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Contents

Count of DYK Hooks
Section # of Hooks # Verified
December 27 1
February 26 1
March 8 1
March 12 1
March 17 1
March 19 1
March 25 1
March 26 1
April 2 1
April 4 1
April 6 1
April 7 2 1
April 9 1
April 11 1 1
April 12 1
April 13 1
April 14 1
April 20 1
April 22 1
April 23 1
April 24 2 1
April 25 1
April 26 2 1
April 27 1
April 28 1 1
April 30 2
May 1 1
May 2 1
May 3 6 2
May 4 2
May 5 4 2
May 7 1
May 8 3 3
May 9 1
May 10 1 1
May 11 3 2
May 12 4 2
May 13 6 5
May 14 3 3
May 15 5 3
May 16 4 2
May 17 2
May 18 6 1
May 19 5 3
May 20 11 4
May 21 11 5
May 22 10 4
May 23 6 3
May 24 7 4
May 25 5 4
May 26 8 5
May 27 10 7
May 28 8 5
May 29 10 7
May 30 7 6
May 31 11 5
June 1 9 8
June 2 11 6
June 3 9 3
June 4 8 4
June 5 10 7
June 6 9 4
June 7 11 7
June 8 18 7
June 9 16 5
June 10 8 3
June 11 7 4
June 12 12 6
June 13 6 1
June 14 3
June 15 7 2
June 16 6 1
June 17 8 1
June 18 6 2
June 19 3 1
Total 359 165
Last updated 22:09, 19 June 2019 UTC
Current time is 22:19, 19 June 2019 UTC [refresh]

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Nominations

Approved nominations

Articles created/expanded on March 26

Sylvia Geszty

Sylvia Geszty as Cleopatra in Handel's "Giulio Cesare", 1970
Sylvia Geszty as Cleopatra
Sylvia Geszty as Cleopatra in Handel's "Giulio Cesare", 1970
Sylvia Geszty as Cleopatra
Sylvia Geszty as Cleopatra in Handel's "Giulio Cesare", 1970
Sylvia Geszty as Cleopatra

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 10:54, 2 April 2019 (UTC).

I guess the image would be better if cropped for this purpose, not for the article. What do you think, David? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:52, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
Agreed. I've uploaded a cropped version. —David Levy 02:47, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
Alternatively, here's a square crop. —David Levy 05:52, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed now that images are set. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:52, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg The article meets DYK requirements, no close paraphrasing was found, and a QPQ has been provided. The roles section currently lacks references, so that has to be resolved first. While the hook fact is cited inline, I find the wording a little clunky and could be written better. Perhaps something like:
ALT0a ... that the Hungarian coloratura soprano Sylvia Geszty (pictured) started her international career as a member of the East Berlin Staatsoper?
With that said, I honestly am not sure if that's even interesting (either the original or my own rewording). Another option could be a more minor rewording of the original hook, something like:
ALT0b ... that the Hungarian coloratura soprano Sylvia Geszty (pictured) was a member of the East Berlin Staatsoper before joining the Stuttgart State Opera?
Which doesn't really resolve the hook interest issues, but personally I think that a Hungarian joining both East and West German musical groups does sound intriguing. In case that doesn't work out, perhaps:
ALT1 ... that Sylvia Geszty's portrayal of the role of Zerbinetta in the opera Ariadne auf Naxos was described by a critic as the "most emotional, multi-faceted and human of all"?
Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:45, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for offering. I didn't dare to suggest ALT1, because it's one critic's pov, - beautiful as it is. Where would "pictured" go? East-West is something specific to her career, - they changed record covers when she dared to leave the Berlin Opera. ALT0a is boring, therefore, showing only one side. In ALT1b, where would "pictured" go? It's East style which needs to show. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gerda Arendt (talkcontribs) 14:01, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
  • ALT1a ... that the portrayal by Sylvia Geszty (pictured) of Zerbinetta in the opera Ariadne auf Naxos was described by a critic as the "most emotional, multi-faceted and human of all"?BlueMoonset (talk) 14:29, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Reviewer needed for ALT hooks. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:35, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
  • All the images are showing her as Cleopatra, so they don't go with any of the hooks citing her as Zerbinetta. @Gerda Arendt: if you would add that fact about them changing record covers to the article it would would make a much better hook. Yoninah (talk) 10:58, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Would you please suggest something? I am told and again and again that I can't please. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:58, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @Gerda Arendt: well, I don't know what you mean by changing record covers. What does the source say? Yoninah (talk) 14:21, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Actually, as that's again nothing saying a word about her artistry, I'm reluctant to even mention it in the article. Why don't we use another variation of ALT0?
ALT0c ... that the Hungarian coloratura soprano Sylvia Geszty was a member of the East Berlin Staatsoper (pictured there as Cleopatra) before joining the Stuttgart State Opera in the West?
The image can "sell" her personality, and it's visibly "old" and Eastern. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:32, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  • A changed that hook, because there never was an East Berlin state opera. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:28, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  • I prefer East Berlin to East Germany, which is not mentioned in the article. (In the archives, we have Staatsoper nine times, one recenly. The Stuttgart article is even Staatsoper, but as you wosh.)
ALT0f: ... that the Hungarian coloratura soprano Sylvia Geszty (pictured as Cleopatra) left the Berlin State Opera in East Berlin for Stuttgart? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:53, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Honestly I think East Germany would get more interest than East Berlin. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:36, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

We don't go by interest but fact. It's the State Opera of Berlin, not of anything else. (If it was a National Opera, it would be of the GDR, but it isn't.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:29, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Being the State Opera of Berlin does not stop it from having been in East Germany. "Berlin State Opera in East Berlin" sounds rather clunky, with the repetition of "Berlin". Saying "Berlin State Opera in East Germany" avoids that problem, while still getting the point across. --Khajidha (talk) 12:17, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
The key point about her moving from the East to the West is also clearer in ALT0e. ALT0f just sounds like she switched cities. Yoninah (talk) 13:50, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
You pinged me. East Germany wasn't an official name of a country, but do what you like. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:03, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
"East Germany wasn't an official name of a country". So? That's what the place was called in English.--Khajidha (talk) 23:39, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
It doesn't matter if it wasn't the official country, as long as it was the name the country was most commonly called as. Like in a hook, we usually wouldn't refer to the "United Mexican States" or the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea", we'd call them "Mexico" or "North Korea" respectively. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:40, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
  • To the English-speaking readership, East Germany and West Germany mean something; as their articles state, these were the common names for the countries in the English-speaking world. Further, most of these people will not know that Stuttgart was in the West, nor that the Berlin State Opera was in the East. ALT0f fails being hooky because of these very reasons: insufficient touchstones for the average reader. So, to try to get this moving, here's a new ALT that's a tad more explicit and brief than ALT0e:
Symbol voting keep.svg To get this moving forward, I am approving ALT0g. There appears to be consensus among other editors that the references to East and West Germany need to be explicit. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:53, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg With respect to BlueMoonset, the wording in ALT0g puts the emphasis on her leaving rather than on her career. She was successful in East Germany before leaving for West Germany. I think ALT0e expresses her career better, while also mentioning the discrepancy between East and West. Yoninah (talk) 11:30, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm fine with either ALT0e or ALT0g; striking ALT0f, however, for the reasons mentioned previously. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:54, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 7

Janet Lee Stevens

Created by CallMeBarcode (talk). Self-nominated at 22:41, 16 April 2019 (UTC).

I am new to Wikipedia so I don't understand what you mean when you say that I need to identify the sources in the hook. Thank you for your help. CallMeBarcode (talk) 01:08, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

  • I mean you should cite the sources that show the memorial fund supports research. Векочел (talk) 04:15, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go with the second hook Векочел (talk) 19:20, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
  • ... that Janet Lee Stevenswas a journalist, human rights advocate, translator, and scholar of popular Arabic theater who died in the suicide bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, on April 18, 1983 Source: Van Atta, Burr (April 22, 1983). "Janet Lee Stevens, 32, Journalist". Philadelphia Inquirer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CallMeBarcode (talkcontribs) 01:59, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
  • ... that Janet Lee Stevens was an American human rights advocate who died in the 1983 United States embassy bombing in Beirut, and whose memorial fund at the University of Pennsylvania supports research on Arabic culture? Source: Van Atta, Burr (April 22, 1983). "Janet Lee Stevens, 32, Journalist". Philadelphia Inquirer. Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania. "Janet Lee Stevens Award for Arabic and Islamic Studies". Retrieved April 12, 2019 https://www.sas.upenn.edu/mec/opportunities/janetleestevens — Preceding unsigned comment added by CallMeBarcode (talkcontribs) 14:50, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this hook, but I have several questions. Firstly, the hooks should be identified by number (ALT0, ALT1, ALT2, etc.), since it is unclear which "second hook" the reviewer Векочел is approving. Secondly, and welcome to DYK, CallMeBarcode, a hook should be just that—something to reel in the reader so s/he'll click on the article. Each of these hooks tell me the whole story without my needing to click on anything. There is also a 200-character limit to hook length, although shorter is always better.
  • I went over the article and noted that the lead is too short; it should summarize key points in the article. You have such a long article; the lead should be a nice-sized paragraph. I also removed one non-reliable source, wordpress.com. Please source that paragraph with a reliable ref or remove it. Footnote 19 also needs an archive date.
  • Please suggest a shorter and snappier hook. Going over the article, for example, this line jumped out at me, although it needs an inline cite: ... that the Palestinians called Janet Lee Stevens "the little drummer girl" because of her staunch support for their cause? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 22:39, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
  • @CallMeBarcode: I agree with Yoninah's comment. My suggestion is to use the hook she suggested if you can source it. Векочел (talk) 23:41, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

ALT0 ...... that Janet Lee Stevens was an American human rights advocate who died in the 1983 United States embassy bombing in Beirut, and whose memorial fund at the University of Pennsylvania supports research on Arabic culture?

ALT1 ... that Janet Lee Stevenswas a journalist, human rights advocate, translator, and scholar of popular Arabic theater who died in the suicide bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, on April 18, 1983 Source: Van Atta, Burr (April 22, 1983). "Janet Lee Stevens, 32, Journalist". Philadelphia Inquirer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CallMeBarcode (talk • contribs) 01:59, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

  • ALT2: ... that Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut called American journalist Janet Lee Stevens "the little drummer girl" because of her staunch support for their cause? Source: Kai Bird, The Good Spy: The Life and Times of Robert Ames (New York: Crown Publishers, 2014), p. 276

ALT3 … that Palestinians called the American journalist  Janet Lee Stevens, who died in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. embassy in Beirut, "the little drummer girl" because of her staunch support for their cause? Source: Kai Bird, The Good Spy: The Life and Times of Robert Ames (New York: Crown Publishers, 2014), p. 276.

I am still trying to figure out the archived date for footnote 19. Thanks for your help.CallMeBarcode (talk) 16:04, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Please try not to pack so much information into a hook. Otherwise the reader has no reason to click on the article. ALT2 is the only one that looks hooky to me. Yoninah (talk) 17:04, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

ALT4 ... that Palestinian refugees in Beirut called Janet Lee Stevens "the little drummer girl" because of her staunch support for their cause? Source: Kai Bird, The Good Spy: The Life and Times of Robert Ames (New York: Crown Publishers, 2014), p. 276.

If I go with this hook above (ALT4) assuming that you approve it and favoring something shorter as Yoninah suggested, then what do I do next to continue this and prevent the DYK nomination from going stale? Thanks for your help.

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg@CallMeBarcode: thanks for your response. You don't have to make it so short that it loses context. ALT2 is just fine. I formatted the hook for you. Since I suggested it, I'm calling on a new reviewer to check ALT2. Yoninah (talk) 12:43, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Thank you!CallMeBarcode (talk) 13:24, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Symbol confirmed.svg ALT 2 is fine. Good to go.Felixkrater (talk) 16:53, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg @CallMeBarcode: @Felixkrater: @Yoninah: actually, sorry to be a pain, but I think the drummer girl hook needs a bit of a reword. It is unclear to me why having "staunch support" for the Palestinians would lead to the title "the little drummer girl". What aspect of drumming is being referred to? Another book talks of "strongly voiced" opinions so perhaps it's that? Not sure, but probably needs a bit of thought. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 21:13, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

  • @Amakuru: I understand a "little drummer girl" to imply "drumming up support" for their cause. Yoninah (talk) 00:11, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Ranbir Singh of Jammu and Kashmir

Ranbir Singh
Ranbir Singh

5x expanded by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 06:14, 13 April 2019 (UTC).

  • Not hooky enough. Propose a new hook, please. Our article about RPC is shoddy. WBGconverse 05:03, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I think it is quite hooky: of course, the main interest isn't in so-and-so having done such-and-such, but in the fact that this such-and-such exists: it's generally interesting to find out that one territory of a country could have a different criminal code from the rest. – Uanfala (talk) 09:13, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Too many links are distracting. Piped stuff are generally avoided. WBGconverse 13:55, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg - New and long enough. Qpq done. Image is ok. Hook is interesting. Inline citations checks. Good work. Good to go.BabbaQ (talk) 15:21, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 11

Kaj Linna

Kaj Linna
Kaj Linna



  • ... that Kaj Linna (pictured) was exonerated for murder after a true-crime podcast started to raise questions about his conviction? Source: [2]

Created by BabbaQ (talk). Self-nominated at 22:19, 15 April 2019 (UTC).

Comment (not a full review) The hook needs work - do you mean podcast rather than pod? Did you mean to repeat his name? How about:
  • ALT1 ... that a podcast helped overturn the conviction of Kaj Linna (pictured) after he had served 12 years of imprisonment for murder?
Article needs some attention too. Spelling / grammar / biographical details / clearer about timing of events. PeaBrainC (talk) 20:47, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The image is suitably licensed, the hook facts are cited inline and either hook could be used, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:09, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
I'm wondering if we need someone with legal expertise to help us here. This is a complex situation involving legal definitions and translation from Swedish to English. I hate to put on the main page that the guy was exonerated if that's not technically the case. Is there a Swedish legal source that uses whatever the Swedish term for exoneration is and states clearly that he was exonerated? --valereee (talk) 13:29, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 20

Articles created/expanded on April 24

2019 Saudi Arabia mass execution

  • ... that on 23 April 2019 Saudi Arabia beheaded 37 convicted civilians, most of whose confessions were obtained under torture or written by their torturers? Sources: "According to the ESOHR's documentation, at least 21 people executed by Saudi Arabia today said in court that their statements were extracted under duress and torture" European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights; "Many said they were totally innocent, that their confessions had been written by the same people who had tortured them." CNN
    • ALT1:... that on 23 April 2019 Saudi Arabia beheaded 37 convicted civilians whose confessions were mostly obtained under torture or written by their torturers? Sources: "According to the ESOHR's documentation, at least 21 people executed by Saudi Arabia today said in court that their statements were extracted under duress and torture" European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights; "Many said they were totally innocent, that their confessions had been written by the same people who had tortured them." CNN

Created by Mbazri (talk) and Boud (talk). Nominated by Boud (talk) at 20:36, 26 April 2019 (UTC).

As page creator, I also suggest 3 hooks:

  • ALT2:... that the 37 civilians mass executed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in April 2019 included at least three who were minors at the time of arrest? Sources:
    "According to United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet "at least three of those killed were minors at the time of their sentencing".
    UPI: U.N. 'strongly condemns' Saudi Arabia's beheading of 37 people in mass executions
    The New York Times: UN Rights Chief Condemns 'Shocking' Saudi Mass Executions
  • ALT3:... that the 37 civilians beheaded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in April 2019 included at least three who were minors at the time of arrest? Sources:
    "According to United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet "at least three of those killed were minors at the time of their sentencing".
    UPI: U.N. 'strongly condemns' Saudi Arabia's beheading of 37 people in mass executions
    The New York Times: UN Rights Chief Condemns 'Shocking' Saudi Mass Executions
  • ALT4: ... that 37 civilians, mostly Shia minority, were mass executed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in April 2019? Source: The Independent: Saudi Arabia carries out mass execution of 37 people for 'terrorism offences.
    CNBC: Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes, most of them minority Shiites
  • ALT5:... that 37 civilians, mostly Shia minority, were beheaded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in April 2019? Source: The Independent: Saudi Arabia carries out mass execution of 37 people for 'terrorism offences.
    CNBC: Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes, most of them minority Shiites

--Mbazri (talk) 09:40, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

I clarified the ALT labels - we now have the original and ALT1 to ALT5; I removed and added the definite article "the" for grammaticality; we could also have "their arrests", making ALT2 and ALT3 slightly longer. Boud (talk) 21:08, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed; above was hook suggestions by creators, not reviews. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:08, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg, timescale ☑Y; length ☑Y; style ☑Y but the article is needed to be copy edited as well as I will select the best hook after finishing the copy edit, anyway please pay attention that the nominated hooks have to be in the article with an inline citation. Also, I am going to suggest to make bold the name of Executees in related section (in order to have readable section). Regards!Saff V. (talk) 11:39, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
    • Probably {{em|name}} would be more appropriate for Wikipedia style for the Executee names than bold. I agree that some copyediting would be good. Boud (talk) 03:05, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
No different, the current version of the Executee section does not seem to be good and easy to read or have a perfect style, anyway please edit the section. In other hands, It is better to nominate the article here for copy editing. Regards! Saff V. (talk) 06:21, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
  • I seem to have misinterpreted your phrase "I will select the best hook after finishing the copy edit" to mean that you planned to do some copyediting. Now it seems you are waiting for me or others to make some edits. Thank you for clarifying that you have withdrawn your suggestion for writing the executees' names in bold. I agree that that would not have been quite consistent with the WP:MOS. I have copyedited the Executees section and a few minor things that were not quite in standard MOS style. Please state concretely what style corrections you feel still need to be made to satisfy DYK standards. Thanks. Boud (talk) 20:09, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg The copyediting issue has been addressed. Boud (talk) 21:13, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
  • For ALT3 and ALT4, I would propose replacing "three" by "four" minors, since the the ref "ESOHR_2019mass_execution" gives Munir al-Adam, Abdulkarim al-Hawaj, Salman Quraysh and Mujtaba al-Sweikat as minors at the time of their arrests. And to clarify: I don't see any copyediting problems or lack of inline citations justifying the hooks. All the concerns have been met as far as I can see. Boud (talk) 20:35, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for efforts. The article looks much better now. That was the good point that you mentioned, I checked the source, at least three is more compatible than four. Symbol confirmed.svg All in all good to go with ALT3! Regards!Saff V. (talk) 08:38, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Teladorsagia circumcincta

  • ... that the parasitic nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta predominantly infects sheep that are protein-deficient? Source: Donaldson et al. 1998, Stear et al. 2003
  • Comment: Just published by the WikiJournal of Science [3], and turned from a stub into a peer-reviewed article (note that Evolution and evolvability did not create the text; they just updated it from the published article, as the journal's Editor).

