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61 self noms, 123 non-self noms

List of all my Did You Know articles
Date Article Hook Views Views/hour (hours on main page) Views for other linked pages (page name) Views for all linked pages in hook Notes
04.07.2013 Little Chapel ... that the Little Chapel is believed to be the world's smallest consecrated church? 5,195 520 (10 hours) 371 (Consecrated) 5,566 My first ever DYK, though I nominated HMS Vestal (J215) which was failed for having unreliable sources
08.07.2013 Roberto Pannunzi ... that Roberto Pannunzi, the "biggest cocaine trafficker in the world", was caught on July 6? 6,020 753 (8 hours) 6,020 This likely got a few views as it was only around 2 days after he was arrested; and made headlines in news
09.07.2013 Great North 10K ... that the participants in the 2013 Great North 10K run shared the finish line at Gateshead International Stadium with Mo Farah? 853 107 (8 hours) 2,533 (Gateshead International Stadium, Mo Farah) 3,386 Mo Farah had lots of views at the time because of the European Athletics Team Championships
20.07.2013 Get Reading festival ... that the Get Reading festival had celebrities such as Boris Johnson and Warwick Davis reading to the public? 364 30 (12 hours) 1,403 (Boris Johnson, Warwick Davis) 1,767 Boris Johnson, as you would expect, is a fairly popular article anyway
02.08.2013 Shpitalny Sh-37 ... that there were only 240 of the Soviet cannon Shpitalny Sh-37 created? 5,972 747 (8 hours) 185 (Soviet) 6,157 The 'Soviet' article experienced a definite rise, and was surprisingly unpopular. Also my first non-self nomination
06.08.2013-07.08.2013 Kinnairdy Castle ... that Kinnairdy Castle was once owned by a man accused of witchcraft? 5,751 479 (12 hours) 3,937 (Witchcraft) 9,688 Again, this is a popular article, but experienced a noticeable rise. The hook spanned two days, with view counts of 4096+1655
08.08.2013 Thinkwell Group ... that the Thinkwell Group helped create a Harry Potter studio tour and the US theme park? 830 71 (11 3/4 hours) 1,734 (The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Orlando Resort), Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden) 2,564
08.08.2013-09.08.2013 Partnership Africa Canada ... that Partnership Africa Canada accused Barclays of "participating in diamond-related violence"? 1,098 93 (11 3/4 hours) 2,259 (Barclays) 3,357 Barclays is another article that is popular, but had a noticeable rise. This was the first time that I had two hooks on the same day; furthermore, I had hooks in all the DYK areas that day (2). The hook was up for two days, with view counts of 1062+36
09.08.2013-10.08.2013 David Gregory (physician) ... that David Gregory created a cannon which was destroyed after Isaac Newton called it "destructive to the human species"? 7,438 633 (11 3/4 hours) 3,794 (Cannon; I ignored the Isaac Newton view count as it is perennially popular; and there was no noticeable view count rise) 11,232 The hook was up for two days, with view counts of 5795+1643
11.08.2013 Theatre of Jersey ... that the Jersey theatre scene includes Jersey French? 606 52 (11 3/4 hours) 903 (Jèrriais) 1,509
18.08.2013 Richard and Adam Johnson ... that in spite of an egg throwing incident, Richard and Adam Johnson eventually finished third in Britain's Got Talent? 1,901 158 (12 hours) 880 (Britain's Got Talent (series 7)) 2,781 My tenth DYK! The Britain's Got Talent series page experienced a rise in view count. The hook was up for two days, with view counts of 177+1724
24.08.2013 William Cantelo ... that William Cantelo invented an early machine gun, then mysteriously disappeared? 4,981 415 (12 hours) 1,294 (Machine gun) 6,275 The Machine gun page experienced a rise in view count
25.08.2013 Tottenham Hotspur L.F.C. ... that Tottenham Hotspur L.F.C. were originally called Broxbourne Ladies? 1,252 104 (12 hours) 1,254
28.08.2013 Clarence Chesterfield Howerton ... that Clarence Chesterfield Howerton, aka Major Mite (pictured), was billed as the world's smallest man? 21,112 175 (12.0833 hours) 21,112 My second best DYK to date on views. Also my first with a picture, shown here Major Mite at the White House, 1922
07.09.2013 North Radworthy ... that North Radworthy and South Radworthy were valued at £3? 1,925 193 (10 hours) 488 (South Radworthy) 2,413
08.09.2013 Milan Poparić ... that Pink Panther Milan Poparić was broken out of a Swiss jail by two accomplices firing AK-47s? 2,431 304 (8 hours) 2,915 (Pink Panthers) 5,346 This was quite controversial at the time, I managed to spark a furore over potentially negative BLP hooks; I'm the first to admit I got one wrong. The discussion is at this page
15.09.2013 Buurtpoes Bledder ... that the death of the cat Buurtpoes Bledder (pictured) was covered in national news, including SBS 6 and De Telegraaf? 8,317 1,040 (8 hours) 328 (SBS 6, De Telegraaf) 8,645 This was my second pictured DYK, shown here
