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This page is for nominations to appear in the "Did you know" section on the Main Page. For the discussion page see WT:DYK. Nominations that have been approved are moved to a staging area, from which the articles are promoted into the Queue.


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May 19 1
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May 23 1
May 30 1
June 1 2
June 2 1 1
June 6 1 1
June 7 1
June 8 1
June 10 2 1
June 12 4 1
June 14 5 2
June 15 2 1
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June 18 1
June 19 2 1
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June 25 2 1
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June 29 3
June 30 2 1
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July 2 4 2
July 4 8 3
July 5 2
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July 10 5 3
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July 12 7 2
July 13 10 7
July 14 3 2
July 15 4
July 16 7 4
July 17 11 6
July 18 11 6
July 19 10 1
July 20 11 3
July 21 6 1
July 22 5 1
July 23 2
Total 203 72
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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 (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, 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.
  • Consider adding {{Did you know nominations/YOUR ARTICLE TITLE}} to the article's talk page (without a section heading‍—‌the template adds a section heading automatically).

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.
  • Add a link to the nomination subpage at Wikipedia:Did you know/Removed to help in tracking removals.

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 May 10[edit]

Dianthus plumarius

Dianthus plumarius, garden pink
Dianthus plumarius, garden pink
  • Reviewed Melanerpes
  • Comment: I'm actually torn on whether to rename the article Garden pink, as per Wikipedia:Article titles advice on using the common, expected name over the formal one. Also, are we supposed to include an alt hook at the start? Or is alt1 really just for review suggestion based on reviews? Also, I see conflicting source formats, is there one that's the preferred way? Is the source following the hook just for the reviewer, or will it be used in the accepted hook, somehow? Should it be quoting the article to prove the hook is used in it, or should it be showing the citation used to footnote the fact in question?

Created by Kazvorpal (talk). Self-nominated at 02:55, 12 May 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article created on 11 May and DYK nominated on 12 May. So fits within 7 day range. Both the hooks are within 200 character limit. QPQ done. 1582 B (253 words) "readable prose size" which is just above 1500 character limit. Reference 3 is a Bare URL so needs cleaning and it does not mention what article claims. Reference 4 is another encyclopedia so not sure if its allowed to cite. Reference 5 is a dead link. - Vivvt (Talk) 05:16, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
  • The fifth link works fine, I just checked it. As far as I know, the fourth link is considered acceptable, but I can change it if necessary. Link 3 is fixed. — Kaz (talk) 16:12, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
Symbol possible vote.svg The referecnes used do not support the hook statement, they refer to the genus as a whole, and not this one species.--Kevmin § 19:04, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
  • No, if you read that entire reference, it includes this: "In the 16th Century, the Dianthus Plumarius was commonly referred to as a pink", that is the specific species in this article. It was in the 16th century, within 20 years of Dianthus Plumarius becoming documented as the flower called "pink", that the color becomes documented as being called pink. — Kaz (talk) 19:32, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svgThe Ripleys reference is contradicted by the Dictionary.com reference, so no the hook is not supported.--Kevmin § 15:27, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Dictionary.com is a poor source to be using in a scientific article anyway. SpinningSpark 16:09, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I don't think Kaz's review of Melanerpes can possibly count for QPQ. There is no sign that any of the five nominated articles were reviewed against the DYK criteria and the comment "I don't need to look at each article..." indicates that they were not. SpinningSpark 21:25, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
    I rejected the article based on other criteria. Clearly, I don't have to read the unnecessary list of five articles if I'm rejecting it. My objection was, in part, that the laundry list of five articles didn't meet the "interesting" standard. If he addressed my objection — which might involve REDUCING the number of articles — and I was going to accept it, then I'd need to read the (remaining) articles. Basic logic, really. — Kaz (talk) 05:56, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
    The issue is not that you rejected the nomination without doing a full review. I don't have a problem with that concept. The issue is that you have claimed it as meeting QPQ. In my view, QPQ requires a full review of the nomination. The whole point of QPQ is to reduce the workload on the volunteers doing the DYK preparation. If the problem you raised was fixed, could someone then look at that nom and say, "yes, the outstanding issues have been fixed, I can now accept this and move it to prep"? No, they could not, because a full review would still be required. What you have done is lazy, pushing the main work on to someone else but claiming the credit for yourself. SpinningSpark 09:59, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
    Obviously, quid quo pro does not require more than a justified rejection. That's just silly. If my objection is, in part, that five equally weighted articles linked makes it uninteresting, then of course I didn't need to read all five of the articles. That's bureaucratic nitwittery. — Kaz (talk) 18:01, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
    QPQ requires a review, not a promotion or rejection. If your judgement is that it is not worth doing a full review of Melanerpes, then you must review another article to meet QPQ. SpinningSpark 10:51, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
    Symbol question.svg @Kazvorpal: I'm afraid I agree with SpinningSpark's assessment here. While that comment was helpful, it cannot count as a full review (just as, for instance, this comment will not count as a QPQ for me). Please provide another review. Regards, Vanamonde (talk) 06:11, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Symbol delete vote.svg In my view this nomination should be struck completely unless far more reliable sources than 'Adrian' from Ripley's Believe It Or Not, plus an online dictionary can be found. Whilst the statement might prove to be true, far more than this Tertiary source is needed for such a fundamental DYK statement. I have discussed another concern about this article on its talk page. Nick Moyes (talk) 23:01, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 20[edit]


  • ... that the economy of Riwon is based on fishing, supplemented by the income of local members of the North Korean navy?
    • ALT1:... that local businesses and workers assisted the US landing at Riwon, North Korea, in 1950?
    • ALT2:... that the US and South Korean army landed at Riwon in late October 1950 and was pushing towards the Chinese border when the PRC's entrance into the Korean War forced them back?
    • ALT3:... that tanks were used as makeshift towtrucks during the US Army's landing at Riwon in late October 1950?
    • ALT4:... that North and South Koreans have different pronunciations for the town of Riwon?
  • Reviewed: Will do Eva Randová
  • Comment: @Reviewers: Don't worry. You only need to review the hook(s) most interesting to you.

Created by LlywelynII (talk). Self-nominated at 06:08, 25 May 2017 (UTC).

  • ALT3 seems the "hookiest" of these. I took the liberty of striking "late October" to reduce unnecessary length. —Patrug (talk) 18:15, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Undone. The length is well within standards and the dramatic shifts in the Korean War make noting the month necessary rather than un-. You're welcomed to read up on it.

    Also, without a review, your input is welcome but it's up to the reviewer which hook is most interesting to her or him. — LlywelynII 23:52, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
Reviewers read comments, too – because when you think about it, feedback from non-experts is quite relevant indeed in judging a hook's appeal for the general readership of the Main Page. Decades after an event, I can assure you that those readers will be utterly uninterested in the particular week from 1950. But of course, YMMV – best of luck. —Patrug (talk) 02:24, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Long enough, new enough, generally well-sourced and within polciy w.r.t. copyright and neutrality. Hook is referenced in the article, AGF since I can't access the google books link. Before I pass this, please address the {{cn}} tags I just added, and slightly expand the lead to mention why the subject is notable. HaEr48 (talk) 01:55, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your time. Weird about the Google Books link, unless you're in China without a VPN or something. The {{fact}} tags are a fair complaint and I'll see what I can do, although there may be nothing in English and we have to leave it as it is. If you don't understand notability, well, that's really on you. Human settlements qualify, and the article already has multiple secondary sources. {{expand lead}} and similar GOODARTICLE concerns are something for an article's talk page, not the DYK process. — LlywelynII 13:01, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
  • @LlywelynII: Thank you. One of the review criteria is "meets core policies and guidelines", so I think I'll ask you again to address the {{cn}} (even non-English source is fine), and add a sentence or two on the lead. I agree per WP:GEOLAND that settlements are notable, I'm just asking that the lead should include what's notable about the town. Per WP:LEAD: "It should identify the topic, establish context, explain why the topic is notable, and summarize the most important points". HaEr48 (talk) 06:58, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  • @HaEr48: You're welcome, though my VPN has crapped out and the cites will have to wait til I can use Google again. I'll point out that DYK just wants the hook cited and the points being addressed here are completely tangential to the article. I don't think they are any reason to hold up the review but you're the reviewer so that's your call. At most, you're just asking me to remove mention of its status as a county seat and that historical bit until the review passes, at which point I'll just add them back; seems unhelpful, but again your call. As far as notability, as you noted and then forgot, that's already done. It is a human settlement and there are already cites to that effect and links to its coordinates, which you can verify with the map program of your choosing. If you feel incapable of accepting that, you're welcome to add what you think is particularly interesting about the town or hand off the review to someone else. — LlywelynII 10:07, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  • @LlywelynII: The hook is not the only part that needs to be reviewed, the reviewing guide says the article must meet "core policies and guidelines", and "cites sources with inline citations" is one of the policies highlighted in particular. Frankly, rather than arguing I think improving the article would be a better use of your time. We're not litigants trying to find a hole in the process here, I'm here to review the article and makes sure it's of the appropriate quality before we feature it in the main page. HaEr48 (talk) 19:44, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I quite agree, but you have confused WP:DYK with WP:GOODARTICLE. This article does meet core policies and guidelines already, as you've already conceded. (It's notable because it's a settlement; the lead exists and mentions it's a settlement.) Having every single point sourced is not an issue and, if I can't find an English source for those two items, both of which came from other Wikipedia entries, it's more of a disservice to our WP:READERs to make me remove them just to process the WP:DYK unless you actually in good faith doubt their accuracy. Afaict, that's not actually the case.

