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Please use this page for discussions surrounding the creation of "Did You Know" items for April Fools' Day 2015

Areas of work needed to complete the front page are:

Ground rules for this activity along with a list of participants may be found on the Main talk page.


April Fools Did You Know items should present some trivia that can be presented in a manner that is possibly unbelievable to the reader. This can be done through words or names that mean two different things, shortened names, unbelievable facts, unrelated facts, etc. The normal written and unwritten rules for Did You Know (DYK) are followed, with these exceptions...

  • DYK articles, for the April Fools DYK, are allowed to be taken from the year prior to April Fool's Day, as long as they have not previously been featured on DYK. The normal "7 day" rule for expansion and nominating is not followed. The article must be created between last April 1st and next March 31st, or have been expanded five times the size it was last April 1st by next March 31st. This exception started in 2006 and has been utilized since.
  • Proper capitalization, title formatting, and linking standards, may be disregarded only if doing this will give away the joke. This should be done as little as possible. (example from 2009: "... that Caviar, Chardonnay, and Hot Cocoa compete for the love of Ray J? ")

All other Wikipedia rules and guidelines still apply. Pay special attention to Wikipedia's Biographies of living persons guidelines if your hook relates to a living person.

Remember, we are trying to confuse and mislead Wikipedians and visitors, not lie to them. Keep all hooks and articles completely truthful, but outrageous. (examples from 2010: A hook claiming Dmitry Medvedev died in 2005 is ok, saying Mikheil Saakashvili died is not.)

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 the DYK criteria except, per above, the normal new enough rule (long 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 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.

If you want to confirm that an article is ready to be placed on a later update, or note that there is an issue with the article or hook, please use the following symbols to point the issues out:

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Symbol delete vote.svg {{subst:DYKno}} No Article is either completely ineligible, or else requires considerable work before becoming eligible

Please consider using {{subst:DYKproblem|Article|header=yes|sig=yes}} on the nominator's talk page, in case they do not notice that there is an issue.


Note for nominators: Please ensure that you list your nomination on Template talk:Did you know under the correct date as well as listing it below.

Awaiting verification[edit]

Seventy One

  • ... that 71 is 3 miles (4.8 km) long?
  • ALT1:... that 71 is a stream in Pennsylvania?
  • ALT2:... that 71 discharges 1.26 million gallons per day?
  • ALT3:If you'd rather have the name spelled out, that can be done, but I think the number is a bit hookier.
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/George A. Zentmyer
  • Comment: I made this article specifically for April Fools. Who knows why it has such an odd name? Pretty much any statement about the stream sounds hooky.

Moved to mainspace by Jakec (talk). Self nominated at 00:31, 12 January 2015 (UTC).

Fufu (dog)

Created by Prioryman (talk). Self nominated at 22:55, 5 February 2015 (UTC).

  • Comments:
    1. The hook is inaccurate in referring to "Crown Princess", a title which doesn't currently exist.
    2. This seems like a potential BLP (and in Thailand, possibly criminal) issue. Since the WP:DYK rules state that "articles and hooks that focus unduly on negative aspects of living individuals or promote one side of an ongoing dispute should be avoided," this hook might not appropriate for the Main Page. --Paul_012 (talk) 06:27, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
Agree with Paul. A dog being conferred the title of "Air Chief Marshal" is hooky enough IMO. --Redtigerxyz Talk 06:54, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
Well, if it's got an iron-clad source (and I'm not saying it does) I don't see a BLP problem, but I do think the dog's name might be enough. EEng (talk) 05:37, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
Added former and linked article in original hook. Fuebaey (talk) 16:11, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Nada, Hainan

  • ... that 220,000 people live in Nada?
  • Reviewed: Elvy Kalep
  • Comment: for April Fool's Day

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self nominated at 09:14, 23 February 2015 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg How is this a joke? I am guessing that "Nada" (a Spanish-language word for nothing) is the punchline? However, I am certain that not everyone in the world knows Spanish. Maybe adding the English translation to Nada would be beneficial for this hook in parenthesis? jona(talk) 00:46, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
  • No way. Explaining a joke would totally ruin it. And I've yet to meet any English speaker who doesn't know what nada means. Sure the word is Spanish in origin, but it has long entered the English lexicon. It's listed in the American Heritage and Collins dictionaries, and Merriam Webster says its first known use in English was 1867. -Zanhe (talk) 05:26, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Verified hooks[edit]