20.09.2013 John Wheatley (physicist) ... that John Wheatley died of a heart attack whilst on a bike ride? 4,140 518 (8 hours) 437 (Heart attack) 4,577 The heart attack article experienced a definite rise in views
21.09.2013 Marinekazerne Suffisant ... that the Dutch military base Marinekazerne Suffisant was visited by Queen Beatrix? 1,491 186 (8 hours) 1,491 I ignored the Queen Beatrix article, as it is quite popular
25.09.2013 Mark Sutton ... that Mark Sutton portrayed a skydiving James Bond during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics? 3,692 448 (8.25 hours) 3,692 The hook was up for two days, with views of 762 and 2930. Parachuting, James Bond, and the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony are all perennially popular
01.10.2013 2013 Carlton Cannes heist ... that jewels stolen at the Carlton Cannes in the July 2013 heist are worth $136 million? 2,801 350 (8 hours) 682 (Carlton Cannes) 3,483
11.10.2013 Tachikawa air disaster ... that the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II involved in the Tachikawa air disaster crashed into a watermelon patch, with all hands lost? 6,107 863 (7.08 hours) 4,412 (Douglas C-124 Globemaster II) 10,519 The 'watermelon' article experienced no rise
15.10.2013 Erema ... that R. D. Blackmore, author of Lorna Doone, considered Erema his "most unlucky novel", in part because the public could not pronounce the title character's name? 1,654 207 (8 hours) 2,293(R. D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone) 3,947
16.10.2013 Hermes Press ... that the popular comic strip The Phantom is in the fifth installment of reissues by Hermes Press? 347 43 (8 hours) 2,647 (The Phantom) 2,994 The Phantom article experienced a rise of near 2000
17.10.2013 1951 Atlantic C-124 disappearance ... that in 1951, a United States Air Force Douglas C-124 Globemaster II vanished, and neither the occupants nor the plane were ever recovered? 12,259 1,532 (8 hours) 5,508 (Douglas C-124 Globemaster II) 17,767 United States Air Force did not experience any view rise
19.10.2013 Tristan Stephenson ... that Tristan Stephenson is considered to be one of London's best cocktail makers? 1,312 164 (8 hours) 1,312 My twenty-fifth DYK!
23.10.2013 Action of 4 September 1782 ... that on 4 September 1782, the Royal Navy ship HMS Rainbow was responsible for capturing the 360 men aboard a French Navy frigate with the first proper use of a carronade? 1,947 243 (8 hours) 7,105 (Carronade) 9,052 The 'French Navy' article didn't experience much of a view count rise
25.10.2013 Operation Crimson ... that the WWII Allies used thirty-four Vought F4U Corsairs, two aircraft carriers, four battleships, six cruisers, and ten destroyers in Operation Crimson? 7,751 969 (8 hours) 3,570 (Vought F4U Corsair, Destroyer) 9,052 The 'Allies of WWII', 'Aircraft carries', 'battleship' and 'cruiser' articles didn't experience much of a view count rise
27.10.2013 Action of 15 February 1783 ... that on 15 February 1783, the British captured a Concorde from the French? 769 96 (8 hours) 2,545 (HMS Concorde (1783)) 3,314
03.11.2013 CGR 3rd Class 4-4-0 1903 ... that there were only eight CGR 3rd Class 4-4-0 1903s ever produced? 4,223 528 (8 hours) 4,223
05.11.2013 List of currencies in Europe ... that 22 countries in Europe use the Euro, including several that are not part of the European Union? 3,001 375 (8 hours) 3,001 Neither 'Euro' nor 'European Union' articles experienced a noticeable rise in views
11.11.2013 Catalaphyllia ... that Catalaphyllia jardinei, known commonly as elegance coral, can reproduce either sexually or asexually? 781 98 (8 hours) 781 Neither 'Sexual reproduction' nor 'Asexual reproduction' articles experienced a noticeable rise in views
13.11.2013 Yodle ... that Yodle went from "not going well" to making $132.2 million in a year? 5,655 707 (8 hours) 5,655
13.11.2013 Angelo Ciccone ... that Angelo Ciccone lapped the entire field, but didn't win a point in the Men's Madison at the 2008 Summer Olympics? 2,357 295 (8 hours) 2,281 (Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's Madison) 4,638 There was no noticeable rise in views for '2008 Summer Olympics'


16.11.2013 Alma Jodorowsky ... that Alma Jodorowsky often performs with Burning Peacocks? 984 123 (8 hours) 984
17.11.2013 CGR 1st Class 2-6-0 1891 ... that the CGR 1st Class 2-6-0 1891 steam locomotives were the first American locomotives to enter service in South Africa? 1,321 165 (8 hours) 1,321 'Locomotive' experienced no noticeable rise in views
22.11.2013 Ruth Wanjiru ... that after a two year absence from the sport, Ruth Wanjiru achieved third place in the 2012 Ottawa Marathon? 399 51 (7.75 hours) 115 (Ottawa Marathon) 414
