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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.


Count of DYK Hooks
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April 21 1
April 22 1
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April 28 1
May 1 1 1
May 3 2
May 4 1
May 7 1
May 8 1
May 10 1
May 12 1
May 17 1 1
May 18 3 1
May 19 2
May 20 4
May 21 2
May 22 2
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May 30 6 2
May 31 6 1
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June 2 5 1
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June 4 7 6
June 5 6 3
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June 7 14 10
June 8 9 5
June 9 12 8
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June 12 13 8
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June 15 14 8
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June 17 9 6
June 18 13 6
June 19 9 3
June 20 7 2
June 21 4 1
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June 23 4
June 24
Total 268 127
Last updated 07:08, 24 June 2017 UTC
Current time is 09:27, 24 June 2017 UTC [refresh]

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.

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  • Add an edit summary e.g. "Nominating YOUR ARTICLE TITLE for DYK" and click Save page.
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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.
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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 3

Melanerpes, Yellow-fronted woodpecker, White-fronted woodpecker, Golden-naped woodpecker, Yellow-tufted woodpecker

Yellow-fronted woodpecker
Yellow-fronted woodpecker

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:27, 8 May 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I'm new to reviewing these, but this hook seems really wordy and abstract, and sorta pedantic. I guess that sounds harsh, but it's simply a long list of species from a genus, followed by a common trait of that genus. Are we even allowed to make a whole list of bolded articles like that? Shouldn't only the main wikilink be bold? How about something like "...that the common trait of all melanerpes woodpeckers is black, white, and yellow plumage?" Just listing a bunch of species in the genus feels like boring filler. — Kaz (talk) 15:15, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
@Kazvorpal: Thank you for reviewing the article. The reason that all those species are mentioned is because I expanded five articles so it is a five article hook. That means five times as much for you to review, so move on to some other nomination if you wish! If you stick with it, you should look at each article in turn and see if they meet the DYK criteria. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:57, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I don't need to look at each article, because my objection centers around "Content: interesting to a broad audience". A laundry list of species names is not going to interest many people at all. I suggest something more like "...that the common trait of all melanerpes woodpeckers is black, white, and yellow plumage?" — Kaz (talk) 00:16, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
Sure, that might be a more interesting hook, but it hasn't got the necessary link to each of the five articles. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:20, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
  • But isn't the whole point for it to be interesting? It's not purely to promote a whole laundry list of articles generically. Or is that a part of the policy that I'm simply unaware of? — Kaz (talk) 19:28, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
  • As far as possible, hooks should be interesting to a general audience, but when you have multiple article hooks like this, the "interestingness" criterion may have to be forgotten. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:08, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Where is that, in the guidelines? As far as I know, it's the opposite of how DYK is prioritized. I've seen plenty of DYK with multiple hooks, but each hook has a separate function that is interesting, and usually one hook is primary. — Kaz (talk) 02:29, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg This review should be set aside and a new reviewer found. None of the articles have been reviewed in full against the DYK criteria. The only issue looked at is the length of the hook and the reviewer was clearly unfamiliar with the concept of multiple article submissions before starting the review. I don't think the objection really holds water. Kaz's suggested hook is virtually the same (in essence) but with the multiple articles removed. If the fact passes the interesting criterion with one article, then it must pass with multiple articles given the long standing acceptance of this kind of bundling at DYK. SpinningSpark 21:17, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

  • I will be reviewing this soon. Just looking at the nomination, I think we need 5 QPQs for 5 nominated articles. I will review each article in detail. - Vivvt (Talk) 04:10, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Vivvt, thanks for taking this on. Looking at the above list, there are four reviews mentioned at the top, one of which is a double-article nomination that would cover two of the five articles here. So it would seem that five QPQs have been provided. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:16, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
That's right. All QPQs are done. I missed it. Starting review of all five now. Might take time. - Vivvt (Talk) 07:00, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 7

The Darkest Minds (film)

Created by Captain Assassin! (talk). Self-nominated at 17:24, 7 May 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg This article is new enough (though it is listed on the wrong part of this page) but it is much too short. It needs to have at least 1500 bytes of prose, and it cannot be a stub. Perhaps it could be renominated if new information allows a five-fold expansion? Josh Milburn (talk) 21:10, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
  • It will be above 1500 bytes within 24 hours. So the review should be n hold until that. --Captain Assassin! «TCG» 02:34, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

QPQ: ????
Overall:  —አቤል ዳዊት?(Janweh64) (talk) 04:30, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

  • The article was expanded on 8 May 2017‎, and is at 2137 B as of this post. North America1000 22:16, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Captain Assassin!, last call for a QPQ. Please supply one by the end of the weekend if you wish to pursue this nomination. Thank you very much. BlueMoonset (talk) 16:57, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg QPQ has been supplied; nomination needs to be given a final check. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:33, 19 June 2017‎ (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 10

Dianthus plumarius

Dianthus plumarius, garden pink
Dianthus plumarius, garden pink
  • ...that the color pink is named after a flower? Dianthus plumarius is commonly known as the garden pink. Source: Pink is Named after the Dianthus Flower — Ripley's Believe it or Not
  • 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 meat 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)

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

Macrolibramiento Palmillas-Apaseo el Grande

  • ... that construction of the Macrolibramiento Palmillas-Apaseo el Grande was delayed by difficulties acquiring right of way, rising material costs and intermittent funding from the Mexican government? Sources: El Financiero, AM Querétaro

Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 02:10, 19 May 2017 (UTC).

