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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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Instructions for nominators

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:
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To nominate an article

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

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


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?

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.

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Instructions for other editors

How to promote an accepted hook

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

Articles created/expanded on April 22

Bis(cyclopentadienyl)titanium(III) chloride

  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Muscle Dysmorphia
  • Comment: Mcfliz is a new editor, having only edited draft and article space to create this new article plus commons edits for new diagrams associated with it. It was created by Mcfliz through the AfC process, moved to mainspace by Graeme Bartlett on 22 April, then there was a cut-and-paste moved by Smokefoot which Graeme repaired. This nomination is a little beyond the 7 day mark, but the work is an impressive new article (3720 characters of readable prose, 520 words, 7 images, 24 references) so I want to encourage McFliz with some main page attention. I need to do some work on the article (hopefully within 24 hours) to support ALT1 and ALT2, there are ample sources available. Now done. EdChem (talk) 08:27, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
  • References:

Moved to mainspace by Mcfliz (talk). Nominated by EdChem (talk) at 23:53, 1 May 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg New and long enough, within policy, Earwig detects to copyvios, QPQ done. Scheme 13 of doi:10.3390/molecules17055893 uses a different synthetic route to anhydrovinblastine than doi:10.1021/ol025560c, which doesn't use the Nugent–RajanBabu reagent. Technically the hooks are still correct since it "can be" synthesized that way, but it would be better to show that the reagent is routinely used in that synthesis, especially commercially. Alternatively, is is possible to make a hook more accessible to laymen? How would you describe what reactions this reagent can do that can be done no other way? Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 21:24, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
@Mcfliz and EdChem: Pinging. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 09:34, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg It has been a month since this was originally reviewed, and nearly four weeks since the nominator was first pinged; action is needed soon if this is to continue. The nominator has again been notified on his talk page; I hope a response is made shortly. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:43, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
As I noted, the hooks are technically true, though perhaps less interesting than they seem at first glance. I'm hoping for an improved hook, but I could approve these as well. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 22:52, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
I have struck the original hook as far too inaccessible; the two ALTs, with their mention of a treatment for cancer, have at least something to get the attention of the average reader. EdChem, might you be able to come up with something more accessible still, or otherwise address Antony-22's original comments? Antony-22, if EdChem hasn't responded in the next 48 hours, I think it's time to decide whether the ALT hooks are sufficiently interesting, and give them a final icon. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 13:37, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment. I'm not sure that I follow why Antony-22 needs to qualify the hook(s) as technically correct. Either the substance can be sythesised that way, in which case the hook is correct without qualification and is good to go, or it can't and should be struck. I don't see the need to prove that it is routinely done that way. However, to attempt to resolve this, "New Advances in Titanium-Mediated Free Radical Reactions" opens with "Titanium complexes have been widely used as catalysts for C-C bond-forming processes via free-radical routes." This is behind a paywall, but a snippet from gscholar leads me to believe that the subject process of the hook is one such process;

Doris and co-workers reported in 2002 the Cp2TiCl-mediated deoxigenation of the alkaloid leurosine (from Catharantus roseus), leading to anhydrovinblastine (Scheme 30), the key intermediate in the symthesis of the anticancer drug navelbine

— Rossi et al.
I believe that "Cp2TiCl" is a synonym for Nugent–RajanBabu reagent and "navelbine" is a synonym for vinorelbine thus providing the asked for verification. SpinningSpark 17:39, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
Thoughts? EdChem (talk) 03:56, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
File:Vinorelbine from leurosine and from catharanthine plus vindoline.jpg highlights the relationships, FYI. EdChem (talk) 05:31, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay. I'll take a look at this in the next few days. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 04:56, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 10

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)

Articles created/expanded on May 12

Maria Friesenhausen

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 06:43, 19 May 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg New, long enough. This one will unfortunately need some serious work, Gerda Arendt. Bach-Cantatas is not a reliable source, as best I can tell. It is prepared by someone who is a self-proclaimed enthusiast of the topic, but I can find no mention that they're an authority on the subject. The portions of the text currently cited to Bach-Cantatas need alternative cites. Additionally, this needs a copy-edit. Some glaring issues that popped out at me: the first sentence of "Career" is convoluted with many clauses interrupting the flow of the sentence; many sentences begin with "In DATE" and no comma separating the dependent clause from the independent clause. Comma#Separation_of_clauses explains, although I just had to correct the same type of comma error I'm pointing out here in the article about commas. There appear to be some other comma errors as well, such as using a comma when none is needed to separate Siegmund Nimsgern and Gustav Leonhardt in a list. Commas are only needed in lists of three or more. Could you either copy-edit this yourself or ask someone else to do it? I'd normally do it but my prelim exams are in a week, so my time is short; I can handle it in two weeks if no-one's done it by then. Since the hook is currently cited to the unreliable source, I'll hold off on reviewing the hook until you change the sourcing. ~ Rob13Talk 03:47, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
Please look at six featured articles with a source review to see that reviewers found several sources not reliable, but had no problems with Bach Cantatas (BWV 172, 22, 165, 4, 161, 125). Or, as Drmies once said: "a recoding is a recording", and they better represented at Bach Cantatas, with choir members and orchestra players listed, than at Amazon and WorldCat, who also don't have these early recordings by NDR, for example. - O dear, how many commas ;) - I will look at the commas in the article etc, but possibly not today, RL. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:39, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
@Nikkimaria: You provided the source review at Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten! BWV 172 (FA) ages ago, and didn't object to Bach-Cantatas. Could you take a look at that site and give your opinion on what qualifies it as reliable so I can better understand that? ~ Rob13Talk 06:56, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: The site has been cited by multiple scholars and works in the field, eg Claudia Jensen and John Potter. IMO while it is not a top-shelf source it is sufficient for uncontroversial information. That being said, that evaluation was in the context of a work rather than a BLP... Nikkimaria (talk) 11:45, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Of the biographical information, only the short section on her studies is taken from the site, for (at least so far) lack of other information. It is likely to be correct (if you ask me), and even if not it would not cause severe misinformation. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:26, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
I even found a ref that supports the info and a bit more. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:03, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
@Nikkimaria: Thank you for that information. Gerda Arendt As scholarly sources cite Bach-Cantatas, I'll accept the source for non-controversial biographical information, though not for any extraordinary claims. You can focus on the copyedit and then I'll do the full review again. ~ Rob13Talk 17:08, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
I tried, please check. The sentence with Nimsgern and Leonhardt could not be repaired by dropping the comma, because there's another "and" later, which would make it three, but would be wrong. I used a semicolon, although I don't like them. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:28, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 18

Articles created/expanded on May 20


  • ... 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 21

Full Fact

Full Fact editathon on the UK's EU Referendum in 2016
Full Fact editathon on the UK's EU Referendum in 2016

Created by Andrew Davidson (talk). Self-nominated at 19:15, 28 May 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg @Andrew Davidson: Date and length fine. However the article still has stub tags on it and the hook claim is not clear in the body of the article. QPQ done, pic licence fine (though not sure about using it as a lead hook). Once those are sorted, then I'll have another look. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 11:14, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Velipadinte Pusthakam

Created by Jupitus Smart (talk). Self-nominated at 09:10, 22 May 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on May 22

Pankaj Chandak

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

Pavlovian-instrumental transfer

  • Comment: This is my first DYK nomination. ALT1 is slightly more precise, but less accessible to a general audience.