23.11.2013-24.11.2013 War Doctor and The Night of the Doctor ... that the War Doctor (played by John Hurt, pictured), introduced in "The Night of the Doctor", will be a "dark doctor" who will "bring an ancient battle to its devastating conclusion"? 137,662 17,763 (7.75 hours) 137,662 The hooks were up for two days, and got (War Doctor) 36360+52209; and (Night of the Doctor) 22061+27032. I haven't included the view stats for the linked pages as they are very high, it being the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who; that also accounts for the high view count. This is my best ever DYK, and topped the list of all time most viewed here at the time. It had this picture with it, as it was in lead hook: John Hurt
02.12.2013 Armed Forces Day (Poland) ... that Poland annually celebrates the defeat of Russia in the Battle of Warsaw (tank on 2008 celebration parade pictured)? 4,762 595 (8 hours) 7,812 (Battle of Warsaw (1920)) 12,574 My fourth pictured DYK. Tank on the 2008 Polish Armed Forces Day Parade
07.12.2013 Trevisana nera ... that the Trevisana nera grape variety was first documented in viticulture in the middle of the 20th century? 526 64 (8.25 hours) 526 The 'Viticulture' article experienced no rise in views
12.12.2013 St Tugual's Chapel ... that St Tugual's Chapel on Herm is over 1,000 years old? 3,535 524 (6.75 hours) 2,663 (Herm) 6,198
28.12.2013 Scintillate (horse) ... that Scintillate was rated an "inferior" winner of the Epsom Oaks? 1,038 87 (12 hours) 528 (Epsom Oaks) 1,566
04.01.2014 The Taste (UK TV series) ... that the UK series The Taste marks Nigella Lawson‍‍ '​‍s return to Channel 4 after 10 years? 956 120 (8 hours) 956 Page view was down on this day, it was later added so I am unsure about accuracy. Large increase in views for Nigella Lawson, but it receives so many views anyway
08.01.2014 Trondheim Airport, Jonsvatnet ... that during the Second World War, the Luftwaffe landed planes on a frozen lake at Trondheim Airport, Jonsvatnet, where the ice was 1 metre (3 ft) thick? 4,531 566 (8 hours) 4,531 Luftwaffe receives quite a few normal views
09.01.2014 Addison Cresswell ... that Addison Cresswell, agent to Jonathan Ross and Michael McIntyre, founded a company with Paul Merton and Julian Clary? 1,409 176 (8 hours) 1,409 I didn't count any other linked persons as they are well known, and receive a fair few hits anyway
09.01.2014 Gary Loveman ... that Gary Loveman was a Harvard professor before his present occupation as CEO of Caesars Entertainment, and his career became a business case study at Stanford? 1,660 208 (8 hours) 1,670 (Caesars Entertainment Corporation) 3,330
10.01.2014 Joy (Steven Curtis Chapman album) ... that the African Children's Choir appears on Steven Curtis Chapman's 2012 Christmas album Joy? 198 25 (8 hours) 302 (African Children's Choir) 500
12.01.2014 Julián Ladera ... that Julián Ladera was born in a ghost village? 2,121 265 (8 hours) 4,543 (Ghost town) 6,664
12.01.2014-13.01.2014 One in a Million (horse) ... that the racehorse One in a Million was rated at 116p? 1,889 244 (7.75 hours) 1,889 My 50th DYK!
14.01.2014 Maureen Chiquet ... that Chanel CEO Maureen Chiquet has been called a Francophile? 1,533 198 (7.75 hours) 2,082 (Francophile) 3,615
15.01.2014 List of currencies in North America ... that 18 different official currencies are currently in use in the countries of North America? 8,159 1,020 (8 hours) 8,020 The 'North America' article experienced no rise in views
17.01.2014 Dan Tan ... that friends of Dan Tan, the Singaporean accused of fixing soccer matches on four continents, say he rarely watches the game? 2,104 263 (8 hours) 554 (Match fixing) 2,658
21.01.2014 Dread Pirate Roberts (Silk Road) ... that Dread Pirate Roberts is the founder of the "Amazon.com of illegal drugs"? 5,122 640 (8 hours) 5,122
23.01.2014 His Last Vow ... that Charles Augustus Magnussen, villain in the Sherlock episode "His Last Vow", was described as "the one man [Sherlock] truly hates"? 6,798 850 (8 hours) 6,798 No rise in views for Sherlock (TV series)


26.01.2014 Prié blanc ... that the Prié blanc wine grape is produced in some of the highest-elevation vineyards in continental Europe? 1,280 109 (11.75 hours) 1,280


28.01.2014 Seyhan Gündüz ... that women's football forward Seyhan Gündüz was capped 32 times internationally, scoring 12 goals, a rate of 0.375 a match? 1,552 129 (8 hours) 1,541 (Cap (sport)) 3,093


30.01.2014 Herm ... that the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) long island of Herm (flag pictured) has up to 100,000 tourists pass through it in summer? 17,206 2,151 (8 hours) 17,206 The flag of Herm
01.02.2014 David Moore (botanist born 1933) ... that botanist David Moore advised the British Ministry of Defence in their plan to regain the Falkland Islands? 1,363 170 (8 hours) 1,363
04.02.2014-05.02.2014 Inchdrewer Castle and George Ogilvy, 3rd Lord Banff ... that Inchdrewer Castle (pictured) was where George Ogilvy, 3rd Lord Banff, who "sold his country and religion for a ten shilling note", was murdered, and his body burnt? 22,163 2,716 (8.16 hours) 22,163 Inchdrewer Castle received 8,317 and 1,912 views and George Ogilvy, 3rd Lord Banff received 9,597 and 2,337 views