Articles created/expanded on May 19

Bodog F. Beck

  • ... that physician Bodog F. Beck kept a beehive outside his office in New York for his "bee venom therapy"?
  • Reviewed: To be done

Created by Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 10:22, 26 May 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Created newly enough, long enough. Within policy with regards to neutrality and citation in general (I added one {{cn}} though, please address). No copyvio detected. The fact in the hook does not appear in the article. Is it an oversight? QPQ remains to be done. HaEr48 (talk) 18:44, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
It's the third para of the career section "He used from 20 to 75 or 100 bee stings per patient, from bees he bred in his own hives outside his office specially for the purpose,". I added the new editions of his books to the publications section with refs. QPQ shortly. Thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:50, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
@Philafrenzy: ah. shouldn't the hook say "outside his office" instead of "outside his window"? Also, I check cassileth p.211, it doesn't mention Bodog Beck at all. Did you use the wrong citation? HaEr48 (talk) 02:02, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
I changed the hook. The Cassileth ref is only being used to support the comment that there are no studies proving bee venom therapy works. QPQ shortly. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:16, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
What about this? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18807725 Andrew ranfurly (talk) 15:43, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
OK, but the use of the term "Western medicine" in the abstract is troubling. I prefer the book currently cited in the article. There is this as well https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25380812 If there is real doubt about the efficacy of BVT, those parts of the article can be removed as I only included them to make clear that the article is historical and not advocating the use of bee venom therapy today. Philafrenzy (talk) 16:11, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
@Philafrenzy: good to go with the updated hook. AGF because I can't access the subscription-only link. I agree with your assessment that secondary source like the book is preferable than analyzing the research papers directly. Ping me when your QPQ is done, and I'll give the tick. HaEr48 (talk) 06:47, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

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)

Pichu Pichu

Pichu-Pichu from Arequipa
Pichu-Pichu from Arequipa

5x expanded by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 18:25, 20 May 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg This fact is certainly interesting and probably would make a good DYK. However, there are a few wording issues with the article, although I fixed some of the ones in the mummy paragraph. The fact about 3 mummies is sourced, but source 16 does not mention Pichu Pichu as far as I could tell (there may be something I missed). The image needs to be cropped to 100x100 pixels. I also think the wording of the hook could be improved, and I suggest the following alternate:
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed by a new reviewer now that ALT1 has been proposed. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:05, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg Interesting, on good source, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. I'd like a ref right after the sentence saying 3 mummies, not after the next sentence about 2 males, one female. I'd be also interest in the human sacrifices, for an ALT. Please do something about the overly long first sentence, - I'd like to know that it is a volcano before alternatives of different spelling with explanation. I was surprised by Pikchu Pikchu, a third version and unexplained. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:14, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Half-addressed the issues, rest will wait for tomorrow as I need to recover from this heat wave. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 20:37, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Hotelito Desconocido

  • ... that ecotourism resort Hotelito Desconocido reportedly laundered money for a Mexican drug cartel? Source: (Spanish) En agosto, la PGR aseguró el Hotelito Desconocido, ubicado en Tomatlán, Jalisco, ya que presuntamente el CJNG lo ocupada para lavar dinero. (English): In August, the PGR seized Hotelito Desconocido, located in Tomatlán Jalisco, because the CJNG was reportedly using it to launder money. (Note): The "c" in CJNG stands for cartel, or drug cartel.

Moved to mainspace by ComputerJA (talk). Self-nominated at 08:28, 20 May 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
  • Reviewed: A Christmas Carol
  • Comment: To verify the hook, see the Guardian and Telegraph

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

  • ... that surgeon Pankaj Chandak was the first person ever to use 3D printing to help plan a kidney transplant into a child? Source: His multidisciplinary work on integrating 3D printing into complex paediatric transplantation as a world first was awarded The Royal Society of Medicine Norman Tanner Medal 2016
    • ALT1:... that surgeon Pankaj Chandak and his colleagues are believed to be the first ever medical team to have been employed as actors in a television drama, namely The Crown? Source: Big-budget royal series The Crown saw a team of qualified surgeons used in a scene instead of actors...It is thought to be the first time real doctors have been used in a television production to add plausibility.

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"
  • ... that the release of Los Gatos' debut single "La balsa" on June 19, 1967, is widely considered to be the origin of Argentine rock and, sometimes, even of rock en español in general? Source: El país, Los Andes, Publimetro, Efe Eme (in Spanish; this sources describe "La balsa" as the origin of Argentine rock); Encuentro.gob.ar, Vice, Página/12 (in Spanish; this sources describe "La balsa" as the origin of rock in español)

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 25

Modern Gothic cabinet (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Modern Gothic exhibition cabinet
Modern Gothic exhibition cabinet
  • ... that the Met's Modern Gothic cabinet (pictured) is a virtuoso piece of American carving?
  • Source - The collaboration between Furness and Pabst resulted in some of the finest examples of the Modern Gothic style in America.

Created/expanded by BoringHistoryGuy (talk) and 7&6=thirteen (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () at 13:27, 25 May 2017 (UTC).