5x expanded by Evolution and evolvability (talk). Nominated by Elmidae (talk) at 00:35, 26 April 2019 (UTC).

  • Major recent expansion, no copyvio detected, large enoughSymbol confirmed.svg Quetzal1964 (talk) 12:15, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
Symbol question.svg @Elmidae and Evolution and evolvability: The proposed hook gives the impression that protein deficiency is a prerequisite for heavy infections whereas my reading of the article is that protein deficiency is a result of heavy infections. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:49, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
That's a good point; my phrasing is actually quite misleading there. Let me propose two alternatives:
  • ALT1... that sheep infected with the parasitic nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta will suffer from protein deficiency? Source: Donaldson et al. 1998, Stear et al. 2003
- or, based on a less important but more hooky facet:
--Elmidae (talk · contribs) 15:09, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
I have numbered your new hooks ALT1 and ALT2 and added the word "spores" to the article. Let's ask @Quetzal1964: to give a tick if these hooks are acceptable. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:35, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 26

Tomb of Imam Zamin

Tomb of Imam Zamin
Tomb of Imam Zamin

Created by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 11:54, 26 April 2019 (UTC).

  • I've removed the particular phrase, used in the hook per WP:WEASEL. Need a new hook. WBGconverse 09:46, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
@Winged Blades of Godric:
  • ALT1:... that the Tomb of Imam Zamin is the last addition to the Qutb Minar complex? RRD (talk) 12:20, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
    ☑Y Hook looks good (I can't think of anything more interesting) though I am thinking of some way to punch the above fact with its being constructed after about a century of others. Article okay from all aspects. WBGconverse 12:46, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Full review needed; too little detail from previous one and no DYK icon given. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:07, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The image is appropriately licensed, the ALT1 hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:47, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 27

Katherine Hughes (activist)

  • ... that Katherine Hughes became the first provincial archivist for Alberta in 1908? Kaltie, MacKenzie. "Edmontians in the Spotlight: Katherine Hughes". Fort Edmonton Park. Retrieved 3 May 2019.

Created by Clovermoss (talk) and SkyGazer 512 (talk). Nominated by Clovermoss (talk) at 20:58, 3 May 2019 (UTC).


  • Symbol question.svg Almost everything seems good to go. Article is long enough, was created recently (moved into article space from drafting space), and is well-sourced. The hook is sourced and the correct length. Nominator is new and no QPQ required. The only possible issue is that the hook could be more interesting. Maybe this is a borderline case where the present hook would be enough. But I suspect the nominator too would like an interesting hook (they were discussing it on their talk page). This is their issue to resolve, but it occurs to me that perhaps they could do something that takes advantage of the similarities of the words "activist" and "archivist" (after all, DYK hook reviewing guidelines suggest unusual nicknames as an interesting hook, so why not other forms of wordplay?). [note: If active DYK editors or admins think the hook is sufficiently interesting, then I'd call it good to go now] --Presearch (talk) 23:08, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
Checking the references, I think that with a bit judicious expansion of the content by Clovermoss, the following alternate hook (below) might well meet Presearch's suggestion for a more interesting hook. Nick Moyes (talk) 23:37, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
ALT1 * ... that Canadian journalist Katherine Hughes became Alberta's first provincial archivist, but later became a political activist, fighting for Irish self-determination?  "In 1917 she resigned from her London post to dedicate herself to the cause of Irish freedom." Source: Mclaughlin, Robert (2013). Irish Canadian Conflict and the Struggle for Irish Independence, 1912-1915. University of Toronto Press. p. 123. ISBN 978-1-4426-1097-2. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
Symbol confirmed.svgI'm giving this a good to go, with ALT1. Everything else looks fine.Felixkrater (talk) 17:46, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Please address the "which" tag in the article. Yoninah (talk) 22:39, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on April 28

Tikhvin Cemetery, List of burials at Tikhvin Cemetery

Tikhvin Cemetery
Tikhvin Cemetery

Created by Spokoyni (talk). Self-nominated at 10:54, 29 April 2019 (UTC).

  • A couple more alts. Source "In life the “Mighty Handful” together forged a distinctly Russian style of music; in death all of them – Mussorgsky, Cui, Rimsky-Korsakov, Balakirev and Borodin – rest together in this cemetery."Spokoyni (talk) 21:04, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg These two impressive articles are new enough and long enough. The image is properly licenced, the hook facts are cited inline, the articles are neutral and I detected no copyright issues. Two QPQs have been done. I think AT1 is the best option, not being familiar with the terms "The Five" and the "Mighty Handful". Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:19, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 3

Joseph Wood (schoolmaster), Thomas Thackeray

Wood at Harrow
Wood at Harrow
  • ... that when Wood (pictured) was appointed as head master of Harrow School, he was by far the oldest to be appointed since the retirement of Thackeray in 1760?
    Source: Christopher Tyerman, A History of Harrow School, 1324–1991 (Oxford University Press, 2000), p. 371 and p. 115.

Created by Moonraker (talk). Self-nominated at 03:58, 8 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg These two articles are new enough and long enough. The image is in the public domain, the hook facts are cited inline, the articles are neutral and I detected no copyright issues. Two QPQs have been done. I have changed the word "death" in the hook to "retirement" as being more appropriate. @Moonraker: Could you add a citation for their dates of birth to avoid this being tagged "citation needed". Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:19, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth, that's done for Thackeray. For Wood, I can't do better than the citation from Alumni Oxonienses that he was eighteen in April 1861, so I have made his date of birth "c. 1842". Moonraker (talk) 19:40, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:55, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
Have now found a source for 1841. Moonraker (talk) 08:04, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Adding another tick to confirm that this nomination is good to go. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:31, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Wilhelmine Lübke

Queen Sirikit, Wilhelmine and Heinrich Lübke in 1960
Queen Sirikit, Wilhelmine and Heinrich Lübke in 1960
  • ... that Wilhelmine Lübke, a teacher, was the wife of Germany's President Heinrich Lübke and represented her country internationally (pictured)? Source: several

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 19:39, 3 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg Article is new enough, long enough, QPQ has been done, German sources accepted in good faith, no close paraphrasing seen. The hook fact is interesting, but it only appears to be explicitly mentioned in the lede. In addition, much of the article, including the hook fact, lacks footnotes. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:31, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
The hook fact is on a quite official image. Do you want it in writing? - The translation had no inline citation, as usual, I'm in the process of finding the things. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
More precisely: do we need a ref for the wife of a countries president representing her country internationally? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:06, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:08, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
I commented out what I can't find a ref for.
ALT1: ... that Wilhelmine Lübke, a teacher, received with her husband, Germany's President Heinrich Lübke, Queen Sirikit (pictured) and Elizabeth II? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:23, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
I honestly prefer the original hook, only that the sourcing and inline mention issues should be resolved first. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:00, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
I fail to understand what else you need. We have a ref for more than 50 visits. Do you question that she was his wife? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
I think you're a bit confused here Gerda. What I was trying to say is that the hook fact was not explicitly mentioned in the article text, not that it wasn't sourced. The article text only sort of implies it but the connection between those mentions and "represented her country internationally" is not immediately clear. This issue and the problem of there being a lack of sources for some paragraphs were two separate issues. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 14:13, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
Narutolovehinata5, it is explicitly mentioned in the lead, as a summary of source information in the body. There are no unsourced statements left, afaik. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:18, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @Gerda Arendt: regarding placement, is it really necessary to have this hook on May 9? We already have the birthday of Katie Bouman. BTW I think it's rather condescending to mention Bouman's age. We wouldn't write a hook like that for a man. Yoninah (talk) 12:16, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Bouman's age has nothing to do with this nom. - Define necessary. I wrote the article in response to WIR, May women. Can't help that her birthday is early in the month. Better later than without image, I'd say, and yes, she's dead, so will not enjoy placement, - it's just fond memory on out part. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:39, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Also, with Narutolovehinata5 as reviewer, it may take weeks until approval is reached. One is open dating from February. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:41, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
To respond to the above comment, I check daily all nominations that I've commented on, even if I don't regularly reply. If there's no response in a while, it can be taken to mean that I'm asking for more opinions from other editors. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:26, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
I had hoped for a word for THIS nom, with some birthday urgency. February motets can wait. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:21, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
As much as I would have agreed to this going up on her birthday (and in fact, I'm willing to approve this today as there are few if any remaining issues), Yoninah's comments above suggest that the request may not have been granted even if the review was accomplished immediately. Not all date requests can be accommodated due to various reasons (even I have experienced such issues before). Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 21:03, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
  • The image is good for a lead slot. Take your time and fix the hook so it's also good for a lead slot. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 21:09, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── What's missing, hookwise? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:44, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Symbol voting keep.svg I don't think there are any remaining problems. I think the "state visits" section is now good enough, and no more sentences need to be referenced. Should now be good to go. @Yoninah: Your call if the special occasion request will be granted, though as far as I know it's not against the rules to have more than one SOR hook in a set. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:13, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
  • But if Gerda wants the image slot, it will have to wait for another day. The black hole is too good to pass up. Yoninah (talk) 01:01, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you, both, and yes, have the black hole again, and she can wait ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:11, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 5

Wildlife of Senegal, Senegal one-striped grass mouse

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 13:17, 10 May 2019 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svgSymbol confirmed.svg Both articles are fine expansions, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. The mouse is on few sources, and one (Musser is marked as not used, - perhaps change that. I like the hook. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:20, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Halocynthia igaboja

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:33, 10 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New, reads well, sourced, hook in article followed by offline source. No copyvio issues. looks straight forward. Whispyhistory (talk) 12:48, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 7

A load of old cobblers

  • ... that this article is a load of old cobblers?
    • ALT1:... that ...?

Created by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 19:47, 11 May 2019 (UTC).

  • This would fit better as an April Fools' DYK, no? Juxlos (talk) 21:30, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
No, because it is May. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:43, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
We had strong and stable for May. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 15:51, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, long enough, no copyvios, well-written and sourced, but per precedent here, I don't think "meta" hooks are considered acceptable by the community. Can you think of an ALT? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 15:48, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Surely this can be an exception Ritchie? You have to admit it's a strong hook. Philafrenzy (talk) 18:32, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
@Ritchie333: and @Philafrenzy: I don't know what a "meta" hook is. But I'm a little concerned that the hook is WP:EASTEREGG, and therefore subject to being objected to by one or more editors. I do find the article interesting, and not being British, I'd never heard of the term. Maybe you can find a hook that draws in the non-British who are curious about the term. It's really neat to read these kinds of articles. — Maile (talk) 22:42, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
It's not an easter egg though is it? The link leads to the article named in the second part of the hook. It would work well in the last spot whether people know the phrase or not. So what if people complain? Most will appreciate it. We don't need to kill every shred of humour or cleverness just to avoid complaints at errors. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:08, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
  • I am neutral on whether or not the hook should be allowed (I'd be open to it for AFD, not sure on other dates), but I think it might be better safe than sorry to suggest an ALT in case the current one doesn't work out. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:29, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

The hook is factually accurate, it's just a bit playful, so I don't see much of a problem with it and think it would work fine in the quirky slot or held over for April fools. Given the amount of nitpicking we sometimes see these days however, a backup ALT in case of objections might be a good idea per Narutolovehinata5, but that's up to the nominator. Gatoclass (talk) 03:32, 14 May 2019 (UTC).

If the nominator really wants the current hook to run, I suggest using it for April Fools since there will be more leniency for hook formats on that date. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 05:19, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
ALT1: ... that the phrase "a load of old cobblers" is often used by people unaware of its vulgar origins?
From WT:DYK. – Teratix 06:30, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
I think that is fine, but I do think the original hook suggestion is a lot more fun. DYK's fun is the serendipity and vast variety of what shows up there.--Milowent 12:21, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
Absolutely, this is just a back-up. – Teratix 13:08, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Okay, since we've got a back-up alt for the cynics, we're good to go. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:36, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
I'm not sure if giving this the tick right now is a good idea since the primary contributors have yet to weigh in on ALT1. @Philafrenzy and Whispyhistory: Would you be fine with ALT1 running in case the original is rejected for whatever reason? Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 13:14, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
ALT1a: ... that users of the phrase "a load of old cobblers" are often unaware of its vulgar origins?
I hope we are not going to swap it at the first sign of grumbling on Errors. Factual errors are one thing, the use of humour, puns, and word-play etc, quite something else. Philafrenzy (talk) 17:09, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
  • The first hook doesn't work. There would have to be an independent, reliable source stating that the Wikipedia article is a load of old cobblers. Further, the hook essentially says that the article is nonsense. This is, hopefully, false. If the hook were true, then the article would be deleted under {{db-nonsense}}. The rules can't be broken to use an unsourced and false hook just because it may be quirky. Bells, bells, bells (talk) 09:12, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
  • While not cited in the article, the hook is true and easily verifiable by readers; it refers to the title. – Teratix 09:40, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Precisely. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:14, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
This comment is, unfortunately, what I feared. However, hopefully we have consensus on our side for when the inevitable thread explodes on WT:DYK. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 17:28, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Don't forget the thousands of readers who have no idea of the inner workings of Wikipedia and couldn't care less about them, who will visit and enjoy the article and get the hook. Philafrenzy (talk) 17:42, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
  • As a compromise, would everyone here agree to this running on April Fool's Day instead of as a regular hook? Considering there are concerns about the presentation of the hook and "sourcing". Meanwhile, since non-standard hooks tend to be allowed on AFD, people might be more accepting and if anything the punch may be even better. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:27, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
No, because it is May. What is the problem with the sourcing? It seems very solid to me. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:18, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
Personally I actually like the hook and if I had my way this could go in the quirky slot. I'd also mention that we have the essay WP:BLUE which states that obvious fact need not be cited. With that said, multiple editors have objected to the hook, and the way things stand, it can't push through unless consensus is reached to do so. As for the comment about May, considering AFD hooks are decided in the whole year before the next one, I don't think an AFD hook being decided on early is problematic. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:58, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Adding icon so that this won't be promoted while issues are still being sorted out. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 11:58, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
  • A larger concern that I may as well bring up here if this nomination is to be on hold: the list of newspaper mentions at the end seems to be a little indiscriminate and might constitute synthesis if it's intended to make a point about existing usage. – Teratix 12:36, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 8

Bête

The suit of Spades in Bête follows the unusual ranking used in Écarté
The suit of Spades in Bête follows the unusual ranking used in Écarté
  • ... that the historical French pastime of la Bête, originally called l'Homme, was the first card game to use the concept of bidding?
    Source: "The adoption of bidding into Triomphe occurred during the 17th century to produce a game called at first l'Homme ("Man") and subsequently la Bête (German Labet, Dutch LaBate, English Beast). The former title shows its origin to lie with the 16th-century Spanish game of Hombre (English and French Ombre)." ("Five-Trick Trump Games" at www.parlettgames.uk.)
    • ALT1:... that the historical French card game of la Bête has its origins in 16th-century Spanish Ombre and was created by introducing the concept of bidding into Triomphe?
      Source: as above

Created by Bermicourt (talk). Self-nominated at 06:26, 8 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Comment. I've rewritten the hook to align better with Parlett's actual description. Bermicourt (talk) 19:37, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg This article is new enough and long enough, the article is neutral and the image is properly licensed. However, the hook states that the game has its origin in Ombre while the article only states that it may have done so. Another problem is that the sentence "The adoption of bidding into Triomphe occurred during the 17th century to produce a game called at first l'Homme ("Man") and subsequently la Bête (German Labet, Dutch LaBate, English Beast)." appears to be identical to a sentence in this source. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:47, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Issues addressed. I've reworded that section to better reflect the sources, but also rewritten the sentence mentioned and cited it anyway. Bermicourt (talk) 16:56, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thank you. The ALT1 hook facts are now cited inline, and this nomination is good to go. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:11, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Ocean One

Ocean One apartment building
Ocean One apartment building
  • ... that a man admitted to secretly photographing 63 people in the toilet inside a sample flat of Ocean One (pictured) over a period of six months? Source: Apple Daily (in Chinese – I can translate the article if needed)

Created by Feminist (talk). Self-nominated at 16:45, 8 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The image is appropriately licensed, the hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:31, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Flyway

Waterfowl flyways in North America
Waterfowl flyways in North America
  • ... that flyways used by migrating birds may widen over plains and narrow between obstacles such as mountain ranges and oceans?

