User:Sharktopus/JustForDYKs

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DYK for Saguaro boot[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

And it got 5,100 hits! It will be a long time before I feel laid back about this. Sharktopustalk 13:01, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Gustav Gassner[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Hubble Bubble (astronomy)[edit]

rʨanaɢ (talk) 20:46, 9 February 2011 (UTC) 00:02, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

  • 11.1 k hits for this odd little article. Sharktopus talk 12:22, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Castilleja septentrionalis[edit]

MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 23:43, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Only 706 hits for this one.

DYK for Alan B. Slifka[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:22, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

  • The hook was "Did you know ... that Alan B. Slifka, who created the Abraham Fund Initiatives to promote coexistence of Jews and Arabs in Israel, was also the first chairman of the Big Apple Circus?" Sharktopus talk 20:12, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
  • And the hook got only 485 hits. Maybe I should have used the quote, which I really liked, about his being true lamadvavnik, but it was from somebody's blog, so I probably shouldn't. He definitely deserved an article though, so I'm glad I wrote this one.

DYK for Parasitic castration[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 12:18, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

The hook (shared with next article) was "Did you know ... that Hemioniscus balani is called a "parasitic castrator" although its barnacle host remains a functioning male because the barnacle can no longer also function as a female?" Sharktopus talk 20:15, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

  • But these two articles got only 1.7k and 1.2 k hits, respectively, when on the front page. Sharktopus talk 17:34, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Hemioniscus balani[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 12:19, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Bucephalus (trematode)[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 06:02, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

  • 2.6 k hits for this one. Another cool thing about this article was that it motivated me to find and upload a gorgeous image by Haeckel showing the ox horns.

DYK for Brood XIX[edit]

Calmer Waters 12:02, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

  • And while this 3-article hook was on the front page, this particular article got 10.2k hits. The fact that it was at the top of the DYK with a gorgeous image of red-eyed cicada looking at you no doubt helped. And two other articles in the same hook also got many hits, 8.2 k for decim periodical cicadas and 2.0k for Magicicada_neotredecim. I was wondering if I could add them to DYKSTATS but when I went over to check the rules it turned out that User:Bruce1ee had already done it. What a great surprise! Sharktopus talk 17:24, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Magicicada neotredecim[edit]

Calmer Waters 12:02, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Decim periodical cicadas[edit]

Calmer Waters 12:02, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Photinus carolinus[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:02, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

This one got 3.9k hits on the main page, no record-breaker but I'm very pleased that so many people were interested in this remarkable little insect. Sharktopus talk 07:05, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Cephenemyia ulrichii[edit]

Calmer Waters 12:03, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

This one got 4.3 k hits, not bad considering it did not have a photo. Sharktopus talk 05:03, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Dinocampus coccinellae[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 12:03, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Wow, 14.1k hits -- and it wasn't even the top DYK (no photo, alas!) Sharktopus talk 03:48, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
Congratulations!! Very nicely done. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 04:15, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, Anna! Stemonitis helped with the article and also wrote the (obviously super) hook. Sharktopus talk 04:22, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for David Rothenberg[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 08:02, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

1.4 k for this link, and 2.2 k for the link in same hook to cassini periodical cicadas. I'm sorry this didn't get to go to DYK with its image, but it is still an enjoyable result. And the image chosen to head its queue instead was excellent. 07:54, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Cassini periodical cicadas[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 08:02, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Heydar Aliyev Foundation[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:02, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

  • Well, 2.1 k hits, not bad for a not-lead item. Sharktopus talk 11:31, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Yak butter[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:05, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

And it got 5.2k hits – lost of people wanted to find out what was the new use for old rancid yak butter. Who would have guessed so many Wikipedia readers have rancid yak butter as a household problem? Sharktopus talk 05:19, 11 July 2011 (UTC)


DYK for Botaniska trädgården (Uppsala)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:03, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

  • Congrats! Drmies (talk) 15:26, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Also from me, excellent article and hook! Next time I will ask you to propose a hook for me. Thank you for the Bach! If you want to do me another favour, create a DYK set with the other chorale and the high breeding bird, I would let go of the Luther pic to make that sense, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:26, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks you Drmies and Gerda! This article was a lot of fun to write and research. Also good practice for my Swedish, which needs much help from Google. My first set I made was too good which turned out to be bad, but I will try again in a little while. Sharktopus talk 16:45, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
Stat machine is working again -- and it got 1.8 k hits during its time on the Main Page. Sharktopus talk 14:15, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Louis Delaporte[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 08:02, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