05.02.2014 Minderoo Station ... that Minderoo Station once held an estimated 50,000 sheep, cattle, and horses? 2,795 337 (8.3 hours) 2,795
12.02.2014 Courtsiding ... that the first arrest for courtsiding was at the 2013 Australian Open? 5,853 709 (8.25 hours) 5,853 The 2013 Australian Open received no rise in views
17.02.2014 John Baines (bobsledder) ... that John Baines of Team GB, originally set to compete in the four-man bobsleigh at the 2014 Winter Olympics, ended up doing the two-man bobsleigh as well? 853 109 (7.83 hours) 853
18.02.2014 Rebekah Wilson ... that Olympic bobsledder Rebekah Wilson took odd jobs to pay for her training? 3,581 448 (8 hours) 3,581
18.02.2014 James Machon (skier) ... that James Machon, competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics for Team GB, has been skiing since he was six? 874 109 (8 hours) 874
19.02.2014 Barra Castle ... that Barra Castle was the seat of Kings? 5,893 737 (8 hours) 5,893
20.02.2014 Lund's Tower ... that Lund's Tower is one of two Yorkshire follies collectively known as "The Salt and Pepper Pots"? 5,629 704 (8 hours) 3,718 (Folly) 9,347
20.02.2014 Emma Lonsdale ... that Emma Lonsdale is a "fridge kid"? 9,451 1,181(8 hours) 9,451
22.02.2014 Stuart Benson ... that bobsledder Stuart Benson, who competes for Team GB today, is a Royal Air Force corporal? 1,129 141 (8 hours) 1,129
22.02.2014 Bruce Tasker ... that Bruce Tasker, who is competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics, originally competed in the 400m? 1,024 128 (8 hours) 1,024
23.02.2014 Vivienne Cassie Cooper ... that Vivienne Cassie Cooper is New Zealand's "leading expert" on the microscopic algae diatom? 649 81 (8 hours) 649
23.02.2014 Ben Simons ... that Ben Simons said that competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics "means the world to me"? 1,030 129 (8 hours) 1,030
25.02.2014 Alexander Roslin ... that Alexander Roslin painted his wife painting a pastel of Henrik Peill, but the painting within the painting (pictured) is a lost painting? 4,519 583 (7.75 hours) 4,519 A painting by Alexander Roslin of his wife painting Henrik Peill
26.02.2014 Kieran Evans ... that Kieran Evans won a BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer? 513 66 (7.75 hours) 513
26.02.2014 Forglen House ... that Forglen House (pictured) has "all the romantic aspirations of the early 19th century poured into it"? 11,851 1,305 (9.083 hours) 11,851 A large old house
27.02.2014 Malcolm Orme Little ... that Malcolm Orme Little retired three times? 3,164 384 (8.25 hours) 3,164
27.02.2014 Villanelle ... that a villanelle is used to "deal with one or another degree of obsession"? 5,986 726 (8.25 hours) 5,986
01.03.2014 Toy Story 3 ... that Toy Story 3 was listed in Time‍‍ '​‍s 25 All-Time Best Animated Films? 3,922 475 (8.25 hours) 3,922
01.03.2014 Edwin St Hill ... that Edwin St Hill was called the "Maurice Tate of the West Indies"? 430 52 (8.25 hours) 424 (Maurice Tate) 854
02.03.2014 Enid Blyton ... that Enid Blyton's books were banned by the BBC for being "second-rate" and without merit? 4,801 582 (8.25 hours) 4,801
03.03.2014 HMS Implacable (R86) ... that HMS Implacable (pictured from above) was the base of Seafires, Hornets, and Fireflies? 15,828 1,979 (8 hours) 9,949 (Supermarine Seafire, de Havilland Sea Hornet, Fairey Firefly) 25,777 A black and white picture from above of an aircraft with planes on
05.03.2014 Hurricane Nate (2011) ... that Mexico's two main crude oil export ports closed in preparation for Hurricane Nate (pictured)? 1,976 247 (8 hours) 1,976 Hurricane Nate near peak intensity What surprised me was that the non-pictured Cressy got more views than this
05.03.2014 HMS Cressy (1899) ... that when HMS Cressy was sunk, 560 men were killed? 9,783 1,223 (8 hours) 9,783
06.03.2014 Football in the Philippines ... that the first football match in the Philippines was held in 1907? 960 120 (8 hours) 960
07.03.2014 HMS Vindictive (1918) ... that HMS Vindictive served as four different types of ship? 7,836 980 (8 hours) 7,836
09.03.2014 Trish Halpin ... that Trish Halpin has won Editor of the Year awards three times? 839 92 (9.16 hours) 839
10.03.2014 Maria Komissarova ... that Maria Komissarova was the first-ever woman to win a World Cup medal for Russia in the ski cross? 1,723 215 (8 hours) 1,723
10.03.2014-11.03.2014 James Whitley (alpine skier) ... that Paralympian James Whitley has been skiing since he was four years old? 946 122 (7.75 hours) 946
11.03.2014-12.03.2014 Iron Man 3 ... that Iron Man 3 grossed over $1 billion? 12,602 1626 (7.75 hours) 12,602
12.03.2014 Millie Knight ... that Millie Knight, the youngest ever British Paralympic athlete, was the flagbearer at the 2014 Winter Paralympics opening ceremony? 2,088 269 (7.75 hours) 2,088
12.03.2014 Una-class submarine ... that the Una-class submarines were midgets? 7,621 983 (7.75 hours) 7,621