    In any case, I'm not expanding the lead because it already accurately describes what is notable about this settlement and an extra sentence or two to make you feel better has nothing to do with general or DYK policy. You're welcome to move on and leave this to another reviewer, although that complaint is so questionable I'd look askance on using this as a QPQ in that case. I will look for the citations, of course, as soon as I can use Google again. — LlywelynII 00:33, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
Please do find the sources. Even if it's non-English it's fine by Wikipedia policy. I don't think it's "questionable" to ask for improvements before running the article in the main page. "cites sources with inline citations" is one of the core policies required by DYK. As for finding another reviewer, what's the point of a review process if you change reviewer until you find the one who's willing to approves the article? I did my job as a reviewer, it's you who refused to act on the review. HaEr48 (talk) 01:39, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
@LlywelynII: It is reasonable to ask for time to deal with citation issues, or to provide sources in other languages if English sources are not available. It is not reasonable to suggest that you do not need to address those issues, or that HaEr48 should move on if they are dissatisfied with the citations. WP:V is a core policy. For an article to pass DYK, it needs to meet that policy; which means that uncited material which has been challenged needs to be cited. No comment on the other issues. Vanamonde (talk) 14:24, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
  • "Due to the silting of the mouth of the Namdae, Riwon was located a little inland by the 1950s, with a larger port named Kunsŏn," is cited to a map. Does the map actually say this? Also, this is not that clear, "with a larger port" is an incomplete thought. I think this is some OR, but not totally sure what is being said. --2600:387:6:80D:0:0:0:5D (talk) 09:31, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 22[edit]

Pankaj Chandak

Created by Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Nick Moyes (talk) at 01:37, 29 May 2017 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg  —አቤል ዳዊት?(Janweh64) (talk) 04:04, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

  • It is new enough; the article was created on May 22 and nominated exactly 7 days later on May 29. At 2837 characters, it is long enough.
  • The education section has serious issues. It is either unsourced or very weakly sourced. The only source in the section contains little biographical info. [1]
  • This sentence is unsourced: "Chandak has been involved in communicating science to broader audiences. This has included presenting live demonstrations for The BBCChannel 5British Science Festival2016 and London Open House." And there may be more sourcing issues.
  • Fails Earwig's Copyvio Detector —አቤል ዳዊት?(Janweh64) (talk) 04:05, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

@Janweh64: Thank you for reviewing. I appreciate your comments and will work on them as I feel this is a good hook and page. Time is a factor but will make effort to improve this section.Whispyhistory (talk) 07:09, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

@Janweh64: The article creator (@Whispyhistory:) has now addressed the concerns you flagged, and we believe it is good to go for a second review attempt. The high Earwig Copyvio return has been reduced to 39% - but it was always the use of numerous unchangeable award names, hospital names and technical terms which caused most of that to be flagged. I don't think it can be reduced any further. Sorry for the delay in responding; I've been encouraging and guiding a new editor through this process - and I'm sure we've gained a really great new contributor to Wikipedia as a result. Regards from the UK Nick Moyes (talk) 11:50, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 23[edit]

Sun Yuanhua

Sun Yuanhua's 1632 diagrams illustrating simple star fort designs
Sun Yuanhua's 1632 diagrams illustrating simple star fort designs
  • ... that Ignatius Sun advocated for Ming China's adoption of "red-barbarian cannon" and fortifications to defend itself from the Manchu invasion that produced the Qing Dynasty?
    • ALT1:... that the Christian governor Ignatius Sun’s clemency towards two mutinous subordinates prompted the Ming to execute him?
    • ALT2:... that, of all Europe's military developments during the Renaissance, the Chinese military theorist Ignatius Sun was most impressed by the angled bastions of its star forts?
    • ALT3:... that Portuguese artillerists defended Dengzhou, China, to the death in 1632 but its Chinese governor Ignatius Sun not only surrendered but was freed by his captors for his earlier kindnesses?
    • ALT4:... that the Chinese military theorist Sun Yuanhua was a protégé of Matteo Ricci's convert and friend Paul Xu, who instructed him on the military applications of trigonometry?
    • ALT5:... that Ignatius Sun, the Christian governor of northern Shandong, played a part in the introduction of western science, technology, and culture into Joseon Korea?
    • ALT6:... that the Jiading estate of Chinese military theorist Sun Yuanhua was the site of an important meeting of Jesuit missionaries and converts dealing with the China rites controversy?
    • ALT7:... that Chinese scholar Ignatius Sun failed his imperial exam but nonetheless attracted support from the highest levels of government for his detailed and well-reasoned defense proposals?
    • ALT8:... that Sun Yuanhua’s niece married the grandson of his mentor Xu Guangqi?
  • Reviewed: Will do Lazy Afternoon
  • Comment: @Reviewers: Don't worry. You only need to review the hook(s) most interesting to you.

Created by LlywelynII (talk). Self-nominated at 04:45, 25 May 2017 (UTC).

  • ALT1 looks like the best of these. I shortened it slightly, to focus on the main point. —Patrug (talk) 18:25, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Undone. The length is fine and the Christianity, besides being the main focus of Western treatment of Sun, is also the main point of that particular hook. If that's confusing, you might need to read up on it. Further, people generally expect medieval China to be somewhat inhumane/strict in their justice. Their "ministry of justice" was the Ministry of Punishments. The hooky part of ALT1 is that Christian converts under the Ming even included provincial governors.

    As always, your input is welcome but it's up to the reviewer to choose the hook most interesting to him or her. Additionally, if you're not very well informed on the topic at hand (which seems to be the case in several of the hooks I've noticed you 'correcting' recently), you really should limit your edits to necessary ones: correcting misinformation; correcting misspellings and grammatical mistakes; avoiding BLP violations; and bringing the word count under 200 characters. As far as preferences, the creators', reviewers', and promoters' all outrank random passers'-by, and the creators already expressed their preference by writing the hook the way they did. — LlywelynII 23:55, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  • You can spare me the lecture. If you think about it for a moment, you'll realize that what's interesting for the general readership of the Main Page is not at all the same as what's important for experts on the topic, or for the article itself (which I'm certainly not touching). Fortunately, most reviewers realize the difference, and most hook creators eventually realize they can improve with edits & feedback from the non-expert readers they're supposedly trying to attract. Live & learn... Good luck. Patrug (talk) 02:24, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks! =) And sorry that your misinformation and poor hook formatting meant that I couldn't spare you a paragraph of what you took as a 'lecture'. If you do have any improvements, they are welcome and let us know. Still better, find something you're interested in and throw in a review. — LlywelynII 05:24, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Decent article, well written and interesting. New enough, long enough. Free of obvious copyvios. Appropriately cited to reliable sourced. Structure is a little odd; the "life" section is monstrously long, and could use some form of division. Also some terms that are likely to be unknown to outsiders should be linked or explained (this is not a DYK requirement, but would be very helpful). I've struck a few of the hooks as not being mentioned directly in the article; please do not unstrike them before making certain that the article supports them. The others seem okay: AGF on sources I cannot access. QPQ complete. Image is public domain, but I don't think it's a good idea to use it: it does not show up well at a small size, and is of an item that is difficult to work into a hook in any case. Is there a particular reason the hooks all link to a redirect? Otherwise, the links should all be changed. Vanamonde (talk) 17:56, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 30[edit]

1967 Penang Hartal riot

5x expanded by Earth (talk). Self-nominated at 10:19, 30 May 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I do not think the expansion of this article is large enough. I can't be sure as DYKcheck is not working properly for me for some unknown reason, but I do have a concern here. The hook is cited, backed up in the source, but a little dry if you don't know why Malaya and Malaysia are different. While you're at it, filling out some of the reference information (I had no idea the hook source was the Straits Times) and adding an inline citation to the last standalone sentences of the Cause and Aftermath sections would be very good idea. No QPQ needed — you have four DYK credits total with the last one coming in January 2009, so it's great to see you come back! Raymie (tc) 06:56, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
  • @Earth: DYKcheck is working again and this article does not meet 5x expansion. You may want to add some of what I've suggested above. Raymie (tc) 06:38, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Please note that the article was 499 prose characters prior to expansion, and is currently 2150 prose characters, short of the 2495 needed to attain a 5x expansion. It has already been a couple of weeks; I hope the expansion to incorporate an additional 345 prose characters can be started soon. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:09, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 1[edit]

2017 Notre Dame attack

  • ... that the terrorist who attacked Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was a PhD candidate at the University of Lorraine? (John Leicester,Suspect in Notre Dame attack was ex-journalist, student [www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/french-govt-notre-dame-police-attacker-a-doctoral-student/2017/06/07/897d6810-4b5b-11e7-987c-42ab5745db2e_story.html], Washington Post) 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)
    • 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 Rævhuld (talk). Self-nominated at 14:27, 8 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This article is new enough and long enough. However, this is a BLP and realistically, the hook is a non-starter. The suspect is considered innocent until convicted in a court of law, so you will need a factual hook on another aspect of the incident. Nor will this nomination go ahead while the article has a neutrality tag, - Ikken is not a perpetrator or an attacker, he is a suspect at this time. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:28, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg I placed a reminder notification on Rævhuld's talk page on July 6, and it has already been archived. Since the hook is, as Cwmhiraeth notes, a non-starter, I have struck it. The nomination is over a month old; if a new hook isn't proposed within seven days, this will be marked for closure. I hope we hear something before then. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:54, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Rævhuld has not edited on Wikipedia since July 2. Marking for closure per the above, though if action is taken before this is closed, the nomination can continue. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:38, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
  • I don't really get what I have to do with any of this?--Rævhuld (talk) 22:00, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Rævhuld, you created this page. People usually don't create DYK nomination pages unless they want to nominate their article for DYK. If you don't want this to run at DYK, then we'll just close this. If, however, you do want it to run, then the nomination needs a valid hook per DYK and Wikipedia rules, and that's up to you to create and post to this page. Please let us know your preference. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:05, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 10[edit]

Catholic University of Madagascar

Created by Jgefd (talk). Self-nominated at 22:30, 11 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article itself looks good. Plenty of content, created recently, and has adequate sources (although they're all in French, so I can't verify their reliability.) A few small concerns, though: A couple of the sources come from material published by the university itself. Also, the nominator hasn't done QPQ. Otherwise, this looks pretty good. --XenonNSMB (talk, contribs) 01:37, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 12[edit]

X-Men Gold, X-Men Blue

Created by Argento Surfer (talk) and Jericoezekiel (talk). Nominated by Argento Surfer (talk) at 12:33, 15 June 2017 (UTC).