@Yoninah: Can you properly add this picture to the hook - the nominator would like it added. Thanks.--Doug Coldwell (talk)
I formatted the image and also adjusted the page link and DYK credits, since the page has been moved to Modern Gothic cabinet. Yoninah (talk) 18:39, 25 May 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



Created by Philafrenzy (talk). Self-nominated at 17:20, 2 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article is long enough (1,600+ characters), has numerous references. The current hook is cited. The image was uploaded by the nominator and is ok to use. QPQ has not been done yet. ––Երևանցի talk 09:43, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article was reviewed over two weeks ago, and the QPQ requested then has still not been supplied. Philafrenzy, last call for QPQ. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:46, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
QPQ done. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:09, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

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
  • ... that the caldera of Porco in Bolivia was a major source of silver (pictured) for the Inca and is now Bolivia's largest zinc mine? Porco, in southern Bolivia, was one of the most important mines in the empire, supplying the silver that adorned the Coricancha in Cuzco, The deposit is currently the largest producer of zinc in Bolivia

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

Articles created/expanded on May 28

Stella Rush

  • ... that gay rights activist Stella Rush left the feminist movement because she thought it victimized men? Source: "(Rush and Sandoz) were particularly concerned that fighting for the rights of women, which they strongly supported, was being waged against men")

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)

Samborombón Bay

  • ... that sailors under Magellan may have guessed that Samborombón Bay was the birthplace of the phantom island of Saint Brendan? Source: "Se cuenta que los marineros de Magallanes, o antes, los que acompañaron a Vespucio en su impreciso viaje, se asombraron de la perfección geométrica de nuestra bahía y pensaron que sólo podía deberse a un especial designio divino, puesto a separar de la tierra una porción que se largó a navegar y sería, justamente, esa isla errante."

5x expanded by Bryanrutherford0 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:55, 30 May 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article was expanded enough, is new enough, and is neutral with no copyright violations. However, three sentences are unreferenced. SL93 (talk) 00:35, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Hello! The DYK reviewing guidelines say that "A rule of thumb for DYK is a minimum of one citation per paragraph"; not even featured articles require a citation for every sentence. This article currently has at least one citation in every paragraph, with multiple in each of the paragraphs about nature conservation. Is there some particular claim the article makes that you feel requires a citation and currently lacks one? If not, I believe the article meets the DYK standard.-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 01:09, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Why are you against citing those three sentences? Is it because you are unable to? SL93 (talk) 01:24, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
You don't have to cite every sentence. But,if the content is such that you think it needs a citation add a fact tag. --2601:648:8503:4467:E421:2C59:199:8E97 (talk) 04:28, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Bryanrutherford0: meeting the core policies is a DYK requirement, and WP:V is a core policy. If content in an article is unsourced, then SL93 is absolutely correct in putting the nomination on hold. Please add references to these sentences. Vanamonde (talk) 08:25, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Verifiability is, indeed, a core policy, which is why I asked above whether the reviewer had a verifiability issue with any specific claim the article makes; in the absence of a reply, I'll assume the answer is "yes." So, let's go through the three sentences:
  • The first is the assertion that the river and town of the same name are named after the bay. Since this claim seems disputable to some here, I've rewritten the offending sentence to say that the river and town "share the bay's name." Is that sufficiently uncontroversial?
  • The second is a description of the geographical location of the bay. I've duplicated the Britannica source to that sentence; will that suffice?
  • The third is a summary of the main rivers draining into the bay. Here, too, I've duplicated the Britannica source; will that suffice?
If any of these changes don't meet your standard, it would be very helpful if you could say specifically which claims you feel are not sufficiently supported. Thank you!-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 13:46, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Wow. Just cite "The Samborombón River and the town of Samborombón share the bay's name.", "a definition which includes Samborombón Bay as part of the river.", "The southern shore includes Campos del Tuyú National Park, home to a population of rare Pampas deer." and we're all good. SL93 (talk) 15:57, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I'm opening this up to a different reviewer. Also, the Encyclopædia Britannica doesn't reference all it claims that it does - The first sentence of Geography isn't in the source, or the first sentence of Hydrology. SL93 (talk) 16:07, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for stating more specifically which claims you felt were not supported sufficiently! Here we go:
  • As for your first quotation, the claim I'm making is that "Samborombón" and "Samborombón" are the same word; I'm confused as to how that could require a supporting source.
  • As for your second quotation, if you draw a line connecting those two points on a map, Samborombón Bay lies to the west of the line, and is thus included (by that definition) in the Río de la Plata. Again, I can't quite understand what about that sentence you feel needs further evidence to support it. Maybe this map makes it more clear?
    Plata buenos aires montevideo map.svg
  • As for your third quotation, I've added a source to the effect that the national park is located at the southern end of the bay and exists, in part, to preserve the Pampas deer. Actually, that source would be helpful for expanding the English-language version of the national park's article; maybe I'll do that later!
Then, in response to your parting shots about the Britannica source:
  • The first sentence of the Geography paragraph says, "Samborombón Bay is located at the mouth of the Río de la Plata, stretching from Punta Piedras in the north to Punta Rasa in the south, where Cape San Antonio begins." The first two sentences of the Britannica article state that the bay is located "at the mouth of the Río de la Plata" and "arcs southwestward, southeastward, and then eastward ... from Point Piedras to Point Norte of Cape San Antonio." They agree exactly, except in one name: Punta Rasa is the more commonly used name for the point of land that separates Samborombón Bay from the Cabo San Antonio coast (and the name used in the article about that location in the Spanish-language wiki), and there is another better-known "Punta Norte" in Argentina, a thousand kilometers to the south on the Valdes Peninsula, so I thought it more clear to use the name "Punta Rasa." Regardless, I've added a source to confirm that the point is indeed called Punta Rasa.
  • The first sentence in the Hydrology section says, "The bay receives inflow from the Southern Salado River, the Samborombón River, and other smaller streams, as well as numerous artificial canals constructed to drain eastern Buenos Aires Province." The third sentence in the Britannica article reads, "The bay receives the Samborombón River from the northwest and the Salado River from the west, as well as several canals draining the bay’s low, irrigated hinterland." They agree at every point; I'm very confused as to why you asserted that they didn't.
Thank you for pushing me to add those two new sources! I'm happy to address any further issues a reviewer feels prevent the article from meeting the DYK standard.-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 21:39, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Why are you including a 1953 hydrographic description in the geography? --2601:648:8503:4467:382F:ECE2:14CA:E578 (talk) 04:04, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
The 1953 3rd edition of "Limits of Oceans and Seas" is the current version adopted by the International Hydrographic Organization. They've intermittently worked on developing a fourth edition since then but have never officially adopted one. The 2002 draft of the fourth edition reads that the boundary between the Río de la Plata and the wider South Atlantic is "a line joining Punta del Este (34°58'S – 54°57'W) in Uruguay, southwestward to Punta Rasa del Cabo San Antonio (36°17'S – 56°47'W), in Argentina"; it can be found here. I felt that an official PDF of the active version of the IHO's definition would be a more substantial source than a working document of an unofficial draft. Do you disagree?-Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 12:45, 15 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).