14.03.2014 Tobias Arlt and Tobias Wendl ... that Tobias Arlt and Tobias Wendl, who won four Olympic golds between them, are nicknamed "The Two Tobis"? 1,129 146 (7.75 hours) 1,129 Tobias Arlt received 573 views, and Tobias Wendl received 556 views
15.03.2014 Mick Brennan (alpine skier) ... that 2014 Winter Paralympics skier Mick Brennan was placed 10th in the Super G, but withdrew from the downhill race, calling the course "scary"? 558 70 (8 hours) 558
16.03.2014 Drive (Miley Cyrus song) ... that "Drive" by Miley Cyrus was noted by a reviewer for its "wobbling beat"? 975 123 (8 hours) 975
17.03.2014 The Jungle Book (1967 film) ... that Walt Disney died during the production of his last film, The Jungle Book? 4,400 550 (7.75 hours) 4,400
22.03.2014 Forest cobra ... that forest cobras (pictured) can grow up to 2.7 metres (8.9 feet) and kill in 20 minutes? 6,691 863 (7.75 hours) 6,691 A black and yellow snake
22.03.2014-23.03.2014 The Bells of Saint John ... that the premise of The Bells of Saint John was "to get kids frightened of Wi-Fi"? 5,270 680 (7.75 hours) 5,270 The article received 4,012 views on the 22, and 1,258 on the 23
24.03.2014-25.03.2014 Ben Sneesby ... that Ben Sneesby survived childhood cancer and went on to compete at the Paralympics for Great Britain? 1,444 103 (14.083 hours) 1,444 My 100 DYK! There were 817 views on the 24, and 627 on the 25


25.03.2014-26.03.2014 Stephanie Jallen ... that American Paralympian Stephanie Jallen hops? 2,912 238 (12.25 hours) 2,912 This received 1,277 views on the 25, and 1,635 on the 26


27.03.2014-28.03.2014 Paul Hansen (tenor) ... that opera singer Paul Hansen was also a copper-engraver and silent film star? 1,064 111 (12.25 hours) 1,064 The article received 366 views on the 27 and 698 on the 28
28.03.2014 Anna Turney ... that Paralympian Anna Turney (pictured) was inspired by the 2006 Winter Paralympics, and has competed in the two since? 2,719 223 (12.25 hours) 2,719 Anna Turney on a sit skier
31.03.2014 Jade Etherington ... that Jade Etherington (pictured) and Caroline Powell are the most successful female British Winter Paralympians of all time? 4,695 587 (8 hours) 1,284 (Caroline Powell (skier)) 5,979 Jade Etherington in a ski helmet
31.03.2014 (April fools' hook in some countries) Béla I of Hungary ... that Béla I of Hungary (bust pictured) was mortally wounded by his throne collapsing under him? 12,465 1,558 (8 hours) 12,465 A bust of Béla Three consecutive (for me) pictures
01.04.2014 (April fools' hook) Southern Cross (wordless novel) ... that the novel Southern Cross does not contain any words? 9,595 1,199 (8 hours) 9,595
01.04.2014 (April fools' day) Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa Claus ... that the idea of Santa Claus being shot can be hilarious? 7,092 887 (8 hours) 7,092
01.04.2014 (April fools' day) Dust My Broom ... that I believe I'll dust my broom? 10,901 1,363 (8 hours) 10,901
03.04.2014 Peter, King of Hungary ... that Peter the Venetian (pictured) was King of Hungary twice? 5,455 682 (8 hours) 5,455 King Peter of Hungary
03.04.2014 Andrea Doria-class battleship ... that Italy's Andrea Doria-class battleships were attacked by Swordfish during the Battle of Taranto? 6,177 772 (8 hours) 6,884 (Fairey Swordfish, Battle of Taranto) 13,061
07.04.2014 Hurricane Juan (1985) ... that Hurricane Juan caused $1 billion of damage in one American state? 1,803 225 (8 hours) 1,803
08.04.2014 Emma Thompson ... that Emma Thompson (pictured) garnered dual Academy Award nominations in 1993 for performances in The Remains of the Day and In the Name of the Father? 12,607 1,576 (8 hours) 4952 (The Remains of the Day (film), In the Name of the Father (film)) 17,559 Emma Thompson
10.04.2014 Manchester United–Arsenal brawl (1990) ... that the 1990 Manchester United-Arsenal brawl is the only instance in English league football history in which a team has been docked points due to player misconduct? 5,372 530 (10.13 hours) 5,372
10.04.2014 HMS Algerine (J213) ... that HMS Algerine was sunk 20 months to the day after she was laid down? 8,460 1,194 (7.083 hours) 805 (Keel laying) 9,265
10.04.2014 Toothache ... that after a bout with a toothache, Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote "Address to the Toothache"? 13,312 1879 (7.083 hours) 13,312
15.04.2014 UEFA Nations League ... that the proposed UEFA Nations League will largely replace friendly matches for UEFA member nations? 1,671 216 (7.75 hours) 1,671
16.04.2014 1953–54 Port Vale F.C. season ... that in 1953, Port Vale had a Steele Curtain? 2,690 336 (8 hours) 2,690
17.04.2014-18.04.2014 Ben-Hur (1959 film) ... that Ben-Hur (publicity pictured) had so much unused footage, Charlton Heston used some in Antony and Cleopatra? 17,491 2,257 (7.75 hours) 17,491 Ben Hur poster, 1959 The article received 9,744 views on the 17, and 7,747 in the 18