Symbol delete vote.svg I wanted to like this but find that the content needs an extensive rewrite. There's just about nothing in there about the original X-Men Blue/Gold teams and instead we just have an extended plug/trailer for a remake which seems to contravene WP:NOTADVERTISING. For example, the source which supports the hook is just a rehash of a product announcement which was written in advance of publication. Note also the extensive coverage of the sacking of one of the artists which seems to be a significant BLP issue and contravenes WP:DYK guidelines, "Articles and hooks that focus unduly on negative aspects of living individuals should be avoided." Andrew D. (talk) 22:46, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

@Andrew Davidson: Why would there be lots in the articles about the original teams? These aren't remakes - they're new books that came out in April starring new teams that happen to be named after the ones from 20 years ago. Heaven forbid a source stating an unchanging fact be dated prior to release, right? There's also not "extensive" coverage about a firing. There's coverage about a controversy that was reported in The Atlantic and the LA Times. The firing is exactly one line, which says the artist was fired. That's not extensive or undue focus.
I also take issue with you calling these advertisements. Could you please explain that? There's no puffery - the sole content discussing reception is a single line that flatly states their average score from a review aggregator. I re-read them, and I also don't see anything that's not objective. Argento Surfer (talk) 12:33, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I hear what you say but don't agree. As the articles have not been improved significantly, my review rating is unchanged. Andrew D. (talk) 15:43, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I'm unclear on what significant improvement you want. Argento Surfer (talk) 16:14, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I don't have the time for a full review at the moment, but I find it patently absurd to call this a BLP violation. That controversy was huge; enough that I heard about it, and I do not take any interest in comic books, as a rule. It is presented neutrally, is only about 30% of the prose in the article, and is sourced. Anything else would be a violation of WP:NPOV. Vanamonde (talk) 16:36, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Second opinion needed. Original reviewer seems uninterested in explaining or reconsidering his concerns. Argento Surfer (talk) 12:10, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Dolly Rudeman

Created by Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (talk) and Drmies (talk). Nominated by Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (talk) at 13:45, 13 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Looks fine for now, a bit of hook tweaking might be good (in the field at the time, movie to film, etc), otherwise it's new and long enough and I can take the offline/foreign-lang sources in good faith. Waiting for QPQ. Cheers! Kingoflettuce (talk) 11:29, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
@Kingoflettuce: Done QPQ. Nice one! — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 12:42, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
  • My name is Drmies and I endorse this DYK nomination. Drmies (talk) 15:04, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Mmhm, on a more serious note I think some work still needs to be done. You have uncited quotations from newspapers (second-to-last para) and again, assuming good faith, but I hope the citation for the last para covers all the content therein (since that's the ONLY citation). Kingoflettuce (talk) 07:08, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Kingoflettuce, I referenced that one claim and will go over the rest. Yes, that last paragraph is sourced entirely to her bio. Thank you, Drmies (talk) 15:13, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 14[edit]


Allocyclosa bifurca (female)
Allocyclosa bifurca (female)

5x expanded by Sesamehoneytart (talk). Self-nominated at 18:09, 14 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg This article is a stub and does not contain the hook fact. The hook does not actually make any sense (species aren't male or female) and you have misinterpretted what the source says (even aside from the "species"/"specimen" mix-up). It is not making the claim that only 350 specimens of Allocyclosa bifurca have been identified. I recommend that you expand the article further and propose a new hook. Josh Milburn (talk) 01:13, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I agree with your opinion about the hook. I updated it to be a bit more clear about what it is trying to say, but the article itself meets the length requirement for the category I submitted it under. The hook is in the source provided in the third bullet point under the section labeled "Remarks" (this is paraphrasing Levi's publication) Sesamehoneytart 02:12, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Ok, I've copyedited the hook a little, so I'm happy that that problem is resolved. I am concerned that the article remains very short (it's right on the minimum line, but no one is of the view that all articles that toe the line are long enough- that's explicitly written into the criteria). Perhaps you could include some information about distribution/habitat, and I think it would be helpful to split the article into a few short sections; a lead, a taxonomy section, a description and a habitat/range might do the job. While you're doing this, it'd be great if you could fix the two problems I have identified in the article itself. I also note that the current image lacks licensing info; perhaps you could forward the information you have to an OTRS address, as explained at Commons:COM:OTRS. Josh Milburn (talk) 02:34, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Camino Island

Created by TonyTheTiger (talk). Self-nominated at 00:42, 15 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is newly created, written neutrally and clocks at 1502 characters, so it's long enough. Image is properly licensed and used in the article. Hooks are cited inline and verified. QPQ has been attended to. Preference to ALT1. Bluesphere 07:29, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
  • It's the most interesting to me. Bluesphere 04:00, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg YMMV. Actually, I prefer ALT0. The ALT0 hook ref is verified and cited inline. Yoninah (talk) 21:42, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Symbol possible vote.svg Returning to prep per discussion at WT:DYK#Prep 6 - Camino Island. The article has an tagged empty section, and on second look, is quite short on facts per WP:DYKSG#D7. Yoninah (talk) 20:16, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 15[edit]


5x expanded by HaEr48 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:03, 17 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Comment This has potential, but I'm not sure I quite understand the hook. You're saying that the chapter overruled Muhammad - is that right? --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 09:41, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
  • @Dweller: A Muslim would say something like God overruled Muhammad by revealing the chapter, but saying God did X based on one religion's scripture would violate WP:NPOV. So I tried to make it more neutral by saying it's the chapter (i.e. the text) which overruled Muhammad, regardless of whose words it is. What do you think? Suggestions welcome. HaEr48 (talk) 04:54, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
  • That is a tough one! How about "... the 58th chapter of the Quran, explains how Muhammad's original position on the legal status of divorced women was overruled?" --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 08:21, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 16[edit]

Baby I

  • ... that for Baby I music video, Ariana Grande said that she wanted the video to emulate "the breeziness of early 90s", citing TLC and Will Smith as two sources of inspiration?

Improved to Good Article status by LikeGaga (talk). Self-nominated at 00:43, 16 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Note: while this was briefly listed as a GA, the listing was rescinded since it was made by a sockpuppet of another user, and many edits by this sock were reverted or even deleted, including the GA review itself. So while the DYK nomination was made in good faith, this nomination will have to be held until a valid GA review and listing is completed. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:32, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment That proposed hook is just too long and has needless detail. End it at after 90s. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 09:44, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Article has been listed as a GA, so the nomination now qualifies for DYK. Full review needed. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:08, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 18[edit]

Moon Hunters

Created by User:Zxcvbnm (talk). Self-nominated at 07:07, 19 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The date, length, and age check out. While looking at the cited sources for the "personality test" portion, I could not find the information in a third-party, reliable source; I feel that it would be better to have this information come from a third-party source rather than directly from the video game's website if it is going to be used as a hook. On the other hand, the Mesopotamia information from the ALT1 hook can be located in one of the sources, and is appropriate and ready to go. Aoba47 (talk) 14:52, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 19[edit]

Chicago Public School Boycott

  • ... that ...? the Chicago Public School Boycott was called "Freedom Day," commemorating the over 200,000 students who skipped school in protest?
    • ALT1:... that ...? in 1963, over 200,000 students of the Chicago Public Schools boycotted class to protest segregation and poor conditions?

Created/expanded by MidwestCuttlefish (talk). Self-nominated at 19:20, 19 July 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 21[edit]


  • ... that the band Liimanarina earned just over $1,000 in royalties on their album Spermarket?
    • ALT1:... that record label Drag City signed Finnish group Liimanarina in the 1990s and paid the band just over $1,000 in royalties?
    • ALT2:... that the band Liimanarina take their name from a Finnish word for "glue" and the creaking sound a door makes when it's opened?

Created by Morganfitzp (talk). Self-nominated at 19:37, 21 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 22[edit]

Dan Botwe

  • ... that after returning from exile in Ivory Coast, Dan Botwe now has an official mandate to divide regions in Ghana? [see this [2] and [this too [3]
  • ALT1... that Ghanaian computer scientist, Dan Botwe, once went into exile after he was tagged as a trouble maker by the military regime?
  • ALT2... that Dan Botwe once contested to be flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party because he felt the presidency of Ghana was not a retirement package for the aged?
  • ALT3... that Dan Botwe, a former political exile, has an aim to divide parts of Ghana.
  • ALT4... that Ghanaian computer scientist, Dan Botwe, has been described as a heavy weight, hard hitter?

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 17:01, 22 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 23[edit]

Embassy of Japan, Seoul

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 03:11, 23 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New and long enuf (barely), but I have a small gripe with the hook -- where's the bit on "downright ransacking"? Also a car is not a truck. Kingoflettuce (talk) 15:31, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 24[edit]

Addiction Rare in Patients Treated with Narcotics

  • ... that a 1980 letter to the editor in The New England Journal of Medicine was misrepresented by Purdue Pharma to claim that less than 1% of patients who take opioids became addicted? Source: "Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin, starting using the letter’s data to say that less than one percent of patients treated with opioids became addicted." [4]
    • ALT1: * ... that Hershel Jick, the author of a frequently-cited 1980 letter to the editor in The New England Journal of Medicine, has said that the letter has been misrepresented? Source: "When we reached recently retired Dr. Hershel Jick, author of the oft-quoted "1% letter," he was quick to point out that his statistic was misrepresented. It was intended to represent only patients prescribed opioids in the hospital who were carefully monitored. He told us he never anticipated the remarkable impact a one-paragraph letter would have in the decades to follow. [5] "

Created by Everymorning (talk). Self-nominated at 13:06, 25 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Comment: The hook makes it sound like it is true that opiods carry a low risk of addiction. Don't you need more like
... that a 1980 letter to the editor has been cited more than 430 times to erroneously argue that opioids carry a low risk of addiction? (talk) 22:45, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
  • You're right, and I have reworded the original hook to address this point. Now it's not about it being generally misrepresented but specifically about how Purdue (the makers of OxyContin) misrepresented it to claim that <1% of patients became addicted. Everymorning (talk) 00:10, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Article new enough, long enough, meets policy, QPQ done, hook is short enough. My only concern is that the first hook sounds like it implies Purdue purposely misrepresented, which I suspect is unproven, and the second doesn't seem interesting enough because sources get misrepresented all the time. Below is a proposed ALT2. Onceinawhile (talk) 13:16, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
    • ALT2: * ... that consistent misrepresentation of a frequently-cited 1980 letter to the editor in The New England Journal of Medicine has been blamed for contributing to the U.S. opioid epidemic? Source: "A one-paragraph blurb helped cause the opioid crisis. That’s just the start of science’s citation woes... One can see this happening in the references to Porter and Jick. Their original paragraph hasn’t just been cited in misleading ways. It’s been cited in consistently misleading ways, as if the distorting glosses on their research had been carbon-copied." [6] "

Monkey meat

  • ... that monkey meat is consumed in many parts of the world?

Created by Kingoflettuce (talk). Self-nominated at 15:32, 24 June 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, long enough, neutral in tone, fully sourced, with no copyvios apparent, the hook is about as short as it can get, is neutral, and probably inteersting in different ways to many people. However the hook fact itself is only mentioned in the lede, and is therefore uncited. No image, and this is QPQ for Battle of Fréteval.