Created by Seppi333 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:50, 22 May 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The lead is too long and the lead should summarize the article. Maybe work the lead into sections. The Dieting section is blank. The end of the Addiction section is unreferenced, but it is strangely a copyvio of this YouTube video description. SL93 (talk) 05:54, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
    @SL93: I've moved the 2nd and 3rd paragraphs of the lead under a new level 2 heading; the original 1st lead paragraph adequately summarizes the article text as is.
    The youtube video that you linked to is actually a copyvio of what I wrote in the motivational salience article prior to the upload date of that video (e.g., see the revision of that article as of March 2016; Wikipedia is supposed to be attributed when its content is republished externally, but the uploader clearly didn't do that.
    I intend to expand the dieting section a little later since I don't have time right now. FWIW, three of the references in that article currently include a quote that mentions how PIT affects hunger and food consumption. Seppi333 (Insert ) 06:16, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Thank for for clarifying the YouTube video. SL93 (talk) 06:19, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 23

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 24

La balsa

Original 7-inch release of "La balsa"
Original 7-inch release of "La balsa"

Created by Bleff (talk). Self-nominated at 00:47, 1 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Hook verified, I read the El Pais source (in Spanish). The article easily meets length requirements and a spotcheck of a couple of sources checks out. The article was created on May 24. Taking the copyvio check on good faith, I don't know how to check for copyvio's when the sources are in Spanish but the article is in English. Earwig's tool does redflag the Spanish version of the article [4]; however, looking at the red flags they are where both the Spanish version of the article, and the sources quote either the lyrics directly, or an attributed quote from the artists directly, so I think we're good.
  • I do have one recommendation: remove "and, sometimes, even of rock en español in general" from the hook. IMO, it doesn't add to the hook. In addition, while the pagina12 source does support that last clause, the context isn't direct. It's an interview with a band that includes the singer's son. So I'll leave the check with a question mark for now, pending a discussion. Dave (talk) 17:13, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
  • From user's talk page it appears they need to list an article they have reviewed, as I see multiple DYK submissions on the talk page. Dave (talk) 17:21, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 26

Irish Fright

  • ... that the Irish Fright caused thousands of English people to arm themselves against non-existent Irish marauders falsely claimed to be burning and massacring English towns?
    • ALT1: ...that the Irish Fright caused thousands of English people to arm themselves against non-existent Irish marauders believed to be burning and massacring English towns?

Created by Prioryman (talk). Self-nominated at 22:38, 30 May 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article meets newness criterion; prose expanded more than fivefold within the last 7 days. Prose is long enough. Within policy: sufficient inline citations, seems neutral, etc. Hook does not exceed 200 characters. Interesting hook. Wording is slightly redundant; prefer ALT1 that I added. Ergo Sum 02:10, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 27

Muhammad III, Sultan of Granada

  • ... that at the beginning of his reign, Muhammad III allied Granada with Castile and Aragon against the Marinids, while at the end those three powers were allied against it? Source: "Muhammad III had begun his reign by entering into a tripartite alliance against the Marinids. He was now outmaneuvered, and the three alliance was against him." (Harvey p. 170)

5x expanded by HaEr48 (talk). Self-nominated at 07:18, 2 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Comment only Not clear, to me anyway, who the "three" and "it" are. Edwardx (talk) 11:02, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
Edwardx, it refers to Granada (Muhammad III's kingdom) and the three are the rest. How about:

HaEr48 (talk) 23:32, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Porco (caldera)

Silver mined at Porco
Silver mined at Porco

Created by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 12:23, 27 May 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on May 28

Stella Rush

Created by 97198 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:46, 2 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg New enough (article created by 97198 on 28 May 2017), (barely) long enough (1,841 bytes "readable prose size"). Fully referenced. QPQ done. Hook does not agree with the article or the source. Rush did not leave the feminist movement, she ceased to be active in the Daughters of Bilitis, a lesbian rights organization. The debate was over whether it was better associated with the gay rights or women's rights movements. Basically the difference between being a feminist lesbian and a lesbian feminist. Suggest reworking the hook. Hawkeye7 (talk) 01:03, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 29

WDR Rundfunkchor Köln

  • Reviewed: Vintage Grill & Car Museum
  • Comment: ... and more than 150 other works, how to say that? - some of the giant ones were already mentioned on DYK

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 06:38, 5 June 2017 (UTC).

Truth Serum (EP)

Improved to Good Article status by Paparazzzi (talk). Self-nominated at 05:42, 29 May 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on May 30

Claudia Barainsky

  • Reviewed: Prayer of Saint Francis
  • Comment: the two award-winning roles were recently on DYK, so I try a funny alpha list instead, mostly stubs and/or too little known

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 10:23, 6 June 2017 (UTC).

R. W. Symonds

  • Reviewed: To be done

Created by Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 21:10, 5 June 2017 (UTC).

QPQ: Red XN - Not done
Overall: Symbol question.svg I prefer the first hook about the curling-tongs Andrew D. (talk) 00:22, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Dorothy Hazard

Mistress Dorothy Hazard and the Women of Bristol Defending the Frome Gate against Prince Rupert, 1643 by Gerald Moira
Mistress Dorothy Hazard and the Women of Bristol Defending the Frome Gate against Prince Rupert, 1643 by Gerald Moira
  • ... that Dorothy Hazard effectively founded a Bristol church that survived for over 300 years?
    Source: "...Mrs Dorothy Hazard, the effective founder of a Baptist church which, more than 300 years later, still flourishes" Collinson, 2003
    • ALT1:... that Dorothy Hazard, a preacher's wife, led a group of women in the defence of Bristol during the English Civil War (pictured)?
      Source: "At one point, a group of women in the town, led by Dorothy Hazard and Joan Batten, held up the Royalist attack on the Frame sic Gate when the soldiers lost heart" Bennett, 2016

Created by Yunshui (talk). Self-nominated at 11:04, 30 May 2017 (UTC).

will review this, hopefully tomorrow --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:18, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Interesting facts, on good sources, no copyvio obvious! I like the ALT much better, related to the licensed image. I guess the caption needs to be shortened. - Article: please provide some idea about a time in the lead, - readers will not know when These wars were, and as we have no life data, some hint at the period would be nice. - Do you intentionally link to the beginning of chapter 14 in Revelation, not verse 9? - Could you provide a year (instead of "subsequently") for the mural? Yes it's in the image caption, but should also be in the article. - How about a little lead, summarizing the main points? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:06, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

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)

Articles created/expanded on May 31

Typhoon Joe (1980), Typhoon Kim (1980)

Created by Yellow Evan (talk). Self-nominated at 23:06, 7 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Not fulll review, but Yellow Evan I believe you need one more QPQ as it's a two-article hook, see WP:DYKSG#H4. HaEr48 (talk) 06:34, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Typhoon Joe (1980): Recently moved to mainspace. No POV or plagiarism issues detected. All paragraphs have at least one inline citation. The source used for "within a week" uses the term Osang but the article for Typhoon Kim states that it was known as Osating. The second hook fact isn't present in the article.
  • Typhoon Kim (1980): Recently moved to mainspace. No POV or plagiarism issues detected. All paragraphs have at least one inline citation. Same issues as above; the title in the cited source and the absence of the second hook.
Hook facts should be present in the article and properly sourced. Another QPQ needs to be provided. I prefer the first hook and as soon as the above issues are sorted out this will be good to go. --Skr15081997 (talk) 10:58, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Ka Island