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 09:00, 13 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, long enough, and well referenced. QPQ is done. No copyvio issues. Image is freely licensed. Hook is interesting, but it lacks an immediate reference in the article. I checked the nearest source (Colwell 2010) but was unable to find the supporting material. Could you point me to a specific source and location for the hook? Thanks. -Zanhe (talk) 07:18, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Thank you @Zanhe:. I can't find it either. That particular source is exclusively about wetland birds and I found and added another source that dealt with the topic m0re generally. How about:
  • ALT1 ... that flyways used by migrating wetland birds have traditional staging points where they can rebuild their energy reserves? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:03, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, and I've verified ALT1 in the source. However, the info regarding the widening and narrowing of the flyways should be removed from the article until a source can be found. -Zanhe (talk) 23:51, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
@Zanhe: Removed. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 09:21, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Thank you. ALT is good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 09:27, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 9

Antigone oder die Stadt

Georg Katzer
Georg Katzer
  • Reviewed: to come Willem Botha
  • Comment: ... so it came too late to enlighten, - other hooks welcome

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 17:36, 10 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg New enough. Long enough. QPQ awaited. As the hook is too long, have suggested a shorter (still 199 characters) and slightly tweaked ALT1 (in the UK at least I think that we tend to use DDR rather than GDR, but I may be out of date/touch). The hook is decent, and AGF on the offline source, but it stacks up with well-known historical events. Not certain if the image licensing is suitable for the front page - "No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)." Neutral. Every paragraph is well-cited. Earwig and spot-checking found no close paraphrasing, copyright violation or plagiarism.
  • Thank you for the review and proposal. I am not sure about DDR - certainly we in Germany say so but would it be understood in Japan? Also "final days" is a bit like a phrase, - actually it was more than a year. I am busy in real life, so you will have to wait for the review. I did one, but have a more urgent nomination on my mind. No rush for this one, with the composer still on the Main page. The image seems to have been "donated" by a family member. - Thank for helping a foreigner! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:54, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Gerda Arendt, I have changed "days" to "stage" in ALT1 - we did have a spare character to play with. As for GDR or DDR, perhaps we should leave that for prep builders to decide - I really don't have a firm view on it. No rush for the QPQ - I can be very slow with doing them myself. Edwardx (talk) 09:23, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
  • I managed a review now, listed above. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:20, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you. Good to go - prep builder needs to check the image licensing, if the image is used. Edwardx (talk) 17:34, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but the grammar in ALT1 is awkward. The clause but the system collapsed before it was premiered at the Komische Oper Berlin actually implies that the opera was the "system". I wouldn't call the GDR a system. Maybe a "republic". There's no cite in the article for the republic collapsing before the opera premiered. Yoninah (talk) 19:47, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
  • It wasn't a republic. Regime? We certainly said "System" in German. How about "it". I know many who would insist on saying "sogenannte DDR", so-called GDR. Easiest: use the original. Or use only the first half of ALT1 and let readers figure the rest. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:30, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
  • That's a good idea to cut the hook in half. But we're left with "Did you know that a composer and a librettist wrote an opera based on Sophocles?" Do you have something more hook-worthy? Yoninah (talk) 20:37, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
ALT2: ... that librettist Gerhard Müller and composer Georg Katzer (pictured) conceived the opera Antigone oder die Stadt based on Sophocles in the final stage of the GDR?
ALT3: ... that Gerhard Müller and Georg Katzer (pictured) conceived Antigone oder die Stadt, based on Sophocles, in the DDR's final stage, but the opera premiered at the Komische Oper Berlin after the Wende? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:24, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Firstly, people in the US refer to it as GDR, not DDR. Secondly, what is the Wende? This will not be understandable to an English-speaking audience, and if they have to go clicking on Wende, you've lost them. Yoninah (talk) 21:35, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 10

Erythrina berteroana

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 09:25, 16 May 2019 (UTC).

  • ALT2:... that branches of the small deciduous tree, Erythrina berteroana, can be planted in the ground where they take root and grow into living fence posts?
Symbol confirmed.svg Article is long enough and new enough; no sourcing, copyright, or content issues were found. Both of the origianal hooks have good sources and meets length and format criterion. QPQ was done. I added ALT2 as another option. While I like ALT2 best; any one of the three alternatives can be DYK hook.--Orygun (talk) 05:18, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 11

Kainji National Park

Hippo Lake in Kainji National Park
Hippo Lake in Kainji National Park
  • ... that among the wetland animals in Kainji National Park are two species of crocodile, four of turtle, the African manatee, the hippopotamus and the clawless otter? Source: "four species of Chelonia (turtles), Squamata (lizards), with an abundance of Nile monitors and Bosc's monitor lizards as well as two species of crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus), and (C. cataphractus), over twelve species of amphibians including two species of toads, sixty-two species of mammals, which include those associated with aquatic systems such as the hippopotamus, manatee and claw-less otter."

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 18:11, 16 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Doing... starting review for DYK nomination. Flibirigit (talk) 03:13, 7 June 2019 (UTC)


Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Red XN - ?
  • Interesting: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol question.svg Article prose was expanded fivefold and nominated within the proper timeframe. Length and sourcing are adequate. Article is neutral in tone and no plagiarism detected. The photo used is properly licensed and clear. QPQ has been completed. The hook is interesting, however I do not see four species of turtles mentioned in the Fauna section, nor the clawless otter. Flibirigit (talk) 03:28, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

  • I had a brief look at this article earlier, didn't finish a full review quick enough, but I found it strange an accommodation website (Accomodation Direct) was being used as a source. Why? – Teratix 03:54, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
@Flibirigit: I have replaced the source mentioned by Teratix and added the information necessary to back up the hook. Sorry about that, I don't know what happened! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:41, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Symbol confirmed.svg I am satisfied with the change of source in the Geography section. The hook is now properly mentioned in the Fauna section, and cited by this source. ALT0 approved. Flibirigit (talk) 18:07, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Frank Cundall

Frank Cundall
Frank Cundall

5x expanded by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 19:31, 18 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is a five-fold expansion and is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. I'm dubious as to whether the copyright status of the image is OK, as the author is unknown and did not necessarily die before 1950. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:43, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 12

Wildlife of Nigeria

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:00, 18 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Sourced and interesting hook, article expanded 5x, QPQ done, use of fair images. However, a subsection on "Molluscs" is empty. RRD (talk) 04:44, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
@Royroydeb: It's gone now. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:02, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. RRD (talk) 15:18, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Brachystegia eurycoma

  • ... that the ripe seed pods of Brachystegia eurycoma burst explosively and throw out the large disc-shaped seeds?

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:21, 18 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Appears straight forward. New enough, long enough, reads well, hook in article and in the citation given. Interesting uses of its bark and seed. QPQ done. Whispyhistory (talk) 10:20, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 13

Ali Eisami

Ali Eisame, from S. Koelle's grammar
Ali Eisame, from S. Koelle's grammar

Created by Drmies (talk). Self-nominated at 01:52, 21 May 2019 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg Length and history verified, albeit loosely; reference taken on GF although verifiable ref 1 helps. Daniel Case (talk) 04:33, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

All the Ways

Daryl Sabara
Daryl Sabara

Created by HeatherLeigh611 (talk). Nominated by MaranoFan (talk) at 12:59, 19 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline and either could be used, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. The image is ineligible for use because it does not appear in the article. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:40, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Hu Jinqing

  • ... that Hu Jinqing's animated film, based on a Chinese proverb about a snipe and a clam, won a Silver Bear in Berlin? Source: source about proverb Berlin Film Festival award list

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 00:54, 17 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg no copyvio issues, new enough, QPQ done, hook in article. Quick question, I may be missing something.....source says struggle between snipe and mussel (reference 5)...please explain? Whispyhistory (talk) 08:40, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @Whispyhistory: That's a matter of translation. The original Chinese word 蚌 bang is generally translated as "clam" (see refs 4 and 6, as well as our article for the film), but it may less frequently refer to a mussel, which is how ref 5 translates the word. Here I'm following the more common translation which is used by our article. -Zanhe (talk) 00:52, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Omo Forest Reserve, Strombosia pustulata

  • ... that Strombosia pustulata is one of over two hundred species of tree growing in the Omo Forest Reserve? Source: "The Omo Forest Reserve houses over 200 types of tree, 125 species of bird and several mammals"

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 08:23, 19 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, etc. Hook verified. No images so no problems. Cwmhiraeth, I wish we had more here, esp. about the reserve and its history, and the people who live there, etc... Drmies (talk) 01:58, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Rong Baisheng

Guangdong International Building
Guangdong International Building
  • ... that Rong Baisheng designed the Guangdong International Building (pictured), which became China's tallest building when completed in 1990? Source: "China’s first 200-meter building, the Guangdong International Building, wasn’t completed until 1990, becoming the country’s tallest building at the time.", "设计广东国际大厦“63层”的容柏生走了" - Rong Baisheng, the designer of the 63-storey Guangdong International Building, passes away

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 00:28, 17 May 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg DannyS712 (talk) 04:05, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 14

Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt

  • ... that U.S. states are immune from private suits against them in courts of other states without their consent per this recent Supreme Court ruling? Source: "The issue in Monday’s 5-to-4 ruling was one of limited impact: whether states have sovereign immunity from private lawsuits in the courts of other states. In 1979, the Supreme Court ruled that there is no constitutional right to such immunity, although states are free to extend it to one another and often do. But the court’s conservative majority overruled that decision" [6]

Created by MrClog (talk). Self-nominated at 18:46, 19 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. No QPQ is needed here. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:18, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Maria Hueber

Venerable Maria Hueber
Venerable Maria Hueber
  • ... that Maria Hueber (pictured) founded the first school for girls in the Tyrol region? Source: Link1, Link2
    • ALT1:... that Maria Hueber (pictured) was the first Tyrolean to found a religious order? Source: Link1

Created by Sdsouza (talk). Self-nominated at 14:29, 14 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Reviewed -- date, source, image, length look good! First hook approved ("founded first school for girls..."). First DYK nomination for user, does not need to review another. Symbol confirmed.svg QuakerSquirrel (talk) 19:02, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Carl H. Lindroth

  • ... that the Swedish entomologist Carl H. Lindroth (1905–1979) wrote a children's book Myran Emma (1948) which was adapted into a short animated film in 1989? [7][8]
    • ALT1:... that the Swedish entomologist Carl H. Lindroth (1905–1979) suggested that nearly 43 species of North American ground beetles were introduced from Europe through ship ballast? Lindroth, C. H. (1968). Distribution and Distributional Centers of North Atlantic Insects. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America, 14(2):91–95. doi:10.1093/besa/14.2.91

Created by Shyamal (talk). Self-nominated at 05:16, 14 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg I did a little copyedit of the article. Newly created article, over 1500 characters, cited and interesting hook, article follows all guidelines. QPQ is due. RRD (talk) 04:29, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
A bit of newbie at DYK, I have reviewed Template:Did you know nominations/De novo gene birth. Hope that solves the QPQ question. Shyamal (talk) 09:39, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svgQPQ done, so good to go. I prefer ALT0 as the hook - the unusual combination of "entomologist" and "short film animation" should draw attention.Felixkrater (talk) 18:36, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol possible vote.svg Returned from prep. I came across ALT0 in the prep set and removed all the extraneous dates and names that don't have Wikipedia pages, coming up with:
  • ALT0a: ... that a children's book by Swedish entomologist Carl H. Lindroth was adapted into a short animated film in 1989?
  • Personally, I don't think this is hooky at all. The contrast between an entomologist and a children's book is hooky enough, but I would like to see some description of what this book was about in the hook. IMO ALT1 is a much better hook. Looking at the article, I see that the (rather long) first paragraph under Life and work has no citations, per Rule D2. Yoninah (talk) 12:54, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
I have added citations. I have not seen the book contents itself but it would seem to be a story based on insect life. Myran is apparently an ant. (based on Google Translate) Shyamal (talk) 13:43, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you. I edited and wikified the whole article. It needs an infobox, and if you can find one, a photo. Otherwise it looks good. Let's go with the ALT1 hook, though the wording is incorrect. It wasn't introduced through ship ballast, but transported in ship ballast. Here is a rewording, without the birth/death dates and with a new link:
  • ALT1a: .. that Swedish entomologist Carl H. Lindroth suggested that nearly 43more than 40 species of North American ground beetles were inadvertently transported from Europe in ship ballast?
  • Symbol voting keep.svg The offline hook refs are AGF and cited inline. Rest of review per Felixkrater. ALT1a good to go. Yoninah (talk) 18:36, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg One second. What does "nearly 43 species" mean? 42? 40? Can we say, based on the source, "more than 40"? Yoninah (talk) 18:38, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
@Yoninah: The new wording looks fine. "More than 40" would be ok too. I used "nearly" because taxonomic treatments tend to change over time. Shyamal (talk) 02:55, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Thanks. I changed it in the article, too. Restoring tick for ALT1a. Yoninah (talk) 09:44, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 15

Personification, Personification of the Americas

Created/expanded by Johnbod (talk) (all Personification, some of the other) and G. Du Laney (talk). Nominated by Johnbod (talk) at 18:36, 21 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Hook is certainly above average and attention grabbing, and backed by the sources. Long enough, recent enough, img is PD. Ceoil (talk) 23:28, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  • ALT1:To forestall objections, I think this would be better: ... that a new personification was developed after the Americas were discovered by Europeans? Johnbod (talk) 16:30, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Yes, better. Ceoil (talk) 17:29, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

RISE project (oceanography)

"black smoker" vent
"black smoker" vent
  • ... that hydrothermal vents, known as 'black smokers' (pictured), were first discovered in 1979 on a mid-ocean ridge in the Pacific Ocean during the RISE project? Source: Figure 4A, page 1425 of F. N. Spiess et al., Hot Springs and geophysical experiments on the East Pacific Rise. Science, 207: 1421-1444, 1980.
  • Comment: My first DYK. Article moved to main space May 15, 2019

Created by BrucePL (talk). Self-nominated at 21:30, 17 May 2019 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Impressive article, on good sources, offline sources accepted AGF, no copyvio obvious. - Hook question: For more prominence of the bolded article, it's a good idea to have that upfront in a hook. If you just want to raise interest, perhaps don't even mention the vents, just "black smokers". The (pictured) needs to go to what is pictured, and the caption is too long. It needs to fit under the small image. - The image is licensed and a good illustration. - Article questions: DYK requests at least an inline citation at the end of each paragraph, - some are still without. I could imagine shortening the "See also", perhaps to nothing. Thank you for the article, Bruce. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:35, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
  • ALT1 ... that 'black smokers' (pictured) were first discovered in 1979 on a mid-ocean ridge by the RISE project? Source: Figure 4A, page 1425 of F. N. Spiess et al., Hot Springs and geophysical experiments on the East Pacific Rise. Science, 207: 1421-1444, 1980.
I've shortened the caption, per the above comment, and offered a shorter ALT1 version for you guys to consider. Nick Moyes (talk) 22:46, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
I added citations to RISE article paragraphs. Thinking about how to revise hook. Thank you! BrucePL (talk) 23:37, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
suggested hook:
ALT2: ... that in 1979, the RISE project first discovered hydrothermal vents known as 'black smokers' (pictured), on a mid-ocean ridge in the Pacific Ocean? BrucePL (talk) 23:45, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for ALT1 and ALT2, and the citations. I got ALT1 down and dropped a comma, and gave ALT2 a name and added a comma. I like both better than the original, so strike that.
I wonder if the year helps to make it more attractive. If yes, why at the beginning? Can a project discover? (I'm not a native speaker of English.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:18, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Nothing for approval or not, just a service to readers: could you summarise the scientific impact in the lead? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:24, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Hi Gerda. I like ALT2 best. To answer your question, yes the project as a proper noun like a person's name, can discover. Stating the year tells readers this project is historic (40 years ago!). I added scientific impact to the lead - good suggestion. Are we 'Good to Go'? BrucePL (talk) 22:31, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Thank you. Striking ALT1 if you like ALT2 best. Thank you for the article, a great addition! - Now: keep this nomination on your watchlist, because then you'll see when it gets promoted to a preparation area, from there to a queue, and finally to the Main page. I'd advise to also take a look at Template:Did you know/Queue from time to time once it gets there, - sometimes hooks get changed and shifted without pinging. Good luck! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:26, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Stony coral tissue loss disease

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 13:07, 16 May 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg I like ALT1 but it's just occurring to me that folks might think it means deadly to humans rather than deadly to the coral. Maybe a combo of the two? Perhaps ALT2? But I'm definitely open to other wording. Or just using ALT0. Nice job Cwmhiraeth, interesting and valuable entry! Innisfree987 (talk) 17:27, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

@Innisfree987: Thanks for the review. I have added ALT1b so as to get around the point you raised. ALT2 is OK but does not really emphasize the seriousness of the position. There are other coral diseases, but this one seems particularly devastating. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:49, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Yeah I agree, the interesting part is how serious this is. Apologies that as a non-scientist, I still might not be totally clear with 1b on whether it's a disease that kills corals or a disease spread through corals that kills humans. I've added one more ALT but at this point I do realize the phrasing is getting a bit tortured, so I say, if there's one you like best, go with that and as long as the promoter thinks it's legible too, then I'm fine with it. It's a great DYK regardless. Well done. Innisfree987 (talk) 19:39, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
I think ALT3 is fine, so I will strike the other.. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:05, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 16

Charles S. Bryan

Charles S. Bryan
Charles S. Bryan
  • ... that Charles S. Bryan (pictured) and Bill Stone worked out how to avoid toxic doses of penicillin in people with kidney failure?
    • ALT1:... that ...?

Created by Whispyhistory (talk) and Philafrenzy (talk). Nominated by Whispyhistory (talk) at 22:35, 22 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough. Long enough. QPQ done. NPOV observed. Earwig and spot-checking found no close paraphrasing issues, copyright violations or plagiarism. Well-cited throughout. Hook is interesting enough. AGF on the Annals of Internal Medicine source, as I can only read part of it, but the interview appears to support it. Well-cited throughout. Photo is suitably licenced for the main page. Edwardx (talk) 10:31, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Trinity plantation

Trinity plantation and aqueduct
Trinity plantation and aqueduct
  • ... that an aqueduct (pictured) of over a mile in length was built to supply Trinity plantation in Jamaica with water?
    • ALT1:... that ...?

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 21:30, 19 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg The article is new and long enough, there are no copyright concerns, the picture dates from the 19th century so clearly out of copyright, and the hook is interesting. However, the source given says it was an aqueduct, not a viaduct, and says it was "over a mile" in length, not just a mile. Can the hook be changed to reflect this? Additionally, why does the lead refer to the article subject as simply "Trinity" instead of "Trinity plantation"? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 15:11, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
@Ritchie333: Thanks, changed to aqueduct which is what I intended to type in the first place. I am open to alternative wordings on the hook. Plantation in the article title is a disambiguator. It could be in brackets I guess. The sources variously show Trinity, Trinity Plantation, and Trinity Estate, and that seems to be the case with other plantations too. In the historic sources they seem mainly to go just by the shortest possible name. Philafrenzy (talk) 17:43, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Okay, that's all resolved then. I'm not good with hooks, hopefully somebody will spot the nom and suggest one. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 17:45, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 18

Phyllariopsis brevipes

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 08:28, 23 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Nominated within the seven day deadline of nomination and meets the length guidelines. QPQ has been done. Article is neutral, reliably referenced and free of close paraphrasing and from any potential copyright violations. Hook is fascinating, netural and short enough. GTG. MWright96 (talk) 17:36, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Harvey H. DeArmond

Source: Bend Bulletin article about DeArmond dated 15 October 1956 (p. 1) says: "Harvey DeArmond, longtime Bend attorney, ... was the first district attorney of Deschutes County, appointed by Governor James Withycombe in 1916."