So the only thing that needs sorting is the hook reference and inline citation. On hold until then. Filer notified. — fortunavelut luna 13:40, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Seriously??? This is not OR but a basic inference. Don't be dense. Kingoflettuce (talk) 13:52, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Please desist from personal attacks please Kingoflettuce. — fortunavelut luna 06:58, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
But I may be wrong, pinging the gurus like Cwmhiraeth The Rambling Man BlueMoonset Yoninah for advice Kingoflettuce (talk) 13:52, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
In my view, the lead is just summarising the main text of the article, and as that gives a number of cited examples of monkeys being eaten in different parts of the world, that should suffice. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:19, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
@Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: Can this be closed as a yes? Malinaccier (talk) 06:54, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 25[edit]

William L. Mercereau

  • ... that William L. Mercereau was the builder and operator of the world's largest carferry fleet and was the superintendent of the steamships during his working career?
  • ALT1 ...that William L. Mercereau was the builder and operator of the world's largest carferry fleet that he started in 1899?
Source - Tribute to 'The Father of the Fleet' (part 1) -even then the largest carferry fleet in the world-
Source - Tribute to 'The Father of the Fleet' (part 2) Such is a brief and factual summary of his life as the builder and operator of the world's largest carferry fleet.
Source - World's Largest Carferry Fleet In Port
  • ALT2 ...that William L. Mercereau was known as the 'father of the railroad on the water' because he developed out the idea of loading the complete railroad freight car as a unit onto cross-lake ferries?
Source - Detailed History of the 'Railroad on the Water' --Doug Coldwell (talk) 15:15, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

Created by Doug Coldwell (talk). Self-nominated at 14:21, 25 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Comment: "world's largest" may not hold up, googling for world's largest car ferry fleet returns BC Ferries in Canada (36), not Pere Marquette. Competing sources are going to complicate this. Can you add a year for when Pere Marquette claimed to be top? Or replace world claim with a specific number? (talk) 16:53, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Attention I.P. - Conversation of such nature should be done at the article Talk Page. The DYK reviewer can determine what the solution is here. --Doug Coldwell (talk) 17:47, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 28[edit]

Mohiuddin Bava

Created by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 17:12, 3 July 2017 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Red XN - n
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Perhaps its better to find a more interesting hook. Makeandtoss (talk) 00:17, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

@Makeandtoss: The hook is indeed interesting and hooky. Particularly at his level, what could be more interesting than a local state MLA being a first Indian to own a luxury car? RRD দেবজ্যোতি (talk) 18:01, 7 July 2017 (UTC)
Maybe something that has to do with his career? SL93 (talk) 05:11, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
GTG if you think so.Makeandtoss (talk) 18:13, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

David Asante-Apeatu

  • ALT1 ... that David Asante-Apeatu, a former Inspector of Factories, once oversaw an operation that lead to the seizure 588 kilograms of cocaine worth millions of dollars?

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 12:36, 28 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Oppose The article reads like a CV. Furthermore, the proposed hook is poor. The article doesn't mention teaching, it trivialises police work, and as if that wasn't enough, the hook is essentially telling us that a policeman does police work and has a rank. You don't say. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 09:39, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Though I do not agree with your assertion that the article reads like a CV, I have reworded certain sections of it and proposed an alternative hook. It is sometimes very difficulty writing an African article to be like a Western article due largely to lack of extensive coverage on penitent issues and individuals. Please go through and offer your opinion. CrossTemple Jay 16:38, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
The article's improving but I strongly suggest you ask someone to do a third-party copyedit - I don't think it's the coverage, more the writing style. I still don't find the hook very 'hooky'. I'll let one of the DYK regulars guide you better on that. I've struck the "oppose" - it seems a naughty word at DYK --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 10:11, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 29[edit]

René Morax

  • ... that René Morax wrote the play Le Roi David for which Honegger composed dramatic music for soloists, choir and orchestra? Source: he was a red link for that fact

Created by LouisAlain (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 22:12, 6 July 2017 (UTC).

Wille Crafoord

Wille Crafoord on horseback
Wille Crafoord on horseback
  • ... that ...Wille Crafoord (pictured) became known in the late 1980s as the introducer of hip hop music in Sweden to a wider audience?
    • ALT1:... that Swedish singer Wille Crafoord (pictured) launched the Hovturnén, an annual concert tour in which the singers and performers travel by horseback between gigs in Skåne?

Created by BabbaQ (talk) and GoingBatty (talk). Nominated by BabbaQ (talk) at 22:39, 4 July 2017 (UTC).

SS John Sherman

  • ... that from the privately owned 1875 side-wheel paddle boat SS John Sherman came the biggest and fastest lake train ferries in the world, that of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway's Lake Michigan fleet?
  • Source- C & O Lake Michigan Fleet was Inaugurated in 1875; Two Ships added today "From puffing sidewheelers to the biggest, fastest lake carferries in the world--that's the story of the Chesapeake and Ohio's Lake Michigan fleet. ... A single ship--a slow, privately owned side-wheel steamer, the John Sherman--initiated the service in 1875, carrying package freight."
  • Source - Hilton, page 93 "In number of ships, volume of freight tonnage, and number of passengers, much the largest Great Lakes car ferry operation has been the Lake Michigan service of the Pere Marquette Railway and its successor, the Chesapeake & Ohio ... The Flint & Pere Marquette was interested in establishing its own break-bulk steamer service across the lake, and in 1875 chartered the small side- wheeler John Sherman to run to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to connect with the Sheboyganm& Fond du Lac Railroad."
  • Source - Marine News FROM puffing sidewheelers to the biggest, fastest lake carferries in the world — that is the story of the Chesapeake and Ohio's Lake Michigan Fleet, a story that covers more than three-quarters of a century of progress for the carferry service. 1875. That was the year in which a single ship — a slow, chartered side-wheeler, the John Sherman — initiated the service, carrying package freight.

Created by Doug Coldwell (talk) and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by Doug Coldwell (talk) at 17:13, 30 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 30[edit]

Theater Münster

Theater Münster
Theater Münster
  • ... that when the Theater Münster (pictured) opened in 1956, it was regarded as the first new theatre in Germany after Wolrd War II? Source: [7] "gilt es als der erste Theaterneubau in der jungen Bundesrepublik."

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 21:47, 6 July 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Interesting topic. Long enough, expanded sufficiently, free of copyvios. QPQ complete, image shows up well, is in the article, and is appropriately licensed. Article needs some wikification, though, Gerda; some typos, including in the lede, a url in the text, and some unsourced lists (which I'm not even certain should be in the article...). Also given the overall length of the article, I wouldn't include such a long list of works covering the topic. Vanamonde (talk) 06:27, 7 July 2017 (UTC)
I must be blind for typos, but fixed the extra url. The lists are in the German article, - I removed those entries without a de-article (but not the current man). We have many images which would be hard to place without them ;) Such lists are standard practice for theatres. - I went over the German literature: it establishes notability that so many articles have been written about the subject, - removed one. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:25, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 1[edit]

George Barbu Știrbei

5x expanded by Dahn (talk). Self-nominated at 12:01, 10 July 2017 (UTC).

Episode 5276

  • Reviewed: Casualty (series 29)
  • Comment: I think it's a shame I missed this for Wiki Loves Pride 2017 and I don't think it could wait until October but I'm not too worried. Please feel free to suggest other hooks, though I personally like the conciseness of my suggestion. Thanks — anemoneprojectors 18:51, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Moved to mainspace by AnemoneProjectors (talk). Self-nominated at 18:51, 1 July 2017 (UTC).

Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila in 1968
Abebe Bikila in 1968
  • ... that Abebe Bikila (pictured) was not sponsored by Adidas and he did not carry "the fucking shoes" in the men's marathon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics?
    Source 1: "He was wearing shoes and white socks... 'He has other commitments.' They were Pumas... [Kihachiro Onitsuka] suspected that Bikila was being paid by Puma." (Bikila by Tim Judah)
    Source 2: "[Abebe] won the Rome Olympics running barefoot. He was then sponsored by Adidas. He ran the next Olympics; he carried the fucking shoes." (Weapons of Self-Destruction by Robin Williams [8])
  • Reviewed: Starship Troopers
  • Comment: Request special occasion date: July 21 (Robin Williams' birthday) or August 7 (Abebe Bikila's birthday)

Improved to Good Article status by Janweh64 (talk). Self-nominated at 06:06, 1 July 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 2[edit]

Randomised decision rule

  • ... that a randomised decision rule is sometimes needed to satisfy decision-theoretic criteria such as minimaxity? Young and Smith: Randomised decision rules may appear to be artificial, but minimax solutions may well be of this form.
    • ALT1:... that under some decision-theoretic criteria such as minimax, choosing a decision at random is sometimes optimal? Young and Smith: Randomised decision rules may appear to be artificial, but minimax solutions may well be of this form.
    • ALT2:... that in the past, some statisticians believed randomising statistical decisions under certain situations to be a promising technique? http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1137076653.
    • ALT3:... that randomised decision rules are sometimes required in the frequentist statistical paradigm but never in the Bayesian one? Robert, p.66: Randomized estimators are nonetheless necessary from a frequentist point of view, for instance, for the frequentist theory of tests, as they provide access to confidence levels otherwise unattainable (see Chapter 5). The set D∗ thus appears as a completion of D. However, this modification of the decision space does not modify the Bayesian answers, as shown by the following result
    • ALT4:... that a randomised decision rule satisfying the Bayes criterion always has a deterministic alternative? Bickel and Doksum, p.31: For any prior there is always a nonrandomized Bayes procedure, if there is a randomized one.
  • Reviewed: Porco (caldera)
  • Comment: ALT1 and ALT2 are WP:IARs; I can't think of any way to make the concept more accessible to a broad audience without breaking the rules.

Created/expanded by Kayau (talk). Self-nominated at 04:13, 2 July 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 4[edit]

Rwandan Civil War

  • ... that the Rwandan Patriotic Front came to power in Rwanda as a result of victory in the Rwandan Civil War ...? Source: "The victorious RPF assumed control of Rwanda following the genocide, and as of 2017 remain the dominant political force in the country."[9]

Improved to Good Article status by Amakuru (talk). Self-nominated at 21:20, 17 July 2017 (UTC).

Stop Child Abuse

  • ... that everybody can help solving cases of child abuse by identifying items from chil porn footage on Stop Child Abuse? 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 Lisa vom Land (talk). Self-nominated at 10:45, 8 July 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg This article needs to be expanded (currently about 1100 characters). In addition, the hook should be a verifiable fact about the program such as "...that Stop Child Abuse - Trace an Object has helped to solve X number of child abuse cases since its formation" (with a reliable source). Currently it reads as an advertisement, which is not what Did You Know is meant for (though this is probably a good cause!). Please consider reevaluating and updating the article. Malinaccier (talk) 03:38, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

iBuyPower and NetcodeGuides match fixing scandal

  • Reviewed: 59th Ariel Awards
  • Comment: Requesting August 20, anniversary of the match in question

5x expanded by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 18:51, 4 July 2017 (UTC).