  • ... that the Chinese general Mao Wenlong favored free trade and heavy taxes at his garrison on Ka Island, North Korea?
    • ALT1:... that Mao Wenlong's protection of smugglers and raiders on Pi Island (now within North Korea) led to his controlling most trade on the Yellow Sea?
    • ALT2:... that Ajige beheaded Shen Shikui for his refusal to surrender Pi Island?
    • ALT3:... that Pi Island is not one of the Pi Islands?
    • ALT4:... that the Manchu were only able to remove the Ming from Ka Island, North Korea, by carrying out an amphibious landing at night?
    • ALT5:... that Mao Wenlong took advantage of the chaos of the Manchu invasions of China to turn his base on Ka Island, North Korea, into a free port and personal kingdom?
    • ALT6:... that the Chinese general Mao Wenlong tried to extort copper and iron from Joseon Korea to mint his own currency on Pi Island?
  • Reviewed: Sovereignty Restoration Day
  • Comment: @Reviewers: Don't worry. You only need to review the hook(s) that are interesting to you.

Created by LlywelynII (talk). Self-nominated at 04:52, 3 June 2017 (UTC).

  • ALT3 is absolutely brilliant. Add it to the article's text somewhere with published citation, so there's no question the hook will meet the DYK requirement. —Patrug (talk) 18:09, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Again, thank you for your kind words and input. Again, don't introduce extraneous links into DYK hooks: you're siphoning away the clicks that are the only reason to do these in the first place. Again, without a review, it's up to the reviewer to choose the hook s/he feels is most interesting.

    There is obviously no one who has written that sentence in a WP:RS before. "Pi Island" (pronounced "pee") is an early modern Chinese name for a Korean island; the Pi Islands (pronounced "pie") are a cutesy modern English name for some Antarctic islets; they don't go together in any way. Really, though, given Wikipedia's Manual of Style, the place to address that hook is in a disambiguation hatnote, which the article already has. I feel it's a WP:IAR situation since it's WP:POINTy to introduce a reference into a hatnote and even POINTier to add off-topic text to the body of a Korean article about unrelated Antarctic islands. We have the rule about citation to ensure that lies don't make it onto the front page, and here the statement is unquestionably true. If the future reviewer likes that hook and disagrees strongly, though, sure, I can find a source that lists the two Pi Islands (neither of which is near Korea) and add it to the article for DYK purposes. — LlywelynII 00:28, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  • The clicks are not supposed to be "the only reason to do these" – but even if that's your personal motivation, I highly doubt anyone would fail to click on a bolded Pi Island link because of an unbolded Pi Islands link. Nevertheless, if single linking is your personal "rule", so be it. Most DYK reviewers tend to be sticklers about the inline citation rule, so I didn't want them to dismiss your best hook for that reason. Glad you'll be able to address it if becomes necessary. —Patrug (talk) 02:19, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Will do, yeah. I know you mean well, so thanks for the input even though it makes this entry longer and therefore somewhat discourages actual reviewers. It is more helpful if you do find something you're interested in and do an actual review, but any assistance with typos, grammatical errors, or BLP violations is certainly very very helpful as well. You should keep in mind that these hooks are precisely to drive traffic to new entries rather than old ones, though; if this were about "informing" or "interesting" the public, it wouldn't be restricted to recent or recently-improved articles. — LlywelynII 05:29, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Ernest Addison

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 11:27, 31 May 2017 (UTC).

Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil

Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil
Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil
  • ... that Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil was the only castle in Poitiers to remain in French hands after 1356 during the Hundred Years' War? Source: Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil website

5x expanded by Vami IV (talk). Self-nominated at 09:12, 31 May 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting history, good expansion, on solid sources, no copyvio obvious. - Please: suggest one of the great images! I'm not happy with "the only" hooks, especially if it's something as remote as 1356 ;) - Who cares? With an image, you can say almost nothing, and it would be still attractive. - Article: please fix the referencing errors, find more cats (what time? what style), and perhaps write a lead (without references) as a summary of what's in the body. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:32, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
How do I add a photo? –Vami_IV✠ 02:46, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
You look at any nom that has one, look (in edit mode) for the photo part (surrounded by div /div), copy the whole part and adapt with file name and (short) caption to appear on the main page. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:14, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 1

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)

Angelo De Donatis

Created by Ergo Sum (talk). Self-nominated at 02:27, 2 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Having worked on this entry and suggested language along these lines I support the version now proposed. It's a complex point to make succinctly, so I hope others will offer rewrites. The title Vicar General means little to the average reader. My own suggestion, though I don't like saying "pope" twice, is: DYK ...that since the sixteenth century no one under the rank of cardinal has managed the Diocese of Rome on behalf of the pope until Pope Francis gave Angelo De Donatis that assignment this year? Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 20:26, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Janina Goss

  • ... that Janina Goss is considered the "power behind the throne" in modern Polish politics? the most important women

Created by Piotrus (talk). Self-nominated at 08:44, 1 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enuf, barely long enuf (at 1529 chars), and I can assume good faith on the Polish sources; however, the quote needs to be directly cited and currently you have too many indirect citations so I'm a bit lost there. As a BLP some basic info like birth date or year would be nice, but that's presumably extra. Cheers Kingoflettuce (talk) 07:08, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 2


  • ... that the first geothermal energy in the form of electricity of South America was first produced at Puchuldiza in Chile, as part of an experiment?

Moved to mainspace by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 19:39, 2 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Not a full review, just a comment to say that the hook can be parsed multiple ways, and a reader could reach the conclusion that the very first generation of geothermal power was at this site. Vanamonde (talk) 09:48, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
    Indeed. I've rewritten the hook proposal. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 15:02, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 3

Emily Virgin

Oklahoma legislator Emily Virgin
Oklahoma legislator Emily Virgin

5x expanded by Antony-22 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:46, 7 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 4

Junayd of Aydın

Improved to Good Article status by Cplakidas (talk). Self-nominated at 08:59, 4 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 5

Palestinian Authority Martyr's Fund

  • ... that the Palestinian Authority Martyr's Fund pays monthly stipends to the families of suicide bombers? Sourced to this phrase "payments to families of suicide bombers and others who commit violence" from paragraph 7 of a reported news article by Peter Baker in the New York Times on May 2, 2017, "G.O.P. Pressures Trump to Take Tough Stance With Mahmoud Abbas," [9].
    • 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)

5x expanded by E.M.Gregory (talk). Self-nominated at 14:46, 11 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 6

Adam Clark (engineer)

Adam Clark
Adam Clark
  • ... that Scottish engineer Adam Clark (pictured) has a public square in Budapest named after him, and has appeared on Hungarian currency? Source: [10], [11]

Created by Marvello123 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:12, 10 June 2017 (UTC).