19.04.2014 The 37's ... that the episode "The 37's" was the first time in a Star Trek series that a Federation starship had landed on a planet's surface? 4,477 578 (7.75 hours) 4,477


22.04.2014 Texas annexation ... that the Republic of Texas presented a formal proposal for annexation by the United States to President Martin Van Buren, who rejected it? 4,125 516 (8 hours) 4,125


25.04.2014 Western green mamba ... that the West African green mamba (pictured) has one of the most rapidly acting venoms among all snakes? 355 43 (8.25 hours) 355 The Western green mamba
29.04.2014-30.04.2014 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships ... that during the 20-event 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships, 15 world records were equalled or surpassed? 1,192 144 (8.25 hours) 1,192 The article received 434 views on the 29, and 758 on the 30
30.04.2014 Madman's Drum ... that Madman's Drum was a novel in woodcuts? 2,061 250 (8.25 hours) 2,061
30.04.2014-01.05.2014 Ernest Radcliffe Bond ... that upon his being hired by the police, Commander X was hailed in the press as a "mystery supremo", yet journalists have claimed to know his identity? 5,988 726 (8.25 hours) 5,988 Article received 123 views on the 30, and 5,865 on the 1
01.05.2014 Passionate Journey ... that Passionate Journey contains only pictures, and was named as Thomas Mann's favourite film—but is a novel? 1,852 21 (8.25 hours) 1,852
01.05.2014-02.05.2014 Pineau de Re and Leighton Aspell ... that 2014 Grand National winner Pineau de Re was ridden by Leighton Aspell (pictured), who retired in 2007? 2,454 153 (16.083 hours) 2,454 Leighton Aspell riding Many Clouds Pineau de Re received 745 and 490 views, Leighton Aspell received 751 and 468 views
02.05.2014 2012 Summer Paralympics ... that the 2012 Summer Paralympics was the largest Paralympics ever? 1,370 166 (8.25 hours) 1,370
03.05.2014 Adore You ... that the music video for the song "Adore You" appears to simulate a sex tape? 3,196 318 (10.05 hours) 3,196 Not including views for day before, only up for three minutes then
07.05.2014 Marcel Hug ... that Marcel Hug (pictured), "The Silver Bullet", has won the Paris, Berlin, New York and London wheelchair marathons? 3,471 244 (14.23 hours) 3,471 Marcel Hug at the 2014 Paris Marathon
11.05.2014 Benedict Cumberbatch ... that Benedict Cumberbatch has been called the "Thinking Woman's Crumpet"? 12,733 1,039 (12.25 hours) 12,733
21.05.2014-22.05.2014 2014–15 FA Cup ... that the 2014–15 FA Cup will be the first time that artificial pitches are allowed in all rounds of the competition, after they were banned in 1995? 3,131 365 (8.583 hours) 3,131 Article received 2,734 on the 21, and 397 on the 22
23.05.2014-24.05.2014 2014 Po Toi Island ship collision ... that in the 2014 ship collision off Po Toi, Zhong Xing 2, the ship that sunk, was a third of the length of the other ship in the collision? 4,094 381 (10.75 hours) 4,094 Article received 3,554 views on the 23 and 540 on the 24
24.05.2014-25.05.2014 2014 Aleppo bombing ... that the May 2014 bombing of the Carlton Citadel Hotel in Aleppo, Syria, was nearly identical to an attack on the same building three months earlier? 1,308 111 (11.75 hours) 1,308 The article received 1,051 views on the 24 and 257 on the 25
26.05.2014-27.05.2014 Commonwealth War Graves Commission ... that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates 1.7 million deceased Commonwealth military service members in 153 countries? 2,717 231 (11.75 hours) 2,717 Article received 2,115 views on the 26, and 602 on the 27
29.05.2014 Tintin in Tibet ... that Tintin in Tibet is the only Tintin story without an antagonist? 5,374 457 (11.75 hours) 5,375
01.06.2014-02.06.2014 James Wilson (footballer born 1995) ... that in James Wilson's first senior football match for Manchester United, he scored two goals that won the game? 1,795 148 (12.15 hours) 1,795 Article received 618 views on the 1 and 1177 on the 2
03.06.2014-04.06.2014 Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland ... that Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, went from being congratulated by the King to being attainted and his son taken to the Tower of London? 3,753 309 (12.15 hours) 2,449 (Attainder) 6,202 My 50 self-nom! Article received 230 views on the 3 and 3,523 on the 4
04.06.2014 The Boat Race 2000 ... that Oxford's victory in The 2000 Boat Race was a "shock triumph"? 2,572 212 (12.15 hours) 2,572
04.06.2014-05.06.2014 List of currencies in South America ... that all countries in South America use their own currency, except Ecuador? 5,373 442 (12.15 hours) 5,373 Article received 15 views on the 4 and 5,358 on the 6
05.06.2014-06.06.2014 Murray Buchan ... that Olympian Murray Buchan originally wanted to work in mountain rescues? 1,404 116 (12.15 hours) 1,403 Article received 1 view on the 5, and 1,403 on the 6