Gonçalo Teixeira Corrêa

The route of Capt. Correa's expedition
The route of Capt. Correa's expedition
  • ... that the Portuguese captain Gonçalo Teixeira Correa died defending Ming China from its own army?
    • ALT1:... that Gonçalo Teixeira Correa died defending Penglai, China, in 1632?
    • ALT2:... that the Portuguese artillerist Gonçalo Teixeira Correa posthumously became an assistant regional commander of the Ming Empire?
    • ALT3:... that Gonçalo Teixeira Correa scared the Manchu away from Beijing only to be reassigned once an epidemic outbreak ensured they wouldn't return for years?
    • ALT4:... that Gonçalo Teixeira Correa marched ten modern cannon across China in the 1620s and fired them from Beijing's city walls?
    • ALT5:... that Gonçalo Teixeira Correa marched his artillery company across China from Macao to defend the Ming from their Manchu invaders?
    • ALT6:... that Guangzhou's merchants refunded the Ming emperor for the expense of Capt. Correa’s reinforcements, rather than risk closer ties between Beijing and Macao?
    • ALT7:... that Gonçalo Teixeira Correa’s artillery company and its reinforcements both smuggled Jesuits into the Ming Empire?
    • ALT8:... that Gonçalo Teixeira Correa crossed China in the 1620s to train the Ming army in modern artillery but lost his life to a mutineer's arrow?
    • ALT9:... that Gonçalo Teixeira Correa marched ten modern cannon across the Ming Empire in the 1620s, only to lose them to a mutineer who ultimately joined the Manchu invasion that established the Qing Dynasty?
    • ALT10:... that Gonçalo Teixeira Correa and his company of Portuguese artillerists routed a Manchu raiding party from the walls of Zhuozhou in 1630?
    • ALT11:... that Ming officials were divided as to whether the Manchu invasion or Western 'helpers' like Gonçalo Teixeira Correa were actually the greater threat to China?
  • Reviewed: Red-billed Quelea
  • 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 13:52, 2 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Your fantastic hook ALT0 is by far the best of these. —Patrug (talk) 17:59, 7 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)

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).

Typhoon Agnes (1984)

Created by Yellow Evan (talk). Self-nominated at 22:55, 7 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)

Neasa Hardiman

5x expanded by Eshlare (talk). Self-nominated at 11:41, 1 June 2017 (UTC).

  • This does not qualify for a 2xBLP since the previous version did have some sourcing. But it appears to be a 5x expansion; the reviewer should double-check this. Yoninah (talk) 23:47, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
    • You are quite correct. I chose the wrong option. It's a 5x expansion though, to date of the original nomination. Eshlare (talk) 13:01, 20 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)
  • @Kingoflettuce: I added a ton of refs because the claim could be seen as controversial, so I wanted to show it is often made. Here's one, for example: [5] calling her "szara eminencja" (lit. gray eminence, on pl wiki the term is discussed in article interwikilinked to Power behind the throne) in PiS. http://www.tvn24.pl/wiadomosci-z-kraju,3/kim-jest-janina-goss-sylwetka,631520.html calls her (in the title) "the most important women in politics" (presumably, Polish of course). I couldn't find DOB in any source. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:41, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 2

Fest- und Gedenksprüche

Brahms in 1885
Brahms in 1885

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 17:26, 8 June 2017 (UTC).

A Voz do Brasil

  • ... that A Voz do Brasil is the oldest radio program in the Southern Hemisphere? Source: "Com 81 anos, A Voz do Brasil é o programa de rádio mais antigo do país e do Hemisfério Sul ainda em execução."
    • ALT1:... that a São Paulo radio station was forced to close for a day for not carrying the mandatory program A Voz do Brasil? Source: "A Rádio Metropolitana Paulista terá sua transmissão suspensa por um dia por não retransmitir, reiteradas vezes, o programa A Voz do Brasil das 19 às 20h"

Created by Raymie (talk). Self-nominated at 07:00, 3 June 2017 (UTC).