Cultural governance

Created by Groupuscule (talk). Self-nominated at 04:57, 7 July 2017 (UTC).

Colletes halophilus

Created/expanded by Quetzal1964 (talk). Self-nominated at 08:17, 5 July 2017 (UTC).

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Articles created/expanded on July 5[edit]

Nicola De Giosa, Don Checco

Nicola De Giosa
Nicola De Giosa

Created/expanded by Voceditenore (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 07:59, 12 July 2017 (UTC).

  • Just noting that Nicola De Giosa was started on 27 June and was pretty much in its present state by 2 July, more than 7 days ago. So I think it's too "old" for DYK. Don Checco is OK though. It was started on 5 July. Not so sure about the hook. It seems a little boring. Unless the reader knows it premiered in 1850, the fact that it was revived in 2014 doesn't seem particularly unusual or striking. Voceditenore (talk) 15:38, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Possible alternative hook below. Voceditenore (talk) 15:54, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
Note The first part of this hook is in the third sentence of the lead, supported by reference [2]: Lanza (2001). For those without subscription access to Grove, the source quote is: "A series of works followed in the best tradition of Neapolitan opera buffa, culminating in Don Checco (Naples, 1850), his masterpiece and one of the greatest successes in the history of opera in Naples." The second part re King Ferdinand "The opera was a particular favourite of King Ferdinand II who often attended its performances in Naples" is in the first paragraph of the Performance history section. It is supported by reference [5]: Pennisi (2014). The original Italian in that source is "Re Ferdinando di Borbone era molto legato al lavoro e voleva assistervi ogni volta che si rappresentava." (Translation: King Ferdiand of Bourbon was very attached to the work and wanted to see it every time it was performed.) Voceditenore (talk) 16:11, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Hawkins v. Town of Shaw

  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Owusu Afriyie Akoto (in process)
  • Comment: Difficulties in writing this article included the question of how to separate facts from decisions (you'll see why when you read it), and the question of which points of many (in the decisions and subsequent law reviews) to emphasize. Advice on these matters is very welcome.

Created by Groupuscule (talk). Self-nominated at 05:51, 7 July 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 6[edit]

Typhoon Phyllis (1975), Typhoon Rita (1975)

Created by Yellow Evan (talk). Self-nominated at 15:53, 13 July 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Thanks for the articles and the DYK. Both articles are well referenced, long and new enough and are free from copyright issues ([10] & [11]). QPQ's done, too. The hook is interesting and there's a citation immediately coming after it in Typhoon Phyllis (1975) while I could not find the hook in the other article (Please insert the hook in Typhoon Rita (1975), too.) Moreover, please edit the hook to indicate that the cyclones "contributed to the majority of tropical cyclone casualties." --Mhhossein talk 06:35, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
  • @Mhhossein: Thanks for the review. Added missing word. Hook is in the second article: "Around this time, Rita became the second of seven tropical cyclones that season to be observed by Japanese radar." YE Pacific Hurricane 06:42, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the corrections. But AFAIK, both hooks should be found in both articles. --Mhhossein talk 13:42, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
@Mhhossein: And that is currently the case. YE Pacific Hurricane 15:03, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
Would you mind helping me with finding the original hook in Typhoon Rita (1975)? Thanks. --Mhhossein talk 10:35, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
@Mhhossein: "Combined with Typhoon Phyllis, the two storms contributed to the majority of tropical cyclone casualties in Japan during the 1975 Pacific typhoon season.[4] " YE Pacific Hurricane 15:27, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Kausar Mohiuddin

Created by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 07:35, 13 July 2017 (UTC).

Kojo Armah

  • ... that the 1981 coup d'etat in Ghana ended Kojo Armah's diplomatic assignments in Togo? Source:see this
  • ALT1 ... that The Great Alliance of two political parties in Ghana, made Kojo Armah a winner?
  • ALT3 ... that Kojo Armah died the same weekend and at the same hospital as famed Ghanaian fashion designer Kofi Ansah?
  • ALT4 ... that Kojo Armah was a Ghanaian diplomat and lawyer who through political alliances became a Member of Parliament on two separate occasions?Source:see this and this

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 13:52, 6 July 2017 (UTC).

1957 alleged Jordanian military coup attempt

Created by Makeandtoss (talk). Self-nominated at 01:09, 6 July 2017 (UTC).

Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Peter W. Smith

Articles created/expanded on July 7[edit]

Melusine (Reimann)

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 13:16, 14 July 2017 (UTC).

1956 Arabization of the Jordanian Army command

Created by Makeandtoss (talk). Self-nominated at 00:18, 7 July 2017 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go! --Usernameunique (talk) 20:10, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

@BrownHairedGirl: Fixed issues you brought up.. Makeandtoss (talk) 14:48, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
Symbol delete vote.svg. I just started checking the article, and found that in the first sentence of the "background section", two of the facts asserted were not supported by the ref provided. I tagged those two errors,[15], and gave up after that; if even the first sentence still has two basic referencing errors, then there is no reason to expect that due diligence has been replied to the rest of the article.
So I have marked this nomination as rejected, because the article clearly still needs a lot more work. You may wish to consider seeking help from a third party to correct the referencing issues. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 15:04, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
@BrownHairedGirl: I copied that paragraph from another article without checking the references provided, I removed them as they are over detailed. The rest is correctly sourced, sorry if this left a bad impression about the state of the article. Makeandtoss (talk) 15:10, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, Makeandtoss, but I have had enough. I am not reviewing it again.
I spent over an hour reviewing your initial submission and tagging some of the forest of referencing errors, which were not just nuances or points of interpretation: they were refs which came nowhere near mentioning the facts asserted. I think I was very generous not to just reject the article outright.
When the revised version had glaring errors at the start, that was my limit.
If another editor wants to do a further review, they are of course free to do so. But on the basis of what I have seen so far, I recommend that they set aside a significant amount of time to check the sourcing very carefully. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 15:23, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
@BrownHairedGirl: I just double checked the entire article, I added another source that is more condensed. Thank you for your efforts, I can understand if you still don't wish to continue the review. Makeandtoss (talk) 15:37, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
@BrownHairedGirl and Makeandtoss: Taking over per request. Have gone through the "Background" and "Arabization" sections, will get to the rest later today or tomorrow. In addition to the "not in citation given" that I've added, two minor issues: 22 October 1920 is not supported (1920 is in the citation, but not 22 October), and the book Lion of Jordan links to books.google.jo. Can you change that to books.google.com? --Usernameunique (talk) 01:24, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: you seem to be doing a thorough job, but as a significant contributor to the article (or at least to its referencing), are you sure that it is appropriate for you to be the reviewer? --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 01:46, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
@Makeandtoss: Most of the issues have now been identified, while I've fixed some of them (mostly correcting the page numbers). Please fix the remaining ones and then I'll take another look.
@BrownHairedGirl: Yep, I do. I made a couple drive-by edits to the references after seeing this nomination floundering, and was then asked to take it over after you quit. Those initial edits seem to be what you refer to in calling me "a significant contributor to the article (or at least to its referencing)." I'd note that you also previously said that "I recommend that [another editor] set aside a significant amount of time to check the sourcing very carefully," which raises the risk of you criticizing me for doing what you suggested be done. I'm sure that's not your intent, however, and hopefully this addresses your concerns. Best, --Usernameunique (talk) 04:30, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: Sorry if I appeared to be criticising you for doing what I suggested. My intention was to suggest that another reviewer was needed, which I assume would not be a contributor. If the reviewer starts fixing the probs themselves, then at some point they become more of a contributor. There is no bright line, but I saw ten edits by you[16] after my initial review, and a further 25 edits[17] after my brief second review, so I thought I'd raise the point.
The sourcing did need a lot of work, and I'm sure you have done a great job on it. I just wonder about the separation of roles. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 12:25, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: The royal decree part is not available in source literally, but it is the way the King of Jordan exercises his executive powers. Would you want me to find a source that mentions it explicitly or would you want me to remove it?Makeandtoss (talk) 06:10, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

@BrownHairedGirl: No worries, apologies if I came off somewhat bluntly myself. I honestly don't think there is an issue, as all of my edits are in response to randomly seeing the Arabization of the Jordanian Army command on the DKY nominations page, none have been content driven (i.e., they are for sourcing, wording, and grammar only), and I have no investment in the page other than being willing to review it and make it better; indeed, the initial intent with my edits was just to clean up the citations to make it easier for you and @Makeandtoss: to vet and correct, and personally I knew nothing about the subject matter until reading the WP article and attendant sources. Finally, the DYK rules specifically note that "reviewing [an article] refers specifically to the process by which a nominated hook and the associated article(s) are evaluated, improved, and eventually either rejected as irreparably unusable or approved" (emphasis added). Hopefully that fuller response clears up any remaining concerns.

Back to the article: I read over it a final time, and see only two minor issues. First is the "royal decree" part, which seems reasonable to accept on face with Makeandtoss's explanation. Second is the date of 22 October 1920, which is still not supported (the year 1920 is in the source, but the day and month is not). @Makeandtoss:, can you either find a source which says 22 October, or remove 22 October and just say 1920?

If that's done, and barring any objections from @BrownHairedGirl:, I would mark the nomination as ready. --Usernameunique (talk) 20:39, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Done @Usernameunique: and @BrownHairedGirl: thank you for your efforts and for being patient. Makeandtoss (talk) 20:47, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
@Usernameunique and Makeandtoss: sorry we got our wires crossed there. I was perhaps unwise to make any further comment after withdrawing, but am glad that you feel all is OK.
Since I have not reviewed the latest revisions to the article, I don't think I should express any view either way on your conclusions. I placed myself out of the loop, so I should shaddup <grin> and not get in the way.
Best wishes, --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 20:59, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Thanks guys---changed it to approved. --Usernameunique (talk)

Sleep cycle

Hypnogram of one sleep cycle
Hypnogram of one sleep cycle
  • ... that as you progress through your ninety-minute sleep cycle (pictured) your brainwaves change and your body secretes different hormones?
    • ALT1:... that your ninety-minute sleep cycle (pictured) may be part of an ultradian rhythm that continues throughout the day?
    • ALT2:... that the sleep cycle lasts ten times longer in elephants than in rats?
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Rhode Island banking crisis
  • Comment: I'd like to add more on neurobiology (activation-synthesis hypothesis etc.) and the importance or not of how awakening is timed but I think the article is adequate for DYK as is. The sleeping elephant picture might have been good to use, but presents some difficulty since the sleep cycle in captive Asian elephants might not actually be two hours, according to one study in 1992. Anyway this diagram actually better illustrates the concept in question. I was surprised to find (a while back) that we had no article on this topic since it seems to attract a good deal of attention in some circles.