  • This got 816 hits on the main page (trying to keep my format of talking about DYKs consistent.) It is also one of the articles I worked hardest on, so I got a lot out of working on it and I think Wikipedia benefited from what I put into it. Sharktopus talk 14:25, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

* DYK for Musée d'Ethnographie du Trocadéro[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 08:04, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

This excellent article was written by Yngvadottir in response to my plea for "French" articles for July 14 -- and got 1.8k hits. I just nominated it--thank you, Yngvadottir, for this and for your major improvements to Louis Delaporte. Sharktopus talk 14:25, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

* DYK for Sempervivum tectorum[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 16:04, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

  • Hurray, 11.2 k hits for this fascinating article! Yngvadottir collected a ton of fascinating folklore on this plant, a rumored aphrodisiac with the longest common name in English of any plant: "Welcome-home-husband-though-never-so-drunk." Charlemagne may or may not have known about that--on a roof, it (maybe) keeps lightning from striking your house. Sharktopus talk 14:33, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
Somebody just updated its entries at DYK-STATS: it got another 1.2K next day! Well done the hook writer! Yngvadottir (talk) 15:13, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Sugar Museum (Berlin)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Congrats to another success! Little language thing: "andere Saiten aufziehen" is not "add", its "use instead", replace old ones by new ones. I don't know the equivalent English term for string instruments. Also it has the second meaning of starting new (mostly tougher) procedures, enforce more discipline ... - btw, the Bach cantata for yesterday (BWV 185) still needs a reviewer on DYK. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:31, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Yes, well done! :) MayhemMario 16:33, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
I forgot to mention that the Sugar Museum is now featured on Portal:Germany, together with another of your productions which I discovered only recently, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:58, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks so much -- and thanks also to MaterialScientist who found and uploaded used with the hook, which he also wrote. Traveling day today but tonight I hope to do a bit more reviewing and maybe even get back to writing an article again. Sharktopus talk 17:34, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Another one? By the time your finished there'll be none left! MayhemMario 17:36, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Hall of fame for your sweet tooth! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:36, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Apparently the stats overlap two days, with 5.4 k hits one day and 612 the next. Sweeeeet! Many thanks to Yngvadottir for being inspired by my tales of this fascinating museum, and to Gerda for her many kind and encouraging comments. Sharktopus talk 12:01, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Snowmastodon site[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Very impressive, informative, again! - Will look into Messiah next, other topics had priority, thanks for the refs! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:50, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
I worked on this with Obsidian Soul (who added a lot of great stuff) and it got 4.1k hits. This is an example of a new article that Wikipedia obviously lacked, the subject of a big article in the NYT plus others elsewhere -- an important paleontological site with an interesting human story. Thanks to DYK, its story got written quickly and collaboratively, then checked and improved by many other editors. Sharktopus talk 11:58, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Corydalis nobilis[edit]

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 16:02, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

and from me, collecting flowers on my talk. Messiah Part III got some refs and a pic, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:06, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
This was fun to work on, and it got 3.5 k hits. I started this article because I was intrigued to learn, from a pamphlet about Linnaeus Hammarby that its seeds are dispersed by ants. But it turned out to have even more interesting stories about it besides being myrmecochorous. Now I am learning/writing about some stick insects (Timema) who use the same strategy to disperse their eggs. In many stick insects (but not in Timema), the egg has a little structure (the capitulum) whose only function is to attract and feed ants. Ants carry eggs to their burrow, and discard the "empties" which are still functioning eggs that hatch baby stick insects. Sharktopus talk 11:55, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Timema[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 00:18, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

  • Hoo, hitcount 7.8 k. Interesting case where "not having sex" attracts attention often reserved for "having sex." Sharktopus talk 03:29, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for First Lutheran hymnal[edit]

Calmer Waters 00:02, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Only 948 hits when on the front page. This is a good article that I'm proud of having created. And DYK was important to helping and motivating it, even though the synergy was not 100% perfect. Sharktopus talk 01:26, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Nels Running[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:05, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

I chipped in to help out on this nomination -- my contribution was much less than Pumpkin's or Gerda's. Very nice of them to give me some Make credit too. 4.7k. Sharktopus talk 01:21, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Paul Speratus[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:05, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Es ist das Heil uns kommen her[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:05, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Paederus[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 16:01, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Another two-day overlapping DYK, with 11.9 k the first day and 1.2 the second. I am delighted these little beetles got so much attention! Sharktopus talk 17:20, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:04, 7 September 2011 (UTC)