Created by Orygun (talk). Self-nominated at 02:21, 19 May 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol voting keep.svg AGF for hook citation, requires a subscription DannyS712 (talk) 20:49, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but I find the hook more name-dropping than hooky. Do we need to name the governor? Yoninah (talk) 21:43, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
@Orygun and Yoninah: what about
Alt 1: ... that when the state of Oregon created Deschutes County in 1916, Harvey H. DeArmond was appointed as the county’s first district attorney?
? --DannyS712 (talk) 21:47, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Better, thanks. But this sentence in the article (in the main body) needs an inline cite per DYK rules. Yoninah (talk) 21:53, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 19

Monique Scheier-Schneider

Created by Flibirigit (talk). Self-nominated at 21:36, 21 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg new enough, long enough, sourced, copyvio rated as "unlikely" using Earwig's copyvio detector and facts supported by sources. Both facts interesting bit I just prefer ALT1. Quetzal1964 (talk) 10:43, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Pollack

A "pollack"
A "pollack"
  • ... that the card game of pollack is named after a bonus for holding the three top cards – the Ten, Nine and Ace – of one suit? Source: "Ist gegeben, so darf der, welcher die Vorhand hat, ansagen, noch ehe er ausgespielt hat; die Uebrigen dürfen erst dann ansagen, wenn sie oder ihr Partner einen gemacht haben. Angesagt wird: … Für Zehne, Neune und As von gleicher Farbe, was man einen Pollack nennt – 3" (von Alvensleben, L. (1853). Encyclopädie der Spiele: enthaltend alle bekannten Karten-, Bret-, Kegel-, Billard-, Ball-, Würfel-Spiele und Schach. Otto Wigand, Leipzig. pp. 397-399)

Created by Bermicourt (talk). Self-nominated at 13:34, 19 May 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg While the hook is there, is correct, and is properly cited, I still haven't got a clue as to why the game is called Pollack Hawkeye7 (discuss) 02:34, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Tito's Tacos

Order of Tito's Tacos
Order of Tito's Tacos
  • ... that Tito's Tacos of Culver City, California, has sold the same hard-shell tacos (pictured) filled with shredded beef, iceberg lettuce, and grated cheddar cheese for 60 years? Source: "their hard-shell tacos that are stuffed with shredded beef, ribbons of iceberg lettuce, and bright-orange cheddar cheese are the main attraction here ... They're the same tacos that have been sold since 1959." (KCET)

Created by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 21:49, 19 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Reviewing...new enough, no copy issues, QPQ done, class C article, reads well, hook in source. Will complete review soon. Whispyhistory (talk) 04:15, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg sourced and referenced. Tostada is disambiguous. Nice article. Whispyhistory (talk) 04:37, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you for the review! I disambiguated tostada. Yoninah (talk) 09:59, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg@Whispyhistory: I finally found a freely-licensed image for this hook. Could you review that too? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 23:32, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 20

John Hamon

John Hamon by the Empire State Building, New York
John Hamon by the Empire State Building, New York
  • ... that street artist John Hamon's student ID image has been postered and projected across Paris as well as in 76 other cities and 33 countries around the world since 2001? Source:20 Minutes
    • ALT1:... that since 2001, street artist John Hamon has been prolific in postering, and projecting, his image on the structures of Paris as well as in 76 other cities and 33 countries around the world, most with a simple caption "John Hamon"? Source:The New Yorker
      • ALT2:... that street-artist John Hamon was arrested for attempting to project his guerilla-style art on Notre-Dame de Paris?" Source:20 Minutes

Created by Bogger (talk). Self-nominated at 11:20, 21 May 2019 (UTC). Updated 12:13, 31 May 2019

  • After an initial assessment, the article is new enough, long enough, does not appear to violate copyright or POV. Contains inline citations. Will continue my review shortly. Skyes(BYU) (talk) 18:28, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
  • QPQ appears to not be necessary. The editor has 1 DYK credit according to QPQ check.
Symbol question.svg Hook is mildly interesting, but hooks should be something shocking or unusual that would make someone want to stop and click on the link to read more. I think it would be far more interesting to mention Harmon's guerilla artistry and his arrest for attempting to showcase his art on Notre-Dame.
  • Perhaps something along the lines of, ... that street-artist John Hamon was arrested for attempting to project his guerilla-style art on Notre-Dame de Paris?" Source:20 Minutes
  • Agree that works for me. Would I need to edit the above to propose that, or is this comment enough? Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Bogger (talk) 09:57, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
  • I tagged this with DYKproblem so we can discuss the hook because I am not ready to pass the hook as is. If you can convince me that this is the best possible hook for the article, I will pass, otherwise, I really think a much more "hooky" hook can be written.Skyes(BYU) (talk) 19:27, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Added ALT1 to address the above. Bogger (talk) 11:24, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Pardon my confusion, but did you intend to use the hook I presented or did you intend to use your ALT1 hook? I cannot pass ALT1, because it is too long. It needs to be under 200 characters. Skyes(BYU) (talk) 15:43, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
  • sorry, @Skyes(BYU) your hook is fine. Bogger (talk) 08:38, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Milkshaking

  • ... that right-wing political figures in the United Kingdom have recently been milkshaked? Source: Washington Post
  • Reviewed: 1923–24 Cardiff City F.C. season
  • Comment: Article has to be scrubbed for earlier copyright violations, and this is an active political issue, but I have tried to focus on the humorous aspects.

Created by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 22:56, 20 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg A disgusting and disturbing criminal act that has sadly come to prominence in recent months. Nevertheless, Date and length fine. I slightly prefer the original but the ALT is just as good. QPQ is needed @SounderBruce:. No close paraphrasing. Good to go pending QPQ. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 07:32, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Petrocoptis pseudoviscosa

  • ... that falguera is threatened by climbers and road repairers? Source: "Mountaineering and rock climbing have been described as threats to this species (Commission of the European Communities 2009). Maintenance works on the road N-260, which goes through an area where 90% of the individuals occur, have affected and may further affect, this species."

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 09:12, 25 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg, no copyvio issues, new enough, QPQ done, excellent hook, cited and in source, reads well. Whispyhistory (talk) 05:00, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Summer Rayne Oakes

Summer Rayne Oakes in 2018
Summer Rayne Oakes in 2018
  • ... that Summer Rayne Oakes became known as "the world's first eco-model" due to only modeling clothes from organic or recycled materials? Source: "Summer Rayne Oakes the “Hottest Eco-Model.” The choice was easy; she pretty much owns the category. But she does it with style: Oakes only models clothing made from organic or recycled materials." https://grist.org/article/sabel/; "Oakes, who is known as "the world's first eco-model," http://www.vancouversun.com/story_print.html?id=1570166 ; "To date, Oakes has turned down six large cosmetics campaigns and is internationally regarded as the eco model." https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/oct/24/innovator-summer-rayne-oakes-sustainable-design
    • ALT1:... that model Summer Rayne Oakes inspired the Toyota Prius C, lives in a Brooklyn apartment with over 600 plants, and co-wrote two papers on sewage sludge? Source: "Summer Rayne Oakes, a 34-year-old activist, nature blogger and fashion model with degrees in environmental science and entomology who lives with some 700 plants in her Brooklyn apartment. Ms. Oakes may be the original plant influencer: In 2012, the makers of the Toyota Prius designed the subcompact Prius C with Ms. Oakes in mind" https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/style/08SILL.html; "Oakes enrolled at Cornell in 2000, where she went on to publish papers with Harrison on sludge toxicity ....(Oakes guarantees, “I’m the only model ever to have published a paper on the health-related effects of sewage sludge in a scientific journal.”)" https://grist.org/article/sabel/
  • Reviewed: InvisiblePeople.tv
  • Comment: If I didn't have a length shortage, I'd combine the two hooks. Or more: Summer Rayne is her real name; she lives with a chicken that she takes on the New York City subway to modeling assignments... No shortage of "hooks" for this article!

Moved to mainspace by GRuban (talk). Self-nominated at 19:35, 21 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg I like the first hook (eco-model). The alternate is quirky, but I don't think it's as notable? The sources for the eco-model hook are good. Picture in article is from commons. I don't see any copyright issues. Originally written a while ago, but moved to the main space on May 20, so counts as recent. Looks good to me. Thanks for writing this article! QuakerSquirrel (talk) 19:18, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 21

Stephen Climax

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk) and Grimes2 (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 13:23, 28 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article was nominated within seven days of its creation. Article is (just barely) long enough. QPQ has been completed. No pings on Earwigs. Hook is neutral, cites a reliable source, and is short enough for DYK. Morgan695 (talk) 18:43, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Dioscorea chouardii

  • ... that Dioscorea chouardii is known from a single crag in the Pyrenees and has been monitored using scaffolding and telescopes? Source: "Since then, having overcome the difficulty accessing it by setting up a scaffolding and working in uncomfortable locations, hundreds of plants have been monitored individually," and "This was later increased to 9,000 by means of searches with binoculars and telescopes,"

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:40, 24 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new, long enough, neutral, cites sources and avoids copyvio. The hook is short enough and interesting, accurately cited and neutral. Nominator has reviewed another DYK and so passes QPQ. There are no images to be reviewed in the article. DelUsion23 (talk) 15:05, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

WWE 24/7 Championship

  • ... that the WWE 24/7 Championship may be defended in a professional wrestling match anywhere as long as a referee is present, based on the WWE Hardcore Championship? Source: Forbes

Created by Cheap Lidl Chocolate (talk), JDC808 (talk), and The C of E (talk). Nominated by The C of E (talk) at 08:16, 21 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Long enough, sentence is sourced, article tabled and with templates. Seems to be in good conditions. --LLcentury (talk) 13:11, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Line marker (sports)

Line marker in use
Line marker in use
  • ... that sports field lines were once marked by nine-year-olds and are now marked by robots? Source: Winter Games Pitches p 40 here "Some of these early line markers were built on a small scale for use by children – the gardener’s boy [marking the tennis court lines on a large country estate] might be as young as 9 or 10” and “Robots on the gridiron: Bots are painting lines on sports fields” here
    • ALT1:... that using chalk to make baseball foul lines more visible to umpires was developed by the groundskeeper of the Cincinnati Red Stockings? Source: Cincinnati Man, Who Invented Foul Strike Line, Is Dead "William B. Wing, who devised the scheme of whitewashing the foul lines on the baseball diamond which took the place of the old custom of plowing up the field…”) I have a pdf of the clipping but could not find this online, happy to provide!

Created by Valereee (talk). Self-nominated at 17:56, 23 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg The article is new enough and over the required prose size. There are no copyvio concerns and both hooks are cited and interesting enough for a broad audience. Valereee has already provided a QPQ review so this is good to go. HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 06:56, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
HickoryOughtShirt?4, thanks for the review! --valereee (talk) 12:07, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Notre-Dame de Guebwiller

Interior of Notre-Dame de Guebwiller
Interior of Notre-Dame de Guebwiller
  • ... that Notre-Dame de Guebwiller is considered as "an outstanding and most sumptuous example of early Neoclassical architecture"? Source: "gehört die dreischiffige Säulen-Architravbasilika zu den hervorragenden und prächtigsten Kirchen des Frühklassizismus" ([12])
  • ALT 1 ... that the Benedictines of Murbach Abbey built the monumental Notre-Dame de Guebwiller in order to leave their remote valley for good? (source: ref 4)

Created by Edelseider (talk). Self-nominated at 07:35, 22 May 2019 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY - Offline/paywalled citation accepted in good faith
  • Interesting: Red XN - not sure if the hook would work as it stands. ...that Notre-Dame de Guebwiller is "an outstanding and most sumptuous example of early Neoclassical architecture" seems like a vague and not very neutral hook. I would either say who exactly it is that describes the building this way ie "is considered by art experts as 'an outstanding...'" or something like that if the source says so, or perhaps use a different fact from the article.
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol voting keep.svg Wikiman5676 (talk) 05:59, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

@Wikiman5676: Thank you for your input. I modified the hook accordingly and wrote a completely different one as an alternative. Good? Edelseider (talk) 06:47, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg@Edelseider: Looks good to me. Approved with preference for ALT1. I think that fact is the more interesting one. Wikiman5676 (talk) 06:55, 23 May 2019 (UTC)


Articles created/expanded on May 22

Miracles of Gautama Buddha

  • ... that the Buddha called the greatest miracle the "miracle of instruction" because it turned one towards virtue? Source: pg 118 [13]

Moved to mainspace by Wikiman5676 (talk). Self-nominated at 07:04, 22 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg 5x expansion confirmed. (Well. Close enough. Needed 1680 words and has 1640 words or so, who cares, nice work.) . QPQ looks good as well. Some citation spotchecks - hmm, there are a few weak sources here. "All About Miracles: Understanding the Meaning of Supernatural" doesn't seem like a particularly reliable source ("Johnny Rogers" religion buddhism turns up crap on Google, so he's a no-name), but it's just used once, so not a big deal. ""The Life of the Buddha: The Birth of the Prince" from BuddhaNet is also weak. I also don't see how Buddha knowing Anathapindika's name counts as a miracle - the references back up that this is a story and happened and that Anathapindika was astonished and figured it must be an enlightened one, but I don't see this called out as a miracle exactly. That said, this is DYK not GAC, so it's fine.
Anyway, I like the original hook suggestion, it's interesting and thoughtful and surprising that this is considered a miracle. (ALT1 is a bit of a laundry list.) The only problem that it's not entirely clear what kind of article the reader is getting: that this is specifically about Gautama Buddha's miracles, not Buddha's view of miracles in general (what you might think from the hook, which only links the word "miracle"). I'm not sure how to hint at this without also suggesting that Buddha was only talking about his own personal miracles rather than miracles-in-general, though. Here's a shot:
ALT2: ... that among the miracles of Gautama Buddha, he considered the greatest the "miracle of instruction" because it turned people towards virtue?
ALT3: ... that among the miracles of Gautama Buddha, he considered the greatest the "miracle of instruction" because it would not be taken for a mere magic trick?
@Wikiman5676: any thoughts on the above? SnowFire (talk) 20:05, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the input, @SnowFire:. Per [15] I was actually under the impression that articles worked on exclusively in draft and then moved to the mainpage counted as new articles so long as they were significantly different from how it was before, but after looking at the rule again i might've been mistaken. Either way, since the count is so close to 5x anyways i will just expand it a bit more to cover all the bases. It is implied in the story that the Buddha knew Anathapindika's real name through some supernatural means since there's no way for him to have known otherwise, I included it as an example of a telepathy power he exhibited. I do really like your proposed ALT3 hook, given the nature of the article i think its probably the best way to word it. I'll swap out the sources you mentioned for more reliable ones and expand the article slightly in a bit. Wikiman5676 (talk) 03:31, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
@SnowFire: I've removed the source "All About Miracles: Understanding the Meaning of Supernatural" and replaced the text with a summary of what is provided in the text in the following sentences. I have also replaced the Buddhanet citations with new references to scholarly religion books. PS I'd like to point out that I meant to say in the paragraph above that I liked both ALT2 and ALT3, not just ALT3. So both of those ALTs are good for me. Wikiman5676 (talk) 05:27, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Yeah, moving from draftspace to regular space is fine. I just meant based on the wordcount from March 2019, it looked liked the criteria was technically 1680 words, but for "larger" stubs, roughly 5x is fine rather than strictly 5x. Your expansions look good, especially the better translations from the poetry ("attain enlightenment" is much clearer than the awkward "succeed in becoming a Buddha").
  • Symbol confirmed.svg ALT3 is approved; ALT2 approved as backup if ALT3 is too long or some such. Nice work! SnowFire (talk) 22:35, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Peter Hirsch (conductor)

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 07:43, 29 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough, neutral.Zigzig20s (talk) 04:57, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Citations needed in the first paragraph. Please ping me when that is fixed.Zigzig20s (talk) 05:12, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
    Sorry, couldn't find any, - so I dropped the facts. I hope readers will turn to German. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:34, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
  • OK. So now it is well-sourced. No copyright violation detected.
  • Regarding the hook, I prefer alt1, I think it will be more interesting to a broad audience, and perhaps you could add this picture to the nomination. Please wikify Luigi Nono. Please add the Schott reference. The hook is neutral.
  • Waiting for QPQ. Please ping me when done.Zigzig20s (talk) 07:15, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Zigzig20s, thank you, - I reviewed now. Thank you for the image suggestion, - I'd follow if he'd conducted there a lot. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:45, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Good to go!Zigzig20s (talk) 07:49, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Elizabeth L. Gardner

Gardner in the pilot's seat of a Martin B-26 Marauder
Gardner in the pilot's seat of a Martin B-26 Marauder
  • ... that Elizabeth L. Gardner served as a WASP and was the subject of an iconic photo? Source: Mural
    • ALT1: ... that Elizabeth L. Gardner (pictured) served as a WASP and was the subject of an iconic photo? 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 7&6=thirteen (talk), Sam Sailor (talk), MilborneOne (talk), Cavie78 (talk), Penny Richard (talk), Parsecboy (talk), TeriEmbrey (talk), GreenC (talk) Megalibrarygirl (talk) and Erfson (talk). Nominated by 7&6=thirteen () 13:01, 28 May 2019 (UTC) .

  • Per the closer: "The result of the discussion was keep." 7&6=thirteen () 20:16, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Photo could have been used - it is a featured pic Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:30, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

  • ALT! approved. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 04:35, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment – just a drive-by comment, but might I suggest a hook that mentions that she (at least twice?) jumped out of a crashing air plane during test flights and lived. I think that's really interesting and rare, especially for a woman in 1945. Levivich 01:25, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Humbertia madagascariensis

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 08:29, 27 May 2019 (UTC).

Symbol voting keep.svg, with a slight preference for the ALT. Solid facts on few but good sources, no copyvio obvious. Please add a ref for the family. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:41, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 23

Bill Bowman (Scottish politician)

Improved to Good Article status by Curlymanjaro (talk). Self-nominated at 17:49, 23 May 2019 (UTC).