Created by Groupuscule (talk). Self-nominated at 10:23, 10 July 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Length checks out (5X expansion) as of date of submission. I would go with main hook or ALT2. I have concerns about the hypnogram -- it would be good to have a citation for the underlying data to ensure this isn't just original research. Also, the picture of the elephant is cute, but please give it a more encyclopaedic caption. -Kieran (talk) 18:16, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 8[edit]

Michael Boder

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 14:34, 15 July 2017 (UTC).

Clinical pharmaceutical scientist

  • ... that a clinical pharmaceutical scientist is both a practicing pharmacist and a scientist? Source: Kroboth, Patricia D.; Poloyac, Samuel M.; Matzke, Gary R. (2003). Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, Inc. p. 174. ISBN 0-8247-0752-4.
    • ALT1:... that a clinical pharmaceutical scientist possesses expertise in scientific research and the management of drug therapy problems? Source: Blouin, Robert A.; Cloyd, James C.; Ludden, Thomas M.; Kroboth, Patricia D. (1991). "Central Issues Relevant to Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist Training Programs". Pharmacotherapy. 11 (3): 259.

Moved to mainspace by Biochemistry&Love (talk). Self-nominated at 16:13, 9 July 2017 (UTC).

Murder of Victoria Martens

Created by WereWolf (talk). Self-nominated at 15:49, 9 July 2017 (UTC).

  • Comment: striking ALT1 as a violation of WP:BLP, since the mother has not been convicted of the murder. BlueMoonset (talk) 20:01, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
Oh ok! Sorry WereWolf (talk) 21:11, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Tarabya of Pegu

  • ... that Tarabya, the self-proclaimed king of Pegu, was executed on the order of King Wareru of Martaban, who was his father-in-law and son-in-law? Sources: on the execution, see (Harvey 1925: 110) and (Pan Hla 2005: 32); on the relationship between the two men, see (Pan Hla 2005: 30) and (Phayre 1873: 41).
    • 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)
  • Reviewed: Typhoon Betty

Created by Hybernator (talk). Self-nominated at 03:26, 15 July 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 9[edit]

Seyyed Abdollah Behbahani

Created by Saff V. (talk). Nominated by Mhhossein (talk) at 18:54, 16 July 2017 (UTC).

Stadttheater Minden

Stadttheater Minden
Stadttheater Minden
  • ... that Stadttheater Minden (pictured), a municipal theatre without ensemble, produced Romeo and Juliet as part of a youth theatre project, and Tristan und Isolde as part of a Wagner project? Source: several

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 12:48, 16 July 2017 (UTC).

Mahant Chandnath

2x expanded and sourced (BLP) by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 17:13, 11 July 2017 (UTC).

Truth in Music Advertising

Created by Binksternet (talk). Self-nominated at 23:57, 9 July 2017 (UTC).


  • Comment: This is my 3rd article submitted for DYK. Accepting other suggestions for a hook.

5x expanded by Izno (talk). Self-nominated at 14:19, 9 July 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article has had a five fold expansion. It clocks at 4243 characters so it's long enough; written without bias and close paraphrase. Sources supported inline but some of them were retrieved from the subject's official website which is WP:PRIMARY; the sources should be independent of the subject per WP:RS. The hook is interesting as well as concise. No QPQ necessary as this is the nominator's 3rd DYK. Bluesphere 08:39, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
    @Bluesphere: Yes, I tried to keep to RS. The only references to primary sources are for the basic facts listed in the development timeline: "released for these platforms on these dates" which I believe falls in the range of valid WP:SELFPUB. There might reasonably be RS out there for those statements but none presently vetted in WP:VGRS#List. --Izno (talk) 13:21, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
    And actually, the platforms can be cited to TNYT for iOS, Windows Phone, and Android, so it's just the dates as well as the reference for the web browser. --Izno (talk) 13:25, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
    @Slightlymad: since you may not have gotten it the first time? --Izno (talk) 21:25, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 10[edit]

Theater Bonn

Opera house in Bonn
Opera house in Bonn
  • ... that the Theater Bonn opened a new opera house (pictured) in 1965? Source: [18]

Created/expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 14:45, 17 July 2017 (UTC).

Christian Guzman

  • ... that Christian Guzman started an international fitness apparel company and amassed an estimated net worth of US$2 million before turning 24 years old? Source: "The net worth of Christian Guzman is an estimated $2 million dollars, this figure is a combination of Christian’s entrepreneurial ventures, investments, sponsorships, and YouTube earnings....The net worth of Christian Guzman continues to grow as he acquires more customers from his YouTube channel for his clothing brand and scales it globally."

Converted from a redirect by Malinaccier (talk). Self-nominated at 17:36, 10 July 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 11[edit]

Palace of Darius in Susa

Created by ZxxZxxZ (talk). Self-nominated at 15:04, 18 July 2017 (UTC).

Theater Chemnitz

Opera house in Chemnitz
Opera house in Chemnitz
  • Reviewed: Guangming Daily (China)
  • Comment: This article is new, but some content of a former stub on the opera house was merged in.

5x expanded by Gerda Arendt (talk) and Voceditenore (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 14:29, 18 July 2017 (UTC).

Nicolae Petrescu-Comnen

5x expanded by Dahn (talk). Self-nominated at 08:47, 14 July 2017 (UTC).

Jasmine Burrows

  • Reviewed: Tansy beetle
  • Comment: Feel free to tweak the hook, or suggest another.

Moved to mainspace by JuneGloom07 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:09, 13 July 2017 (UTC).

Rano M. Shaiza

Created by Fitindia (talk). Self-nominated at 08:02, 12 July 2017 (UTC).

  • I took the liberty of removing "India" from the hook, because it seems rather prolix: the Lok Sabha is an Indian institution, and there is no Nagaland elsewhere. If you feel India should be mentioned, I suggest something along the lines of "was the first woman Member of India's Lower House". Dahn (talk) 07:52, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Yes Thank you, I'am fine with India being removed from the hook.  FITINDIA  08:00, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Laurie Davidson (actor)

Created by TonyTheTiger (talk). Self-nominated at 13:12, 11 July 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 12[edit]


Moved to mainspace by TenTonParasol (talk) and Maplestrip (talk). Nominated by Bobamnertiopsis (talk) at 18:51, 17 July 2017 (UTC).

  • I wasn't in time to comment this on the talk page, but I'd say Homestuck would also be worth mentioning in this blurb, no? ~Mable (chat) 19:47, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Seth Ledyard Phelps

Seth Ledyard Phelps
Seth Ledyard Phelps

5x expanded by Gwillhickers (talk). Self-nominated at 01:38, 16 July 2017 (UTC).

Comment: hook info and citation found in the third paragraph of the Battle of Fort Henry section

Urban Jungle

  • ... that in the Croatian driving game Urban Jungle, the player has to obey traffic laws? Source: [23] "URBAN JUNGLE je cestovna prometna simulacija u kojoj važe prometna pravila" - English: "URBAN JUNGLE is a road traffic simulation with traffic rules."
  • Reviewed: (pending)

Moved to mainspace by Daß Wölf (talk). Self-nominated at 03:06, 15 July 2017 (UTC).

Coin945 DYK review:

  • New: The article fails on this criteria. Article moved from User:Daß Wölf/sandbox/Urban Jungle on July 12, 2017, and the pre-July 12th version to the current version is not a 5* prose increase.Symbol question.svg
  • QPQ: Yet to be completed. Symbol question.svg

Until these criteria are fixed, I am unable to complete with the review. However I will comment on the other criteria below:

  • The article is on a fascinating subject. I am happy that I have discovered this game thanks to your work.
  • On a cursory glance, the sourcing appears to be sufficient. I am unfamiliar with these non-English sources but they appear to be reliable.
  • The Earwig's Copyvio Detector tool came up with a violation likelihood of 0.0%!!
  • Hook is fine, and supported by the source.

Good luck with getting the article eligible. :D--Coin945 (talk) 05:11, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

    • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Actually Coin, it does say on the criteria that anything worked on in userspaces only counts from the date when it is transferred into the mainspace where it is counted as new for DYK purposes. Therefore it is eligible on that count. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:14, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
I agree with you there (regarding userpage transfers). However, though the article was moved into userspace in-between, I believe we should count both times the article was in the mainspace (before and after it was userfied. Prior to userfication it looked like this, and now a year later back in the mainspace it looks like this, not 5* longer. And the rules state that the current version needs to be 5* the length of the previous version. That's my interpretation of the rules anyway. Is this incorrect?--Coin945 (talk) 17:38, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
Actually, the article was PRODded and deleted. I asked the deleting admin to userfy it to see if I could use some of the old text, but it was too fluffy and advertorial, so I got rid of it entirely here. So, if it counts for anything, I would've written the same text had I not asked for the undeletion of the old article. DaßWölf 17:37, 17 July 2017 (UTC)


Improved to Good Article status by Mackensen (talk). Self-nominated at 11:12, 12 July 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 13[edit]

Mauka Mauka

"Mauka Mauka" singer Alamgir Khan
"Mauka Mauka" singer Alamgir Khan
  • ... that upon the release of the Indian advertising campaign Mauka Mauka (singer Alamgir Khan pictured), Pakistanis "ran afoul and used every possible media front to oppose [it]"? Source: [24]
    • ALT1:... that upon the release of the Indian advertising campaign Mauka Mauka, Pakistanis "ran afoul and used every possible media front to oppose [it]"? Source: [25]
  • Reviewed: Not yet
  • Comment: Suggested two versions of the same hook: the original one bold links the singer article (which was created by another user recently) and also uses the image (uploaded by the same user); ALT1 does not mention the singer and does not include the image. If the singer's article (Alamgir Khan (singer)) and the image are suitable for DYK, we can go with the original hook. If not, I am fine with ALT1.
    Also is it possible to run it on 14/15 August when Pakistan/India celebrate their respective Independence Days?

Created by Dee03 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:46, 20 July 2017 (UTC).

Teatro Nuovo (Naples)

Cover of Lo Simmele, 1724
Cover of Lo Simmele, 1724
  • ... that the Teatro Nuovo opened in Naples in 1724 (libretto cover pictured), staged hundreds of operas, saw the professional debut of Enrico Caruso in an opera never performed again, and burnt down twice? Source: several
  • Reviewed: Corythucha ciliata

Created by Voceditenore (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 19:20, 18 July 2017 (UTC).