06.06.2014(-07.08.2014) Operation Overlord ... that Operation Overlord (detail pictured), the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II, was the largest seaborne invasion in history? 69,038 5,659 (12.2 hours) 28,295 (Western Allies, Normandy) 97,333 Approaching Omaha Article came off at midnight, but received significant views the day it came off. Received 55,627 views on the 6, the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and 13,411 on the 7
06.06.2014(-07.08.2014) Ise-class battleship ... that despite having supporting air groups Yokosuka D4Y dive bombers and Aichi E16A reconnaissance aircraft, neither of the Ise-class battleships used them in combat? 7,201 590 (12.2 hours) 5,860 Yokosuka D4Y, Dive bomber, Aichi E16A, Reconnaissance aircraft) 13,061 Article came off at midnight, but received significant views the day it came off. Received 6,691 views on the 6 and on 510 the 7
08.06.2014 Cumberland Island horse ... that Cumberland Island horses (pictured) are considered "feral, free-ranging and unmanaged" by the U.S. National Park Service? 8,294 691 (12 hours) 8,294 Cumberland Island horses on the beach The article received 7,382 views on the 8, and 912 on the 9 (it came off at midnight)
17.06.2014 The Boat Race 1984 ... that the 1984 University Boat Race was postponed by a day after Cambridge hit a barge and sank during the warm-up? 1,215 161 (7.53 hours) 1,215
18.06.2014-19.06.2014 The Boat Race 1985 ... that Cambridge had a female cox for the first time in their history in the 1985 University Boat Race? 589 74 (8 hours) 589 Article received 244 views on the 18 and on 345 the 19
19.06.2014 The Boat Race 1983 ... that Cambridge threatened to boycott the 1983 University Boat Race after Boris Rankov was included in the Oxford crew for the sixth time? 1,406 170 (8.25 hours) 2,197 (Boris Rankov) 3,603
19.06.2014 Russian monitor Rusalka ... that after the Russian monitor Rusalka sank, all that was found in the immediate aftermath were a few lifebuoys, and a sailor's corpse in a dinghy? 9,985 1,210 (8.25 hours) 9,985 This was far more popular than I anticipated
21.06.2014 Watford Gap services ... that Watford Gap services were a popular meeting place for rock bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix? 4,407 309 (14.25 hours) 4,407
21.06.2014 1973 CECAFA Cup ... that Uganda won the inaugural edition of the CECAFA Cup? 310 22 (14.25 hours) 747 (CECAFA Cup) 1,057 My 150 DYK! Bit of a let down on views...
21.06.2014-22.06.2014 The Boat Race 1978 ... that the Cambridge boat sank during the 1978 University Boat Race? 1,107 134 (8.25 hours) 1,107 Article received 11 views on the 21 and 1,096 on the 22
22.06.2014-23.06.2014 Special Air Service Regiment ... that the SAS is based in Australia? 6,164 747 (8.25 hours) 6,164 Article received 1,351 on the 22 and 4,813 on the 23
23.06.2014 Swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi ... that Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony (pictured) was the first for an Indian Prime Minister to which the head-of-government of every SAARC country was invited? 2,288 277 (8.25 hours) 2,288 Modi sworn in as the Prime Minister
06.07.2014 Henry Alexander Stuart-Menteth ... that Commander Alex Stuart-Menteth read his own obituary in the newspaper? 1,789 204 (8.75 hours) 1,789
11.07.2014-12.07.2014 The Boat Race 2006 ... that after the 2006 Boat Race, the Cambridge coach complained that his team had to "row with a boat full of water"? 1,404 116 (12.1 hours) 1,404 My 100 non-self nomination! Article received 906 views on the 11 and 498 on the 12
12.07.2014-13.07.2014 The Boat Race 2010 ... that the Oxford crew in the 2010 Boat Race included the Winklevoss twins, who had competed at the previous Olympics? 592 50 (11.93 hours) 592 Article received 475 views on the 12 and 117 on the 13
14.07.2014-15.07.2014 The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour ... that The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, a tour by Beyoncé, was so called after her husband, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter? 2,513 262 (9.583 hours) 2,513 Article received 1,262 views on the 14 and 1,251 on the 15
14.07.2014-15.07.2014 The Boat Race 1993 ... that in the 1993 Boat Race, Cambridge used cleavers? 1,552 162 (9.583 hours) 2,841 (Oar (sport rowing)) 4,393 Article received 656 views on the 14 and 896 on the 15
18.07.2014-19.07.2014 You Never Give Me Your Money ... that Beatles, birds, and crickets contributed to "You Never Give Me Your Money"? 3,902 294 (13.25 hours) 3,902 Article received 2,273 views on the 18 and 1,629 on the 19
20.07.2014 The Boat Race 2013 ... that at the 2013 Boat Race, for the second consecutive year Cambridge had only one British rower in its crew? 1,141 97 (11.75 hours) 1,141
21.07.2014-22.07.2014 The Boat Race 2008 ... that the 2008 Boat Race featured the oldest ever competitor, a 36-year-old? 15,470 1,263 (12.25 hours) 15,470 Mind. Blown. Article received 1,176 views on the 21 and 14,294 on the 22. Why so many on the 22? It was, admittedly, a hook I liked but 15,000 views?
