a cantata on a request by the Duke of Edinburgh? Source: several
  • ALT1:... that William Lovelady composed Incantations for solo guitar after his song "One More Reggae for the Road" became a hit? Source: several
    Thank you, but I find it worth saying that The Duke favoured a composer who came from a guitar and incantations background, - striking ALT0b as too one-sided. He was not the typical cantata-psalm-person. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:00, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
    Also: please find a way to mention Psalm 104 in some ALT2 based on ALT1, because I try what I can to mention the psalms, in memory of Yoninah. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:02, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
    • Ah, I see. RIP Yoninah (and Prince Philip). Joofjoof (talk) 08:28, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 18[edit]

Articles created/expanded on April 19[edit]

William Grainge

William Grainge
William Grainge
  • Reviewed: Oh Sheit It's X
  • Comment: Expansion was worked in mainspace, beginning 19 April 2021. There are other possible ALTs, such as, 1. Grainge believed he wrote the first history of the Forest of Knaresborough, 2. that he was the first to make Edward Fairfax's Demonologia available to the public, 3. although he produced a goodly list of history books, he was little known during his lifetime, and so on.

5x expanded by Storye book (talk). Self-nominated at 16:03, 24 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 20[edit]

Numbered-node cycle network

A sign for the numbered-node cycle network in the Netherlands. It marks node 60, and points the way to nodes 31 and 62. "Rivierenland" is the area; "knooppunt" means "node/intersection point"
A sign for the numbered-node cycle network in the Netherlands. It marks node 60, and points the way to nodes 31 and 62. "Rivierenland" is the area; "knooppunt" means "node/intersection point"
  • ... that the international numbered-node cycle network gives more freedom to cycle arbitrary routes across Europe? Source: "The advantage over previous systems is the great freedom with which routes can be planned"[12], details [13](note that the text is by an internationally-recognized expert cited elsewhere by others on Wikipedia; there are also sources in Dutch, German, or French, I could cite it from those.)
  • Reviewed: ...pretty sure I have, is there any way to check? Could do another.
  • Comment: Caption could be shortened to the point of mystery. Open to better suggestions for hooks.

Created by HLHJ (talk). Self-nominated at 01:31, 25 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 21[edit]

Thomas Fritsch

  • Reviewed: Ann Brody
  • Comment: He was one of the most photographed people when he was the idol of German girls, - no pic, sadly. Better wording welcome. On the Main page now, but only the name, so still eligible.

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 10:39, 24 April 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - I Google translated the Spiegel source, and it does not mention that he was specifically popular with teenagers (the closest I could find was that "he took the audience's hearts by storm"). I know Google Translate isn't reliable, so can you check the source to make sure his popularity with teens is specifically mentioned? Also, the Wikipedia article doesn't mention that he "charmed the teens of the 1960s"; the closest the article comes to that statement is he "became a favourite of teenagers" and I don't think that's quite the same thing. I think new wording is necessary.
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - I added a clarification needed tag for "triangle story". Do you mean "a love triangle storyline"?
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Please ping me in your responses. I might propose new wording if the "charmed the teens" part of the hook Z1720 (talk) 20:54, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for looking into this, Z1720, and for a good explanation of Sonnyboy! - The NDR ref has the line "Mit Anfang 20 verdrehte der bildschöne junge Thomas als Bravo-Coverboy Teenagern den Kopf.", and when I ask Google for his name and "Bravo" I get lots of those cover pics. As said in the nomination, a better wording is welcome. - The German article has in the lead "für einige Zeit als Teenager-Idol bekannt". - I took the triangle link. - The unreferenced sentence was added by User:Clibenfoart: can you, Clibenfoart, please add a reference? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:53, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: The Sonnyboy definition was added by Grimes2: can you, Grimes2, provide a source for that definition? The information about the Bravo cover should be added in the article, and that can verify the "charmed the teens" part of the hook. I have suggested two ALTs below, one with the teen charm and one without. I removed the film actor prose; his voice-dubbing work tells the reader that he is a voice actor so mentioning film acting seemed redundant, and I think shorter hooks are "punchier". Let me know which one you like or if you want me to propose another hook. Z1720 (talk) 22:21, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
It's an english translation of the Duden https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Sonnyboy Grimes2 (talk) 23:30, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that Thomas Fritsch charmed teenagers in the 1960s and was the German voice of Russell Crowe, Scar and Diego, a Smilodon?
ALT2: ... that Thomas Fritsch was the German voice of Russell Crowe, Scar and Diego, a Smilodon?
I need sleep now, will say tomorrow why I think ALT2 is too "punchy". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:28, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
I had to look a bit, Gerda Arendt, but this MDR article and NDR article state it that way. And he was also on the cover of Bravo a number of times during the 1960s.

Lachlan Power

Created by Brojam (talk). Self-nominated at 03:25, 22 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 22[edit]

Sonic deception

  • ... that the U.S. Army's sonic deception unit used three turntables to create a phantom army during World War II? Source: "Bell Labs mixed recordings of battlefield noise on three turntables. Using artificial screaming bombs, these ghost armies were part of the deception strategy..." (Dave Tompkins, How to Wreck a Nice Beach) "The Ghost Army's aims were to trick the enemy into reacting against the presence of a nonexistent phantom army using the sounds of troops, tanks, and landing craft... The records were rerecorded in sequence onto... a wire recording using three turntables." (Steve Goodman, Sonic Warfare, p. 41)
    • ALT1:... that along with sonic deception, the U.S. Army used inflatable tanks, rubber airplanes, and costumes in more than twenty battlefields during World War II? Source: "These props... were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty battlefield deceptions between 1944 and 1945." ([14] Garber)

Created by Darwin Naz (talk). Self-nominated at 00:27, 22 April 2021 (UTC).

  • New enough (nominated two days after moved from Draft) and long enough (more that twice min size). Within policy, no copyvio suspected. General comment, the article is rather short and focuses on US in WWII; it could probably be expanded. I think the hook is bland, and the "three turntables" part is just trivia - would two or four be any more or less significant? ALT one is mostly about other forms of deception drawing attention away from the article, so I think we should look for something better. Maybe something along the lines of:
Symbol question.svg Darwin Naz, can comment on ALT2 or propose something else? MB 00:48, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
MB That option is also fine with me. Darwin Naz (talk) 03:36, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Symbol redirect vote 4.svg QPQ done. Need someone else to review ALT2, other than that this is good to go. MB 04:14, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks!Darwin Naz (talk) 23:35, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

500 Park Avenue

500 Park Avenue
500 Park Avenue

Created by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 21:36, 22 April 2021 (UTC).

Monzer Hourani

  • ... that Monzer Hourani came up with proprietary air filtering technology that filters and neutralizes airborne pathogens, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus?

Created by Elias Ziade (talk). Self-nominated at 07:19, 22 April 2021 (UTC).

  • * Comment only - a virus is not a microbe and it isn't alive - nothing can "kill" it, but especially something that kills microbes. Victuallers (talk) 20:19, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 23[edit]

James Fulton Zimmerman

Created by Gwillhickers (talk). Self-nominated at 23:40, 25 April 2021 (UTC).