Alien Spidy

Created by Sven Manguard (talk). Self nominated at 00:41, 28 April 2014 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Date and length OK, hook citation checks out. The hook is fun and I see no objection to using it outside 1 April. A fully-cited and clearly-written, nice article. Just two points: (1) The word "grapple" has a disambig link; IMO it doesn't need a link at all, really. (2) No QPQ yet, though you have had more than 5 successful DYK noms. So if you could please remove the disambig link, and either do a QPQ review or explain why you don't need to, then this nom is good to go. --Storye book (talk) 07:09, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
  • I should add that the article contains a non-free image, but the rationale and image licence check out OK.--Storye book (talk) 07:46, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Oh, I'm so sorry, don't know how I missed it. Had to giggle about that. Thanks for your patience! And thanks for the delink. All is well.
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. --Storye book (talk) 19:25, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Card money

Created by Crisco 1492 (talk) and Godot13 (talk). Self nominated at 09:11, 11 September 2014 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough; long enough; neutral; QPQ done; no copyvio, close-paraphrasing, or plagiarism; hooks are cited; the hooks are a bit vague for regular DYK but nice for April Fools' Day; I don't know how this works but if there is an April Fools holding area you'd better move it there. (That will be Nine of Diamonds for the review, please; if you only have Queens, I have change). Belle (talk) 14:22, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Blast, all I've got are aces. Got change? (Moved to holding). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:43, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

The Radha Krsna temple (album)

Created by JG66 (talk). Nominated by Cinosaur (talk) at 12:40, 14 September 2014 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Good length, good quality, no bugs to report (pun intended), and the hook is cited. I bet you this would be a Good Article by the time that AFD actually comes around. I personally think ALT1 is the more clever hook of the two. ViperSnake151  Talk  18:11, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your review, ViperSnake151. Do you think that, even if the article does become a GA before April 1 next year, it could be featured twice in DYK on both counts? Regards, Cinosaur (talk) 15:17, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
No, an article may only feature on DYK once. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:31, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Hawkeye7, I thought that an article is eligible for DYK both when it is created/expanded and when it is promoted to the GA status. Or are you referring to D1 of DYK Supplementary guidelines? Regards, Cinosaur (talk) 01:38, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes, per rule D1, it is eligible both times but may only appear once. Hawkeye7 (talk) 10:30, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Statue of James II, Trafalgar Square

  • ... that James II lay on his back for a year amid grass and weeds after he was overthrown to make way for Edward VII?

5x expanded by Prioryman (talk), Another Believer (talk), Ham (talk). Nominated by Prioryman (talk) at 22:51, 29 November 2014 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough, expanded more than five fold.. The hook isn't exactly what's written in the article. An alternate would be "that James II lay on his back for more than a year amid grass and weeds..." etc. Kerowyn Leave a note 07:14, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  • I think it's a pretty fair reflection of what's in the article. The statue was taken down (=overthrown - an archaic usage) to make way for Edward VII's coronation stands. The advantage of including it is that there is a double pun in the hook - that James II was overthrown to make way for Edward VII (rather than William of Orange) and that he lay on his back for a year afterwards. Prioryman (talk) 08:41, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Alex Chinneck

Under the Weather but Over the Moon (2013) From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes (2013)

  • ALT1:... that Alex Chinneck built a house (pictured) upside down?
  • ALT2:... that the front slipped off Alex Chinneck's house (pictured)?
  • ALT3:... that a building by Alex Chinneck appeared to float?
  • Reviewed: Second nomination - but since this is not going to hit the main page for a while: Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola (two articles), Eva Beem and Monsters Among Us
  • Comment: Thinking about going for 1st April - plenty of material for other hooks, so feel free to chip in. If this does go ahead, I'll probably expand his listed works.

Created by Pigsonthewing (talk), Fuebaey (talk). Nominated by Fuebaey (talk) at 21:12, 26 November 2014 (UTC).

  • I agree that this should probably go to AFMP. It Is Me Here t / c 12:57, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. Going for the original hook or ALT2 which I think are better. If ALT2 were used, there is an image that could be included in the nomination. The article is neutral and I detected no copyright/close paraphrasing issues. For April 1st? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:19, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the review. I've added the images (cc-by-sa 2.0), if they help. Preferably for Fools Day. Fuebaey (talk) 03:38, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Osama bin Laden (elephant)

  • ... that after his death, Osama bin Laden was identified by his lack of tusks?
  • ALT1:... that after the death of Osama bin Laden, Indian authorities were concerned by revenge attacks by elephants?
  • ALT2:... that before he was killed, Osama bin Laden was scared into the corner of a tea planation by the sound of drums played by Indian villagers?
  • Reviewed: Karl Haitana
  • Comment: Save for April Fools?