22.07.2014 2005 FA Community Shield ... that after Arsenal's defeat in the 2005 FA Community Shield, manager Arsène Wenger stated, "no-one regards it as a trophy so I do not mind anymore"? 2,338 183 (12.75 hours) 2,338
25.07.2014 The Boat Race 1997 ... that the 1997 Boat Race included the first Italian to compete in the event? 2,185 178 (12.25 hours) 2,185
25.07.2014-26.07.2014 2000 CECAFA Cup ... that the 2000 CECAFA Cup final was between Uganda and Uganda? 2,565 209 (12.25 hours) 2,565 Article received 238 views on the 25 and 2,327 on the 26
26.07.2014 Ganga Bruta ... that Ganga Bruta was "Humberto Mauro's best film", but was also called "the worst film of all time"? 3,541 289 (12.25 hours) 675 (Humberto Mauro) 4,216
27.07.2014-28.07.2014 The Boat Race 1989 ... that the 1989 Boat Race was the first time in the event's history that both coxes were women? 1,393 84 (16.6 hours) 1,393 Article received 1,035 views on the 27 and 358 on the 28
29.07.2014 Edward Porter Alexander ... that artillery expert Edward Porter Alexander ascended in an observation balloon during an American Civil War battle? ( hours)
29.07.2014 Adam Peaty ... that Adam Peaty beat the Olympic champion and world record holder to win the 100 metre breast­stroke at the 2014 Common­wealth Games? ( hours) I asked for this to be rushed through for the day after the nom as he was racing in the 4 x 100 medley. Yoninah, EEng, and Belle obliged, something which I am massively grateful for
30.07.2014 2013–14 Norwich City F.C. season ... that in 2013–14, Norwich City were relegated from the Premier League, yet earned more in broadcast payments than Manchester United earned in winning the previous season's League title? 1,666 ( hours)
31.07.2014 Skeet Shoot ... that Skeet Shoot was a "shoddily programmed, graphically primitive game", but sold well? 5,812 ( hours)
01.08.2014 The Boat Race 1986 ... that after the 1986 Boat Race, the Cambridge stroke said he was "just stirring the tea while the others did the work"? 3,311 ( hours)
03.08.2014 2001 CECAFA Cup ... that the 2001 CECAFA Cup included a football game with the biggest margin of victory in the competition's history? 2,124 ( hours)
04.08.2014 Odense ... that Odense was the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen? 3,023 ( hours)
04.08.2014 Sophie Taylor ... that Sophie Taylor broke her own record to win gold in the 100 metre breaststroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games? 2,347 ( hours)


05.08.2014 The Boat Race 1990 ... that the 1990 Boat Race had the heaviest oarsman in the event's history? 3,700 ( hours)
09.08.2014 The Boat Race 2011 ... that the proportion of rowers at the 2011 Boat Race who were British was the highest for a decade? 468 ( hours)
09.08.2014 Parsurameswar Temple ... that the Parsurameswar Temple (pictured) in Bhubaneswar is believed to be around 1400 years old? 3,594 ( hours) A temple with a doorway
09.08.2014 Megan Fletcher ... that Megan Fletcher won the 70 kg women's judo at the 2014 Common­wealth Games despite needing to have her face taped up during the semifinal? 3,074 ( hours)
11.08.2014 John Gregorson Campbell ... that John Gregorson Campbell was at the same time a church minister and a folklorist? 911 ( hours)
13.08.2014 Končar-class missile boat ... that the Končar-class missile boat has two chaff launchers? 9,335 ( hours)
15.08.2014 Health issues in American football ... that concussions are the fifth-most common type injury in American football, possibly affecting over 100,000 players each year? 740 ( hours)
02.09.2014 Walter W. Law ... that Walter W. Law went from being a carpet salesman to shipping 8,000 roses daily, earning up to US$100,000 annually? 3,120 ( hours)
02.09.2014 Kingstonian F.C. ... that Kingstonian F.C. have had six different names? 2,084 ( hours)
07.09.2014 The Beatles (album) ... that The Beatles sold for over £19,000? 5,098 ( hours)