Kalabakan District

Created by Cobblet (talk). Nominated by Chipmunkdavis (talk) at 15:34, 23 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 24[edit]


An advertisement flyer for a Keihäsmatkat trip to Rhodes in 1971
An advertisement flyer for a Keihäsmatkat trip to Rhodes in 1971
  • ... that tourists on holiday trips by the Finnish travel agency Keihäsmatkat (advertisement flyer pictured) typically consumed alcoholic beverages almost constantly and had little to no interest in the local culture? Source: Kostiainen, Auvo; Korpela, Katariina (ed.): Mikä maa – mikä valuutta? Matkakirja turismin historiaan. Turku: University of Turku, 1995. ISBN 951-29-0663-5. p. 185.
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by JIP (talk). Self-nominated at 18:46, 24 April 2021 (UTC).

  • The image is dubious. Uploaded as "own work" by a user with a long list of deleted content. Schwede66 19:06, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
  • This is so far the only image of Keihäsmatkat I could find. I had not been born when Keihäsmatkat was still in operation. There are images of the company's founder Kalevi Keihänen on Commons but I think they illustrate him personally more than his company. JIP | Talk 19:22, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
Would you be fine with the hook running without a picture? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:25, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes I would, seeing as well it would appear without a picture anyway if some other DYK item is featured with a picture on the same day. JIP | Talk 11:50, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 25[edit]

Mirror (group)

  • ... that Mirror, a Hong Kong Cantopop music group, held its first concert less than two months after its debut?


    • 陳栢宇 (3 November 2018). "【全民造星】男團MIRROR九展騷紅館價? 花姐:啲飛賣晒都會蝕!" [[King Maker] Boy band MIRROR's show at Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre with Hong Kong Coliseum's price Ahfa: It will be a loss even if the tickets are sold out!] (in Chinese). HK01.

      The article notes that "ViuTV今日(3日)在鑽石山舉行發布會,宣佈男子組合MIRROR正式誕生...". Translation: "ViuTV organizes a press conference today (date 3 [November]) in Diamond Hill, announcing the official debut of boy group MIRROR."

      The article then notes that "MIRROR首個演唱會《2018 THE FIRST MIRROR LIVE CONCERT》將於12月21日和九展舉行". Translation: "MIRROR first concert 2018 THE FIRST MIRROR LIVE CONCERT will be held on 21 December at Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre."

    • ALT1:... that Keung To, a member of Mirror, became the youngest person to receive the "My Favourite Male Singer Award" at the Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation at the age of 21? Source: "The 21-year-old is the youngest person to win the 'Favourite Male Singer' and 'Favourite Song' awards at the Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation" [18]
  • Comment: The alt is one of the two only English sources I could find related so I think it might be worth appearing in DYK.

Created by Sun8908 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:11, 25 April 2021 (UTC).

    • ALT2:... that Mirror, a Hong Kong Cantopop music group which does not want to go for a "K-pop feel", performed Korean pop songs at their concert?


      • 趙允琳 (22 December 2018). "MIRROR演唱會拒走韓風? Anson Lo:花姐approve就一定唔「韓」" [Mirror's concert refuses to go Korean trends? Anson Lo: Ahfa has approved so it must not be "Korean".] (in Chinese). HK01.

        The article notes that "除了姜濤帶來韓文歌《Love Song》外,他和Anson Lo表演的韓文歌《Trouble Maker》...花姐之前在節目裏曾公開批評不希望有「韓風」的感覺". Translation: "Besides Keung To performing Korean song Love Song, he and Anson Lo also performed Korean song Trouble Maker... Ahfa[, the manager of the group,] previously criticized publicly in a TV show that she doesn't want to go for a 'K-pop feel'."

  • Added another alt hook since it might somewhat be interesting. Sun8908Talk 09:10, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 26[edit]

All My Life (1966 film)

  • ... that Bruce Baillie's film All My Life was shot in one continuous take? Source: "We had about three minutes to get up into the sky in one roll, one continuous shot." A Critical Cinema 2: Interviews with Independent Filmmakers

Created by Hinnk (talk). Self-nominated at 05:23, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new and long enough. Hook fact is present and cited. It's interesting enough here, but far less interesting once you click through to see it was only three minutes long. I think Earwig's results are fine as this appears to be a mirror. QPQ is required. – Muboshgu (talk) 19:18, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Time in Kiribati

  • Comment: Though this may be a more niche subject, I believe it is certainly quite fascinating.

Created by Anonymous 7481 (talk). Self-nominated at 05:19, 26 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Comments by Tbhotch
General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - Not in the citation given.
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol question.svg @Anonymous 7481: The source doesn't say anything about "which as the earliest time zone in the world makes Kiribati one of the first countries to celebrate a New Year" (it should be "to celebrate New Year", BTW). Personally, I know the hook is true as every New Year news broadcast mention it, and because of that, I think the fact "that the Gilbert Islands were a full day ahead of the eastern islands [...] When the Republic of Kiribati was founded in 1979" is even more interesting, especially because they lived like that for 24 years. What do you think? Of course, the hook would need to be reworked to be meaningful. Also, I left a few maintenance tags. (CC) Tbhotch 17:22, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

@Tbhotch: Thank you for the comment Tbhotch! I must admit that proposed hook does sound considerably more interesting, how does one go about completely rewording the hook, do I simply edit it? Also, on the maintenance tags, I did not cite Samoa or IANA as the citations to the featured statements are on their respective articles, but I will make sure to do so if you wish.. and, on a broadly related note, I would wish to aid in reviewing hooks (which was initially not known possible to me), could you aid me with how the process works or point me to some guidelines on it? I would love to help out! And that would be much appreciated, thanks! Anonymous 7481 (talk) 00:05, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
@Anonymous 7481: You can write "ALT1: ... that ...? ALT2: ... that...?" and so on. For the tags, the idea is that this specific article will be featured on the main page, so this will be the one that people will read. If the sources are elsewhere, you can copypaste them here, there's no problem at doing that. If you click any of the bolded DYK links, you will see that none have unsourced statements because verifiability is one of the DYK rules. (CC) Tbhotch 14:44, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 27[edit]

Articles created/expanded on April 28[edit]

The Second Death

Created by NDNSWMI (talk). Self-nominated at 12:20, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Hi, @NDNSWMI: it seems your article does not qualify for DYK: In addition to at least 1,500 characters of readable prose, the article must not be a stub.Munfarid1 (talk) 21:54, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg To be more specific, the article has 461 prose characters, far below the minimum required, and the proposed hook is 267 characters, far above the maximum of 200. The article would need to be more than tripled in size and the hook significantly reduced in length for this nomination to qualify. Given that it's so tiny and has so little information, it seems unlikely that it can qualify, but I'm allowing seven days for the article to be expanded if it can be, and a new hook to be proposed. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:33, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Billy Budd (play), Robert Chapman (playwright)

Charles Nolte as Billy Budd, Broadway, 1951
Charles Nolte as Billy Budd, Broadway, 1951

Created by 4meter4 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:01, 30 April 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @4meter4: These two articles are new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the articles are neutral, and I detected no copyright issues. One QPQ has been done but another is needed. Billy Budd would be good to have a plot section, even if only brief, and feels incomplete without it. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:07, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 29[edit]

Renée Erdős

Renée Erdős
Renée Erdős

Created by Bookworm-ce (talk). Nominated by Victuallers (talk) at 07:35, 30 April 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - n
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY

Image eligibility:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Two issues. (1) In the quote, you are supposed to quote the source, not the article. I need to know where that fact is found in the source, and I cannot find it. (2) I'm supposed to pass the image, as it is on Commons and the licensing cannot therefore be questioned here, and if pressed will have to do so. However, it is wrong; the image is not CC-4.0. To be PD, it needs to be 70 years since the author died or, if the author is not known, 70 years since publication. Is it? Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:42, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Maija Perho

Maija Perho
Maija Perho
  • ... that Finnish politician Maija Perho (pictured) encouraged future president Sauli Niinistö to join the National Coalition Party in the 1960s? Source: "Maija Riitta Perho ... encouraged Sauli Niinistö to join the student organisation of the National Coalition Party of Finland in 1968." [20]

Created by DanCherek (talk). Self-nominated at 20:01, 29 April 2021 (UTC).