  • ... 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
  • ... that Oklahoma state legislator Emily Virgin (pictured) tried to derail a religious freedom bill by proposing that businesses must publicly post a notice declaring whom they would refuse services to? Source: [6] [7] [8]

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

Taylor Force Act

  • ... that the Taylor Force Act proposed by Sen. Lindsay Graham would prevent the Palestinian Authority from using American economic aid to pay terrorists? 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 E.M.Gregory (talk). Self-nominated at 22:09, 11 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article is only 980 characters long. Articles need to be at least 1,500 characters long. SL93 (talk) 05:50, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  • My apologies. The article is now long enough.E.M.Gregory (talk) 12:51, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg The article is now long enough. It is also new enough with no copyright violations or close paraphrasing. The hook is directly cited. However, according to Yoninah, a QPQ is needed. SL93 (talk) 18:45, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
  • That QPQ needs a tick. SL93 (talk) 03:02, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

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)


5x expanded by HaEr48 (talk). Self-nominated at 05:49, 10 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)

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

  • ... that Edward H. Phelps was wounded at the Battle of Missionary Ridge and while still leading his men forward was shot a second time and killed? — Sources: 1 Cozzens, 1996, p. 334;  2 Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable, Essay

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)

  • ... that despite his role as a medic to the Decepticons, Knock Out from Transformers: Prime was created as a foil to Bumblebee in regards to speed? Source: Transformers: Prime Artbook

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).

  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Needs an actual review after an unhelpful edit by a disruptively novice editor "reviewed" the article. IronGargoyle (talk) 00:09, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Defeating ISIS

  • ... that Donald Trump said he read the book Defeating ISIS by Malcolm Nance, while a candidate for U.S. president? Source: Colmes, Alan (August 12, 2016), "Nance: ISIS Is Being Torn Apart", The Alan Colmes Show. Quote: "if Donald Trump really read Nance's book as he claims, then he would know why President Obama uses 'ISIL' and not '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

  • ... that Dominic Nitiwul has been involved the fight against galamseyers? Source: "Dominic Nitiwul says government is likely to deploy military personnel in the coming days to augment the fight against illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey."

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

Articles created/expanded on June 9

The Terrorists of Iraq

  • ... that Christopher Hitchens called the book The Terrorists of Iraq by Malcolm Nance "a highly potent analysis" of Jihadism? Source: Hitchens, Christopher (August 2008), "Terror Tactics: Believe Me, It's Torture", Vanity Fair. Quote: "His most recent book, The Terrorists of Iraq, is a highly potent analysis both of the jihadist threat"
    • ALT1:... that The Times of Israel wrote the book The Terrorists of Iraq by Malcolm Nance "provides a deep understanding of the subject"? Source: Rothke, Ben (May 18, 2015), "Book Review: The Terrorists of Iraq: Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraq Insurgency 2003-2014", The Times of Israel. Quote: "Nance’s latest book is The Terrorists of Iraq: Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraq Insurgency 2003-2014, and he provides a deep understanding of the subject."
  • 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
  • ... that X Japan rockumentary We Are X won the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Award for Best Editing in the World Cinema Documentary Competition...? Source: Deadline
    • ALT1:... that rockumentary We Are X looks at the history of X Japan, a band that once split for 10 years after vocalist Toshi was brainwashed by a cult? Source: On The Box
    • ALT2:... that before Stephen Kijak directed We Are X, a documentary about rock band X Japan, he had never heard of the band before? Source: Park Record
    • ALT3:... that Yoshiki (pictured), front man of X Japan and star of documentary We Are X, must wear a neck brace while drumming, has oxygen tanks backstage due to his asthma and composed for Emperor Akihito? Sources: The Hollywood Reporter and On The Box

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


  • ... that an Egyptian "building yard" preceded the mighty city of Alexandria? Source: Mark Depauw, "Alexandria, the Building Yard"; Chronique d'Egypte 75(149), pp. 64–65. doi:10.1484/J.CDE.2.309126; see also Chaveau 1998 which is online.
    • ALT1:... that Rhacotis, the Egyptian predecessor of Alexandra, may have been a thriving city centuries before Alexander's birth? Source: A. Véron, J. P. Goiran, C. Morhange, N. Marriner, & J. Y. Empereur, "Pollutant lead reveals the pre-Hellenistic occupation and ancient growth of Alexandria, Egypt"; Geophysical Research Letters 33(6), 2006.
    • ALT2:... that Rhacotis, name of Alexandria's Egyptian predecessor, appears both in Egyptian hieroglyphics and in Greek?
  • Reviewed: pending

5x expanded by Groupuscule (talk). Self-nominated at 04:29, 16 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg 5x expansion checks out (exactly 5x!), no copyvios, article appears neutral and is well cited. All hooks check out, and I'd suggest ALT1 as the most interesting. Awaiting QPQ. DaßWölf 21:41, 20 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

  • ... that Terrorist Recognition Handbook by Malcolm Nance discusses signs of terrorist planning? Source: Sinai, Joshua (2012), "Book Review: Terrorism Bookshelf: Top 150 Books on Terrorism and Counterterrorism", Perspectives on Terrorism, Terrorism Research Initiative and the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies, 6 (2), ISSN 2334-3745. Quote: "this book provides an assessment of terrorists’ motivations and methods, including a listing of pre-incident indicators of potential terrorist activity"
    • ALT1:... that the journal Perspectives on Terrorism listed Terrorist Recognition Handbook by Malcolm Nance among its "Top 150 Books on Terrorism and Counterterrorism"? Source: Sinai, Joshua (2012), "Book Review: Terrorism Bookshelf: Top 150 Books on Terrorism and Counterterrorism", Perspectives on Terrorism, Terrorism Research Initiative and the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies, 6 (2), ISSN 2334-3745.