5x expanded by Miyagawa (talk) and 7&6=thirteen (). Self nominated at 15:05, 2 January 2015 (UTC).

  • Review Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go! Way more than a 5X expansion. New enough, long enough, timely DYK nomination. Meets core policies and guidelines, and in particular: is neutral; cites sources with inline citations; is free of close paraphrasing issues, copyright violations and plagiarism. QPQ confirmed. Article is easily long enough. Every paragraph is cited. Hook references are verified and cited. No copyright violations or too close paraphrasing. Earwig's copyvio detector The hook is really appealing andhooky enough, I think, and relates directly to the essence of the article. The ALTS all check out. They are all interesting, decently neutral, and appropriately cited. I agree that this should go in a special holding area for April Fools Day if the original hook is used. 7&6=thirteen () 15:44, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I'd added the reviewer as a co-creator due to the number of improvements conducted on the article. Therefore this one needs a re-review. Miyagawa (talk) 15:45, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'm good with ALT3. 7&6=thirteen () 11:22, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Also happy with that. Miyagawa (talk) 12:03, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I think someone else will be needed to approve ALT3 (which I think is a bit more hooky than the others). Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:43, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. ALT3 - great hook. AtsmeConsult 14:22, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Edit conflict. ALT3 - confirmed! GTG. Referenced properly. I hope ALT3 is selected, as it sounds real catchy.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 15:04, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
I personally think ALT0 is even more amusing. --Jakob (talk) 17:58, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Top Totty

Created by The C of E (talk). Self nominated at 10:40, 17 January 2015 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Article is new enough. Article is about 200 character too short. Article is well referenced and not a stub. Hook is intriguing and correctly formatted. AGF on offline refs. I detected no close paraphrasing or copy vios. Will be good to go once it has been slightly expanded. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:58, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
@Philafrenzy: I ran it through the javascript character count and it came up at 1,500 exactly. Nevertheless I have added a couple more characters to expand it. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:37, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
I am getting 1403 in the Word plain text calculator. Can you find another 97? Philafrenzy (talk) 10:08, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
@Philafrenzy: Expanded. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 12:36, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Good to go. You know you could easily justify a fair-use pic of the pump clip? In fact, I would say it was essential. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:52, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Incidentally, I have just noticed that the article does not explain the meaning of the term "Top totty" in British culture. It's not essential but would be a useful addition. Philafrenzy (talk) 13:10, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

The Game (mind game)

Youlose cropped.jpg

Improved to Good Article status by Bilorv (talk). Self nominated at 18:26, 13 November 2014 (UTC).

  • Great hook and great candidate for last slot, but really it deserves first slot. EEng (talk) 23:22, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. There are three images in the article, so I did consider pictures, but I think they all look way too small at 100x100 pixels (see [[1]]). Bilorv (Talk)(Contribs) 07:45, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
I predict that a cunning crop of the toilet seat, with the note visible, would get a MILLION CLICKS! EEng (talk) 19:30, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
I'm not an expert with images on Wikipedia — if you can crop the toilet seat so the note is readable at 100x100px, I think it'd be a great picture, but I'm not sure I can manage it. Bilorv (Talk)(Contribs) 21:01, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
  • See above, not what I'd hoped for, but frankly I think anything showing a toilet with a mysterious note will get plenty of clicks. And let me suggest:
ALT3A :... that if you finish this sentence you'll lose The Game?
ALT3B :... that if you read to the end of this sentence you'll lose The Game?
ALT4: ... that you've just lost The Game? (alternative mode of losing pictured) Parentheses suggested by EEng. Moved to its own ALT. — Bilorv (talk)(contribs) 19:41, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