Robert J. Ulrich (casting director)

  • ... that Robert J. Ulrich was asked to cast Glee because of his musical background? Source: "We had worked with Ryan Murphy for many years. My business partner Eric Dawson had been his primary casting partner. Eric had done Popular, a pilot called Pretty/Handsome, and Nip/Tuck. I had done episodes for Ryan when Eric was out of town, so I knew him just barely. When Ryan called Eric about Glee, Eric asked me if I'd be interested in doing it with him because he knew I'd been a singer and was in music." Out Magazine
    • ALT1:... that casting director Robert J. Ulrich has used pianist Brad Ellis to accompany auditionees since his first musical television project? Source: "I came up with the process when I cast my first TV musical [...] When the producers came to the callbacks, I insisted on a pianist. I met pianist Brad Ellis, whom I brought along when I did my “Glee” auditions. He ended up on “Glee” as a character, as well. I’ve used Brad ever since" Backstage
    • ALT2:... that casting director Robert J. Ulrich has used pianist Brad Ellis to accompany auditionees since his first musical television project, and made Ellis a character on Glee? Source: per above

Created by Kingsif (talk). Self-nominated at 19:25, 29 April 2021 (UTC).

2020–21 SC East Bengal season

  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Manjappada
  • Comment: For ALT0, Quess was the previous investor. They had major control over club's football activities. And, they activated the clause. So, what to name: Quess East Bengal or just East Bengal?

Improved to Good Article status by ArnabSaha (talk) and SabyaC (talk). Nominated by ArnabSaha (talk) at 08:18, 29 April 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on April 30[edit]

The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years

Created by Maury Markowitz (talk). Self-nominated at 12:12, 8 May 2021 (UTC).

1935 New York anti-lynching exhibitions, Lynching of George Hughes, Death (statue), This Is Her First Lynching, Aaron Goodelman, The Law Is Too Slow, Lynching of Henry Lowry

The Law Is Too Slow, 1925 lithograph by George Bellows
The Law Is Too Slow, 1925 lithograph by George Bellows

Created by Drmies (talk) and Uncle G (talk). Nominated by Drmies (talk) at 17:00, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

Jane Margyl

Jane Margyl as Dalila
Jane Margyl as Dalila

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 10:50, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, no copyvio, hook verified, image is fine. BUT there are a few things. There needs to be a citation after "left the Folies Bergère". The siblings need to be verified, each of em. And, and this is bigger, the citations aren't correct: "Gallica" is not the publisher. The hook is verified to an article from Le monde artiste, and it's titled "Courrier de la semaine", on p. 621--all that information needs to be in the citation, and it's the same for almost all the other citations. Drmies (talk) 17:06, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
    You are right, and I hope LouisAlain can help. I usually find sources, but not in this case, - she seems known for having been photographed. Pages and pages of photos ... - Großes Sängerlexikon doesn't have her, or I have no access to the page. Grimes2, do you know? Could you help with the refs? My French is marginal, sadly. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:45, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
A picture of her grave but ebay.fr may be forbidden to use ? LouisAlain (talk) 18:04, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
There is already a picture of her grave on commons (already added to fr article of Margyl) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tombe_Jane_Margyl,_Cimetière_des_Batignolles,_Paris.jpg Grimes2 (talk) 06:41, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Großes Sängerlexikon doesn't have her. Grimes2 (talk) 18:02, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
via Gallica refs:  Done Grimes2 (talk) 10:00, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Hot Pink (album)

Nicki Minaj (left) and Tyga (right) in 2012.
Nicki Minaj (left) and Tyga (right) in 2012.

Improved to Good Article status by VersaceSpace (talk) and HeyitsBen (talk). Nominated by VersaceSpace (talk) and HeyitsBen (talk) at 14:00, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

pinging HeyitsBen. versacespaceleave a message! 14:05, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Maija Rask

  • ... that Maija Rask signed the Bologna declaration with 28 other countries in June 1999, only two months after she became Finland's minister of education? Sources: appointed April 1999 [21], signed June 1999 [22]

Created by DanCherek (talk). Self-nominated at 02:38, 30 April 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY - Offline/paywalled citation accepted in good faith
  • Interesting: Red XN - no
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Article satisfies the length limit (2534 characters). The Bologna process was the end result of prior years of negotiation (see Lisbon Recognition Convention); did it actually depend on any one minister? And Bologna Process#Finland shows that only certain fields were affected. Joofjoof (talk) 08:19, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Maybe write a hook about how she went from nurse to teacher to minister, and finally added a PhD? Not quite mind-blowing, but I found that to be an interesting career. --LordPeterII (talk) 20:50, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion. While I don't see an issue with the original hook (it is factually correct and it does not claim that Rask was an influential player in the process), here is an alternate hook. I find it substantially less hook-y than the original, however. DanCherek (talk) 18:15, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
  • ALT1: ... that Finnish politician Maija Rask earned a PhD at the age of 61 after a career as a nurse, teacher, member of Parliament, and minister of education?
    • ALT1 passes. The fact in ALT0 can be noteworthy because she was a new minister, but that is not clear from the current wording. Joofjoof (talk) 01:13, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 1[edit]

In His Own Write

5x expanded by Tkbrett (talk). Self-nominated at 18:01, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

Marie-Adolphine, Marie-Hermine of Jesus, Maria Chiara Nanetti, Marie de la Paix Giuliani

Sister Marie Adolphin
Sister Marie Adolphin

Created by PamD (talk). Nominated by Victuallers (talk) at 23:05, 4 May 2021 (UTC).