  • Gerda,how can this be eligible for DYK?? It was created on 11 June 2017 and was pretty much in in its present form on 14 June 2017 [26]. Surely, this is well past the "created or expanded 5x" in the last 7 days requirement. Voceditenore (talk) 19:27, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
Not my day, apparently (trying to do too many different things): I looked only at the first page of article history, sorry. Close, please, but not too fast, because I think it's good to know ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:32, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
Nevermind :). The theatre has indeed had a colourful history. I would have nominated it myself when I wrote it, but I just can't face the hassle of quid pro quo reviewing. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 19:52, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Chinese Expeditionary Force

* ... that about 100,000 soldiers from the Chinese Expeditionary Force fought in Burma against the Japanese during the Second World War? Source: [27]

5x expanded by Alex Shih (talk). Self-nominated at 03:33, 14 July 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg New enough (5x now, expansion began 16 edits ago on 10 July 2017), long enough (4,540 B "readable prose size"), not fully referenced. QPQ done. Hook is not in the article. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:40, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
Thought I added, must have slipped my mind. It's in the article now. Alex ShihTalk 04:27, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes, but it is not supported by the source. Hawkeye7 (talk) 06:52, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
@Hawkeye7: Thank you for your help and sorry I've been careless. May I propose two new hooks to be reviewed? Thanks again in advance. They are mentioned in the article under Chinese Expeditionary Force#First expedition (March – August 1942) Alex ShihTalk 15:20, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
  • ALT1 ...that the Chinese Expeditionary Force in Burma Campaign was commanded by a American general? Source: "Stilwell was the boss... to promote, relieve, and punish any officer in the Chinese Expeditionary Force"< (Taylor, 2009, p. 202)
  • ALT2 ...that members of the Chinese Expeditionary Force rescued a division of the British Indian Army from the Japanese in the Burma Campaign? Source: "Sun Liren's 38th Division to rush to the rescue" (Taylor, 2009, p. 202-203)
    That's not correct; the 38th Division attempted to relieve the 1st Burma Division, but did not succeed. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:15, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
    ALT1 approved. We are still afoul of Supplementary Rule D2: The article in general should use inline, cited sources. A rule of thumb is one inline citation per paragraph, excluding the lead, plot summaries, and paragraphs which summarize other cited content. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:15, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 14[edit]

Marcus Bosch

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 09:55, 21 July 2017 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol possible vote.svg This is my first review, so any feedback is welcomed. Cheers, FriyMan Per aspera ad astra 16:29, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for looking closely! Please delete all internal comments about doing a review: no need to carry them along, but leave the bottom line comment ;) - Sorry that I missed the para when finding refs for what the German Wikipedia says. I added a ref for Osnabrück (external link so far), and duplicated one for the other three places. I dropped Dortmund, could find a source only for one concert there. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:20, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 15[edit]

Typhoon Gene (1990)

  • ... that Typhoon Gene resulted in the cancellation of the final day of the 1990 Top Cup Tokai Classic...? Source: "NAGOYA, Japan: Australian Graham Marsh, 46, was declared the winner of the $A702,600 Tokai Classic golf tournament after the final round was cancelled yesterday because of heavy rain brought by Typhoon Gene."
    • ALT1:... that Typhoon Gene struck Japan 10 days after Typhoon Flo...? Source: "Typhoon Gene, the 20th of the year, hit Japan just 10 days after Typhoon Flo"

Created by Yellow Evan (talk). Self-nominated at 16:35, 22 July 2017 (UTC).

Gertrude Förstel

Gertrude Förstel in 1902
Gertrude Förstel in 1902
  • Reviewed: Bagel and cream cheese
  • Comment: I'll have to get the article moved to match the name in the better sources. It's different (Gertrud) in the German Wikipedia and below the image (but not on it), - confusing.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 14:37, 22 July 2017 (UTC).

Article moved to Gertrude Förstel per the above. — JJMC89(T·C) 23:08, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Prose length checks out, as does age. The text contains a few redlinks, which should be unlinked (unless/until you create articles for them). The article also relies pretty heavily on just two sources -- this isn't a hard requirement, but could you perhaps look for some more? e.g. I found this one: http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/oebl/oebl_F/Foerstel_Gertrude_1880_1950.xml -Kieran (talk) 16:46, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Edwardsiella lineata, Haloclava producta

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk) and Hanberke (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 09:13, 19 July 2017 (UTC).

Grey-headed woodpecker

  • ... that the grey-headed woodpecker was split into three separate species in 2014? Source: "Hitherto considered conspecific with P. guerini and P. dedemi, but differs from former in [...]" [31] "Picus canus, P. guerini and P. dedemi (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as P. canus following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993)." [32] and original print-published source named therein

Translated by Samsara (talk). Self-nominated at 14:07, 16 July 2017 (UTC).

  • @Samsara: Comment. At the moment this article does not qualify for DYK because of the DYK requirement to have at least one citation per paragraph. I see the article has been translated from the German and that the German language article is also deficient in inline citations. Now I have a copy of Woodpeckers of the World by Gerard Gorman and could add some citations, but the article is more detailed than my book, so I could not cite everything. Would you like me to add what I can? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:36, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • @Cwmhiraeth: Sure, that would be good. Unfortunately, the Germans have set a different standard for citation. Their version is the equivalent of a Featured Article (they call it "Exzellent"). I guess this also means I should stop translating until the DYK process has run its course. Thanks, Samsara 12:30, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
I have added some citations, but have not got anything much on "Sounds", not enough to cover the whole of both paragraphs anyway. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:16, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: Thanks. I just checked, and it's still eligible after removing those sections. Samsara 17:29, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
It should be OK now, apart from the last sentence in the Distribution section. The IUCN does not mention how common it is as far as I can see. You will need someone else to review the nomination. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:46, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
 Done Offending two sentences removed. Samsara 18:45, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Current nominations[edit]

Articles created/expanded on July 16[edit]

Typhoon Hattie (1990)

  • ... that Typhoon Hattie was the fifth tropical cyclone to hit Japan in 1990...? Source: UPI
    • ALT1:... that Typhoon Hattie killed three people and injured 19 others in Japan...? Source: HKO " Three people were killed, one was reported missing and 19 others were inju"

Created/expanded by Yellow Evan (talk). Self-nominated at 16:50, 22 July 2017 (UTC).

Emma Rogan

  • ... that the 1994 murder of the father of Irish politician Emma Rogan is the subject of an unreleased documentary film by American director Alex Gibney? Hook sources: 1/ Emma the daughter of massacre victim [33][34]; 2/ film explained in 2016 [35]; 3/ film withdrawn in 2017 [36]

Created by BrownHairedGirl (talk). Self-nominated at 14:43, 17 July 2017 (UTC).

Bart Sawyer

  • ... that Bart Sawyer's pro wrestling gimmick was inspired by Bart Simpson? Source: 'The Encyclopedia of Professional Wrestling: 100 Years of History, Headlines & Hitmakers, pg. 228
  • Comment: Created per IP request on WT:DYK

2x expanded and sourced (BLP) by (talk). Nominated by (talk) at 12:28, 17 July 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 17[edit]

Serious Hazards of Transfusion

  • Reviewed: Superfest International Disability Film Festival
  • Comment: I'm trying to make the hook sound "hooky", although the organization is actually kind of boring. They collect and analyze data about problems with blood transfusions. Their main results are kind of boring (infections are rare, the biggest problems are human errors, etc.), but one result was determining that (mostly) plasma donations from previously pregnant people were more likely to trigger a life-threatening medical condition (TRALI). Their proposal: Don't use plasma as much from women (and do extra testing on plasma donations from women, if you do need to use it). Practical result: Fewer cases of TRALI, and therefore fewer deaths.

Converted from a redirect by TransfusionDoctor (talk) and WhatamIdoing (talk). Nominated by WhatamIdoing (talk) at 18:52, 21 July 2017 (UTC).

Dewey Readmore Books

  • ... that the obituary of library cat Dewey Readmore Books appeared in over 270 national and international newspapers? Source: Myron, Vicki (2008). Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. New York City: Grand Central Publishing. pp. 294–299. ISBN 978-0-446-40741-0.
  • Reviewed: Diadumene leucolena
  • Comment: I don't have the book on me now, but I'll get the exact page number and quote soon

Improved to Good Article status by Canadian Paul (talk). Self-nominated at 13:24, 23 July 2017 (UTC).

Nicarao people

  • ... that the extinct Nicarao people of pre-Columbian Nicaragua shared many cultural traits with the Aztecs of Mexico, including their calendar, screenfold books, and human sacrifice? 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)
  • Reviewed: QPQ to follow

Created by Simon Burchell (talk). Self-nominated at 18:10, 22 July 2017 (UTC).

Priya Jhingan

Created by Fitindia (talk). Self-nominated at 19:26, 19 July 2017 (UTC).

Nigeria Airways

  • ALT1: ... that in the late 1980s the now defunct airline Nigeria Airways operated the last DC-10 ever built? Source: [39]
  • Reviewed: Sebastiano DiGaetano

Improved to Good Article status by Jetstreamer (talk). Self-nominated at 02:15, 18 July 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 18[edit]

Typhoon Caitlin (1991)

Created by Yellow Evan (talk) via redirect. Self-nominated at 17:11, 22 July 2017 (UTC).

Máret Ánne Sara

Picture of author Máret Ánne Sara
Picture of author Máret Ánne Sara

Created by Vejlenser (talk). Self-nominated at 05:28, 21 July 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg The article is new enough, but not nearly long enough. The prose portion needs to be 1,500 characters; I count a little under 600. Mackensen (talk) 16:48, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Daniel Schiebeler

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 20:59, 18 July 2017 (UTC).

Plastic colorant

Created by Kku (talk) and FriyMan (talk). Nominated by FriyMan (talk) at 19:18, 18 July 2017 (UTC).

2017–18 London & South East Premier

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 14:09, 18 July 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 19[edit]

Typhoon Page (1990)

  • ... that Typhoon Page was the record-setting sixth tropical cyclone to hit Japan in 1990...? Source: "Typhoon Page was the 28th spawned in the Pacific this year and the sixth to hit Japan, a single-year record, the Meteorological Agency said."
    • ALT1:... that Typhoon Page was the latest typhoon on record to hit Japan...? Source: "It also broke a 42-year-old mark as the latest past the normal typoon season."