Comment: why don't you mention the Chain Bridge in the hook? Will probably review next. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:27, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Interesting life, on good sources, offline source accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. Please provide access dates to the online sources. How do you feel about an infobox? - The image is licensed and a good illustration. Please word a hook about 10 years of his life devoted to overseeing the construction. I can't do it, - or can't review ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:35, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi Gerda Arendt, thanks for your comments. I've added access dates to the online sources and changed the hook slightly,
ALT1: ... that Scottish engineer Adam Clark (pictured) spent ten years of his life building a bridge in Budapest, and has appeared on Hungarian currency? Source: [12], [13]
if you'd still like to review. Marvello123 (talk) 13:21, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
I personally don't think an infobox is necessary as everything relevant is in the first paragraph. But I'm flexible if you think an infobox would be better. Marvello123 (talk) 13:24, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Sure I like to keep reviewing, and thanks for what you did. I restored the former hook, for history's sake ;) - I disagree with saying "a bridge" when this is one of the few bridges in the world that people may know by name. If we didn't have his image, I'd suggest to use one of the bridge. So I'd say, just unpiping:
ALT2: ... that Scottish engineer Adam Clark (pictured) spent ten years of his life building the Chain Bridge in Budapest?
ALT3: ... that the Scottish engineer Adam Clark (pictured) has appeared on Hungarian currency after he spent ten years of his life building the Chain Bridge in Budapest? I'll make you an infobox, - the formatted dates alone are worth having it ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:44, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Okay, my preference would be ALT3 but reworded slightly... ALT4: ... that Scottish engineer Adam Clark (pictured) spent ten years of his life building the Chain Bridge in Budapest, and has appeared on Hungarian currency? Marvello123 (talk) 17:29, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Siddiqullah Chowdhury

Created by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 04:18, 9 June 2017 (UTC).

Squirrel-sponsored cyberterrorism,

the suspect
the suspect
  • Comment: this is not a hoax and it is supported by reliable sources

Created by Barbara (WVS) (talk). Self-nominated at 12:07, 6 June 2017 (UTC).

  • The article is currently being discussed at Articles for Deletion. If the article is merged with animal attacks, a DYK nomination of that article may be appropriate. TheDragonFire (talk) 05:28, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
The article might end up being renamed, but I don't anticipate its deletion. Animal attacks is too large of an article to be a DYK because the addition or merging of the contents of Squirrel-sponsored cyberterrorism would be insignificant in relation to its current size. I suppose we will have to see what the results are related to the deletion nominiation. I remain optimistic. Barbara (WVS)   12:07, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg As the AFD is currently strongly leaning keep, I will give this a review. Date and length OK. I personally prefer ALT0 as it doesn't seem right to use embellishments in a DYK hook outside of April Fools Day (which we could hold it for) to avoid any PEACOCK accusations. QPQ not needed as this is the last of the nominators free ones. No close paraphrasing, however there are a few citation needed tags that would need to be cleaned up first. I reckon it is almost GTG pending the AFD result. Ping me when the AFD has closed and then I will pass or fail as appropriate. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 19:38, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
  • For your information, the AfD has closed as keep and rename, with a requested move discussion currently underway on the talk page. Rcsprinter123 (blab) 11:52, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment - I created the article, and though disappointed with the less sensational title it now has, the content is the same. I personally don't mind waiting until April Fool's day and the article is now semi-protected and should remain stable until then. I'll tidy it up a bit also to make sure the citations are all in a row. Thank you. Barbara (WVS)   23:02, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
Barbara (WVS)   15:30, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 7

Technomyrmex albipes

  • ... that a single colony of the white-footed ant can consist of millions of individuals occupying several nests? Source: "often resulting in the formation of huge polydomous (single colonies that occupy more than one nest) containing millions of individuals" (Harris et al. 2004)."

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 18:04, 12 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg size, age ok, hook faithful to source (though one says 3 mill), cited, no copyvio, just strikes me as not an unusual fact (surely many insect colonies have a million critters?), looking at a source, something about them protecting pest mealy bugs or being transported in cut flowers sounds more interesting. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:33, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
@Casliber: Several million ants in a single colony seems quite impressive to me, and lots of species of ant protect sap-sucking insects, but we could have
  • Symbol confirmed.svg yep, like it better. hook cited and faithful to source. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 14:01, 15 June 2017 (UTC))

The Plot to Hack America

Created by Sagecandor (talk). Self-nominated at 23:27, 14 June 2017 (UTC).

Edward H. Phelps

Created by Gwillhickers (talk). Self-nominated at 21:46, 11 June 2017 (UTC).

Tony Rudd (stockbroker)

  • Reviewed: To be done

Created by Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 21:09, 11 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new and large enough. The article is well sourced and there are no apparent copyright violations. The source verifying the hook fact is behind a paywall, so AGF on that. QPQ is not yet done. – Muboshgu (talk) 17:32, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Knock Out (Transformers: Prime)

Created by PanagiotisZois (talk). Self-nominated at 16:05, 9 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 8

Frank Beermann

Chemnitz Opera House
Chemnitz Opera House

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 12:52, 15 June 2017 (UTC).

Defeating ISIS

  • Reviewed: Marc Kasowitz
  • Comment: Created 8 June 2017. Over 6,000 characters.

Created by Sagecandor (talk). Self-nominated at 01:07, 15 June 2017 (UTC).

Ikram Qureshi

Moved to mainspace by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 17:48, 12 June 2017 (UTC).

Dominic Nitiwul

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 14:42, 8 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 9

The Terrorists of Iraq

  • Reviewed: Dendroctonus micans
  • Comment: Created 9 June 2017. Article is over 8,000 characters.

Created by Sagecandor (talk). Self-nominated at 01:26, 15 June 2017 (UTC).

We Are X

Yoshiki of X Japan
Yoshiki of X Japan

Improved to Good Article status by ISD (talk). Self-nominated at 18:24, 9 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 10

Incident at Clovelly Cottage

Incident at Clovelly Cottage
Incident at Clovelly Cottage
  • Reviewed: To be done

Created by Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 16:29, 17 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article is new (it was created on 10 June) and long enough. It is neutral, cites sources with inline citations. Hook is interesting to a broad audience. Hook fact is accurate and cited with an inline citation in the article, but it is a non-attributed quote from the cited source. The copyright status of the picture is not clear: US public domain tag is missing, and it is protected by copyright law, according to a source ([14]). QPQ is still to be done. Borsoka (talk) 03:15, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Terrorist Recognition Handbook

Created by Sagecandor (talk). Self-nominated at 01:43, 15 June 2017 (UTC).

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)

Muhammad I of Granada

Muhammad I and his Castilian ally
Muhammad I and his Castilian ally

5x expanded by HaEr48 (talk). Self-nominated at 06:01, 15 June 2017 (UTC).


5x expanded by HaEr48 (talk). Self-nominated at 05:51, 15 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new enough, long enough, etc. QPQ does not seem to have been done though. Otherwise, looks good. Jgefd (talk) 15:13, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
added QPQ. Thanks for the review. HaEr48 (talk) 07:20, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 11

Foxwarren Park

Pictured when new in 1860
Pictured when new in 1860
  • ... that Foxwarren Park (pictured) was the inspiration for Toad Hall, a location for Robin Hood and test site for the bouncing bomb?

Created by KJP1 (talk) and Andrew Davidson (talk). Nominated by Andrew Davidson (talk) at 23:47, 18 June 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting house with history, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed and stunning. - You assume readers know Toad Hall? I know Robin Hood, but you might want to link to the TV series, to avoid disappointment ;) . Please help the layout of the article by one or more of the following:
  • write more lead
  • drop the image of the TV show which doesn't show much anyway
  • write more article (you leave me in the dark about the Stuwwelpeter nightmare)
Good luck! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:47, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

New York Journal of Books

  • Reviewed: Swerlk
  • Comment: Expanded over 5x on 11 June 2017. Article is over 6,000 characters.