  • ... that YouTuber CDawgVA has performed in many outfits, including that of a Visual kei artist? Source: "You’ve done other crazy videos like being a host, butler, and even pole dancing. In what way was being a visual kei artist more challenging?" [23]
    • ALT1:... that YouTuber CDawgVA has been critical of Western live action film adaptations of anime? Source: "Western live-action adaptations have nearly zero credibility among the anime community. Colquhoun doesn’t have hope for their future, concluding that, “I’m a huge anime and Japanese culture fan, and I love anything that gets more fans into anime and Japanese culture. But I don’t think that live actions are the way to expand.”" [24]

Created by Mccunicano (talk). Self-nominated at 02:50, 2 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Some easy, easy copy edits brought this article down to below the 1500 character limit, and some of the references were really below par--Mccunicano, I don't see how you would include this in an article you want on the front page. So this needs expansion, and stronger sourcing. The first hook isn't all that exciting and the sourcing is weak: it's an interview, so it's his own words, on what is essentially a fan site--in fact, here is another site that shouldn't be used at all on Wikipedia. The second hook is a bit more interesting, but it has a colonializing aspect to it, elided by the fact that this is a Welsh person who doesn't actually speak Japanese (if the jrocknews source is to be trusted) but is speaking out on behalf of a Japanese cultural phenomenon. Moreover, article in an otherwise reputable paper that verified the hook is written by high school students, and what's worse, it is claimed that "As an influential voice in the overseas anime market..." -- but the article only verifies that he is a fan, at best, and that his channel has a certain number of subscribers. So, in the end, yes it's new enough and I don't see copyvio, but no, it's not long enough, and the hooks need work also, as does the sourcing. Sorry, but on the front page, we need the good stuff. Drmies (talk) 00:19, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
  • I think with that said and the scouring I had to do to find what I did that was published about the subject – I'm just going to withdraw the nomination, I thought it would be a stretch from the get go. There's just not enough out there yet. Thanks for the copyedits and taking the time to review this. ❯❯❯ Mccunicano☕️ 00:28, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

22 vs. Earth

Created/expanded by Songwaters (talk). Self-nominated at 22:23, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

Stephan Hanna Stephan

  • ... that Stephan Hanna Stephan wrote about Palestinian folk songs and the Song of songs? Source: "The earliest of Stephan's works, "The Palestinian Parallels to the Song of Songs" (1922) documented the lyrics of folk songs in Palestine and compared them to biblical, Mesopotamian and Canaanite precursors."[1]
    • ALT1:... that the Mandate Palestine Government radio station had an 'Arab Hour' that was hosted by Palestinian writers like Stephan Hanna Stephan? Source: "Beginning in 1936, Stephan was also a broadcaster on the Mandatory Government radio station's Arab Hour, where he shared much of his interest in ethnography and history with the Arabic speaking population of Palestine."[2]
  • ALT1.0:... that the radio station in Mandatory Palestine had an 'Arab Hour' in the late 1930s hosting Palestinian writers like Stephan Hanna Stephan? Source: "Beginning in 1936, Stephan was also a broadcaster on the Mandatory Government radio station's Arab Hour, where he shared much of his interest in ethnography and history with the Arabic speaking population of Palestine."[3]

Created by Tiamut (talk). Self-nominated at 19:16, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems
Hook: Hook has been verified by provided inline citation
Image: Image is freely licensed, used in the article, and clear at 100px.

QPQ: Red XN - ?
Overall: Symbol question.svg Well researched and written article, with reliable sources, and a valuable article for anyone interested in this topic area. Some more remarks: Could you add some more information on the journal Sarkis? Your link does not lead to the article by Irving, spring 2018. Does the conference paper by Irving have a date you could add? - And would you agree with my slightly modified ALT1.0? Finally, I am not sure, about your list of QPQ reviews. Munfarid1 (talk) 10:14, 13 May 2021 (UTC)


  1. ^ Irving, 2017, pp. 42-3.
  2. ^ Sarah Irving (Spring 2018). "A Young Man of Promise: Finding a Place for Stephan Hanna in the History of Mandate Palestine" (PDF). Jerusalem Quarterly (73).
  3. ^ Sarah Irving (Spring 2018). "A Young Man of Promise: Finding a Place for Stephan Hanna in the History of Mandate Palestine" (PDF). Jerusalem Quarterly (73).

Henderson Hall Historic District

Henderson Hall
Henderson Hall

5x expanded by Hog Farm (talk). Self-nominated at 17:45, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

Cynthia Harvey

  • ... that although ballerina Cynthia Harvey spent most of her career with the American Ballet Theatre, she is also the first American principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London? Source: "The appointment is a homecoming of sorts for Ms. Harvey. She joined Ballet Theater in 1974, becoming a soloist in 1978 and a principal dancer in 1982. There, she danced lead roles in classics of the repertory, such as “Swan Lake,” “Giselle” and “Romeo and Juliet.” In 1986, she was the first American to be invited to join the Royal Ballet as a principal dancer. Ms. Harvey rejoined Ballet Theater in 1988, and stayed there until her retirement from performance in 1996." ([27])

5x expanded by Corachow (talk). Self-nominated at 11:22, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

2 Cheap Cars

  • ... that 2 Cheap Cars pulled a TV ad in New Zealand because children were copying the "Ah so" phrase that was used in it, which they often made sound like "asshole"? Source: Stuff.nz

5x expanded by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 07:36, 1 May 2021 (UTC).


  • Reviewed: Did you know nominations/Maritime Republic of Eastport

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 06:51, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

Rockefeller Guest House

Rockefeller Guest House
Rockefeller Guest House

Created by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 00:58, 1 May 2021 (UTC).

  • New, long and neutral enough. Well-written. Rest later. Johnbod (talk) 14:16, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 2[edit]

Norman K. Risjord

  • ... that historian Norman K. Risjord worked in counter-intelligence in Berlin before he obtained his Phd and pursued a career in American history?  Sources: • Norman K. Risjord: University of Wisconsin, biography;   • Memorials: Norman Risjord, Omohundro Institute

Created by Gwillhickers (talk). Self-nominated at 18:42, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

Street Lights (Kanye West song)

Improved to Good Article status by Kyle Peake (talk). Self-nominated at 07:52, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

Jaden Charles

Created by EchetusXe (talk). Self-nominated at 17:14, 2 May 2021 (UTC).

Michael George Levy

Created by Nikkimaria (talk). Self-nominated at 16:46, 2 May 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on May 3[edit]

Shrabani Basu

  • Reviewed: To be done
  • Comment: Second link can be changed to the book when that article is created

Created by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 19:11, 10 May 2021 (UTC).

Herbert Herbert

  • ... that the "pits" in trachoma are named for Herbert Herbert? He described "Herbert's pits" in the cornea of trachomatous patients. [28]
    • ALT1:... that ...? Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)

Created by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 17:11, 10 May 2021 (UTC).

DK Atlas of World History

  • ... that the DK Atlas of World History was praised for offering more global coverage than its contemporaries?
    • ALT1:... that ...?

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 10:31, 10 May 2021 (UTC).

Joyce Mathis

Created by 4meter4 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:06, 6 May 2021 (UTC).


5x expanded by Sammi Brie (talk). Self-nominated at 21:15, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

Amster Yard

Amster Yard
Amster Yard
  • ... that Amster Yard (pictured), once slated for demolition, had seven hundred guests and eight residents celebrate its renovation? Source: Hanlon, Pamela (2008). Manhattan's Turtle Bay : story of a Midtown neighborhood. Charleston SC: Arcadia Pub. p. 48.
  • Reviewed: Ray Keating
  • Comment: If none of these are satisfactory, I can come up with some more hooks.