EEng (talk) 03:32, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Okay, I like the image and I think we should use it. I think ALT3A is better than ALT3B, but I still prefer my original hooks (and like ALT2 over ALT1 or the original). Which hook(s) do you think is/are best? Bilorv (Talk)(Contribs) 08:56, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
The point of ALT3A/B is that you haven't lost The Game until you think of The Game, which doesn't happen until you get to the end of sentence. (There are some philosophical problems in all of this, but we needn't go into those.) But I'll leave that choice to others. EEng (talk) 10:35, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
I think that the ALT3s work better if you already understand what The Game is (it sounds like a prank message you might send to a friend who understands the in-joke). As a hook on what I would imagine most people would not understand immediately, I think "you've just lost The Game" is something that would be quicker understood when you visited the article, and is an oft-used line in the realm of game-losing. Bilorv (Talk)(Contribs) 11:13, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
Fine. I wouldn't designate it for April 1 though -- too much competition for first slot, and this can run any time. EEng (talk) 17:03, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
Can it run at any time? Technically speaking, the hook's fact doesn't have an inline citation in the article and it's not a particularly neutral hook either. Currently, there is only one hook nominated for April 1 (which I understand is still a while away) which has a picture, and the Main Page has had 3 DYK sets for the past 4 years. I would also be willing to remove the picture (although would be sorry to waste your efforts in cropping) if it was necessary, and put it in a lower slot. Bilorv (Talk)(Contribs) 17:50, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
Even in the somewhat rulebound world of DYK this hook should be fine any time -- it doesn't assert a "fact" needing citation. Here, I'll ping two of our most respected DYK "old hands" to verify that. BlueMoonset, Crisco 1492 -- PING! EEng (talk) 00:02, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Facepalm3.svg Facepalm Oh the things people come up with. I think, for April Fools day, this is fine. The rules are cited, and if you read about something you think about it (even if you don't know exactly what you are thinking about), so it's really not OR. The "you" construct is another thing, but Fish Day is usually more relaxed about that. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:09, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

No-one's commented for a few days. What's happening with the hook? I'd prefer to use ALT2 with the image on April Fool's day. Any objections? — Bilorv (Talk)(Contribs) 09:10, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Comment: If the picture is going to be used, then (pictured) or something like that should be included in the hook itself. HYH.124 (talk) 06:12, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Do you have any suggestions for a hook for this article including "(pictured)"? Personally, I think it would be annoying and get in the way of the joke wherever you try to put it. We might be able to bend the rules just once for April Fools' Day, but maybe we need someone more experienced in DYK to verify that would be fine first. — Bilorv (Talk)(Contribs) 07:23, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • I see EEng has added "(alternative mode of losing pictured)" to the above hooks. It seems to me like this is long and clunky, and raises the question of what the picture is an "alternative" to, since no other mode of losing is mentioned in the hook. I think I would prefer to run the hook without the picture than with it containing "(alternative mode of losing pictured)", but there's been no response to my questioning of whether we can use the image without any form of "(pictured)". — Bilorv (Talk)(Contribs) 18:17, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure something like (pictured) because otherwise, on Main Page, it's unclear even which hook the picture goes with. I realize (alternative mode) etc. is clunky, but actually I think that's part of its charm. EEng (talk) 21:27, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
Hooks are supposed to be intriguing. If you want people to read your article, run it in the first DYK slot with the picture. The whole point it to get people to go "Wha... what? <click>". Trust me on this one. EEng (talk) 18:22, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
Is the simple hook (in full bold) not more intriguing? I'd also add that it's not my article*, and my main purpose in this particular DYK would be to elicit a few laughs from a simple joke in the hook, rather than solely to bait them to the article. *As for whether it's my hook, I don't think we have a rule on that — if I end up being outvoted, maybe it's better to go along with what someone else thinks than to blindly stick to my original idea.Bilorv (Talk)(Contribs) 19:11, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
I always think the nominator's hook preference should get somewhat more weight. EEng (talk) 23:03, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
I'd agree that adding the parenthetical at the end takes all the wind out of the joke. —Akrabbimtalk 19:12, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
Which ALT would you prefer, and would you still leave the image there without brackets? — Bilorv (talk)(contribs) 19:41, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure there has to be something in the hook to allow the reader to know that this is the hook (and not the 6 others appearing with it) is associated with photo. EEng (talk) 19:47, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
Personally I don't think the image is necessary for the joke. It's hard to see what the sticky note says at that resolution anyway. —Akrabbimtalk 20:20, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
I've cropped this image. Would it be any better? — Bilorv (talk)(contribs) 20:43, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
I Lost cropped.png
Actually, this img really misses the point. "I lost the game" could apply to anything, while "YOU just lost the game" goes to the heart of the matter -- by causing someone to think of the game, you make him lose.EEng (talk) 21:17, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────The other image used second person ("YOU"), but it doesn't mention "The Game" and is difficult to read at that small size. It could be cropped even further to just show the post-it note, but otherwise I think the second image is, at least, better. "I lost the game" isn't wrong — it's a common catchphrase used and less ambiguous than "You lost". EDIT: I also think it would be easier to get away with not using "(pictured)" with the second image. — Bilorv (talk)(contribs) 09:42, 6 December 2014 (UTC) Edit made — Bilorv (talk)(contribs) 09:47, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Good point. As much as I hate to lose the toilet, I think "I lost" is best after all. EEng (talk) 11:42, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Review request for article. Above is yet another extended hook discussion. Pick one (or some) and be prepared to lose. Fuebaey (talk) 01:22, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
    Hold my drink. I'm going in... — LlywelynII 13:06, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg 1) The article's pass had not actually been noted in the Talk page discussion but occurred at 21:12, 12 November 2014‎, the day before this submission. 2) 6.5k readable characters per script, well over the minimum. 3) Has various minor grammatical and MOS issues but nothing in violation of policy, given that the subject matter itself already passed (repeated) attempts at deletion. 4) Earwig's tool finds repeated issues with plagiarism... by other sites of this article. The matched passage from Tolstoy's bio is appropriately done up as a quote. 5) QPQ doesn't seem to be needed. 6) Various issues about the image are irrelevant. This very nature of this hook requires it go in the last slot, which resolves any issues concerning how to snarkily format the (pictured) tag. [Further, only ALT4 is even currently formatted to mention the pictures. The original hook is what we should go with: the article is about The Game, not you lost the game. (Although it's amusing that that is a redirect...)] 7) April Fool's should be fine, though poor editors who go down to look at the list ahead of time... — LlywelynII 13:30, 19 January 2015 (UTC)