5x expanded by Sagecandor (talk). Self-nominated at 00:48, 15 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg 5x expansion verified. New enough, long enough, well referenced, no close paraphrasing seen. This won't affect the DYK, but you should try to leave out all the citations in the lead for noncontroversial facts. No QPQ needed for first-time DYK nominator. (BTW the QPQ that you did submit was incomplete – please see there.) ALT0 is very hooky, but it does not align with the source, which credits the decrease in newspaper book review sections, not the decline in newspapers. If you could fix that fact in the article and hook, it would work. I don't find ALT1 hooky, so I struck it. Yoninah (talk) 22:42, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

Starship Troopers

Improved to Good Article status by Vanamonde93 (talk). Self-nominated at 04:53, 12 June 2017 (UTC).

Karimata Strait

  • Reviewed: TBD

5x expanded by HaEr48 (talk). Self-nominated at 05:53, 15 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This interesting article is a five-fold expansion and is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited to reliable sources, the article is neutral and I detected no policy issues. We are just waiting for a QPQ review. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:30, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 12

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)

Dolly Rudeman

  • ... that in the 1920s, Dolly Rudeman was one of the most prolific designers of movie posters and programs for the Dutch cinema, and the only woman at the time working in the field? [1]

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)

Jazz Railway, Sesquicentennial Cyclone, Giant Cyclone Safety Coasters, Cyclone (Palisades Amusement Park), Zip (roller coaster)

Patent of one of Traver's Cyclones
Patent of one of Traver's Cyclones
Patent diagram of Giant Cyclone Safety Coaster "Jazz Track"
Patent diagram of Giant Cyclone Safety Coaster "Jazz Track"

Created by IronGargoyle (talk). Self-nominated at 20:50, 12 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 13

Think Big and Kick Ass

Created by Sagecandor (talk). Self-nominated at 23:50, 14 June 2017 (UTC).

The Rolling Stones: Havana Moon

The Rolling Stones, Summerfest 2015
The Rolling Stones, Summerfest 2015
  • ... that the Rolling Stones' concert in Havana was the first foreign rock concert to take place in Cuba, attended by an estimated 500 thousand people...? Source: "with a free open-air concert in Havana that marked the first time a foreign rock band had ever played Cuba" Source 2: "who played to an estimated 500,000 Cubans in Havana on Friday" [15] [16]
    • ALT1:... that the Rolling Stones' concert in Havana concert Havana Moon was the first foreign rock concert to ever take place in Cuba and was attended by an estimated 500 thousand people...? Source: "who played to an estimated 500,000 Cubans in Havana on Friday" [17] [18]
    • ALT2:... that the Rolling Stones' concert in Havana was the first rock concert to ever take place in Cuba and that the free outdoor show was attended by an estimated 500 thousand people...? Source: "who played to an estimated 500,000 Cubans in Havana on Friday" [19] [20]
    • ALT3:... that the Rolling Stones' concert in Havana, Cuba was the first foreign rock concert to take place in the country, attended by an estimated 500 thousand people...? Source: "with a free open-air concert in Havana that marked the first time a foreign rock band had ever played Cuba" Source 2: "who played to an estimated 500,000 Cubans in Havana on Friday" [21] [22]
    • ALT4:... that the Rolling Stones' concert in Havana, Cuba was the first foreign rock concert to take place in the country and was attended by an estimated 500 thousand people...? Source: "with a free open-air concert in Havana that marked the first time a foreign rock band had ever played Cuba" Source 2: "who played to an estimated 500,000 Cubans in Havana on Friday" [23] [24]

Created by TheSandDoctor (talk). Self-nominated at 15:50, 13 June 2017 (UTC).

@Marchjuly: Thank you for pointing that out, I have added an image from that category. --TheSandDoctor (talk) 06:00, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Another such question: you need to bold the link to the article subject. I'd do it for you but don't quite know how in this case. One way would be Rolling Stones' concert in Havana. You don't want to link to the group at all, or readers will not click on the concert article ;) - I also restored the "Please do not write below this line ..."-line to its proper location. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:39, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Thank you for the suggestion, I have implemented it. --TheSandDoctor (talk) 15:47, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, I bolded it, may review when I need a qpq. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:51, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Thanks! What do you mean by qpq? --TheSandDoctor (talk) 18:44, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
A QPQ (quid pro quo) is simply when you nominate your own page for DYK, you must review someone else's. If you've done fewer than five DYKs, this does not apply to you yet. Raymie (tc) 19:20, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for responding Gerda Arendt, this is indeed my first DYK nomination. Since it qualified for nomination at the time of nomination on the grounds that it was under one week old at the time of nomination, it remains qualified until it is reviewed, even if it takes longer than one week to be reviewed, right? --TheSandDoctor (talk) 20:34, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
It was Raymie who responded, but I would have said just the same. - Once you nominated in time, all is fine, - some reviews take weeks if not months to be completed, but I feel we are in no hurry, no need to meet a certain date, right? I am busy right now, but may return to review one of the next days. Thanks for contributing! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:38, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: @Raymie: Oops, sorry for tagging the wrong person (my bad). There is no date specifically, I was just wondering. Thank you for confirming that. --TheSandDoctor (talk) 20:49, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 14

1981 Iranian Prime Minister's office bombing

Created by Mhhossein (talk). Self-nominated at 18:29, 21 June 2017 (UTC).

Matthias von Stegmann

  • Reviewed: Redthroat
  • Comment: we could add many other things, such as that voice-over meant writing dialogue + directing + speaking, that the children's version was given in Tokyo and at the Vienna State Opera, then his staging of Tristan in Minden which is covered in a book with interviews regarding his intentions and detailed report of the action on stage, then his Japanese Butterfly and Hosokawa opera (he has a Japanese mother) ... - no end!

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 10:05, 21 June 2017 (UTC).

La Damoiselle élue

The Blessed Damozel by Rossetti
The Blessed Damozel by Rossetti
  • ... that the cantata La Damoiselle élue, Debussy's first orchestral music performed in public, was inspired by a poem by Rosetti who also made a painting of the subject (pictured)? Source: [25] "Through his involvement with the literary Symbolists, Debussy discovered a then recently published anthology of English poetry translated by Gabriel Sarrazin, Poètes modernes d’Angleterre (1883), which included illustrations by Pre-Raphaelite artists as well as Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s poem The Blessèd Damozel (1850). It was on this French prose translation of Rossetti that Debussy based his lyric cantata ..." "lthough it is unlikely that Debussy knew Rossetti’s painting The Blessèd Damozel (1877) at the time of writing his cantata – Pre-Raphaelite paintings did not come to France until the 1890s – the illustrations in Sarrazin’s anthology introduced Debussy to the visual element of the Pre-Raphaelite’s exotic ‘other’, especially their exploration of a new type of feminine beauty. " "Premièred at the Société nationale on 8 April 1893, La damoiselle élue was the first of Debussy’s orchestral works to be performed."

Created by LouisAlain (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 16:06, 20 June 2017 (UTC).