Created by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 20:12, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art

Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art seen from courtyard garden
Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art seen from courtyard garden

5x expanded by Kingsif (talk). Self-nominated at 18:30, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting museum, on few but fine sources, Spanish sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed, but in small size perhaps less impressive than the one showing art in the garden, which would also save any trouble explaining that it displays art inside and outside. Thank you for the suggestions, - my choice would have been to say that the artist after whom it is named had it built in his hometown in Venezuela by a friend, or any bit of that, instead of that it was built fast. It's for Museum Day ;) - so should say something about what shown where why, not "built fast" (strike ALT3) nor what else the architect built (strike ALT4). I strike the original as way too long, and it also has no focus on museum. Suggestions for the article (not needed for approval, just to consider):
  • The article looks similar to the Spanish one, a translation (even if partial) should be credited on the talk, and it never hurts.
  • "by a variety of artists, including Soto" sounds to me like a variety of icecreams ;) - how about "By Soto and other artists"?
  • We should not "sandwich" text between an image and infobox, the image of the opening comes too soon, and should appear right. Perhaps get rid of the map in the infobox which is almost good for nothing?
  • "The III biennial "Pueblos en Resistencia" was held in the museum in 2019" - I may be not the only one who has no idea what III biennial means, please link or explain, and the specific title for the edition should probably be italic.
  • Design: the article is long enough, we don't have to describe the arrangement (around garden) twice within three sentences.
  • Art: "pieces with movement and dynamics" deserves a link.
  • Perhaps mention well-known Otero in the lead, which otherwise sounds as if only Soto?
  • Are there more external link, or refs in English? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:07, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
An Alejandro Otero sculpture at the Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art
An Alejandro Otero sculpture at the Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art
Thanks. It's hard to find sources since Soto has works of art in the (NY) Museum of Modern Art, and those take the top of all searches. The article is also freshly written after extensive copyvio removal, I didn't touch the Spanish article for fear it also contained copyvio. "III biennial"... well a biennial literally means "every two years" but is commonly used to mean an art expo (that happens once every two years), and III means third. I don't know much about that event so I can't help expand on it specifically. And I can propose a less interesting hook:
Kingsif (talk) 05:10, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. For Google search, I have more success when searching - in addition to the name - to something specific. (working on Kammermusik (Hindemith) with both words awfully wide in meaning: the name of an player or dedicatee, for example, - for the museum it could be an artist on display) - Sorry, I didn't mean inside-out as a hook suggestion, just to take that image which shows it without word, - and thank you for that. It can be used for all (pictured) in hooks. - I understand the reluctance to rely on the Spanish article, and thank you for that as well. It was hard for me to tell. - I give my ideas a try, - can't review it though:
ALT6: ... that the Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art (pictured), designed by architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva, was built in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela, after Jesús Soto donated artwork to his hometown?
Bolivar makes me think of Bolivia ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:47, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Well if you think that's interesting, you may also be interested to know that Venezuela's full name is "Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" - you can thank Simón Bolívar for both. Kingsif (talk) 13:52, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
I thank you. Dropping Venezuela:
ALT6a: ... that the Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art (pictured), designed by architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva, was built in Ciudad Bolívar after Jesús Soto donated artwork to his hometown? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:19, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
My bet is that not everybody will know Jesús Soto, nor where he comes from, - that's your chance to tell people, rather than informing them that Roman villas were built around gardens, or builders from Spain worked in Venezuela, with little conection to the museum aspect. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:19, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
not everybody will know Jesús Soto, nor where he comes from, - that's your chance to tell people Honestly, I'd (much) rather not. I think this is where we work at cross purposes sometimes; having Spanish builders shipped over, being designed like a Roman villa, are unusual facts about the museum. To basically say that the museum is named after the artist in its name and is in the hometown of that artist (nothing unusual) is bland to me, and it's barely more than "this exists". And the hook isn't about Soto, if people want to find out about him, they can click through - but if the hook was about Soto, I wouldn't be saying (or approving) anything so simple as he is a Venezuelan artist; tell us something intriguing or unusual. That is DYK's purpose: if it's a subject people know about, they'll want to know more about a strange detail when they'd otherwise bypass the article, and if it's something they don't know about, they will be enticed to learn because of an unusual fact. Like an ice breaker. Kingsif (talk) 14:38, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
We will have to disagree. I find knowing that the museum is not named for someone rich who sponsored it to make his name bigger but an artist who gave for free much more interesting than that Spanish workers were called to work in Venezuela, which would not make me click because I'd think that now I knew it all. And that Roman villas were built around gardens, I knew before, and that it was taken as a good model, I also knew before. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:52, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
Seems so, but it looks like we're both assessing a general public response on what our own response would be so we're probably both at least a bit correct! What can I say, if a hook doesn't make the subject sound interesting, I wouldn't click through. Kingsif (talk) 14:58, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
exactly ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:02, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Need a new reviewer for the ALT6 hooks (but they could look at all the hooks) Kingsif (talk) 14:40, 5 May 2021 (UTC)


Improved to Good Article status by Thrakkx (talk). Self-nominated at 16:46, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

  • @Thrakkx: I'll review this. Congrats on your good article! It's funny since I also submitted Riverside Church as a DYK over a year ago, having improved it to GA. I thought I had actually nominated your ALT0 before, and it turns out I proposed something similar, but a different alt had run instead. Epicgenius (talk) 18:41, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
@Epicgenius: Thanks for this! Hopefully we can get the heaviest carillon fact approved so we promote two GAs at once!

General: Article is new enough and long enough
Policy: Article is sourced, neutral, and free of copyright problems

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Red XN - See below.
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Red XN - The hooks are equally interesting (I myself prefer ALT0) but there are some strange things with the sources.
    • For ALT0, the Riverside Church article says the total weight of the ensemble is 500,000 pounds, which would be 250 short tons. See page 7 of "The Riverside Church" (PDF). New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. May 16, 2000. According to this article (citing the church's website), the bells weigh over 100 short tons or 200,000 pounds, a figure corroborated by The New York Times. This apparent discrepancy will have to be fixed before ALT0 is approved, but it is clear that the 500,000 pound figure refers to the equipment holding the bells along with the bells themselves, while the bells are about/over 200,000 pounds. I fixed this in the church article already, though.
      • Typically carillons are measured by the weight of the just its bells because the rest of the ensemble is frequently replaced and the data on their weights are not available. In the case of Riverside's carillon, they measured everything else to really hit home how much weight is sitting in the tower. I do like the fact about the total weight, though, so I included it in the article. What if we combine the two facts together? See ALT3.
        • @Thrakkx: I had just realized there was no conflict between the 226-metric-ton equipment and the 91-metric-ton bells. Sorry for creating the confusion, I only realized afterward that the weight of carillons doesn't include the equipment from which they are mounted. ALT3 looks interesting and falls within the length limit (170 characters), though I think we can smooth it out a bit. How about something like "... that the world's heaviest carillon, weighing over 91 metric tons by bells alone and over 226 metric tons in total, is at Riverside Church in New York City?" This comes out to 155 characters (159 if you include "the" before "Riverside"). Epicgenius (talk) 00:31, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
    • For ALT1, the 150,000 figure is not in the carillon article.
      • Fixed. Apologies!
    • For ALT2, sourcing is fine, but it says 15 collections with music from the heyday of the carillon. I'll assume good faith that the "heyday" refers to before 1900.
      • That's right. Really the heyday was the mid-18th century, and it is believed that little to no music was written before Jef Denyn at the end of the 19th century.
QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Any of the alts (original, ALT1, ALT2, ALT3/a) are fine. Epicgenius (talk) 18:32, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Frederick E. Betts

