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Did you know? (DYK) entries are interesting facts that many people may not know. On this page possible entries are listed and members of the DYK project assess the nominations for the DYK section. DYKs are listed on the Main Page.

How to enter a DYK

List articles on this page under the Nominations area, below. The newest nominations go at the top. If you would like to make a nomination, you should read the rules below.

If there is a picture that you would like to see used with your nomination, please add it with your nomination as shown below. Any user may nominate a DYK suggestion.


  • Only one article can be nominated for a Did You Know hook.
    • This does not mean there can only be one link in the hook. It means the hook is to feature one article.
    • This main article is the link which is in bold. This article must meet the DYK rules.
    • Any other links in the hook are minor links.
  • Information presented in any article nominated for DYK should be verifiable and unbiased. There must be a citation of a credible source to support the fact contained in the hook.
    • Articles that are tagged for bias with {{NPOV}} or for lack of accuracy with {{Disputed}} are not suitable for DYK.
    • Articles where facts are questioned with {{fact}} tags may not be suitable.
  • The article linked should be easy to read.
  • Articles nominated for DYK should not be too short.
    • Three-sentence stubs are not suitable.
    • The text of the article must be at least 800 characters. The number of characters can be measured with this tool.
  • The hook used to encourage people to read the article should be interesting to read. Information mentioned in the hook should be in the article text (not in a footnote, or in a linked reference, or in an infobox).
    • Whether a hook is not interesting should not be a matter for only one reviewer to decide. The first reviewer marks as {{DYKalmost}} if they feel the hook is not sufficiently interesting, with wording like "Is there a more interesting hook?". If 2 assessors (including the initial one) agree that the hook is uninteresting and no alternative has been put forward, the nomination is rejected with {{DYKno}} and advice to the nominator that "2 reviewers feel that this hook is not interesting, please suggest an alternative hook."
    • Articles may be re-nominated, but a different hook must be chosen. Also, two different hooks of the same article should not be added to the same update or updates that follow each other.
  • DYKs should not be very good articles (VGA) already as VGAs already get their own spotlight on the Main Page as the "Selected article".
Proposed facts should
Suggested facts (also known as hooks) should be
Suggested pictures should be
Have in-line citationsInterestingFrom Wikimedia Commons
Articles on living people must be carefully checked to make sure that no unsourced negative information is in the articleShort (less than about 200 characters, including spaces)Small (100x100px)[1]
Articles with good references and citations are needed.NeutralAlready in the article
  1. Formatting for pictures is: [[File:image name |right|100x100px]] and placed above the suggested fact.
  • Editors may only nominate up to four hooks at any one time. If more nominations are desired, existing nominations must either be removed, promoted to one of the DYK queues or placed in the holding area.
  • Hooks cannot be moved to a queue or removed from the nominations page until they have been there for a minimum of three days. The only exception to this are hooks that can be "snowed". Hooks can also be removed if there has been no input from the nominator after five days from the last review. Unreviewed hooks however cannot be removed until there has been a review.


Please use one of the following templates when reviewing nominations.

SymbolCodeReady for DYK?Description
 {{DYKyes}}YesNo problems, ready for DYK
 {{DYKagf}}Yes, WP:AGFHook cited to a source not on the Internet, but to a reliable publication.
 {{DYKfixed}}Yes, issue fixed.The issue preventing DYK, or request for improvement has now been fixed.
 {{DYKalmost}}AlmostArticle is on the way to being ready for DYK, but the reviewer has questions.
 {{DYKno}}NoArticle is unable to be used on DYK, the time limit has passed, or there are larger reservations.


Please add new nominations below with newer nominations at the top. Nominations should be headed with a ===Level Three=== header containing a link to the article that the hook is from. If possible, all hooks should contain a relevant file from Wikimedia Commons – this can be a picture or a sound. The subject article should be '''bolded'''.


BMO Field and BC Place

Bradley Winslow

Sanna Marin

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Opal Lee

Tomorrow's Pioneers

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

Holding area

Hooks that are ready to be moved to a queue for update may be held in this area until a space in a queue comes available. To be eligible to move into this area, a hook must meet all of the promotion guidelines as outlined above. Hooks in this area do not count towards a user's nomination limit. If you change or re-review a hook in this area, it must be moved back to the main nominations section for discussion to continue. The only changes permitted here are formatting or spelling changes, or adding an associated file.

Saddam Hussein

Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211

Gustavo Petro

Can't Help Falling in Love

Thomas Mifflin

Anthony Albanese

Justin Trudeau

Bally's Chicago

Lincoln Bible

Ketanji Brown Jackson

  • that Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first public defender, and the first black woman, to become an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States?
  • Something in the Way

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