Kate Devlin

Dr. Kate Devlin
Dr. Kate Devlin
  • ... that Kate Devlin (pictured) is a computer scientist working in the field of sex robots and human-computer interaction? Source: "She works in the fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), investigating how people interact with and react to technology, to understand how emerging and future technologies will affect us and the society in which we live. She is currently focusing on cognition, sex, gender and sexuality and how these might be incorporated into cognitive systems such as sexual companion robots." [26] "In her opening keynote speech, co-organiser Kate Devlin, senior lecturer in computing at Goldsmiths, noted that “sex tech” now represents “a $30 billion [£24 billion] global market”...Dr Devlin wanted to get away from the image of sex robots created essentially for men’s pleasure and asked: “Why do we gender robots at all?”"[27]
  • Reviewed: Warkworth's chronicle
  • Comment: I'd like to feature women scientists on dyk as part of the 'Wiki women in red' initiative

Created by Mramoeba (talk). Self-nominated at 09:52, 15 June 2017 (UTC).

Why We Want You to Be Rich

Created by Sagecandor (talk). Self-nominated at 00:31, 15 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Whatever you want to do with the image, or not, is fine ! Sagecandor (talk) 18:15, 16 June 2017 (UTC)


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)

Articles created/expanded on June 15

Hilda Lyon

The launch of USS Albacore in 1953
The launch of USS Albacore in 1953
  • ... that the hull of USS Albacore (pictured) had the shape of a woman designed for airships?
  • ALT1 ... that the hull of USS Albacore (pictured) had the Lyon Shape that was originally designed for airships by one of Britain's first professional women aeronautical engineers?

Created by Zeromonk (talk). Nominated by Andrew Davidson (talk) at 23:49, 22 June 2017 (UTC).

Constance Wood

  • ... that Constance Wood was first to install a cyclotron in a hospital, but one of her patients teased her with a rat?

Created by Andrew Davidson (talk). Self-nominated at 23:05, 22 June 2017 (UTC).

Pauline Smith (artist)

  • Reviewed: To be done

Created by Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 22:22, 18 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, meets content policies. Awaiting QPQ. Jakob (talk) 23:44, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Midas Touch (book)

  • Reviewed: Chaudfroid sauce
  • Comment: Created 15 June 2017. Article is over 10,000 characters.

Created by Sagecandor (talk). Self-nominated at 14:17, 15 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Whatever you want to do with the image, or not, is fine ! Sagecandor (talk) 18:15, 16 June 2017 (UTC)


  • Reviewed: TBD

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

Articles created/expanded on June 16

Marc Soustrot

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 14:11, 23 June 2017 (UTC).

Insane Clown President

Created by Sagecandor (talk). Self-nominated at 18:08, 16 June 2017 (UTC).

Pallid cuckoo

Pallid cuckoo
Pallid cuckoo
  • ... that the pallid cuckoo (pictured) was first described as a pigeon? source
    • ALT1:... that the repetitive call of the pallid cuckoo (pictured) gives rise to its alternate name of "brainfever bird"?Source

5x expanded by Casliber (talk) and Esther 39 (talk). Nominated by Casliber (talk) at 10:14, 16 June 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Solid article on plenty of good sources, offline source accepted AGF no copyvio obvious. - The hooks are fine, but I was even more thrilled by semitone than brain-fever. The image is licensed, but doesn't show well in small size. How about suggesting the other one, against the sky? - I fixed several instances of reference before punctuation, it should come afterwards. Please consider to combine the two sentences in a row beginning with "In flight". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:02, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

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)

Casualty (series 29)

Improved to Good Article status by ElectrodeandtheAnode (talk) and Soaper1234 (talk). Nominated by Soaper1234 (talk) at 15:18, 17 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 17

Lioba Braun

  • Reviewed: Pichu Pichu
  • Comment: She was then also the only one which may still be so, but I won't take chances.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 20:45, 23 June 2017 (UTC).

7th Guards Tank Division

  • ... that the Soviet Army's 7th Guards Tank Division was part of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany for 43 years during the Cold War? Source: (Feskov, V.I.; Golikov, V.I.; Kalashnikov, K.A.; Slugin, S.A. (2013). Вооруженные силы СССР после Второй Мировой войны: от Красной Армии к Советской pages 199, 414, and 399)

Created by Kges1901 (talk). Self-nominated at 14:20, 22 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 18

David Cheng, Jackie Chan DC Racing

  • Reviewed: QPQ done later

Created by ZappaOMati (talk). Self-nominated at 02:59, 21 June 2017 (UTC).

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)

Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall

Created by TheGracefulSlick (talk). Self-nominated at 03:47, 19 June 2017 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting concert, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. - In the Hook; I'd prefer not to pipe the interesting concert title to something unspecific. I am not too familiar with the genre, - do they actually say "community"? - Article: it's part of the requirements, but I could do with less - don't know how to call it, - examples: "cultural legacy" is fine, why "far-reaching cultural legacy"? In "but, more importantly, he remarked the album was 'a ripe excuse to toast American musical diversity'.", who says "more importantly"? You? Better drop it then. Someone else? With a source, please. I'd like to see the cover bigger (aligned with the title box), but can't make it work the way I usually use. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:07, 28 June 2017 (UTC)



5x expanded by Yakikaki (talk). Self-nominated at 15:51, 18 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg 5x expansion is new enough. Long enough - 5x okay: 914 to 5,436 characters. Interesting enough hook is cited and checks out with the source. Even my almost non-existent Swedish can manage "Sveriges äldsta rokokoteater" (turns out I've only been to the second oldest Rococo theatre in Sweden). Earwig found no issues, but the sources all look to be in Swedish, so will have to AGF to some extent. QPQ done. NPOV. Image suitably licensed for main page. Just needs a cite for the "Location" section. Edwardx (talk) 19:28, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the review! I've added a citation there as well. Yakikaki (talk) 20:08, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 19

Typhoon Betty (1980)

  • ... that Typhoon Betty killed 101 people in the Philippines...? Source: USAID (do Ctrl+F and search Betty)
    • ALT1:... that Typhoon Betty left 20,000 people homeless in the Philippines...? Source: USAID (do Ctrl+F and search Betty)

Created by Yellow Evan (talk). Self-nominated at 23:38, 26 June 2017 (UTC).

Poor Dionis

  • ... that a rhyming passage from Mihai Eminescu's novel Poor Dionis proposes "that this world is merely dreamland and a cat's fantastic vision"? Source: Leon Levițchi's translation, in Garber (ed.), Romantic Irony, 2008, p. 196.
    • ALT1:... that Mihai Eminescu's novel of 1872, Poor Dionis, would be "illegible, were it not for the beauty of each passage"? Iorga, pp. 145–146: "Sărmanul Dionis [...] amestecă într'un chip care ar fi ilegibil fără frumusețea fiecărui pasagiu în parte și fără magia stilului elemente culese mai de pretutindeni" ("Sărmanul Dionis [...] pours in, in a manner that would be illegible, were it not for the beauty of each passage and its stylistic magic, elements picked up just about anywhere").
    • ALT2:... that readers who identified Mihai Eminescu with his character Dionis were surprised to discover that Eminescu was "stout and round-faced", "short-haired and dressed like any other"? Pârvulescu: "Vlahuţă, cu 8 ani mai mic decât [Eminescu], dă o mărturie sociologică cât se poate de interesantă despre cum era privit Eminescu de tineri pe la 1880. În gimnaziu, [...] îşi construise mental un portret romantic al autorului iubit, după chipul şi asemănarea lui Dionis: tânăr, subţire, înalt, palid, cu plete ondulate, mergând 'ca un somnambul, parc-ar pluti'. [...] Într-o zi, întorcându-se cu câţiva prieteni de la Universitate, aude pe unul, în dosul Pasajului Român [...], 'Uite, Eminescu!'. Şi, povesteşte Vlahuţă: 'Toţi ne oprim să-l vedem. Un domn în vârstă, bine făcut, rotund la faţă, fără plete, îmbrăcat ca toţi oamenii...îl văd suindu-se-n tramvai'." ("Vlahuță, 8 years younger than [Eminescu], provides us with a very interesting sociological record of how Eminescu was seen by youth circa 1880. In secondary school, [...] he had conjured in his mind a romantic portrait of his beloved author, his face and appearance those of Dionis: young, slim, tall, pale-faced, wearing his hair long and curled, pacing about 'like a sleepwalker, as if floating'. [...] One day, as he and his friends were walking back from University, they hear this fella, from behind the Roman Gallery [...], 'Hey look, that's Eminescu!'. And so, Vlahuță writes: 'We all stopped to catch sight of him. A stout and round-faced, aging, man, short-haired and dressed like any other... there he is about to catch his trolley'.")