  • ... that as part of a World War I patriotic fundraiser, Frederick E. Betts agreed to run in a "fat man's race"? [31]
    • ALT1:... that Frederick E. Betts was described as "likely to go down in hockey history as the most prolific and entertaining author of hockey letters"? [32]
    • ALT2:... that Frederick E. Betts was described as the original "ginger kid" of Saskatchewan athletics, one of the "live wires" of the province, and "a hustler who gets results with few equals"? [33]
    • ALT3:... that Frederick E. Betts was an enthusiast for fast cars and good roads, and organized the establishment of 37 automobile clubs in Northern Saskatchewan? fast cars and good roads37 automobile clubs

Created by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 00:09, 3 May 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on May 4[edit]

Love Has Won

Created by Hemiauchenia (talk). Self-nominated at 01:33, 9 May 2021 (UTC).

The Bomber Mafia

5x expanded by Therapyisgood (talk) and Kchishol1970 (talk). Nominated by Therapyisgood (talk) at 21:29, 7 May 2021 (UTC).

General: Article is new enough and long enough

Policy compliance:

Hook eligibility:

  • Cited: Green tickY - Offline/paywalled citation accepted in good faith
  • Interesting: Red XN - I don't really see how either of the hooks is that interesting. "Conversational" is typical for popular history works. It's not surprising that he would discuss on his podcast and then publish a book
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg Needs some changes before this is eligible for DYK (t · c) buidhe 08:31, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Olivos metro station, Tezonco metro station

Tezonco–Olivos section
Tezonco–Olivos section
  • ... that the Superior Audit Office of the Federation of Mexico made observations in 2017 of damages to the TezoncoOlivos section (pictured) previous to its collapse in May 2021? Source: "Justo en el tramo de las estaciones Olivos-Tezonco, la Auditoría Superior de la Federación, realizó algunas observaciones de daños luego del sismo ocurrido en septiembre del año 2017, mismos que no se resolvieron." ["Right in the Olivos-Tezonco stations section, the Superior Audit Office of the Federation, made some observations of damages after the earthquake occurred in September 2017, which were not resolved.]" (Canal 44)

5x expanded by Tbhotch (talk). Self-nominated at 16:34, 7 May 2021 (UTC); new article by Sammi Brie (talk). Self-nominated at 19:46, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg @Tbhotch: Both pages have received new enough and large enough expansions, and a double-QPQ is present. The source in both articles (identical text) checks out and supports the claims in the article. I did have to improve both pages to make the writing more idiomatic, and the hook needs the same treatment. I'm particularly wondering if "Superior Auditor of the Federation" (which I had personally used in my work before) may be a better translation for the ASF, though I note that English-language published material is absolutely all over the place, for instance this OECD report uses three different translations (and I'm contemplating writing the missing article). This is basically ALT0 repackaged: Sammi Brie (she/her • tc) 06:39, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
ALT0a: that the Superior Auditor of the Federation of Mexico observed damage to an overpass between Tezonco and Olivos stations on the Mexico City Metro prior to its collapse in May 2021?
  • I have no objection to the wording on either of those, pending another reviewer since I've now contributed an article to the hook. Sammi Brie (she/her • tc) 18:26, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Matthias Hoene

Hoene filming in 2017
Hoene filming in 2017

Moved to mainspace by GRuban (talk). Self-nominated at 14:59, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

Reynolds Wayside Campground

5x expanded by Hog Farm (talk). Self-nominated at 21:42, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

Gao Jiamin

  • Comment: article can still be expanded with more sources but might be very difficult

Created by Yinglong999 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:31, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

312 and 314 East 53rd Street

312 (right) and 314 East 53rd Street (left)
312 (right) and 314 East 53rd Street (left)

Created by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 16:17, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

Carpinus perryae

  • ... that Carpinus perryae is the oldest hornbeam fossil described? Source: "Pigg, Manchester & Wehr, 2003 plus Forest et al (2005)
    • ALT1:... that the hornbeam Carpinus perryae was described from only two fossil nutlets found on a single rock? Source: "Pigg, Manchester & Wehr 2003"

Moved to mainspace by Kevmin (talk). Self-nominated at 14:45, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

Sabacc, Dejarik

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 06:04, 4 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Both articles are new enough, long enough, QPQs done, no image, pass earwig. Hook is okay, though it is somewhat wordy. Can we strengthen the hook? --evrik (talk) 03:28, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
  • When I read the hook, I shrug and say, ehhh. I know what you're trying to say ... it's kind of boring the way it's written. --evrik (talk) 04:19, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Alt1 ... that neither holochess nor sabacc, two games featured in the Star Wars movies, have a definitive real-world rule-set?
Here is my take. --evrik (talk) 15:21, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Evrik, Shorter - I like it, but I'd quibble that the games are not just featured in the movies, the even 'cooler' fact is that the Star Wars movies (media...) invented them in the first place. How would you about clarifying that? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:26, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 5[edit]

Acinetospora crinita

  • ... that where it occurs, the brown seaweed Acinetospora crinita forms a more or less complete covering of filamentous algae over the rock, detritus, living animals and sea grasses on the seabed? Source: "Elles forment une couverture filamenteuse plus ou moins continue, d'épaisseur variable, et plus ou moins mouvante sur les substrats rocheux et détritiques et sur les organismes qui y résident. Elles recouvrent aussi les herbiers de posidonie."

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 08:45, 12 May 2021 (UTC).


Cover for a Damascus mahmal
Cover for a Damascus mahmal
  • ... that, on arriving at Mecca with a pilgrim caravan, the mahmal was given an elaborate fabric covering (example pictured)? "During the journey it was covered in simple cloths. [...] [t]he mahmal was carried with the pilgrim groups. Once it arrived in Mecca, it was covered with costly fabrics, such as brocade, and gilded decorations" [40]

Moved to mainspace by MartinPoulter (talk). Self-nominated at 18:46, 11 May 2021 (UTC).

Khalili Collection of Islamic Art

Astrolabe in the Khalili Collection
Astrolabe in the Khalili Collection
  • ... that the Khalili Collection of Islamic Art includes an exceptionally large 17th century astrolabe (pictured) commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan? "[T]he astrolabe was produced between 1648 and 1658 [...] This astrolabe is now with the Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art at London [...] It is amazing that, in spite of the huge dimensions of the astrolabe, all the lines, arcs and circles are flawlessly engraved [...]. Finally, it will be shown that the astrolabe was created for no less an exalted personage than Shah Jahan himself." [41]

Note that a small portion of this article (the lists under Exhibitions and Publications) is copied from an existing document but this is allowed as it is free content. The source document has a CC-BY-3.0 licence and an attribution template is included at the top of the References section.
Moved to mainspace by MartinPoulter (talk). Self-nominated at 16:24, 11 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This article is new enough and long enough; the original text was copied from the article Khalili Collections (3936 B) and this needs to be five-times expanded, and in fact it has been. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral, and I detected no copyright issues (although Earwig produced a 90.4% likelihood of violation). The image is appropriately licensed and a QPQ has been done. The outstanding issue is with the tags. Ping me when the issues have been addressed, and I can complete the review. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 10:24, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (43rd Canadian Parliament, 2nd Session)

Created by ViperSnake151 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:01, 9 May 2021 (UTC).