  • A more interesting hook is required. RRD (talk) 03:35, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Respectfully, this is hardly a review. How is this not interesting? What angle would you like to see covered instead? Curlymanjaro (talk) 12:03, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
@Curlymanjaro: There had been many MPs who worked at a different country before being elected to Parliament. Ex. Sugata Bose had been teaching in US for a long time before getting elected in 2014. RRD (talk) 06:19, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
  • And that's not interesting? A Scottish man spending more than a decade in Romania certainly stands out among his demographic, as does Bose through his exploits in the UK and America. I don't mean to be contrarian, I just believe this hook satisfies the criterion. Open to more comments. Curlymanjaro (talk) 14:58, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

I personally disagree with RRD: I think that a politician spending a long part of their life in a foreign country, particularly if it was close to when their term began, is interesting. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:28, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Symbol confirmed.svg (Agree with the above) Newly promoted GA, cited and interesting hook, use of fair image, article follows all guidelines. RRD (talk) 11:16, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Sulayman ibn Sa'd al-Khushani

  • ... that Sulayman ibn Sa'd al-Khushani proposed and carried out the Arabization of Syria's Greek-language tax administration during the reign of Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik? Source: He [Sulayman] knew Greek well, for the proposition he makes to 'Abdalmalik to rid him of Sarjun is that he will turn the tax-bureau's books and records into Arabic ... He completed the job in less than a year. M. Sprengling, 1939, p. 213, The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures. The University of Chicago Press. 56 (2)

Created by Al Ameer son (talk). Self-nominated at 15:33, 23 May 2019 (UTC).

Policy compliance:

QPQ: Red XN - Pending...
Overall: Symbol question.svg Anyway the hook can be reworded? –MJLTalk 02:34, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

The lead is just a summary of what’s in the article body, not sure if citations here would be necessary. I reworded the hook in ALT1. Let me know if it works. —Al Ameer (talk) 01:32, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
That hook is perfect! You're right about citations. I had to double check, but if all of the claims in the lead are restated it becomes personal preference. With ALT1, I would say that this is 16px All set. once you review do that review woops.MJLTalk 04:17, 1 June 2019 (UTC) 04:21, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
@MJL: Thank you for your patience and review. The QPQ is now done. --Al Ameer (talk) 15:12, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
@Al Ameer: no thank you for the wonderful article! Very interesting to read to say the least. I'm Melkite Greek Catholic, but that means my great-grandparents from Aleppo spoke Arabic (and not Greek). I was, thus, very intrigued by this topic! Symbol voting keep.svg ALT1 is all set, and I am assuming good faith for the offline sources. –MJLTalk 15:27, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed the article, MJL ;) My father's family has some roots in Aleppo as well (seven generations back, or so they say). You might also be interested in reading about Sulayman's predecessor Sarjun ibn Mansur—let's hope its author Cplakidas nominates it here as well ;) --Al Ameer (talk) 15:40, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Diane Holl

Created by MWright96 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:44, 23 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Hook is interesting & sourced. No images/copyright issues. Looks good to me! QuakerSquirrel (talk) 14:07, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 24

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Converted from a redirect by AdrianGamer (talk). Self-nominated at 15:51, 24 May 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg New enough (defined either as 5x expansion from pre-redirect version or as a brand new article). Long enough. Cites reliable sources and is neutral. No apparent copyvio according to EarWig. Both hooks are cited inline and interesting. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 14:46, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Cycloseris distorta

Cycloseris distorta
Cycloseris distorta
  • ... that the free-living, solitary coral Cycloseris distorta can subdivide its stony skeleton and form two new individuals? Source: "Diaseris is capable of performing autotomy, a process by which the coral can divide through selective dissolution of skeletal components."
    • ALT1:... that in their single location in the Galapagos Islands, large numbers of the free-living, solitary coral Cycloseris distorta are so crowded that they have to pile on top of each other? Source: "Living populations of the fungiid coral Diaseris distorta are known from only one location in the Galapagos Islands. Populations can exceed 100% live cover due to stacking and overlap among individuals."

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:29, 28 May 2019 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Interesting species, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. The image is licensed, and shows well even in small size. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:23, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

De novo gene birth

  • ... that de novo gene birth entails the evolution of novel genes from DNA sequences that were previously non-genic? Source: "As deduced by comparisons to the genomic syntenic regions in other species, these genes derive from previously non-genic regions of the genome." PLOS Genetics
    • ALT1: ... that de novo gene birth was once thought to be impossible but has now been observed in every species that has been systematically examined? Source: "The origin of novel protein-coding genes de novo was once considered so improbable as to be impossible. In less than a decade, and especially in the last five years, this view has been overturned by extensive evidence from diverse eukaryotic lineages." The Royal Society Publishing

Created by Jogmiez (talk). Self-nominated at 15:19, 28 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New, long enough, well-sourced, interesting new finding and hook. Shyamal (talk) 09:36, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

2019–20 RFU Championship

  • ... that plans to abolish promotion and relegation in the 2019–20 RFU Championship were blocked by the Rugby Football Union due to the threat of legal action? Source: blocked plan, Legal action (both Telegraph)

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 07:41, 24 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Long enough (just barely - 1599 bytes of prose - but it does have a table which isn't counted), seems to be within policy and cited. Possibly a sandwiching issue with the maps and table at the bottom, but not sure I'd change that with the amount of text presently there (the table is in between the maps - maybe flight both maps to the right?). For a yet to start season the hook is fairly interesting. Icewhiz (talk) 08:57, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 25

Edward McGeachy

  • ... that Edward McGeachy took his butler with him when surveying colonial Jamaica?
    • ALT1:... that Edward McGeachy, surveyor of colonial Jamaica, said that nobody on the island had been more exposed to heat, cold, and wet, than him?

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 07:47, 30 May 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Hooks cited in the article. QPQ still pending. Ping me when its done and I'll approve this DannyS712 (talk) 23:06, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

@DannyS712: QPQ done, thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 13:26, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
@Philafrenzy: thanks. --DannyS712 (talk) 18:25, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

West Indian Incumbered Estates Acts

Auction sale particulars for Arnos Vale Estate
Auction sale particulars for Arnos Vale Estate

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 21:25, 30 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, within policy, QPQ done. I made a slight amendment to the hook to ensure within 200 characters. Onceinawhile (talk) 11:23, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

@Onceinawhile: Thanks. Just wondering why you struck the first hook? Philafrenzy (talk) 19:01, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Philafrenzy: two reasons: (1) because I like the picture, which doesn't work with the first hook; and (2) because the topic of encumbered estates is quite niche and the example in ALT1 brought it to life. Onceinawhile (talk) 19:08, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Two Motets, Op. 74 (Brahms)

Two Motets, Op. 74
Two Motets, Op. 74
  • Reviewed: to come
  • Comment: The image shows the style, even if we can't read every word. Hook suggestions welcome.

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 10:38, 1 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:50, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
  • I fixed some typos. Could you please address the 'citation needed' issue?Zigzig20s (talk) 00:19, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
  • The tone is neutral. No copyright violation detected.
  • The hook is short enough.Zigzig20s (talk) 00:25, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
  • The hook is a bit long-winded. Could you please find a hookier one?Zigzig20s (talk) 00:30, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for looking, busy today. I can't get shorter than "Warum?", an existential question, when dealing with two motets with long titles. More tomorrow. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:56, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
Please ping me when you do. Thanks.Zigzig20s (talk) 14:06, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Zigzig20s, well, I fixed the citation before you asked here. - I think mentioning the well-known Book of Job is better than saying "sacred motets" which has caused readers to ask what's sacred about them - while sacred music is simply a term for music on Christian texts with no liturgical church function, such as Ein deutsches Requiem, which is not a Requiem. When we'll sing it (No. 1) later this months, the piece is simply called Warum?. Listen. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:59, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Good to go!Zigzig20s (talk) 16:48, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Aslı Canan Sabırlı

Created by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 11:34, 31 May 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol voting keep.svg AGF for sources in Turkish. Good to go DannyS712 (talk) 23:02, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 26

Wildlife of Togo, Oti Valley Faunal Reserve, Sahel bush sparrow

Created/expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 13:14, 31 May 2019 (UTC).

Sahel bush sparrow: Article more than 5x expanded on 31 May 2019; article is well written and exceeds minimum length; article is inline cited throughout to reliable sources; no apparent copyright violations or overly close paraphrasing from sources cited;
Oti Valley Faunal Reserve: New article created 29 May 2019; article exceeds the minimum length; article is reasonably well written, though some sentences are a little "listy"; article is cited inline throughout to reliable sources; I noted no copyright violations from the stated sources.
Wildlife of Togo: Article massively expanded (more than 5x) from 26-31 May 2019; article is well written and exceeds minimum length; article is cited inline throughout to reliable sources; no apparent copyright violations or overly close paraphrasing;
Hook and miscellaneous: hook is a combination of info from the articles. The presence of the sparrow in Oti Valley Faunal Reserve is noted in the park article. This is cited to a reliable source (nb. the source uses Petronia dentata which is a synonym of the Gymnoris dentata). The 675 bird species is noted in Wildlife of Togo and checks out to the source (the source also mentions Gymnoris dentata). Hook is interesting enough for me and not of excessive length. QPQ checks out. A free image of the sparrow is available but not submitted with this hook. All in all a good set of interesting and well written articles that look good to go for DYK Symbol confirmed.svg - Dumelow (talk) 09:28, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century

  • ... that in Andy Warhol's Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century, the "faces of the dead appear as if behind a veneer of modernity" according to the National Portrait Gallery? Source: "The disjunction between sitter and surface is a visual device that unites the portraits, but the series has a conceptual unity also. Warhol's insistence that the subjects be deceased invests the series with an inescapable character of mortality. The faces of the dead appear as if behind a veneer of modernity." Andy Warhol: 10 portraits of Jews of the 20th century, National Portrait Gallery

Created by No Swan So Fine (talk). Self-nominated at 09:20, 31 May 2019 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Interesting art, on good sources, no copyvio obvious. I see coming that someone will complain that the hook says something in Wikipedia voice as fact which is the writing of just one critic. Can you insert that in a hook? Or say something else, such mention some of the subjects, - I always like links to Kafka ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:38, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. I love Kafka too! So much of the commentary on this series is overly negitive so I tried to choose a neutral quote. I've put the author (albiet anon) into the hook. No Swan So Fine (talk) 10:44, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, problem now is grammar, because I read "the National Portrait Gallery in Andy Warhol's ...". Please try to get the bold link to the front, and the NPG later. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:54, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Done. No Swan So Fine (talk) 07:42, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Fine! Next time, please write alternatives, instead of changing the original, but I'm not in the mood for formalities ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:46, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Missa brevis (Nystedt)

Knut Nystedt in 2007
Knut Nystedt in 2007

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 12:08, 2 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The image is in the public domain, the hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:34, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Silvia Bellot

  • ... that motorsport official Silvia Bellot was part of the first all-women panel of stewards in the history of the World Rally Championship at the 2016 Rally Catalunya? Source: "Female stewards make WRC history"
    • ALT1:... that motorsport official Silvia Bellot was the first Spanish person to be appointed to a panel of stewards in Formula One in 2011? Source: "Inside the Stewards Office" & "La comisaria Bellot"

Created by MWright96 (talk). Self-nominated at 17:36, 26 May 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg This nomination is good to go. I think that either the hook or the alternate would work well, but I have a slight preference for the ALT because F1 is more widely known than the WRC. Great work, MWright96! Michael Barera (talk) 19:51, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Heartland (nonfiction book)

  • ... that Sarah Smarsh's 2018 memoir Heartland argues that belief in the American Dream leads to the continued oppression of those in poverty? Source: "With deft primers on the Homestead Act, the farming crisis of the '80s and Reaganomics, Smarsh shows how the false promise of the 'American dream' was used to subjugate the poor. It's a powerful mantra." From The New York Times
  • Reviewed: 2nd nom; no review/QPQ

Created by MattMauler (talk). Self-nominated at 02:13, 26 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough, neutral. User:MattMauler: To be clear, the memoir is set in Kansas, isn't it?Zigzig20s (talk) 21:50, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes. It is set in Kansas.--MattMauler (talk) 22:52, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
  • I haven't read the book. I assume the synopsis is correct on good faith grounds.
  • The Themes and Reception sections are well-sourced. I fixed an error in the "Reception" section however (the Washington Post v. The New York Times). I also rephrased the lede. No copyright violation detected.
  • The hook is short enough (136 characters), interesting, cited, not really neutral but it reflects the political bias of the book, so it's fine.
  • No QPQ necessary (on good faith). No picture.
  • Good to go.23:43, 26 May 2019 (UTC)Zigzig20s (talk)

Articles created/expanded on May 27

Jack Gatecliff

Created by HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk). Self-nominated at 02:52, 28 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Comment: the red-link on his middle school is unlikely to ever be an approved article unless there are multiple independent, secondary, reliable sources. If there is an article on the school district, a middle school might be included, but at most the red link would probably only be a re-direct. Looking otherwise promising so far. --Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 21:59, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol voting keep.svg Article is new enough, prose size at 2897 characters is long enough, start-class, is well-referenced with 16 appropriate inline linked citations. One offline source accepted per WP:AGF. Hook facts stated in article, referenced by two citations. References properly formatted. Sources appropriately paraphrased; no evidence of WP:COPYVIO using Earwig. Hook properly formatted and hooky--two superlative honours, (unusually) in different professional sports. QPQ completed. In general, well-written, informative, and interesting. Good to go. Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 23:45, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

The Metropolis of Tomorrow

Illustration from The Metropolis of Tomorrow
Illustration from The Metropolis of Tomorrow

Moved to mainspace by Michael Barera (talk). Self-nominated at 19:18, 27 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, neutral, well cited, Earwig finds nothing except direct quotations and titles. Offline sources accepted AGF. Image is in public domain. Ready to go. Moonraker (talk) 23:07, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Melanie Diener

  • ... that the German soprano Melanie Diener began her stage career in Mozart roles in 1996, and appeared as Isolde with the Canadian Opera Company and the Opéra national du Rhin in 2013? Source: [2013 gab sie ihr Rollendebüt als Isolde an der Canadian Opera in Toronto, eine Partie mit der sie auch an der Opéra national du Rhin in Straßburg erfolgreich war.]

Created by LouisAlain (talk) and Gerda Arendt (talk). Nominated by Gerda Arendt (talk) at 13:35, 3 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg The article is five times expanded and everything checks out, no copyvio, well cited, neutrally written, and so forth. All hook facts are cited from online sources, except that I have taken the liberty of adding "stage" before "career", to make the first correct. I am not sure we need all of this in the hook, perhaps it could be gently pruned when promoted. Would you mind that, Gerda Arendt? Moonraker (talk) 22:55, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. We could stop after Toronto, only it wouldn't show more internationality, and that the role wasn't a singular event. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 04:36, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg What we are aiming to do with the hook is to say enough to make people want to look at the article, and in this case we do not seem to have anything startling to work with. We can safely let the volunteer promoting this one make the call on shorter or longer, both are within the rules. Moonraker (talk) 13:43, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Afsarwala Tomb Complex

Afsarwala Tomb
Afsarwala Tomb
  • ... that the Afsarwala Tomb (pictured) contains the tomb of an officer whose identity is not known?

Created by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 05:14, 27 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Comments - QPQ needs to be done - There's no source for the hook, so that would need to be added. I'm happy with the hook, however. Meets length, copyvio and other checks. Add source and QPQ before passing. Symbol question.svg Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 08:18, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
@Lee Vilenski: Inline citation has been added. QPQ done. RRD (talk) 04:45, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

1461 L'Aquila earthquake

Santa Maria di Collemaggio
Santa Maria di Collemaggio

Moved to mainspace by DondeEstaElBurro? (talk). Nominated by Zanhe (talk) at 00:15, 31 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is long and new enough, hook is sourced and checked out, no copyvio, image is free use. Article meets all policies and guidelines, QPQ has been done. Interesting that the church survived that earthquake to suffer further collapse in the 2009 one over 500 years later! Looks good to go. Spokoyni (talk) 10:14, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Stepan Pimenov

Stepan Pimenov
Stepan Pimenov
  • ... that Stepan Pimenov's (pictured) sculptures for the Admiralty building were removed and destroyed by order of Emperor Alexander II? Source: "In 1815, Pimenov took part in the decoration of the Admiralty, designed by A.D. Zakharov. The sculptor carved 16 statues ... This great work suffered a sad fate in 1860, under the barbarous order of Alexander II, the sculptures were removed, allegedly due to dilapidation, and destroyed." (and [21]

Created by Spokoyni (talk). Self-nominated at 00:32, 28 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Long enough, new enough, sourced inline, and no copyvios detected. The hook is interesting to a broad audience and QPQ is done. AGF on non-English source. HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 03:41, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Qian Ji

  • ... that Qian Ji helped design China's first satellite and was the lead designer for its first three-in-one satellite launch? Source: China's Space Program - From Conception to Manned Spaceflight (pp 87–89)

Moved to mainspace by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 23:34, 30 May 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg DannyS712 (talk) 04:51, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 28

Suvorov Monument (Saint Petersburg), Suvorov Square (Saint Petersburg)

Suvorov Monument
Suvorov Monument
  • ... that the Suvorov Monument (pictured), now on Suvorov Square, depicts its subject as the god Mars? Source: "The Generalissimo was represented in the image of the ancient Roman God of war of Mars." ([22])

Created by Spokoyni (talk). Self-nominated at 09:52, 1 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Both articles are new enough, long enough, neutral, and well referenced. Hook is interesting and supported by supplied Russian source, accepted AGF (and roughly verified by Google translation). Two QPQs done. No copyvio issues. Image looks good and is PD, although somewhat marred by the wires in the background. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 06:30, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Peter Badcoe

Peter Badcoe
Peter Badcoe
  • ... that Peter Badcoe (pictured) was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for displaying conspicuous gallantry and leadership on three occasions? Source: Davies, Bruce; McKay, Gary (2005). The Men Who Persevered. Crows Nest, New South Wales: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 978-1-74114-425-3. p. 102
    • 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)

Improved to Good Article status by Peacemaker67 (talk). Self-nominated at 08:00, 31 May 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Everything looks great! Hook seems fine, only thought was putting "conspicuous gallantry and leadership" in quotes, but that is just a suggestion, take it or leave it. Article looks good, it was just promoted to GA, doesn't have any outstanding issues. I would say this is ready for DYK Fritzmann2002 T, c, s, t 15:19, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Bill Kibby

Bill Kibby
Bill Kibby
  • ... that Bill Kibby (pictured) was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Second Battle of El Alamein? Source: Wigmore, Lionel; Harding, Bruce A. (1986). Williams, Jeff; Staunton, Anthony (eds.). They Dared Mightily (2 ed.). Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australian War Memorial. ISBN 978-0-642-99471-4. p.157–158
    • 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)

Improved to Good Article status by Peacemaker67 (talk). Self-nominated at 02:52, 1 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Made Good Article on 28 May. Prose is 11,000 plus characters. Meets core policies and guidelines, as expected of a GAN. Hook is correctly formatted and of appropriate length. Hook cited in article and source available online. QPQ done.Ykraps (talk) 08:15, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

WTC Cortlandt (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

The WTC Cortlandt subway station
The WTC Cortlandt subway station
  • ... that the WTC Cortlandt subway station (pictured) in New York City, closed for 17 years after the September 11 attacks, cost $181 million to rebuild? Source: NBC News. "A downtown subway station has reopened for the first time since it was destroyed in the World Trade Center attack 17 years ago. [...] The new station cost $181 million and features a mosaic that uses words from the Declaration of Independence."
    • ALT1:... that the WTC Cortlandt subway station (pictured) in New York City, damaged after the September 11 attacks, was originally slated to be demolished without any replacement, before eventually being rebuilt in 2018? Source: NBC News; NY Times. "The Cortlandt Street Station, which is directly beneath the trade center plaza and was heavily damaged, will be demolished, and the shape of any new station in that area will be part of much larger plans for redevelopment and a memorial at the trade center site, officials said.")