Created by Dahn (talk). Self-nominated at 10:24, 26 June 2017 (UTC).

Pi Day Die Day

5x expanded by Kingoflettuce (talk) and MichaelQSchmidt (talk). Nominated by Kingoflettuce (talk) at 03:17, 23 June 2017 (UTC).

Helen Freedhoff

Dr Helen Freedhoff 1965
Dr Helen Freedhoff 1965

Created by Hildabast (talk). Self-nominated at 03:00, 20 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Comment: I removed Schrödinger's first name from the hook to make it more obvious it is "the" Schrödinger.Hildabast (talk) 11:07, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Stanley Nii Adjiri Blankson

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 15:40, 19 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 20

Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary

Moved to mainspace by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 16:13, 23 June 2017 (UTC).


Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 19:35, 21 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Comment only Failing to see how either of the hooks are "interesting". Edwardx (talk) 12:24, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
  • The original hook admittedly misses something important: that is a long move of about 350 miles/560 km, certainly unusual. Here's an ALT2: Raymie (tc) 06:30, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
ALT2: ... that radio station KRGE in Weslaco, Texas, once shared time with another station that later moved 350 miles (560 km) from Brownsville to Port Arthur?

Jo Carol Pierce

  • ... that Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Jo Carol Pierce wrote the musical comedy Bad Girls Upset by the Truth based on her own life? Source: [28] "For most of her life, Jo Carol Pierce has been on a spiritual quest for Jesus. In her semi-autobiographical play, "Bad Girls Upset by the Truth"..."
    • ALT1:... that singer-songwriter Jo Carol Pierce attended high school with Joe Ely and Butch Hancock in Lubbock, Texas? Source: [29] "After her father was killed in Korea, she and her mother moved to Lubbock, where she attended school with the likes of Ely and Hancock."

Created by Everymorning (talk). Self-nominated at 16:12, 20 June 2017 (UTC).

Margaret Amoakohene

Created by Crosstemplejay (talk). Self-nominated at 13:28, 20 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 21

Leiopathes glaberrima

  • ... that the black coral Leiopathes glaberrima can live for over four thousand years? Source: "Marine researchers determined that another deep-sea coral colony in Hawaii—this one a black coral (Leiopathes sp.)—was about 4,265 years old. These coral colonies are the oldest marine organisms on record."
    • ALT1:... that with an age of 4265 years, a colony of the black coral Leiopathes glaberrima is the oldest living organism in the sea yet recorded?

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk) and Hanberke (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 06:38, 27 June 2017 (UTC).


  • ... 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).

Siobhan Finneran

5x expanded by Eshlare (talk). Self-nominated at 17:02, 21 June 2017 (UTC).

Current nominations

Articles created/expanded on June 22

Mirwaiz Yusuf Shah

Created by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 17:15, 27 June 2017 (UTC).

The Tombs of Atuan

  • Reviewed: Sun Yuanhua
  • Comment: @The reviewer: the DYK check tool is misbehaving in this instance, for some reason. Using the "page size" tool gives 5067 bytes of prose in the old version, and 28kb of prose in the expanded version, which is substantially more than 5x.

5x expanded by Vanamonde93 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:25, 23 June 2017 (UTC).

Dan Botwe

  • ... that after returning from exile in Ivory Coast, Dan Botwe now has an official mandate to divide regions in Ghana? [see this [30] and [this too [31]

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

Articles created/expanded on June 23

Actinostola callosa

  • ... that in Norwegian fiords, the sea anemone Actinostola callosa feeds heavily on the helmet jellyfish? Source: "A. callosa was found to be medusivorous. Its biomass and high abundance seem to be correlated with a mass occurrence of its important local prey, the coronate medusa Periphylla periphylla."

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk) and Hanberke (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 08:37, 27 June 2017 (UTC).

Georgia Ann Robinson

Georgia Ann Robinson
Georgia Ann Robinson
  • ... that the first African-American policewoman, Georgia Ann Robinson, was a community activist appointed by the LAPD in 1919, who lost her sight in the line of duty? Source: That she was the first African-American policewoman,[5], that she was an NAACP activist,[6] losing her sight[7]

Created by Hildabast (talk). Self-nominated at 12:44, 24 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough and long enough. It's neutral and well referenced. Removed refs from lead as they are duplicated in the body. No copyvios or close paraphrasing detected. Hook is too complicated and should be revised to state that she was the first African-American policewoman (or black female policewoman) in the U.S. or in L.A. if that is the claim. Not all the sources are sure she was the first African-American policewoman in the U.S. Pistols and Petticoats state she was "likely the first black policewoman on a city force". New York Police Museum state it was Cora I. Parchment in 1919, the same year Robinson officially became an officer. Philafrenzy (talk) 08:35, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Cannon Coaster

Cannon Coaster
Cannon Coaster
  • ... that Coney Island's Cannon Coaster (pictured) was designed to send its riders out of a giant cannon barrel and then leap them over a gap in the tracks? "The Cannon Coaster used a Cannon Facade as part of the lift hill. At the crest of the hill the car ran through the breech of the cannon and then out the end. At the end of the cannon there was intended to be a gap in the tracks giving riders the feeling of being shot out of the cannon." RCDB

Created by IronGargoyle (talk). Self-nominated at 19:36, 23 June 2017 (UTC).