Alexander Warner

Alexander Warner in 1893
Alexander Warner in 1893

Created by Globg (talk). Self-nominated at 22:30, 8 May 2021 (UTC).

Visual arts of Sudan

Created by Munfarid1 (talk). Self-nominated at 15:27, 8 May 2021 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Substantial overview full of details, on excellent sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. I see a problem in having such a broad range to pick a short snappy thing from, but confess that none of the hooks leaves me happy. What I like best in the first suggestion is that the piping is moderate, while in both others, it borders Easter egg. As a reader, I would want to reach a woman's bio when clicking her name, not this broad thing. In the first hook, there's no history, - perhaps one item to hint at that could be added? ... that while ??? in the history, in the 21st century it fueled revolution? - Perhaps a completely different fact, or two? If not, I can approve the original. I trust that there will be architecture when it appears ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:40, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
I forgot the minor thingy that one ref misses a title. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:54, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
I added three more hooks, taking you up on your suggestion. - And the title issue is fixed, thanks for pointing it out.Munfarid1 (talk) 19:19, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
ALT1.0: ... that Sudanese art never received much attention in Western media, until a new generation of artists arrived and fueled the revolution of 2018/19? Source: Elhassan, Sara (21 February 2019). "How Sudanese art is fueling the revolution". OkayAfrica.
ALT3: ... that the Khartoum School of Modern Art florished during the 1960s and early 70s, but only received late recognition through an exhibition at the Tate Modern gallery in 2013? Source: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/k/khartoum-school
ALT4: ... that Modern Art in Sudan was thriving from the 1960s up to the 80s, but was suppressed for almost 40 years, until its revival in the Sudanese Revolution? Source: as ALT1
Thank you for the offers which I like much better. Let's see if we can streamline a bit.
ALT1.1: ... that Sudanese art received attention in Western media when a new generation of artists fueled the revolution of 2018/19?
ALT4.0: ... that modern art in Sudan was suppressed from the 1980s until its revival in the Sudanese Revolution?
What do you think? Main page readers don't want to study ;) - I think ALT3 is fine but not as strong as the others--Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:02, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, I prefer ALT4.0, hoping that it will attract people's attention. It's always a pleasure to read your comments! And BTW: I will do a QPQ in time to make up for this DYK nomination.Munfarid1 (talk) 21:07, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

People's princess

  • ... that Tony Blair felt that the sobriquet People's princess sounds "corny" and "over the top" but "at the time it felt natural"? Source: "The phrase people's princess now sounds like something from another age. And corny. And over the top. And all the rest of it. But at the time it felt natural and I thought, particularly, that she would have approved" (Tony Blair, A Journey, 2010, Random House, 978-1-4090-6095-6, pg 139)

Converted from a redirect by No Swan So Fine (talk). Self-nominated at 07:06, 8 May 2021 (UTC).

Eric Tweedale

  • ... that at 100, Eric Tweedale is the oldest living Australian rugby international? Source: Nine

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 18:15, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

The Sweet Flypaper of Life

Created by Firefangledfeathers (talk) and Eddie891 (talk). Nominated by Eddie891 (talk) at 15:01, 5 May 2021 (UTC).

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Created by Whodatmom (talk), Luliloisel (talk), and AlexisReed (talk). Nominated by Whodatmom (talk) at 03:03, 9 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Hi, welcome to DYK. I'm sorry to tell you that the page doesn't meet DYK requirements. It needs to have been a five-fold expansion, and going from 11,000 to 17,000 characters of readable prose—which does not include bullet points—does not qualify. I see you're working on this article for a class at UNO. I'm reading over this right now, and I have a few non-DYK thoughts that I feel may be of use to you:
  • The article is excessively detailed and contains details that are useful only to the most niche portions of the festival. Read Wikipedia:Too much detail.
  • Part of the problem is that the article now has a lot of lists which I would probably remove. Most of our articles are primarily prose, not a list, because it's easier to read that way and creates a more encyclopedic end product.
  • Some additions may be excessively promotional in nature.
@Whodatmom, Luliloisel, and AlexisReed: While I have to deny the nomination, I've also asked a couple of editors to give you feedback on the talk page and suggestions to make your contributions integrate better with the encyclopedia as a whole. Hopefully my comments and theirs will assist in the improvement process. If you have further questions, I'm more than willing to provide guidance as well. Sammi Brie (she/her • tc) 01:58, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Current nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on May 6[edit]

Interstate 405 (Oregon)

  • ... that the unfinished Interstate 405 was used to mark the border between two of Oregon's congressional districts? Source: Hughes, Harold E. (May 26, 1965). "Legislature Fixes Congressional Boundaries; Vote Ends Five-Day Deadlock". The Oregonian. p. 1.
    • ALT1:... that the studios of KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon, were demolished to make way for Interstate 405? Source: "KGW Radio, Television Using Modern Broadcasting Center". The Oregon Journal. June 7, 1965. p. 10.

Improved to Good Article status by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 20:24, 9 May 2021 (UTC).

Kevin Kelley (American football)

  • Reviewed: Hal Stowe
  • Comment: More biographical information will be available once Presbyterian publishes a bio of him on their athletics site and more news stories break; head coaching record is currently incomplete (does not include record for 2002 and 2003 seasons) but I will add those when I find them.

Created by PCN02WPS (talk). Self-nominated at 04:35, 7 May 2021 (UTC).

Charles Irving (surgeon)

Irving's apparatus for distillation of seawater
Irving's apparatus for distillation of seawater
  • ... that James Cook used Charles Irving's apparatus (pictured) to produce fresh water during his second voyage? Source: Beaglehole, John C. (1961). The journals of Captain James Cook on his voyages of discovery: The voyage of the Resolution and Adventure, 1772-1775, p. xxvi. Also in [45].
    • ALT1:... that Charles Irving was the surgeon on HMS Racehorse during an attempt to sail to the North Pole? Source: Ann Savours, "A Very Interesting Point in Geography": The 1773 Phipps Expedition towards the North Pole [46]

Moved to mainspace by Kusma (talk). Self-nominated at 10:22, 7 May 2021 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting life, on fine sources, subscription sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. I could approve ALT1 right away, but think the original is closer to what he stood for. It relies on readers knowing that Cook was a seafarer, and I am not sure they do. Perhaps use the phrase from the lead about distilling seawater? ... and/or bring the voyage link more to the beginning? - Both images are licensed, but the apparatus doesn't show well in small size. The ships show the time, but "sail" supplies a similar information. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:24, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Gerda Arendt. The image is a bit "some confusing technical drawing" at any size, but I guess people could still find it interesting. Here are slight reformulations including seawater/putting the voyage to the front.
If this runs with the image, "distillation of seawater" is in the image caption, though, and shouldn't need to be stated in the hook again. —Kusma (t·c) 10:41, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Jim Johnson (ice hockey, born 1942)

5x expanded by Bloom6132 (talk). Self-nominated at 08:03, 7 May 2021 (UTC).