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).

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).

Articles created/expanded on June 12

X-Men Gold, X-Men Blue

  • ... that the 2017 comics series X-Men Gold and X-Men Blue take their titles from a storyline from the early 1990s?Source: Diaz, Eric (October 16, 2016), "Marvel Announces the Return of the X-Men: Blue and Gold Teams in 2017," Nerdist. Retrieved June 14, 2017

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)

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).

Montgomery Industrial School for Girls

Montgomery Industrial School for Girls, 1917
Montgomery Industrial School for Girls, 1917

5x expanded by Drmies (talk) and Mwilli95 (talk). Nominated by Drmies (talk) at 14:48, 13 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is newly expanded, on 13 June, from 607 characters to 3230 characters of readable prose. The major claims are supported by the entry at Encyclopedia of Alabama. Picture is good, though perhaps could be improved by deleting the original caption. QPQ is done. There are a few points in the hook and the article which I would like to check with you about before approving the nomination.
  1. . It might not be appropriate to call the school's founders "abolitionists"—though they may have been at some point, and may have considered themselves such when founding the school—since abolitionism in the US conventionally refers to the antebellum period. The Encyclopedia of Alabama does not mention abolitionism.
  2. Another slightly awkward point about this hook is that the founders did not specifically have Parks and Carr in mind when they founded the school. It's not that the hook is wrong but it does have a strange disjointedness in time in suggesting that abolitionists were educating Rosa Parks. You might consider writing a new hook altogether.
  3. Are you sure that White and Beard founded the previous school in Quitman, Georgia? E of A (the source at the end of the relevant paragraph) only says that they worked there.
  4. In the next paragraph it would be very nice if you could re-word a little bit to clarify that Carr was friends with Parks and that's who she's talking about in the quotation.
  5. The "Notable Alumni" list (which possibly should be Notable Alumnae) may not be necessary to include when both notable alumnae are already mentioned in the article. However I'll leave this up to you.
I hope that over time more sources will be found to improve this article but you have certainly brought it up to the DYK standard. Thank you for contributing this valuable and interesting information! groupuscule (talk) 01:31, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
Nominator Drmies is also to be praised for rescuing a student submission and crediting the student author in the nomination. groupuscule (talk) 05:21, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 13

Golden Bull of 1242

  • Reviewed: (TBD)

5x expanded by Daß Wölf (talk). Self-nominated at 01:31, 19 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg (OK AGF, pending QPQ) New enough, large enough and long enough expansion, with two interesting hooks. The use of ALT1 requires the sentence "The town was to be presided by a..." to have an inline citation that supports the claim. The original hook, however, is already supported by three citations which are either offline or in Croatian, so I must assume good faith. Ping me when you review another article so this can be changed to an AGF tick. Raymie (tc) 19:27, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Also, looks like the bull was for the citizens of Gradec, and ALT1 says Zagreb, and the article says Gradec was only part of today's Zagreb. HaEr48 (talk) 00:55, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • That's a good point. I kind of overlooked that. Raymie (tc) 04:42, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Think Big and Kick Ass

  • ... that the book Think Big and Kick Ass by Donald Trump and Bill Zanker was the highest selling personal finance work on Amazon.com in 2015? Source: "Latino leaders warn Republican Party to condemn Trump for comments about Mexicans", Fox News, July 3, 2015. Quote: "'Think Big,' co-written by Bill Zanker, was Amazon's top seller for personal finance."
    • ALT1:... that the book Think Big and Kick Ass by Donald Trump and Bill Zanker inspired fashion designer Emilia Wickstead to become an entrepreneur? Source: Long, Carola (September 12, 2014), "Interview: Emilia Wickstead’s show will be a highlight of London Fashion Week", Financial Times. Quote: "As important, though, was a copy of Donald Trump’s Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life that she picked up in her early twenties: its make-things-happen mantra provided an unlikely source of motivation."

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" [16] [17]
    • 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" [18] [19]
    • 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" [20] [21]
    • 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" [22] [23]
    • 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" [24] [25]

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

  • Symbol question.svg Template was using a non-free image which is not allowed per WP:NFCC#9. If an image is needed for this nomination, suggest using something from c:Category:The Rolling Stones instead. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:28, 14 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: [26] "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." [27] "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?”"[28]
  • 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)
  • ... that in a study involving around 350 spiders positively identified as Allocyclosa bifurca, only two were males? Source:Allocyclosa bifurca

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

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).