Women Wage Peace

  • ... that Women Wage Peace held a 50-day hunger strike outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's formal residence in 2015? Sources: [32], [33]

Created by Alanna the Brave (talk). Nominated by Northamerica1000 (talk) at 09:22, 23 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough, long enough, no neutrality & copyvio issue detected, Hook is interesting, appears in the article & is supported by citation (the Jerusalem Post one covers the beginning and Al-Monitor covers the end). Needs QPQ from nominator. HaEr48 (talk) 14:41, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
  • HaEr48: I performed a QPQ before creating this nomination, and listed it correctly (link). It is linked above under "Reviewed". North America1000 00:25, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

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)

Karimul Haque

  • Reviewed: Deepak Dhar
  • Comment: Article may not be up to scratch just now but will certainly be so by the end of this week

Created by Forceradical (talk). Self-nominated at 06:37, 26 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 24

Don Quichotte auf der Hochzeit des Comacho

Telemann c. 1745
Telemann c. 1745
  • ... that in the opera Don Quichotte auf der Hochzeit des Comacho, Georg Philipp Telemann (pictured) characterized the noble people by elements from the opera seria, the peasants by Spanish folk music? Source: [34] "Der Form nach ist die Komposition ein Singspiel in einem Akt. Telemann gab sich Mühe, die unterschiedlichen Figuren des StÜckes musikalisch zu differenzieren. Don Quijote und Sancho werden als Männer von Stand (noble people) dargestellt, zuweilen etwas spieflig, aber mit einem parodistischen Effekt. Ihre Arien erinnern an die etwas pompösen Da-capo-Arien der italienischen Opera seria. Ihre Dialoge sind im rezitativen Stil gehalten. Die einfachen Leute, Schäfer und Landbevölkerung (peasants), machen auf der anderen Seite Gebrauch von volkst ̧mlichen Melodien und Volksliedern, die mitunter an die sp‰ten Meister des Singspiels wie Haydn und Mozart erinnern. Ein weiteres für Telemann charakteristisches Verfahren ist das Einfügen von Rhythmus und Instrumentaltechniken, die typisch für die spanische Folklore (Spanish folk music) waren. In einigen Schäferliedern ist der ostinato-Rhythmus der Trommeln bestimmter spanischer Volkstänze zu hören ..."

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 14:11, 28 June 2017 (UTC).

Luceafărul (poem)

Luceafărul in a 1923 rendition
Luceafărul in a 1923 rendition
  • ... that, according to one interpretation, Mihai Eminescu's 1883 legend Luceafărul depicts Eminescu as the eponymous deity (pictured), and erotic rival Ion Luca Caragiale as a mortal page? For instance Caracostea, p. 35, paraphrasing Titu Maiorescu: "In toiul pasiunii pentru Veronica Micle, [Maiorescu] îi descoperă că Veronica avusese și continuă să aibă legături cu Caragiale... Aceasta este este varianta lui Maiorescu cu privire la substratul de experiență al Luceafărului. [...] Cătălin era seducătorul Caragiale." ("At the height of his passion for Veronica Micle, [Maiorescu] unveils that Veronica had had, and continued to have, relations with Caragiale... This is Maiorescu's variant on what is the layer of [personal] experience in Luceafărul. [...] Cătălin [the page] is that seductive Caragiale.")
    • ALT1:... that, in creating his Luceafărul myth, about the impossible love between a deity (pictured) and a mortal, Mihai Eminescu may have been referencing the Katha Upanishad? Constantin: "Cicerone Poghirc [...] arată că există o influenţă directă în Luceafărul cu sursa în Kata-Upanishad I 20-28. Ideea fundamentală a incompatibilităţii destinelor între Hyperion şi Cătălina este apropiată de concepţia indiană, de origine vedică, a lui dharma" ("Cicerone Poghirc [...] demonstrates a direct influence in Luceafărul, sourced from Kata-Upanishad I 20-28. The fundamental idea of an incompatibility of destiny between Hyperion and Cătălina is related to the Indian, at core Vedic, concept of dharma")
  • Reviewed: Marjan Šarec
  • Comment: PLEASE NOTE: I am aware that poem titles are rendered in quotation marks rather than italics, but I take that to mean when the titles are in English. In this case, the title in Romanian is kept, because there are a host of translations into English, rendering the complexity of the subject matter: all translations cover just one aspect of the protagonist, and have to deal with a conceptual ambiguity. Other than the translated versions of the poems, each with its own preference, English sources tend to also keep the Romanian name, in italics, and give a parenthetical translation. A possible benchmark here is Les Fleurs du mal. Dahn (talk) 17:32, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

5x expanded by Dahn (talk). Self-nominated at 17:32, 26 June 2017 (UTC).

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." [35]
    • 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. [36] "

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)

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).

Articles created/expanded on June 25

The Broken Cord

  • ... that the real life subject of The Broken Cord died by being hit by a car before the film's release?
  • Reviewed: Der Prozeß (opera)
  • Comment: I'm surprised I even found this many sources to use for such an old television film.

Created by SL93 (talk). Self-nominated at 01:57, 28 June 2017 (UTC).

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 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)

Falcon 9 booster B1029

Rocket stage B1029 landed at night on a drone ship
Rocket stage B1029 landed at night on a drone ship
  • Reviewed: Trump Tower (novel)
  • Comment: I much prefer the "extra toasty" ALT1 hook, personally, but I wanted to give reviewers a more serious version for consideration as well.

Created by JFG (talk). Self-nominated at 17:09, 25 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 26

Paul Abels

Created by (talk). Self-nominated at 00:18, 29 June 2017 (UTC).

Brasheedah Elohim

Brasheedah Elohim
Brasheedah Elohim
  • ... that when Brasheedah Elohim (pictured) signed with an Israeli professional women's basketball team in 2007, her unusual surname prompted local media to quip, "God has arrived in Israel"? Source: אלוהים הגיעה ארצה: 'שחקניות לא יפחדו מהשם שלי' [God has arrived in Israel: 'Players shouldn't be afraid of my name'] (Ynet)

Created by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 00:41, 27 June 2017 (UTC).

Ray Hill (activist)

Ray Hill
Ray Hill
  • ... that Ray Hill (pictured) has married 12 prisoner's loved ones for them by proxy on his radio show? Source: "Hill has also married prisoner's loved ones "by proxy" on his show, totaling 12 proxy ceremonies by 2010." [40][41]
    • ALT1:... that when Ray Hill (pictured) came out to his mother in 1958, she said she was relieved because she had thought he was a Republican? Source: "His mother told him that she was "relieved" that he was gay, because she and her father had thought that possibly he was a Republican."[42][43]

Created by Kmwebber (talk). Self-nominated at 20:34, 26 June 2017 (UTC).

Denes nad Makedonija

5x expanded by Bloom6132 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:05, 26 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 27

Bad Genius

  • ... that the Thai thriller film Bad Genius is centred on what its director calls "the most boring activity on earth"—taking exams? Source: [44] (in Thai, but the direct quotation is "มันคือกิจกรรมที่น่าเบื่อที่สุดในโลกเลยมั้ง นั่งดูเด็กทำข้อสอบอ่ะ")

Created by Paul_012 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:00, 27 June 2017 (UTC).

Independence from Europe

Improved to Good Article status by Curlymanjaro (talk). Self-nominated at 00:24, 27 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 28

David Asante-Apeatu

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

Martin Janus

  • Reviewed: Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall
  • Comment: for 2 July please, Visitation, - unless I'll get the cantata to GA (nominated) which is highly unlikely, - it would be nice to mention almost nothing of the original text made it to the famous version: Bach picked two of 18 stanzas, and the two picked were "translated" with great liberty, - but it's long already.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 10:19, 28 June 2017 (UTC).

Catechumen (video game)

  • ... that ...? the 2000 video game Catechumen could not secure funding until the Columbine Massacre made a non-violent game appealing to its investors?

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 Billybobjoe997 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:23, 28 June 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on June 29

Mayda Insula

Radar image of Mayda Insula (below and right of center) in Kraken Mare
Radar image of Mayda Insula (below and right of center) in Kraken Mare

Created by IronGargoyle (talk). Self-nominated at 02:43, 29 June 2017 (UTC).

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