Created by Prioryman (talk). Self nominated at 22:17, 12 January 2015 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg. Length is good (2600+ characters readable text). Newness is good (12 January creation). Hook is good, cited in text, and appropriate for April Fools' Day use. No problems with copyvio / close paraphrasing according to both Earwig's tool and my own audits of the cited sources. You're good to go here. Squeamish Ossifrage (talk) 15:30, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
  • IMO, the main hook lacks ingenuity to qualify for a Fools' Day DYK. How about the ALT1 or something along this line? Otherwise, it clearly doesn't belong here. Regards, Cinosaur (talk) 11:29, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  • You're allowed to change capitalization for April Fools' Day, but not spelling. ALT1 is not acceptable. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 19:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  • And the word Skye has nothing to do, etymologically, with sky in any case. Prioryman (talk) 20:55, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes, Prioryman, I'm aware that there is no etymological link between the two words, but it's not that there must be one. And too bad, Mandarax, that we're not allowed to tweak the spelling. Thanks for pointing this out. Still, the name of the island is just begging to be used in the hook. How about ALT2 and ALT3? Regards, Cinosaur (talk) 22:47, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  • In all honesty I don't particularly like either. If there's a pun in there I'm not getting it. Prioryman (talk) 07:54, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Fair enough, Prioryman, it's your hook, after all. I just thought that making it sound as if the monster was seen "in the sky" would render the hook truly "presented in a manner that is possibly unbelievable to the reader" – something I find almost completely lacking in the original hook. Regards, Cinosaur (talk) 08:22, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I wasn't intending to be "unbelievable" but to invoke the Loch Ness Monster - you can bet many people will click on the link thinking of that. Prioryman (talk) 08:43, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Oh, I see. Somehow the intended allusion has eluded me. To make it stronger for the likes of me, you may consider ALT4&5 or something similar. For one thing, in my eyes the words "spotted" or "found" are much less of a giveaway that the "monster" is just an archaeological find than "discovered". Cinosaur (talk) 09:43, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • ALT5 won't do, as the creature they discovered definitely wasn't any kind of sibling to Nessie (and it's too obvious anyway) but ALT4 has possibilities. How about this alternative as a development of it? Prioryman (talk) 13:20, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • ALT6 ... that the existence of a sea monster in Scotland has finally been proven?
  • Great! Mandarax, are you OK with us using this hook instead? Prioryman (talk) 08:22, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • My only issue was the spelling change. I haven't really looked at anything else, so I have no further objections. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 20:42, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • As the original DYK reviewer, I'd consider ALT6 to be entirely fine (and better than the original option). Squeamish Ossifrage (talk) 20:29, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Cádiz Memorial

  • ... that the Prince of Wales's bum was exposed to public view in London on his 54th birthday and has been visible ever since?

5x expanded by Prioryman (talk). Self nominated at 18:56, 1 February 2015 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg. Interesting article though with many quotes. Length, date and reference to hook conform to DYK rules. No copy vio noted.--Nvvchar. 04:37, 6 February 2015 (UTC)