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In ice hockey, Sweden win in a shootout against Canada to claim the IIHF World Championship.


In ice hockey, Sweden won a shootout against Canada, thereby placing them first in the IIHF World Championship.

Gamebuster19901 (TalkContributions) 04:41, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
@Stephen: then it should be "Sweden wins" not "Sweden win". Gamebuster19901 (TalkContributions) 05:45, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
"Sweden win" is the standard formation in British English.--Khajidha (talk) 07:32, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

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  • International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers - mostly unreferenced, take that material out, you're left with a three-line stub. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:04, 28 May 2017 (UTC)
  • "the U.S. under " - United States (consistency within the template). The Rambling Man (talk) 10:08, 28 May 2017 (UTC)
  • " best-selling single" is piped to "List of best-selling singles worldwide " which redirects to "List of best-selling singles", cut out the middle man. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:10, 28 May 2017 (UTC)
    Actually, "Other notable versions" section is woefully under-referenced with even some "notable" versions not even being notable enough for a Wikipedia red link, let alone article. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:11, 28 May 2017 (UTC)
  • "Sherpa" is piped to "Sherpa (people)" which redirects to "Sherpa people", cut out the middle man again. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:14, 28 May 2017 (UTC)
  • John F. Kennedy - we already featured his approximate birthday with the Monroe blurb a few days ago... The Rambling Man (talk) 18:02, 28 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Joyce Yakubowich - section tagged without inline references for all the details of her competition finishes. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:06, 28 May 2017 (UTC)

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  • Can "(Female)" be added to "... that Siti Nurhaliza won her 13th Best Vocal Performance in a Song award from Anugerah Industri Muzik with "Menatap dalam Mimpi"?" I just realized that she has won Best Vocal Performance in a Song 14 times, and one of them is for a duo/group category. The correct version should read "... that Siti Nurhaliza won her 13th Best Vocal Performance in a Song (Female) award from Anugerah Industri Muzik with "Menatap dalam Mimpi"?" I'm the nominator for this DYK. Thank you. SyFuelIgniteBurned 01:23, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

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Why are there no pictures of this non-endangered mouse? (talk) 07:06, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Frequently asked question. Of course, if you find an uncopyrighted picture ... Art LaPella (talk) 13:47, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
It's not just that there's no image on the Main Page, there's no image in the article either. I do find it very odd that Akodon spegazzinii was made a Featured Article despite having no images whatsoever. That issue was never even mentioned in the FAC review. Modest Genius talk 14:02, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
Odd indeed, as the FAC mention "It has images and other media, where appropriate ..." Kareldorado (talk) 14:54, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
As a tangent of this discussion, there seem to be a lot of featured articles of extremely obscure animal species on Wikipedia which seem to be judged as such by having an exhaustive dense technical anatomical description, almost rivaling that of a research paper. For the average reader this would be difficult to understand. Which would seem to me to be a violation of Wikipedia is not a manual, guidebook, textbook, or scientific journal guidelines. I'd like to hear your thoughts --Hemiauchenia (talk) 23:03, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
Some of the mathematical pages are equally obscure to the rest of us - an initial explanation aimed at 'readers of popular science and mathematics books/viewers of such TV programs' would be useful. Jackiespeel (talk) 10:11, 27 May 2017 (UTC)
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