Improved to Good Article status by Kew Gardens 613 (talk) and Epicgenius (talk). Nominated by Epicgenius (talk) at 01:27, 29 May 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 09:16, 31 May 2019 (UTC) Symbol confirmed.svg

Saumitra Khan

5x expanded by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 16:28, 28 May 2019 (UTC).

  • 5x done within the 7 days time frame. Hook checks out well and so do other facts in the article. The lead however does not summarize the article well. I would expect the lead to cover him being shifting his parties as well as his all 3 election wins. Also, i have changed to hook with minor correction of adding "over" before 78,000. Waiting for QPQ. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 03:57, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
@Dharmadhyaksha: Lead has been expanded. QPQ done. RRD (talk) 06:20, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 07:24, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 29

David Cooper (abolitionist)

  • ... that in 1793 David Cooper published an essay condemning slavery in a leading Quaker publication addressed to the US government, with George Washington signing his name to a copy?
    Sources:
    Morgan, 2000, pp.291–292
    Hayes, 2017, p. 235

Created by Gwillhickers (talk). Self-nominated at 21:07, 4 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:19, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

John Lyman Smith

  • Reviewed: John Hamon
  • Comment: This article was moved from to the mainspace from my sandbox on May 29, 2019.

Created by Skyes(BYU) (talk). Self-nominated at 17:59, 30 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The ALT1 hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. I don't like ALT0 because it reminds me of the Israelites being led across the Red Sea. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:35, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

MAX Blue Line

Train arriving at a station on the MAX Blue Line
Train arriving at a station on the MAX Blue Line
  • ... that Portland's MAX Blue Line (pictured) was built as a result of freeway revolts in the 1970s, which canceled the Mount Hood Freeway and led to the reallocation of federal assistance funds to public transit? Source: "Grassroots opposition to the Mount Hood Freeway had been growing in Southeast neighborhoods since 1969, as the state began buying properties in the highway's right-of-way... Goldschmidt knew that simply turning down the project and losing the $500 million in federal funds was unacceptable. His alternative: If the goal was to bring people into downtown, the feds' money could be spent on something else—public transit. Goldschmidt favored dedicated bus roads until his staff convinced him of a better idea: light rail... The turning point came on Feb. 4, 1974, when U.S. District Judge James M. Burns ruled the state highway division had failed to follow its own rules when deciding where to locate the freeway... The Portland City Council voted in July to kill the freeway. The victory did more than stop one road from tearing up quiet residential streets. Light rail became the region's primary answer for transportation." (Feb. 4, 1974: Portland kills the Mount Hood Freeway...)

Improved to Good Article status by Truflip99 (talk) and SJ Morg (talk). Nominated by Truflip99 (talk) at 15:17, 3 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Hook is just inside the 200 character limit. Article and ref looks good, should be good to go. Shuipzv3 (talk) 16:51, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg @Shuipzv3: Subsequent to the above review, I have added an image for possible inclusion, so that one aspect of the nomination now needs review. An alternative image, if one in which the train is larger is preferred (but this article is about the route, so I feel showing more of the environment is appropriate), I suggest the one linked here. Rollover text for that one would be simply "A train on the MAX Blue Line". SJ Morg (talk) 00:33, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Faith of our Fathers (album)

  • ... that the collection of Catholic hymns, Faith of our Fathers became one of Ireland's greatest selling albums, despite being the brainchild of an insurance broker with no experience in the music industry? The Kokomo Tribune
    • ALT1:... that Faith of our Fathers became one of Ireland's greatest selling albums, after insurance broker John Kearns approached record labels to produce a collection of Catholic hymns familiar to Irish audiences?The Kokomo Tribune
    • ALT2:... that Faith of our Fathers was rejected as a concept by several record labels, before the collection of Catholic hymns familiar to Irish audiences became one of Ireland's greatest selling albums?The Kokomo Tribune

Created by Bogger (talk). Self-nominated at 11:00, 31 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg   Hook is interesting and well under 200 characters; Citations are in order; Recommend using first hook. Article is new enough and long enough; One incident of duplicate linking—Fixed. Article is Good to go. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 22:50, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Leagues Cup

  • ... that the new Leagues Cup in the United States was panned by critics as soon as it was announced? Soccer America (subscription required, but free with an email signup)
  • Reviewed: TBD

Created by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 17:47, 31 May 2019 (UTC).

  • SounderBruce Article currently has some copyvio issues. That would need to be addressed before the DYK could progress. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 08:26, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Proposing revised hooks as the lack of context may lower interest for those unfamiliar with American soccer:
ALT1 ... that the Leagues Cup, a four-team competition between MLS and Liga MX clubs that is scheduled to debut in July 2019, was panned by critics as soon as it was announced?
ALT1a ... that the Leagues Cup, an upcoming four-team competition between MLS and Liga MX clubs, was panned by critics as soon as it was announced?
Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 03:33, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
If context is needed, then it can be added like this (ALT2): ... that the Leagues Cup, to be played between clubs in MLS and Mexico's Liga MX, was panned as a cashgrab immediately after it was announced? SounderBruce 02:57, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Now the Copyvio is solved, any of the above three is fine. I prefer ALT1a. Symbol confirmed.svg Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 13:22, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

John Schmidt (pool player)

John Schmidt at the 2004 US Open 9-Ball Championship
John Schmidt at the 2004 US Open 9-Ball Championship
  • ... that American pool player John Schmidt holds the record for the longest straight pool run at 626? "After Much Effort, an 'Unbreakable' Record in Straight Pool Is Topped". nytimes.com. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.

5x expanded by Lee Vilenski (talk) and RailbirdJAM (talk). Nominated by Lee Vilenski (talk) at 08:05, 29 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg QPQ done, 5x expanded, written neutrally. hook cited and true to source. no copyvio. good to go. I'll AGF on the photo (strikes me as too obscure to fake...?) Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 07:54, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Gustave A. Mueller

  • ... that Gustave A. Mueller was "a high authority in homeopathic medicine"? "Dr. G. A. Muller". The Pittsburgh Press. February 10, 1912. p. 7. Retrieved May 29, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
    • ALT1:... that Gustave A. Mueller was "active in secret orders, being a member of the Crescent lodge of the Masons and several other societies."? "Dr. G. A. Muller". The Pittsburgh Press. February 10, 1912. p. 7. Retrieved May 29, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
    • ALT2:... that surgeon Gustave A. Mueller was "one of the leading specialists" in the treatment of the eye, the ear, the nose and the throat? "Dr. G. A. Muller". The Pittsburgh Press. February 10, 1912. p. 7. Retrieved May 29, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.

Created by Zigzig20s (talk). Self-nominated at 04:37, 31 May 2019 (UTC).

  • new enough, long enough, hook is cited and inline citations. Continuing review.Skyes(BYU) (talk) 21:04, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
  • article appears to be neutral. QPQ done. Appears to be free of plagiarism. Skyes(BYU) (talk) 21:11, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg I think ALT2 is the best hook. It is clear, yet specific. Skyes(BYU) (talk) 21:23, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Liu Housheng

  • ... that Liu Housheng co-founded the Plum Blossom Award, the highest award for Chinese opera? Source: Urban Politics and Cultural Capital: The Case of Chinese Opera, "1983年,他与同事们 ... 创立了中国戏剧梅花奖" - In 1983, he and his colleagues ... established the Plum Blossom Award for Chinese opera

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 23:55, 30 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg new enough, no copy via issues, long enough, hook in article and followed by English and foreign language citations. QPQ done. Whispyhistory (talk) 03:07, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 30

Brahma Temple, Khajuraho

Shiva lingam inside the temple
Shiva lingam inside the temple

Created by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 09:06, 31 May 2019 (UTC).

  • New article, sufficient length, hook checks out, image is properly licensed and good to use. QPQ awaited. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 08:39, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
@Dharmadhyaksha: QPQ done. RRD (talk) 13:41, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go! §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 03:48, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

HMS Imperieuse (1805)

  • ... that HMS Imperieuse once sailed under an American flag? Source: Cordingly, David (2008). Cochrane the Dauntless. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-7475-8545-9.
    • ALT1:... that a letter from the crew of HMS Imperieuse persuaded their captain to refuse an appointment to a new ship? Source: "Obituary—Capt.The Hon Sir Henry Duncan R.N." The Gentleman's Magazine. Vol. V. January 1836. p. 308.
    • ALT2:... that cabin boys from HMS Imperieuse disguised in Royal Marine uniforms were used to launch a diversionary attack on a French gun battery?Source: Cordingly, David (2008). Cochrane the Dauntless. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 158. ISBN 978-0-7475-8545-9.
  • Reviewed: Template:Did you know nominations/Bill Kibby
  • Comment: The first hook refers to the ruse de guerre employed against the French privateer, L'Orient. If you think that's too difficult for readers to work out, please use one of the other suggestions.

Moved to mainspace by BarretB (talk). Nominated by Ykraps (talk) at 07:36, 1 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Reviewing
  • Article is new enough, long enough and neutral.
  • It is supported by inline references from appropriate sources.
  • No copyvio on Earwig.
  • Hooks are properly formatted and short enough. I think the original is OK for a general audience and the enigma in the question makes it eye-catching. It is surprising that the tactic was a legitimate ruse de guerre. ALT 1 is the better of the other 2.
  • Looks good to go. Symbol confirmed.svg Papamac (talk) 08:56, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Hypericum olympicum

Cultivated Hypericum olympicum flower in Poland
Cultivated Hypericum olympicum flower in Poland
  • Comment: I've given a few different possible hooks for this article, and while I like the first one the best, the third and fourth have more concrete information to them. I'll leave it to the reviewer to decide which one (if any) would be most appropriate for a DYK.
  • Reviewed: Peter Badcoe

5x expanded by Fritzmann2002 (talk). Self-nominated at 13:44, 31 May 2019 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg Article is eligible, having been expanded 5x recently enough. Not preferable that you state in the article "While H. olympicum extracts are not currently used as antibacterials." It would be better if you used an absolute timescale rather than a relative one (i.e. "As of 2019,...") Also, not currently meeting requirements of "at least one citation to a reliable source for each paragraph and direct quote", particularly relating to description section. Plagiarism check completed and no likely plagiarism. All is in order with the image licensing and requirements, and QPQ complete. I like the first hook best, though I wonder if it would be better to say "only used as an ornamental plant" to drive home that it is "just for show". Enwebb (talk) 03:01, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
I fixed the timescale by adding the year, think that part is taken care of. As for the references, it looks like that is fine now too, as the description is all from the same reference as it is a simplification of N. Robson's description of the plant. I altered the hook to include that it is just an ornamental, feel free to edit it yourself if you think the wording still sounds a little funny. Thanks for the review, anything else that I missed that still needs to be done? Fritzmann2002 T, c, s, t 18:15, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Fritzmann2002, how about just one more citation for the text at #Cultivars? Then good to go. Enwebb (talk) 18:34, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Enwebb, all done Fritzmann2002 T, c, s, t 21:19, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg thanks, all good now. Enwebb (talk) 21:28, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Rosé (singer)

Rosé
Rosé
  • ... that New Zealand singer Rosé (pictured) was the only auditioner of 700 to be accepted into Korean record label YG Entertainment?

ALT1:

  • ... that New Zealand singer Rosé (pictured) ranked first among 700 participants at an Australian audition for YG Entertainment?

ALT2:

  • ... that New Zealand singer Rosé (pictured) thought her father's suggestion to audition for a South Korean record label was a joke, as the family lived in Australia?

ALT3:

  • ... that New Zealand singer Rosé (pictured) initially thought her father's suggestion to become a K-pop star was a joke, as the family lived in Australia?
  • Comment: Also would fall under "mainspace" since it was just moved there by Zanhe. I put expanded since I wrote almost all of it, and I'm the one nominating. The source is in Korean, link here. It's considered reliable per WP:KO/RS. The quote is "오디션 당시 로제는 팝가수 Jason Mraz의 'I won't give up'을 불러 700대 1이라는 엄청난 경쟁률을 뚫고 1등으로 YG연습생이 됐다," which roughly translates to the fact that she sang Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up" at an audition for the label and was the only one accepted, 700-to-1.
  • Comment: Source for alt fact here. "Melbourne singer Roseanne Park thought her father was joking when he suggested she audition for a Korean entertainment company. [...] 'In Australia, I didn't think that there was much of a chance for me to become a singer – especially to become a K-pop star ... I was living so far from the country that it never really occurred to me as a possibility.'"

5x expanded by DanielleTH (talk). Self-nominated at 03:38, 30 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough, long enough, neutral, and well referenced. No copyvio detected, and QPQ not required for new nominator. Two issues: 1) The hook could be more interesting. For example, this headline, "How a joke turned into K-pop stardom for an Australian singer" could be paraphrased into a very interesting hook. 2) The image, although freely licensed, is not used in the article. Either add it to the article somewhere or use the picture currently in the infobox. -Zanhe (talk) 06:06, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @Zanhe: Replaced with the infobox picture. I was tentative with using it for the DYK since the image will be small, but I think it looks nicer with the HQ picture. DanielleTH (Say hi!) 06:11, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @DanielleTH: Just realized the infobox image is awaiting license review and therefore cannot be used yet. Please revert to the original image and add it to the article. -Zanhe (talk) 06:17, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @Zanhe: Done. Thank you for catching that.
@DanielleTH: Are you planning to propose an alternative hook? I can propose one myself, but then it would require a new reviewer. Or we could go with the original, which I think is less than ideal. -Zanhe (talk) 18:23, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
@Zanhe: What in particular stands out as a problem for you? I'm open to rephrasing it, but I can't paraphrase the headline since it's not super accurate. If you open it it only says that she "thought her father was joking" when he suggested it, but she herself went seriously. Is it not catchy enough? DanielleTH (Say hi!) 21:07, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
A couple minor issues with the hook: 1) it's not mentioned in the article, which says she ranked first among the 700 participants, but not the only one selected; 2) a person who participates in an audition is an auditionee, while an auditioner is a person who conducts the audition. My main point is that there are potentially more interesting hooks with regard to her New Zealand-Australian background, but that's just my personal opinion, and I won't insist on it if you disagree. -Zanhe (talk) 23:01, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
I added onto the original hook and wrote an an alt fact about her dad as well with its own source (ALT2+3). Auditioner can be used for the person trying out but auditionee sounds nicer so I changed it in ALT1. I'm open to any of them being accepted and making grammar adjustments if need be. DanielleTH (Say hi!) 00:51, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg All ALT hooks are verified and good to go, striking the originally hook for issues mentioned above. I personally like ALT3 the best, but the other two are fine as well. Thanks again for your great work on the article. The page already got 4,000+ views in its first day of existence! -Zanhe (talk) 07:05, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Wang Xiji

  • ... that Wang Xiji, chief designer of China's first space launch vehicle and recoverable satellites, advocated the construction of a solar power station 36,000 km (22,000 mi) above earth? Source: The Lessons of History: The Chinese People's Liberation Army at 75, "Chinese Scientists Mull Power Station in Space"

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 23:47, 30 May 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg DannyS712 (talk) 04:46, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Djamaa el Djazaïr

The Great Mosque of Algiers
The Great Mosque of Algiers
  • ... that the newly constructed Djamaa el Djazaïr (pictured) is the tallest building in Africa? Source: here

5x expanded by Jupitus Smart (talk). Self-nominated at 18:52, 30 May 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg CGTN is RS for non-controversial assertions and the claim is inline cited. Five-times expanded and QPQ done. Image released as own work. NPOV and no obvious copyvio. Looks good. Chetsford (talk) 02:20, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on May 31

Emerson Woods

Created by Teratix (talk). Self-nominated at 11:27, 1 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article meets newness requirements, is free of close paraphrasing, and sourcing is done where necessary. Hook fact is mentioned inline and cited; perhaps the mention of secondary school could be more explicit for our non-Australian readers, but this is only a suggestion. Will be good to go once a QPQ has been done. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:01, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Re: talk page message - Yes I did see it, I was just too busy to reply. Anyway, my concerns have been addressed, so this should be good to go with ALT0. Symbol confirmed.svg Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:51, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Naysaburi

  • ... that the Istitār al-imām of the 11th-century scholar al-Naysaburi is a vital historical source on the early history of Ismailism, and contains the first official genealogy of the Fatimid dynasty? Source: "Yet this work is generally considered a significant and unique historical source for the early Ismaili period, as it delineates the dramatic events between Salamiyya, the headquarters of the pre-Fatimid daʿwa, and the establishment of Fatimid rule in North Africa that marked ʿAbd Allāh al-Mahdī’s establishment of the Fatimid caliphate in 297/909" Klemm & Walker (2011), p. 4; "the work which for the first time spelled out a Fatimid list of the Mahdī’s ancestors" Brett (2017), p. 145.

Created by Cplakidas (talk). Self-nominated at 13:44, 3 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Well sourced new original article with no copyvios and of proper length with a decent hook, but it seems nominator hasn't completed the QPQ yet (not sure about this since this is my first review here). Is it okay to the use the abbreviated title like that? May I also suggest:
*ALT1 ... that 11th-century Isma'ili scholar Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Naysaburi left his native city of Nishapur in Iran to assume a high-ranking position in Cairo, the capital of the Fatimid Caliphate, during the reign of the Caliph al-Aziz Billah? Havradim (talk) 00:23, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Cplakidas, if we go with ALT 1/2, we would still need to add a citation to that line in the article. I think the information imparted in your original hook is actually better, but I believe it could be shortened for better impact thus:
ALT3 ... that 11th-century scholar Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Naysaburi, an authority on the early history of Ismailism, composed the first official genealogy of the Fatimid dynasty?
Symbol voting keep.svg So I am ready to go with ALT3 or ALT0. Havradim (talk) 03:43, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
ALT3 works for me. Good suggestion. Cheers, Constantine 10:28, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Florrie Redford

  • ... that Florrie Redford became one of the first international women's association football players after playing during her lunch break at the factory where she worked during World War I? Source: During this time she and the other young women who made up the majority of the factory staff, men being largely drafted into the Army, used to play football during their meal-breaks.
  • Reviewed: I believe I am exempt from the QPQ as this is my first nomination. If not, I will gladly review one.