Photography game

  • ... that photography video games often play like non-violent shooter games, with the player equipped with a camera instead of a gun? Source: "such games essentially deconstruct the first-person shooter ... an act of reconstruction that doesn't involve the gun reticle" Wired

Created/expanded by Smurrayinchester (talk). Self-nominated at 14:13, 6 May 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on May 7[edit]

Cut glass

Cut glass punchbowl, 1895
Cut glass punchbowl, 1895
  • ... that John Ruskin wrote that "all cut glass is barbarous; for the cutting conceals its ductility and confuses it with crystal"?Source: page 32 in Sparke, Penny, "At the Margins of Modernism: The Cut - Crystal Object in the Twentieth Century", 1995, Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 1995 , 77 ( 1 ) : 31-38, PDF
  • Reviewed: coming

Created by Johnbod (talk). Self-nominated at 21:28, 11 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Moved to mainspace 7 May. Other pics are available. Johnbod (talk) 21:32, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Tō-Ō Nippō

The first issue of the Tō-Ō Nippō
The first issue of the Tō-Ō Nippō

5x expanded by Mccunicano (talk). Self-nominated at 02:35, 11 May 2021 (UTC).


  • ... that a chemical called ROY has eleven crystalline forms including red, orange and yellow examples? Source: Red–orange–yellow reclaims polymorph record with help from molecular cousin [48]
  • Comment: Note that article title has incorrect brackets owing to a technical limitation and it might be better to use "ROY" as its name.

Created by Michael D. Turnbull (talk). Self-nominated at 15:17, 10 May 2021 (UTC).

Jamie Arthur

  • Reviewed: Pending

5x expanded by Kosack (talk). Self-nominated at 12:05, 10 May 2021 (UTC).

  • checkY Article has been 5x expanded according to DYKcheck tool, nominated in time (5x expansion started 7 May, nominated 10 May), and article is within policy. Earwig Copyvio does say 28.1% chance of copyvio, but that is a false positive- it's only picking up names of events
  • checkY Hook is short enough, interesting, in the article, and well cited
  • ☒N QPQ not yet done
  • Symbol question.svg The article is fine but Kosack please provide a QPQ for this nomination. Will come back to pass nomination once QPQ is done. Joseph2302 (talk) 16:19, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Toma Kamijo

  • ... that Toma Kamijo ranked first in a survey asking people what fictional character they would name their potential son after?
Source: Anime News Network
  • ALT1: ... that Toma Kamijo's ability, Imagine Breaker, was served in a cafe as a drink with a hand in it?
Source: Anime News Network
  • ALT2: ... that Toma Kamijo is often referred to by a statement akin to "the absolute madman"?
Source: Anime News Network
Source: Anime News Network
  • Reviewed: Exempt

Created by Link20XX (talk). Self-nominated at 18:27, 9 May 2021 (UTC).


5x expanded by Sammi Brie (talk). Self-nominated at 06:58, 8 May 2021 (UTC).

Greenwich Savings Bank Building

Greenwich Savings Bank Building
Greenwich Savings Bank Building

Created by Epicgenius (talk). Self-nominated at 19:20, 7 May 2021 (UTC).

Prescott punch

Prescott in 2002
Prescott in 2002
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Mariembourg
  • Comment: Date request for 16 May. I wouldn't class this as negative about Prescott: he embraced the incident, which didn't harm his popularity, and even subtitled his autobiography Pulling No Punches - Dumelow (talk) 07:38, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 07:38, 7 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Seems weird that we would put an image our own project considers to be non-commercial and non-free, on our own main page. Dylsss(talk contribs) 16:56, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Hi Dylsss, the image is from Commons, what makes it unfree? - Dumelow (talk) 17:00, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
See {{Non-free Philippines government}}, Commons considers this to be in the public domain because it regards the non-commercial restiriction as a non-copyright restriction. We, however, consider this to be non-free, I just thought I'd bring this up as the main page strictly cannot have any non-free content. Dylsss(talk contribs) 17:10, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Just a drive-by comment, but Commons actually does not accept works with non-commercial restrictions if that is the only license. Furthermore, this isn't actually a restriction on commercial use, as the law says No copyright shall subsist in any work of the Government of the Philippines. However, prior approval of the government agency or office wherein the work is created shall be necessary for exploitation of such work for profit. According to c:COM:Philippines#Government works, this is not a copyright restriction, as "requires approval" does not mean "forbidden". Nevertheless (without doing a full review), I would recommend that the image not be run on the main page, due to the murky copyright situation and because the portrait is not much wider than the 150px minimum. Epicgenius (talk) 19:34, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
There are better photos of Prescott but later in his career. More than happy for this to run without an image - Dumelow (talk) 22:54, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
For what it's worth, if Commons said that the "approval for profit" thing doesn't count as a copyright restriction, shouldn't the image technically be fine then? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 09:23, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

UT Arlington Mavericks men's wheelchair basketball

Jim Hayes
Jim Hayes

Created by Michael Barera (talk), Erspencer013 (talk), Straight from the stacks (talk), and Thirty2021AprilMe (talk). Nominated by Michael Barera (talk) at 02:24, 7 May 2021 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on May 8[edit]

The Saint Paul Hotel

The hotel in 2006
The hotel in 2006
  • ... that when The Saint Paul Hotel (pictured) was built in 1908-10, a rathskeller was carved into the sandstone beneath the building? Source: "a rathskeller underground, hewn out of solid white sand rock underlying the site" from [49]

Created by MB (talk) and Doncram (talk). Nominated by MB (talk) at 03:56, 11 May 2021 (UTC).

LaSalle D. Leffall Jr.

  • Dr. Leffall was the first African-American surgical oncologist to become president of six medical societies.

Source: https://bulletin.facs.org/2016/03/dr-and-mrs-lasalle-d-leffall-jr-paying-it-forward/

Created/expanded by Smit1296 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:20, 8 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Sadly this is an autofail, as even if the nomination was properly formatted it is neither a newly-created article nor is it a 5x expansion (article began at 2887b of readable prose and is currently at 4557b). The article requires considerable work before becoming eligible for DYK. Morgan695 (talk) 03:52, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Charles R. Drew

  • Charles Richard Drew’s research on blood plasma aided in the storage and viability of blood for transfusions.

Source: https://www.biography.com/scientist/charles-drew

Created/expanded by Tole7833 (talk). Self-nominated at 03:18, 8 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg @Tole7833: This article wasn't expanded 5x so it isn't eligible for DYK. Guettarda (talk) 15:37, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Cuddles Marshall

  • Reviewed: IOU

5x expanded by Muboshgu (talk). Self-nominated at 20:30, 9 May 2021 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Extensive citations, good length, well-written. Only issue is that your nomination does not wikilink to the article that you have performed a DYK nomination for, violating the QPQ requirement (what is "IOU" referring to in this context?). ViperSnake151  Talk  21:33, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Alfred Tippinge