Created by Yellow Evan (talk). Self-nominated at 17:00, 22 July 2017 (UTC).

Sabina Cvilak

Sabina Cvilak, 2005
Sabina Cvilak, 2005
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Charles Corydon Hall
  • Comment: We (Women in Red) focus on women in music in July. A pictured DYK in July for a truly international artist would be a nice gesture of support ;)

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 16:07, 20 July 2017 (UTC).

White Day: A Labyrinth Named School (2015 video game)

5x expanded by Spilia4 (talk). Self-nominated at 23:09, 19 July 2017 (UTC).

Julius' Castle

Julius' Castle, side view, beside Filbert Steps
Julius' Castle, side view, beside Filbert Steps

Created by Jooojay (talk). Self-nominated at 19:04, 19 July 2017 (UTC).

Jamaica High School

Jamaica High School building
Jamaica High School building
  • ... that Jamaica High School, once Queens' largest public high school with 4,613 students, closed in 2014 with a graduating class of only 24 students? Source: Queens Chronicle "the school was phased out in June 2014 with a graduating class of only 24 students. ... In 1950 it had the largest enrollment rate in Queens with 4,613 students.
    • ALT1:... that Jamaica High School was once the United States' largest public high school? Source: DNA Info "Last month, the school that was once the largest in the country, graduated its final class of just 24 students." Although technically, this refers to the building, not the school population.
  • Reviewed: Need to do a QPQ again

5x expanded by Tdorante10 (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 18:43, 19 July 2017 (UTC).

List of West Indies cricketers who have taken five-wicket hauls on Test debut

Created/expanded by Sahara4u (talk). Self-nominated at 17:06, 19 July 2017 (UTC).

Beer ice cream

Beer ice cream and a tart
Beer ice cream and a tart

Created by Northamerica1000 (talk). Self-nominated at 08:05, 19 July 2017 (UTC).

Kelly Starrett, Juliet Starrett

  • ... that Juliet Starrett was a world whitewater rafting champion and Kelly Starrett was a national whitewater champion before they co-founded one of the world's first CrossFit gyms? Source 1: "She raced for the national women's extreme whitewater team for five years, even winning two world championships", Source 2: "Starrett competed around the globe, paddling in more than a hundred class-V rapids, and won two national championships on the U.S. team....Soon after, he and Juliet opened one of the nation’s first CrossFit boxes.")

Created by Malinaccier (talk). Self-nominated at 07:17, 19 July 2017 (UTC).

Golden Tea Room

Golden Tea Room
Golden Tea Room

Created/expanded by Gryffindor (talk). Self-nominated at 16:32, 19 July 2017 (UTC).

  • @Gryffindor: I will review this nomination. Unfortunately, this DYK seems to be ineligible. It doesn't seem to be created in the last week (it was created in 2003); or expanded fivefold in the last 30 days (this article has not been expanded fivefold since 2003). It is not a recent Good Article, which is the only other way this DYK could pass, so I will have to fail this nomination. epicgenius (talk) 18:47, 19 July 2017 (UTC) My bad. disregard.
  • It looks there was just an error in the nomination. Golden Tea Room was created today. SL93 (talk) 18:53, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
@Epicgenius: I am confused as well, what do you mean with 2003? It was created in the last 24 hours. Gryffindor (talk) 18:59, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • @SL93: Thanks for pointing out the error. When I looked at ALT0, there was no bolded link, and no link at all to the article in question, for that matter. I'll do a re-review. epicgenius (talk) 19:00, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • @Gryffindor: Sorry for the confusion. First of all, for hook ALT0, you need to actually include a link to Golden Tea Room. I will write a review shortly. epicgenius (talk) 19:01, 19 July 2017 (UTC) Oops, it was already included. It wasn't bolded so I skipped the fact that the link is at the end. So I bolded the link and proposed ALT2. I probably need to stop watching Netflix while editing. epicgenius (talk) 19:12, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
@Epicgenius: No worries. I just noticed it as well and corrected it. Thank you. Gryffindor (talk) 19:02, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol question.svg epicgenius (talk) 19:07, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

So, in place of hook 0 I also suggest this hook. This hook actually contains your article more prominently.
I like your hook, it sounds better. Gryffindor (talk) 19:10, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
Good. I think ALT2 would be best once I finish this review. In the meantime, you need a QPQ since you have more than 5 DYK credits already. epicgenius (talk) 19:12, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
@Epicgenius: would you please review the newest edits? Is there also a copy-editor available that can polish it up more? Thank you. Gryffindor (talk) 15:50, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
@Gryffindor: Sure. I have updated the review, and now all that is needed is your QPQ. Regarding your copy edit question, I guess you can make a request at WP:GOCE, but that takes some time so ask on WT:DYK if you want someone to look it over quickly. I see you have already made a GOCE request. epicgenius (talk) 18:11, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on July 20[edit]

William Lyle

  • ... that in 1944, Northern Ireland politician Dr William Lyle denounced as "obnoxious" the views of minister Harry Midgley, who Lyle hoped would become "more mature"? Source: [54] & [55]

Created by BrownHairedGirl (talk). Self-nominated at 10:50, 21 July 2017 (UTC).

Florence E. Bamberger

  • ... that in a pioneering 1922 study, American pedagogue Florence E. Bamberger quantified the effects of book design on stimulating a child's interest in reading? Source: "The first study that appears to have taken into account the child's response to design was Florence Eilau Bamberger's 'The Effect of the Physical Make-up of a Book Upon Children's Selection'" (UNESCO; "By combining the results from the five groups of children, it was possible to express quantitatively the effects of size, binding, illustrations, etc." (Jstor)
    • ALT1:... that progressive education advocate Florence E. Bamberger believed that science would appeal to children more if textbooks were "artistically presented"? Source: "they maintained that children would like science better if it were more "artistically presented" (Williams)

Created by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 14:26, 21 July 2017 (UTC).

Astrid Båhl

Sami Flag
Sami Flag
  • ...that Sami Norwegian artist Astrid Båhl won a competition in 1986 to design the flag (pictured) for the Sami people?

Created by Vejlenser (talk). Self-nominated at 05:37, 21 July 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg. This article does not meet the minimum-size citerion of 1500 characters of readable prose. DYKcheck shows: Prose size (text only): 1208 characters (201 words) "readable prose size". --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 07:34, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

The Bus Songs

Created by TheSandDoctor (talk). Self-nominated at 06:04, 20 July 2017 (UTC).

Isaac Kwame Asiamah

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 20:29, 20 July 2017 (UTC).

Star Wars Hotel

  • ... that visitors to the planned Star Wars Hotel at Walt Disney World would be able to have lightsaber training, explore and pilot aircraft, and go on secret missions? Source: Business Insider "The survey also highlights the unique experience you would get out of the two-night, all-inclusive package that will cost roughly $900 to $1,000 per guest, including a two-day story set in the the "Star Wars" universe, personal interactions with "Star Wars" characters, live performers throughout the starship, plus the ability to engage in the story by doing flight training, ship exploration, lightsaber training, and personalized secret missions."
  • Reviewed: QPQ pending

Created by MitchellLunger (talk), Elisfkc (talk), and Epicgenius (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 14:32, 20 July 2017 (UTC).

Military tiara

The USMC tiara in the NMAH archives
The USMC tiara in the NMAH archives

Created by Chetsford (talk). Self-nominated at 06:40, 20 July 2017 (UTC).

Grace Hutchins

Created/expanded by CaroleHenson (talk), Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi (talk), and Elisa.rolle (talk). Nominated by Alex Shih (talk) at 05:49, 21 July 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 21[edit]

Céleste Mogador

Created by Big iron (talk). Self-nominated at 15:18, 21 July 2017 (UTC).

Devil's Bargain

Created by Czar (talk) and Sagecandor (talk). Nominated by Sagecandor (talk) at 00:05, 22 July 2017 (UTC).

Heather Booth

2x expanded and sourced (BLP) by Delabrede (talk). Self-nominated at 18:17, 21 July 2017 (UTC).

Samuel Atta Akyea

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 13:40, 21 July 2017 (UTC).

George Huebner

  • ... that George Huebner was the chief engineer who developed the motor of first car powered with a gas turbine engine that was driven across the United States?
Source - First Car Powered With Gas Turbine Engine Ends Transcontinental Trip
    • 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 Doug Coldwell (talk). Self-nominated at 11:12, 21 July 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 22[edit]

Rivka Ravitz

Created by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 14:18, 23 July 2017 (UTC).

Donald Trump's handshakes

Donald Trump handshake with Emmanuel Macron
Donald Trump handshake with Emmanuel Macron

Created by Onceinawhile (talk) and Sagecandor (talk). Nominated by Onceinawhile (talk) at 08:14, 23 July 2017 (UTC).

Kwesi Amoako Atta

  • ... that Ghana's Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako Atta, announced that 50% of road toll collectors will be people living with disabilities? Source: see this
    • ALT1:... that Ghanaian legislator, Kwesi Amoako Atta, had to win a by-election in 2010 before entering the Parliament of Ghana?
      • ALT2:... that Ghanaian lawyer, Kwesi Amoako Atta, is a champion for policies that reserve jobs for people living with disabilities?

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 16:35, 22 July 2017 (UTC).

Clementina Anstruther-Thomson

Created/expanded by Alex Shih (talk) and Elisa.rolle (talk). Nominated by Alex Shih (talk) at 08:53, 22 July 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on July 23[edit]

Abalos Undae

Dunes of Abalos Undae
Dunes of Abalos Undae
  • ... that the Martian dunes of the Abalos Undae (pictured) may have formed from erosion of Rupes Tenuis, the polar scarp? Source1: quote: "The Abalos Undae dune field stretches westward, away from a portion (Abalos Colles) of the ice-rich north polar layered deposits that is separated from the main Planum Boreum dome by two large chasms. These dunes are special because their sands may have been derived from erosion of the Rupes Tenuis unit (the lowest stratigraphic unit in Planum Boreum, beneath the icier layers) during formation of the chasms.)" Source2: quote: "Today's image location is slightly east of Monday's image. In this image the polar scarp (called Tenuis Rupes) bisects the image."
  • Reviewed: asap

Created by Dr.K. (talk). Self-nominated at 19:01, 23 July 2017 (UTC).

Thirteenth Doctor

Created by AlexTheWhovian (talk) and Sceptre (talk). Nominated by Sceptre (talk) at 11:33, 23 July 2017 (UTC).

  • Comment: I'd definitely suggest the first alternate proposal, as the initial proposal doesn't take into account the non-"canonicity" of the other two actors. -- AlexTW

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