Created by Hugsyrup (talk) and Katie Crampton (WMUK) (talk). Nominated by Hugsyrup (talk) at 13:48, 4 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. No QPQ needed. Please add a further citation to the last paragraph of the article. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:32, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

James H. Stark

Stark's Illustrated Bermuda Guide (1884)
Stark's Illustrated Bermuda Guide (1884)

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 21:53, 6 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new and long enough. It is neutral and cites sources inline."Earwig's Copyvio Detector" reports no significant text similarities. The hook is well-formatted and interesting. Its length is within limit. Its fact is cited inline. The image is ©-free. QPQ was done by Whispyhistory and the credit is used by the nominator. Good to go if such QPQ usage is not an issue at all. CeeGee 09:52, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Megabat

  • ... that in two species of megabat, males can lactate? Source: "However, male lactation has been documented in populations of free-ranging Dayak fruit bats Dyacopterus spadecius in Malaysia (Figure 1) and the masked flying fox Pteropus capistrastus in Papua New Guinea." ([23])
    • ALT1:... that in a species of megabat, females likely trade sex for food? Source: "This test revealed a strong relationship be-tween producer-scrounger interactions and reproduction. Specifically, females bore pups of the males from which they often scrounged food" ([24])

Improved to Good Article status by Enwebb (talk). Self-nominated at 02:48, 3 June 2019 (UTC).

  • I don't know if I have the time to review this, but while both hooks are good, the first hook is probably the most eye-catching one and perhaps will result in the most interest. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 04:02, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Reviewing... --Toreightyone (talk) 11:21, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Initial Review:
Article:
Newness: ☑Y - nominated four days after good article promotion
Length: ☑Y - 38 kb
Copyvio Check: ☑Y - unlikely
Neutrality: ☑Y
Grammar: ☑Y - after checking the entire article for grammar, I just realized that it was already thoroughly checked by the Good Article review, but alas, everything checks out
Sources: ☑Y - everything is sourced

Hook:
Length: : ☑Y - <200 characters each
Content: ☑Y - ALT0 is very eye-catching as Naruto mentioned previously, appears in the article
Neutrality: ☑Y
Source: ☑Y - appears in article; information appears in the abstract, but further details are behind a paywall
QPQ: ☑Y

Overall:
Symbol confirmed.svg Fantastic job Enwebb, I can see you put an incredible amount of effort into the article. If you would like to add an image to your DYK nomination, let me know and I can adjust my review accordingly. Cheers, Toreightyone (talk) 22:08, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Toreightyone, thanks for the review! It was indeed quite a process to get this to GA! Unfortunately, there are no photographs of either species available, so I don't think any images from the article would make sense with Alt0. Enwebb (talk) 23:05, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
Understandable, I noticed Bismarck masked flying fox has an image however as it is an artist's rendition it probably would not be overly useful. Congrats nonetheless, Toreightyone (talk) 23:44, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 1

Îles Ehotilés National Park

  • ... that a colony of fruit bats in the Îles Ehotilés National Park is revered by the local people as representing their ancestors? Source: "La chauve-souris : une importante colonie de ces mégachiroptères de l'espèce Eidolon helvum ou Roussettes des palmiers, loge sur l'île Balouaté. Pour les populations riveraines ces animaux sont le signe de la présence des parents disparus. Ils occupent donc une grande importance dans la vie de ces peuples."

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 09:19, 5 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article was expanded fivefold within seven days of nomination, is over the required prose size and has no copyvio concerns. Hook is interesting and supported by an inline citation. AGF on the foreign language source. QPQ provided, good to go. Kosack (talk) 19:49, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Teisha Shaswell

Teisha Shadwell of the Kilsyth Cobras
Teisha Shadwell of the Kilsyth Cobras
  • ... that wheelchair basketball player Teisha Shadwell (pictured) raised money for a custom-built chair on GoFundMe? Source: "Her coaches have said she needs a custom-made chair to allow her to reach her full potential and continue to chase those goals… with that chair costing between $9,000-$10,000... It’s an incredible amount of money, which is why the family has started a GoFundMe page to support Teisha’s ambitions and push her further towards those dreams." ([25])

Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:14, 1 June 2019 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Long enough and expanded 5x Gbawden (talk) 09:34, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Only if you include the source reference. I suggest not doing that. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 09:50, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Doh. Thanks for pointing that out Gbawden (talk) 16:09, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Rathindranath Tagore

Tagore in 1953
Tagore in 1953

Created by Royroydeb (talk). Self-nominated at 15:39, 1 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Can a better hook be proposed here? I don't think that university is well-known outside of India, so it wouldn't be clear to non-Indian readers how being the first leader of this university is a big deal. I wouldn't be opposed to including that fact in a hook though: perhaps you can include that he's Rabindrananth Tagore's son? 11:57, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
  • I'd be opposed to letting the hook rest on family ties, even to a known person, and I doubt that that person is known better than the university. The hook works fine for me, - no, I don't know the university but am ready to find out. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:28, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Well Rabindranath Tagore is quite a famous person, even outside India, and it would feel like a waste not to mention him somewhere. I would not have been opposed to the current hook had the university been well known outside India, but alas. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 10:45, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
We disagree about that a thing mentioned in a hook has to be known already, - I say no, we have a link, and a university where the subject held a position seems better suited to speak about the subject than someone famous, but just related. We just had the hook about the O'Keeffe sister who didn't use the famous name because she wanted to be her own, not just a famous woman's sister. That was the hook. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:46, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Just kicking my heels here, waiting for a nomination of mine to be reviewed. Can I suggest an alternative?

  • ALT1: ... that Rathindranath Tagore (pictured) resigned the Vice-Chancelorship of the Visva-Bharati University after embarking on a relationship with the wife of a professor there? It seems to me that more of the article is devoted to this relationship than to his academic career. Scolaire (talk) 14:28, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
    I think that again deviates from what he did, - mentioning that he resigned for a relationship may be better. Royroydeb, can you please decide if the woman's name should be Mira or Meera? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:46, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
(I was away, so I could not reply earlier). @Narutolovehinata5:. As pointed by @Gerda Arendt:, the particular university is linked within the hook. Mira has been changed to Meera as it is the most commonly used spelling (some even spell it Meira like Meira Kumar). Although, I prefer the original hook, I would suggest another one
ALT2: ... that Rathindranath Tagore (pictured) was the first vice-chancellor of the Visva-Bharati University which was founded by his father Rabindranath Tagore? RRD (talk) 13:03, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg I hope a prep builder will take into account that you and I prefer the original. - ALT2 sounds a bit like: no wonder he got the position being the founder's son. - Detailed bio on good sources, Bengali sources accepted AGF. Please mark them all als in Bengali. The image is licensed and a good illustration. I recomment combining his marriage and relationship to one section "Private life". I also doubt the "filled with controversy" in the lead is a good summary, - perhaps drop that sentence, or write a better one. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:09, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Phytobia betulae

  • ... that the tunnel made by the larva of a small fly inside a birch tree may reach 17 m (56 ft)? Source: "Adults of P. betulae are 4 - 5 mm long." and "Larval tunnels can be extremely long (17 m)."
  • ALT1 ... that the fly Phytobia betulae is just 5 mm (0.2 in) long but the tunnel made by its larva inside a birch tree may reach 17 m (56 ft)?

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk) and Mk170101 (talk). Nominated by Cwmhiraeth (talk) at 05:48, 4 June 2019 (UTC).


QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg valereee (talk) 16:46, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Interesting article, as all of these are to nature nerds like me. :) I'm wondering if some more direct comparison of the size of the larva/fly vs. the length of the tunnel might take the hook up a notch? Like 'the 4mm (.2 inch) larva of a small fly blah blah blah' or something? I definitely think the tunnel length is the hook. --valereee (talk) 17:02, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the review. I have added ALT1. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:46, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth, I really like that! I'm approving both, with a preference for ALT1. --valereee (talk)

J. Schmuck Block

The building in 2015.
The building in 2015.
  • ... that a three-story structure in Beatrice, Nebraska was built for a German Schmuck? Jill E. Dolberg (March 21, 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: J. Schmuck Block". National Park Service. Retrieved May 31, 2019. With accompanying pictures

Created by Zigzig20s (talk). Self-nominated at 23:35, 1 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article is new enough and long enough. Source #1 seems to be broken. I am not seeing "asphalt and slate", "another couple" and "rented" in #2, but that's probably just the the nonreadable PDF. Who is "Judge Walden"? AGFing on the stuff sourced to newspapers.com. Article seems neutral, didn't see any copyvio or plagiarism. That hook is playing for humour and sourced to the AGF'ed source, I am wondering if the link should be put elsewhere though. Regarding the QPQ, I am wondering if text-source integrity was checked. Image licensing is also OK. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:51, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
I don't know who Judge Waldren was--not sure which court he served on. Beatrice is the county seat of Gage County, so perhaps a county court. Yes, the PDF does mention asphalt and slate. What do you mean by 'nonreadable' please? I can read it fine. The QPQ is pending.Zigzig20s (talk) 13:14, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
We could move "German Schmuck" to the beginning of the sentence, "DYK that a German Schmuck built...".Zigzig20s (talk) 13:29, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
I as thinking more that the link could be moved up, while leaving the hook unchanged. Regarding link #1, could it be changed to use a direct one? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 14:32, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
What do you mean?Zigzig20s (talk) 14:55, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
Source #1 points to this page, which says nothing about the building. If there is a webpage specifically about the building, there should be a direct link. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 14:58, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
Source 1 is just how WikiProject NRHP has decided to cite NRHP references in infoboxes.Zigzig20s (talk) 15:00, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
I think it would be better though to make a proper link. In the infobox it's not so much a problem as the link is a reference for itself, but in the rest of the article it's confusing. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 15:28, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
The content/format of the standard {{NRISref}} footnote could well be improved. There have been repeated suggestions (including by me) to drop the confusing-to-readers link to a technical webpage at NPS where the entire NRIS database can be downloaded. Several past participants at its talk page and at related discussions (i.e. opponents to improvement) quit wikipedia years ago. However a potential change has nothing to do with this DYK. The existing standard reference is used in about 50,000 wikipedia articles and, despite ur and my complaints, is not all that bad. The NRIS database is in fact the source for most or all of the infobox data, and it is the source for some info in the text, so it must be cited. I would oppose an ad hoc requirement at this DYK to temporarily drop the citation this time. Perhaps Jo-Jo Emerus or other DYK reviewers have disliked the citation before, but there have been many (hundreds at least) of past DYKs that went thru for articles having this citation.
User:Jo-Jo Eumerus, if u would open a new discussion/proposal/complaint at Template talk:NRISref i would help towards changing it, even try to take a lead in improving it. Again that should not derail this specific DYK. --Doncram (talk) 20:12, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
You could also use a regular {{Cite web}} template if the NRIS one doesn't have a good link. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 20:41, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
I am a bit lost now. If it is easy to do, perhaps you could do it? I often correct typos etc. when I am reviewing a DYK.Zigzig20s (talk) 20:56, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── OK; that's now done. Any opinion about moving the link in the hook into the earlier "three-story structure" string? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 07:59, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

I think our readers are more likely to click on Schmuck.Zigzig20s (talk) 09:30, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:34, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

South Arch volcanic field

  • ... that the weight of the volcanoes of Hawaii is causing Earth's crust to buckle, generating volcanoes under the sea?

Created by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 11:04, 1 June 2019 (UTC).

  • New enough (nom on first day in main space), long enough (3x min size). Well referenced with multiple citations in each paragraph. No other policy issues suspected. Hook is short enough and interesting. I do not have access to the hook source (link opens cover page) so will AGF. Minor citation problem - the hook relates to the entire first sentence under "Geology" but that sentence has a cite in the middle. Please move citation to the end if that is correct (or provide another cite for the rest of the sentence). [The second sentence under "Geomorphology" also has a cite after the first clause which looks out of place.]
  • Symbol question.svg Please clear up minor citation issue, and need QPQ review. MB 21:17, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
    @MB:The dual sourcing is deliberate; the first source supports some extra details that the second one doesn't mention. QPQ is here. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:53, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
But there is still no citation for "where the crust has broken up, allowing magma to rise to the surface". If that is from the same source as the following sentence, please repeat it so the sentence upon which the hook is based is explicitly cited.
And I still don't understand the citation in the Geomorphology section: "It consists of[1] several metres thick[3] lava flows". [3] cites that they are several meters thick, but [1] is just after a fragment that says nothing by itself. MB 15:13, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
@MB: Ah, that problem with references. I've added another one. Regarding the second problem, that's because [1] states that the field is formed by lava flows but only [3] states their thickness. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 15:24, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Hook sufficiently cited, QPQ done, good to go.
As far as the "second problem", I think the [1] after "it consists of" is unnecessary, but there is another [1] at the end of that sentence which would cover everything back to the previous [3] including "lava flows", so it still looks redundant. MB 15:30, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Occupation of Ma'an

1942 British illustration of the disputed region
1942 British illustration of the disputed region
  • ... that the Occupation of Ma'an is "one of the most confused chapters" of Jordan's history? Source: Shwadran, Benjamin (1959). Jordan: A State of Tension. Council for Middle Eastern Affairs Press. p. 154-157. ISBN 978-1-258-43247-8. and Troeller, Gary (23 October 2013). The Birth of Saudi Arabia: Britain and the Rise of the House of Sa'ud. Routledge. p. 222. ISBN 978-1-135-16198-9.

Created by Onceinawhile (talk) and Selfstudier (talk). Nominated by Onceinawhile (talk) at 08:47, 1 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Interesting article. You think you know everything about Levantine (or Hejazi!) history and then something like this comes along. The article is well-sourced, long enough, new enough and the QPQ is done. The map appears free and is relevant to the article subject. I believe the hook will pass muster, though personally I think it's too vague—then again, it serves the purpose of enticing readers to click the article link. I did some minor copyeditting. Could you guys standardize the footnotes? You have some inline citations that are full references when they should be abbreviated since there's a Bibliography (notes 1, 2, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 25); Note 23 needs to be fixed. If you're going harvard style, then this should be applied to all the refs (at least those citing books and journals). Since it will be featured on the Mainpage, the current mess should be avoided. Once that's done, I'd be happy to pass. --Al Ameer (talk) 15:10, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you @Al Ameer son: I have gone through and fixed all the references as suggested. Onceinawhile (talk) 16:11, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Great, nice work gentlemen. I can tell from the talk page how well-researched this article was. Cheers, --Al Ameer (talk) 16:14, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Isabel Martin (wheelchair basketball), 2019 Women's U25 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship

Isabel Martin at the Kilsyth Sports Centre in July 2016
Isabel Martin at the Kilsyth Sports Centre in July 2016

Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:24, 1 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Both articles are new, long enough and within policy, the hook is properly formatted, within length, interesting, reliably sourced and neutral, and a double QPQ has been done. Image is within policy. GTG. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 05:53, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 2

Touristic Eastern Express

  • ... that the Touristic Eastern Express makes two hours-long stops at each direction between Ankara and Kars to offer the passengers tours to historic and natural attractions? Source: "Ankara´dan giden tren Erzincan, İliç ve Erzurum istasyonlarında, dönüş treni ise Sivas´ın Divriği ve Bostankaya İstasyonlarında yolcuların tarihî ve turistik yerleri ziyaret etmesi için uzun süreli duracak." ‹See Tfd›(in Turkish) [28]
  • ALT1 ... that the Touristic Eastern Express makes two-hours-long stops between Ankara and Kars to allow passengers to visit historic and natural attractions?

Created/expanded by CeeGee (talk). Self-nominated at 10:15, 8 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright or plagiarism issues. I did a little copyediting and have added ALT1 as alternative wording for the hook. A QPQ has been done. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:27, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Maria Magnani Noya

  • "Magnani Noya was the first woman elected mayor of Turin"
  • "Torino sarà, dopo Palermo, la seconda grande città italiana ad avere un sindaco donna." Roughly translates to: "Turin will be, after Palermo, the second big/major Italian city to have a female mayor"
    • ALT1:... that during the 1990 FIFA World Cup, Turin mayor Maria Magnani Noya asked FIFA to swap the locations of the two semi-final matches in fear of English fans after the Heysel Stadium Disaster? Source: Turin's mayor, Maria Magnani Noya, was concerned enough that she appealed through the media to FIFA, soccer's world governing body, and the Italia '90 organizing committee to change the tournament draw so that the English would play their semifinal game against the West Germans in Naples.

Created by Toreightyone (talk). Self-nominated at 23:31, 7 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg Article meets DYK article requirements and is free from close paraphrasing. ALT1 is okay but I prefer ALT0; due to there currently being objections to frequent "first" hooks, I will not object to ALT1 being promoted instead; both meet requirements. I am assuming good faith for the Italian sources. Right now, there's an unsourced paragraph in the article (about her successor as mayor of Turin), and the "Later Life and Death" section header is improperly capitalized. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:43, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Hey Narutolovehinata5, I have fixed the two issues you mentioned. Thanks, Toreightyone (talk) 11:51, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 12:42, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Assagny National Park, Erythrophleum ivorense, Lannea welwitschii

Created/expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:24, 7 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg All three articles are new enough (two new, one 5x expansion), long enough, neutral, and well referenced. Hook is interesting and supported by inline references. Three QPQs are supplied. No copyvio detected. Good to go. -Zanhe (talk) 08:28, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Queen parrotfish

Male queen parrotfish
Male queen parrotfish

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 18:13, 6 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough expansion. Hook is in the article and cited in the source ("Scarus vetula have become one of the most important biological factors in the erosion of coral reefs"). No other problems I can see, good to go. Raymie (tc) 18:14, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

James J. Connell

[[File:|133x150px |Connell in 1961 ]]
Connell in 1961
  • ... that Lieutenant commander James J. Connell's Navy Cross was the highest award for valor presented to any Delawarean during the Vietnam War? Source: Article in Delaware Online, Remember Delaware hero James Connell, who died a POW in the Vietnam War. Line reads "According to research by David Call, a retired Master Chief Petty Officer and naval science instructor at Delaware Military Academy, Connell’s Navy Cross was the highest award for valor presented to any Delawarean during the Vietnam War.". Link at [29]
    • ALT1:... that Lieutenant commander James J. Connell's was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for has actions as a POW during the Vietnam War? Source:Article in Delaware Online, Remember Delaware hero James Connell, who died a POW in the Vietnam War. Link at [30]
  • Comment: Pardon any mistakes

Created by SamHolt6 (talk). Nominated by SamHolt6 (talk) at 16:17, 3 June 2019 (UTC).