Kitsap Fast Ferries

  • Reviewed: TBD

Created by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 06:33, 21 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)

  • ... that the book Midas Touch by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki (pictured), praises the economic benefits of immigration to the U.S.? Source: Tani, Maxwell (March 3, 2016), "One of Donald Trump's books has a 2-page ode to the immigrant experience", Business Insider. Quote: "Many first generation immigrants are willing to pay any price, take any job, shoulder any burden if there is a chance it will give them a foothold, a start."
    • ALT1:... that Publishers Weekly called the book Midas Touch by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki (pictured), a "galvanizing narrative"? Source: "Book Review: Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich—and Why Most Don’t", Publishers Weekly, Reed Business Information, October 2011. Quote: "This galvanizing narrative"
  • 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

  • ... that the book Insane Clown President by Matt Taibbi (pictured) was inspired by the Hunter S. Thompson series Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72? Source: Taibbi, Matt (January 17, 2017), "Matt Taibbi's New Book: 'Insane Clown President'", Rolling Stone. Quote: "What made Thompson's work on that 1972 campaign art, as opposed to just snappy periodical writing, was Thompson's obsession with Nixon."
    • ALT1:... that the book Insane Clown President by Matt Taibbi (pictured) debuted on best seller lists for both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times? Source: New York Times: "'Insane Clown President,' which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 15." Los Angeles Times: "Debuting at No. 6 in nonfiction on our bestseller list this week is Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi’s book of essays about the 2016 presidential campaign, '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)

  • ... that series 29 of Casualty was described as featuring some of "the most dramatic episodes in three decades" of the serial? Source: "Casualty: Four part finale could be the most dramatic episodes in three decades of the series"
    • ALT1:... that Casualty received criticism for a series 29 episode which featured a crash that viewers believed resembled the 2014 Glasgow bin lorry crash? Source: "Casualty criticised over "deeply unfortunate" lorry crash storyline"

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

Current nominations

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).

Ezra Weston II

The house of Ezra Weston II, "King Caesar," is now a museum in Duxbury, Massachusetts
The house of Ezra Weston II, "King Caesar," is now a museum in Duxbury, Massachusetts
  • ... that Ezra Weston II, a shipbuilder known as "King Caesar," was called the largest shipowner in the United States by Senator Daniel Webster and Lloyds of London in 1841? Source: Bradford, Gershom (1962). In With the Sea Wind: The Trials and Triumphs of Some Yankee Sailors, 106.
    • ALT1:... that the first United States vessel to enter the Black Sea was owned by Ezra Weston II, a Massachusetts shipbuilder known as "King Caesar"? Source: Bradford, Gershom (1962). In With the Sea Wind: The Trials and Triumphs of Some Yankee Sailors, 105.

Improved to Good Article status by Historical Perspective 2 (talk). Self-nominated at 20:12, 19 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

Gorgonia mariae

Gorgonia mariae
Gorgonia mariae
  • ... that Gorgonia mariae (pictured) is one of several species of sea fans affected by a terrestrial fungal disease in the Gulf of Mexico? Source: "Gorgonia mariae was also susceptible to aspergillosis."
    • ALT1:... that a land-based fungus that had not previously been known to affect marine invertebrates, caused disease in Gorgonia mariae (pictured) and two other gorgonians in the Gulf of Mexico?

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk) and Hanberke (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 18:12, 23 June 2017 (UTC).

Embassy of the United Kingdom, Bangkok

The British Embassy in Bangkok
The British Embassy in Bangkok
  • ... that the British Government is selling off its embassy in Bangkok (pictured), in what will be Thailand's priciest real estate deal ever? Confirmation of the sale in the Nation source.[29] The "priciest ever" fact is supported by the Post Today source, which is in Thai and behind a paywall.[30]

Created by Paul_012 (talk). Self-nominated at 08:27, 21 June 2017 (UTC).

David Cheng, Jackie Chan DC Racing

  • Reviewed: QPQ done later

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

Pietro Campori

  • ... that after losing the election to the papacy in 1621, Pietro Campori was made a bishop by the man who beat him? Source: [31] In Italian, but Google translate is pretty good for the most part on this entry and very clear about this fact.
    • ALT1:... that Pietro Campori was promoted as a candidate for pope in both 1621 and 1623? Source: Baumgartner p. 147 (offline)

Created by TonyBallioni (talk). Self-nominated at 23:01, 20 June 2017 (UTC).

  • No plagiarism or copyright violations. Good sourcing. Article is both new enough and long enough. — Preceding unsigned comment added by E.M.Gregory (talkcontribs) 13:41, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
  • @E.M.Gregory:, Thanks for the review. You commented out the review and didn't give the tick, which the bot needs to move it from the pending review queue. TonyBallioni (talk) 14:30, 22 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).


  • ... that Confidencen (pictured) is the oldest Rococo theatre in Sweden? Source: Swedish Royal Court

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

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
  • ... that Canadian theoretical physicist Helen Freedhoff studied the interaction of light with atoms and was doctoral advisor to Schrödinger's grandson? Source: 1st fact: her field of study, faculty bio page. 2nd fact: doctoral supervisor of Terry Rudolph (his thesis, page vi). 3rd fact: Terry Rudolph is Schrödinger's grandson.

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)

Marjan Šarec

Created by Tone (talk). Self-nominated at 22:33, 19 June 2017 (UTC).

Frank Dudley (footballer)

  • ... that during the 1953–54 season, footballer Frank Dudley's first three goals were scored for different clubs in three different divisions? The Independent obituary Oz White player profile
    • ALT1:... that, as a teenager, footballer Frank Dudley gave up on turning professional due to his height? Oz White player profile The Who's Who of Cardiff City: "As a 15-year-old, Dudley was only 5ft 4in tall and had no ambitions to be a footballer"

5x expanded by Kosack (talk). Self-nominated at 19:26, 19 June 2017 (UTC).

Stanley Nii Adjiri Blankson

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

Gaston Marie Jacquier

  • ... that in 1976, after the Roman Catholic bishop Gaston Marie Jacquier was assassinated in Algiers, Algeria, Léon-Étienne Duval, the Archbishop of Algiers, ordered his clergy not to wear clerical clothing or display the cross in public? Source: "Following Jacquier's death, Duval put out the order to the clergy in his diocese not to wear their religious habits in public or ostentatiously display the cross." (Kiser, John (2003). The Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love, and Terror in Algeria. Macmillan. p. 47)
    • ALT1:... that in July 1976, the French Roman Catholic bishop Gaston Marie Jacquier was assassinated in Algiers, Algeria? Source: "The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Gaston Marie Jacquier, Roman Catholic auxiliary bishop of Algiers, was assassinated yesterday, the diocesan office announced." ("Catholic Bishop Murdered in Algiers". The Palm Beach Post. 1976-07-09)
    • ALT2:... that in 1976, the Roman Catholic bishop Gaston Marie Jacquier was murdered in Algiers by a man with a history of mental illness, but some believed that the killer had a religious motivation? Source: "The incident was officially condemned and treated in the press as the lone action of a wild man, un fou. Yet, to those who thought about it, a well-aimed stab to the inner thigh was an unusual way for a crazy person to kill someone. And then the madman escaped into a car that happened to be waiting nearby. Following Jacquier's death, Duval put out the order to the clergy in his diocese not to wear their religious habits in public or ostentatiously display the cross." (Kiser, John (2003). The Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love, and Terror in Algeria. Macmillan. p. 47)

Created by Jgefd (talk). Self-nominated at 22:16, 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).


  • ... that radio station KRGE in Weslaco, Texas once shared time with another station that was later moved from Brownsville to Port Arthur? Source: MAGNOLIA PETROLEUM CO. et al. v. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, 1935
    • ALT1:... that radio station KRGE was briefly owned by The LBJ Company? Source: See FCC History Cards

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

Kat Chapman

Moved to mainspace by JuneGloom07 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:49, 21 June 2017 (UTC).

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: [35] "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: [36] "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

Elissa P. Benedek

  • ... that Dr. Elissa P. Benedek, the primary psychiatric witness for Eric Foretich in his 1978 child custody proceeding, was accused of child abuse by Foretich's ex-wife and of perjury by his former mother-in-law? Source: "Antonia Morgan filed a complaint against Benedek with the American Psychiatric Association, denying many of the statements ... Benedek, who had been hired as an expert witness by Foretich, said that at one point during her series of interviews, Elizabeth Morgan accused her, too, of making inappropriate physical approaches toward Hilary" (The Washington Post

5x expanded by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 20:14, 21 June 2017 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, having been more than 5X expanded (8.7) on the day of its nomination for DYK. Articles length of 4700 readable characters well exceeds the required 1500. The article is written in a neutral manner, uses numerous inline citations for each paragraph within the article body. The hits on Earwig result from long proper names ("Center for Forensic Psychiatry") or from phrasing which can not be reduced or modified ("a residential treatment facility for youth") without changing the meaning. The thought flow is entirely independent. No image to check against. QPQ done. The hook is interesting (too interesting, read on...) and within format. The hook is directly and immediately tied to citations, which are AGF (paywall). My concern is that the hook. although factual, "focuses on a negative aspect" of a living person. Neither the hook nor the article claims the subject is guilty of the charges, but neither does it say she is innocent. I don't think I'd like this hook if I were in the subject's shoes. There are several "firsts" and "near-firsts" that would perhaps make a more neutral hook? 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 21:23, 23 June 2017 (UTC)


  • ... that the band Liimanarina earned just over $1,000 in royalties on an album called 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 takes their name for a Finnish word meaning "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

  • ... that after choosing to leave the period drama Downton Abbey, actress Siobhan Finneran told a journalist in 2013 that she wanted her character "flung off the roof of the Abbey" ? Source: "I’m hoping she’s flung off the roof of the Abbey. I don’t think I’m gonna get my wish. She may well nip out for a pint of milk and a bag of sugar and nobody ever sees her again."

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

Articles created/expanded on June 22

Eddie Baxter

  • Reviewed: Elissa P. Benedek
  • Comment: moved from draft to mainspace 21:17, 22 June 2017‎

Created by 78.26 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:33, 23 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 [37] and [this too [38]

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

Articles created/expanded on June 23

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 of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's formal residence in 2015? Sources: [39], [40]

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

Trump Revealed

  • ... that Donald Trump urged his Twitter followers not to buy the biography Trump Revealed by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher? Source: Byrnes, Jesse (August 23, 2016), "Trump: 'Don't buy' Washington Post book about me", The Hill. Quote: "Trump urged people not to buy the book one day before its release, tweeting: 'Don't buy, boring!'"
    • ALT1:... that the biography Trump Revealed by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher was a collaborative writing process by The Washington Post involving over thirty journalists? Source: Dickerson, John (August 21, 2016), "Face the Nation Transcript August 21, 2016: Priebus, Sessions, Mook", Face the Nation, CBS News. Quote: "The introduction credits some 38 Washington Post staffers for the work involved "

Created by Sagecandor (talk). Self-nominated at 04:18, 23 June 2017 (UTC).

Embassy of Japan, Seoul

  • ... thatthe Japanese embassy in Seoul has seen decades of protests, from weekly demonstrations to incidents involving Molotov coktails, car-ramming, self-immolation and outright ransacking? Source: http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-man-sets-himself-on-fire-20150812-story.html and others clearly linked in the article

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

Articles created/expanded on June 24

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