Alright, as this is your fourth (?) DYK, you don't need a QPQ yet, though I'd recommend thinking about doing one soon!
Symbol confirmed.svg Now for the review: All actually seems clear. Article is new enough, long enough, and the copyvio tool can only detect phrases which are otherwise not really rewordable. I prefer the original alt - feels more "exclusive". Optionally, throw the word "posthumous". Juxlos (talk) 19:22, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but the hook fact about his Navy Cross being the highest award for valor presented to any Delawarean during the Vietnam War does not appear in the article. Once it's there, it needs an inline cite. Yoninah (talk) 21:54, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Oh, my bad, I spotted that in the lead and missed the body - @SamHolt6:. Juxlos (talk) 21:58, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Right, it's in the lead without a cite. I added a "citation needed" tag there, but I think it should be mentioned under Legacy with the cite. Yoninah (talk) 22:07, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
@Yoninah:@Juxlos: I have added the inline citation to the article lead as requested, and added the claim to the body. Anything else need to be done? SamHolt6 (talk) 22:29, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @SamHolt6: thank you, but you have some pretty close paraphrasing here:
  • Source: the highest award for valor presented to any Delawarean during the Vietnam War.
  • Article: the highest award for valor presented to any Delawarean during the Vietnam War.
  • Yoninah (talk) 22:35, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
@Yoninah: I am aware, but cant think of a better way to represent the information. Perhaps "The Navy Cross awarded to James J. Connell was the highest award presented to a Delawarean during the Vietnam War? SamHolt6 (talk) 22:39, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @SamHolt6: I'm talking about in the article as well as here. Perhaps write it this way: the highest award for valor bestowed on a Delawarean during the Vietnam War. Yoninah (talk) 22:51, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
@Yoninah: it works well, and I have implemented [31] the change on the main article. Since this nomination has already begun, am I able to change the content above? SamHolt6 (talk) 23:02, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @SamHolt6: no, we just write it as a new alt:
  • ALT0a: ... that lieutenant commander James J. Connell's Navy Cross was the highest award for valor bestowed on a Delawarean during the Vietnam War?
  • Symbol confirmed.svg I've formatted the hook properly and fixed a link. Striking other alts and restoring tick per Juxlos' review. Thank you for removing the close paraphrasing in the article. ALT0a good to go. Yoninah (talk) 23:15, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Jeanne Laisné (soprano)

  • ... that Jeanne Laisné created the part of Aurore in Massenet's Le portrait de Manon, a sequel to his earlier Manon? Source: https://www.artlyriquefr.fr/oeuvres/Portrait%20de%20Manon.html (see table for her creating the role, that it's a sequel is kind of the point, but., for example, the first review quoted there discusses the genesis from the earlier work, and if you want more explicit, "Le livret de M. Georges Boyer est par lui-même très séduisant. Il a pour héros le des Grieux de Manon...". from another of the reviews quoted. )

Created by Adam Cuerden (talk). Self-nominated at 22:24, 4 June 2019 (UTC).

We found, Adam, that we can't expect DYK readers to imagine what "create a role" means, also yes, "role" better than "part", and isn't a sequel always to somthing earlier? So here you go:
Jeanne Laisné as Aurore
Jeanne Laisné as Aurore
ALT2: ... that Jeanne Laisné appeared as Aurore (pictured) in the world premiere of Massenet's Le portrait de Manon, a sequel to his Manon?
Symbol confirmed.svg Detailed bio, meticulously sourced, no copyvio obvious. Please add the image here, it's the right role even! - I changed some formatting (and Carmen), and wonder about the many times the opera house is mentioned, always with a link, in the repertoire. Perhaps think about that. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:28, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: I've added the image. Can you recheck it? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.6% of all FPs 12:47, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svgSure, lovely image, licenced and the perfect illustration. I moved it to the hook in standard size, moved the clause, and expanded the caption. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:23, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 3

Dioryctria sylvestrella

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:40, 8 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg 5x expanded, in time, long enough, sourced, no apparent copyvios, QPQ done. Cwmhiraeth, the hook generally accords with the source (it "is one of the important pests of pine plantations"), although I think "most" should be dropped. What is the source for the line in the article that "maritime pine [is] an important plantation crop of the Mediterranean region"? --Usernameunique (talk) 19:09, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
@Usernameunique: Thank you for the review. I have added a reference to the article and substituted ALT1 for the original hook. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:08, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg All set now. --Usernameunique (talk) 05:12, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Concerning word choice in the hook, I wonder if a less ambiguous word than "important" would help give readers more clarity. Because the way it is worded, it is almost like infestations are a good thing, which I would very much imagine they are not. 47.185.218.146 (talk) 03:04, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
I have suggested ALT2 to address your concerns. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:38, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Every Frame a Painting

Created by Axem Titanium (talk). Self-nominated at 23:47, 3 June 2019 (UTC).

Symbol question.svg @Axem Titanium: Doing this now - basic criterion passed, so I'm gonna go for some factual checks: On the job division - I seem to read the Medium blog post as Zhou doing the editing, not both of them for finals. But otherwise, it seems good to go. Juxlos (talk) 22:19, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for doing the review! The Medium post notes that the videos are credited "Written & Edited by Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou". Collaborating on the final edit seems to be the best summary I could come up with for "I edit every draft [...] I am the first and last audience that sees everything before it goes out [...] he is the editor, and I am the editor’s editor." The post also gives an example "you’ll see Tony edited version 1 of the Chuck Jones video by himself. Then we worked together for 7 days to create version 7 (the final)". Axem Titanium (talk) 22:47, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
It's a little bit hard to get from the source - do you think you can reword it to better reflect what they're saying. I don't see the collaboration part from the quotes. Juxlos (talk) 19:47, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
I made a small wording change. Does that reflect better? Axem Titanium (talk) 06:37, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg That'd do. Juxlos (talk) 10:37, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Hells Bells

Photo of some bells
Photo of some bells
  • ... that bells (pictured) grow in an underwater cave of Mexico?

Improved to Good Article status by Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk). Self-nominated at 10:26, 3 June 2019 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Great new article. New enough, long enough, good cites, DYK check green.But why no "hells" in the hook? Seems that would make it a LOT more popular. Maury Markowitz (talk) 13:21, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
@Maury Markowitz: I'll admit that nothing comes to mind that uses "hells"; maybe "infernal bells"? Also, note that I didn't do the QPQ review yet. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 13:53, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
No, I mean why not "... that Hells Bells (pictured) grow in an underwater cave of Mexico?" That is the actual title of the article and I think it would be much more popular. I got 10k extra clicks by putting "little white lie" in a hook, a AC/DC reference is going to trouce that! Maury Markowitz (talk) 14:17, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
@Maury Markowitz:I dunno. As a seasoned troper I know that a popular culture reference is much more easy to miss on than people think. On the other hand adding "infernal" in somewhere would probably work (perhaps like "infernal bells"); anyone else? Also, since I didn't have time before Template:Did you know nominations/Seal of Somerset County, Maryland is the QPQ. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 19:50, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 4

Back to Black

Winehouse performing at the Eurockéennes festival in France in 2007
Winehouse performing at the Eurockéennes festival in France in 2007

Created/expanded by AppleWormBoy (talk). Self-nominated at 11:47, 17 June 2019 (UTC).

General eligiblity:

QPQ: None required.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg ALT1 hook is not supported in the article, which says "numerous awards"; Main is okay though (AGF). Pic is not used, but nom could be run without it, or another could be substituted. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 03:10, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Okay, you can use the main hook and the ALT picture for the nomination, then. -AppleWormBoy (talk), 10:08, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Bury F.C.

  • ... that in 2001, Bury Football Club had a mascot called "Robbie the Bobby", a police officer who was sent off three times by referees for bad behaviour? Source:George, Thomas (15 May 2018). "Bury FC's new mascot revealed". Bury Times. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
    • ALT1:... that Bury Football Club have a mascot called "Peeler", a police dog who is named after Robert Peel? Source:"New Mascot Name Confirmed!". Bury Football Club. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2019.

Improved to Good Article status by No Great Shaker (talk). Self-nominated at 12:53, 5 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article was promoted to GA status within the last seven days, is over the required prose size and has no copyvio concerns. Hooks are both interesting and have an inline citation to a reliable source. User is exempt from QPQ as this appears to be their first DYK nomination. Good to go. Kosack (talk) 10:18, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, Kosack. Just to confirm you are right that I haven't used DYK before. I intend to learn about the review process and will help out when I feel capable. All the best. No Great Shaker (talk) 10:25, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Seal of Somerset County, Maryland

Seal of Somerset County
Seal of Somerset County
  • Reviewed: Milton Keynes
  • Comment: Can I request if we use the image please?

Created by The C of E (talk). Self-nominated at 08:58, 4 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svgArticle is new enough and long enough. Source #1 does not say "rediscovered" and does not support the analysis of the seal's symbols' meaning either. AGFing on #2 and #3. I am not sure if "Some versions" is supported by #4 either and is that a reliable source? No copyvio or plagiarism that I can see. Hook is appropriately sourced, not very interesting perhaps and cited inline. Image is fine. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 19:47, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Jo-Jo Eumerus: It clearly says in source 1 that it is based on the Royal arms of England at the time, the breakdown of the quarters is in source 4. I have reworded rediscovered in the article. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 22:41, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @The C of E: The problem parts are The three yellow lions and fleurs-de-lys on the top left and bottom right quarters represent England and the English claims to the French throne (though reversed in the seal), the white lion on the top right representing Scotland and the harp on the bottom left representing Ireland. which are only partially endorsed by source #4. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:34, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Jo-Jo Eumerus: Source 4 clearly states the quartering and what it represents. England " three lions passant guardant", France "fleurs-de-lis to three", "These arms expressed his claim to the French throne", Scotland ", a lion rampant" and Ireland " Azure, a harp". IT is fully covered by the source but it isn't relevant to the hook. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 10:07, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Mandy Moore (choreographer)

  • ... that in 2017, American choreographer Mandy Moore created dance numbers for the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, and Grammy Awards ceremonies? Source: "In 2017 she made history by being the first choreographer to choreograph for the Golden Globe Awards, Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards, and Emmy Awards in the same year!" (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences)

5x expanded by Yoninah (talk). Self-nominated at 20:03, 4 June 2019 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Detailed article on excellent sources, good expansion, no copyvio obvious. - I approve the original, but think I'd be more interested - for cute titles and more substantial work - in the show and La La Land. You could mention one or two of those, and still say "the four major US award ceremonies", without links, - I mean, what's new and linkworthy about those? Perhaps one of them? - Will watch. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:51, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg like ALT2 better ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:59, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. Yoninah (talk) 10:15, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 5

Thomas Cheney (folklorist)

  • Reviewed: Gustave A. Mueller
  • Comment: New article created in my sandbox and moved June 5, 2019

Created by Skyes(BYU) (talk). Self-nominated at 20:33, 5 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough and long enough, neutral, and well-cited. Earwig finds nothing. Hook is cited from online source given. QPQ done. I have taken the liberty of changing "banned from" to "banned by": the word "banning" is used in the source, but its meaning is not clear. The source says someone demanded the book be withdrawn from bookshops and then goes on to imply that that happened by saying "the press was left with 5950 copies". With that slight tweak, ready to go. Moonraker (talk) 22:17, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Janine Brodie

  • ... that in 1985, Janine Brodie's book Women and Politics in Canada was the first to explore Canadian women in politics from 1945 to 1975? Source: Cook, Stephen (29 December 2017). "Three Edmontonians receive Order of Canada". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
    • ALT1:... that political scientist Janine Brodie was named a Member of the Order of Canada for her research in Canadian politics, public policy, social governance, and gender politics? Source: "DR. JANINE BRODIE, C.M." The Governor General of Canada. 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
    • ALT2:... that Royal Society of Canada fellow Janine Brodie only decided to pursue political science as a career after prompting from her professor? Source: "Janine Brodie". Carleton University. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2019.

Created by HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk). Self-nominated at 00:14, 6 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg this is the first DYK review I have done and I'm following the review guide very closely – please bear with me
  • readable prose size is 4050 B (653 words) and article was created on 6 June 2019 – okay so far
  • article is well sourced and I think it could potentially be nominated for GA – it is not a stub
  • all three hooks are authentic with valid sourcing
  • article has inline citations throughout and has appropriate source listing sections with no externals; all urls are fully cited (no bare urls)
  • all three have acceptable length <200 characters and there is no evidence of copyright violation
  • all hooks are interesting but I think the primary most so as it surprised me
  • QPQ done so this is okay to go – well done. No Great Shaker (talk) 11:01, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Aziz Abu Sarah

  • ... that Aziz Abu Sarah, a peace activist from East Jerusalem and promoter of Arab–Israeli peace projects, did not understand Hebrew and never conversed with a Jew during the first 18 years of his life? Source: "[Abu Sarah] spoke no Hebrew and didn’t know any Jewish Israelis for the first 18 years of his life." "What Aziz Abu Sarah Learned in Hebrew School", The Times of Israel
    • ALT1:... that Aziz Abu Sarah, a peace activist from East Jerusalem and promoter of Arab–Israeli peace projects, was an organizer for the Fatah youth movement and threw stones at Israeli settlers as an adolescent? Source: "As a bereaved brother, whose older sibling died after a year-long imprisonment in an Israeli jail, [Abu Sarah's] own journey from stone-throwing youth and Fatah organizer to conflict resolution worker and alternative tour organizer is about as drastic a transformation as one can find in the Middle East." "What Aziz Abu Sarah Learned in Hebrew School", The Times of Israel
    • ALT2:... that East Jerusalem entrepreneur Aziz Abu Sarah has been described as being both a Palestinian peace activist and a Palestinian nationalist? Source: For peace activist, "Aziz abu Sarah, a Palestinian peace activist, joins us." "Vortex: Walking Jerusalem", National Geographic; For patriot and nationalist, "Then along came Aziz Abu Sarah, a young Palestinian patriot and nationalist from Jerusalem and a group of young Palestinian nationalists who say: Al Quds is ours, we will no longer accept the status quo of losing our rights in Jerusalem. We will no longer agree to the demolition of our homes, the need to beg to have our streets clean, our schools modern enough to meet 21st century needs. We are going to stand up and non-violently take what is ours." "Encountering Peace: Why I Support a Palestinian List in Jerusalem", The Jerusalem Post
  • Comment: I tried to find a free use picture, but the only ones I found are on Flickr Commons.

Created by Havradim (talk). Self-nominated at 22:25, 6 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, within policy, QPQ done, hook is within policy (just within the 200 character limit). Onceinawhile (talk) 11:10, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

James Fraser (surgeon)

  • ... that when he graduated in medicine at the age of 24, James Fraser was already Sir James Fraser? Source: "... graduating MB ChB in July 1948, a short time after inheriting the baronetcy on 1 December 1947. The Herald
    • ALT1:... that when Sir James Fraser graduated in medicine aged 24, he already held his title? Source: "... graduating MB ChB in July 1948, a short time after inheriting the baronetcy on 1 December 1947." The Herald

Created by Iainmacintyre (talk). Self-nominated at 15:12, 5 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This article is new enough and long enough. The hook facts are cited inline, the article is neutral and I detected no copyright issues. A QPQ has been done. I prefer the first hook. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 05:28, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Li Hengde

  • ... that after the US banned Chinese students from returning to China, Li Hengde organized a student network which petitioned the Chinese premier, the US president, and the UN for their right to go home? Source: Chinese American Transnational Politics

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 19:10, 7 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article age, length, cited hook, and policy checked. QPQ done. Appears fine. My preference would be that the year is included (... from returning to China in 1950...), but that's just my personal preference. Bejinhan talks 21:09, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Not related to the hook, but I'm unsure how "and the renowned aerospace engineer Qian Xuesen was "deported" by the US in 1955" is relevant to the article. There's no prior mention of him anywhere in the article, until that line. Bejinhan talks 21:51, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Bejinhan: Thanks for your review. The hook is just below the length limit and it would be hard to add any more info (and I think the ban actually took effect in 1951). Li's efforts contributed to the release of Qian, who would become the father of China's aerospace program. This is why Li and Qian are singled out for mention in the book, among the thousands of students affected. If you're interested, please take a look at Template:Did you know nominations/Gao Xiaoxia as well, for someone who left the US just before the ban. -Zanhe (talk) 22:07, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Hmm, my qualm about that is I'm not sure if it's relevant because this Wikipedia article is about Li, and not the book. If the article is about the book, then, sure, it would make sense to include the important points. But this article is about Li, so including Qian as a one-off line doesn't quite make sense. Bejinhan talks 22:18, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  • The article is obviously not about the book. My point is that Li contributed to Qian's release according to the book, which is why the information is worth a mention in the article. -Zanhe (talk) 22:44, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  • I get your point, but adding it as a one-off line (actually, more like half a line) is very random and doesn’t fit with the narrative of the paragraph or section. Perhaps, adding another sentence explaining what you just explained above here would make it sound better. Bejinhan talks 23:35, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Rockwarbler

rockwarbler
rockwarbler
  • ... that the rockwarbler (pictured) nests in caves? Source
    • ALT1:... that the rockwarbler (pictured) is also known as the hanging dick? Source

5x expanded by Casliber (talk). Self-nominated at 07:59, 6 June 2019 (UTC).

* I would change this to ... "that the Rockwarbler (a cave nester) was once known as the 'Hanging Dick' because of its pendulous nest, which is a domed structure with an entrance at the side." Reworded to your own words to avoid copyvio. [34] --E.3 (talk) 23:36, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
ok, have added material. nce find.
ALT2:... that the rockwarbler (pictured) was once known as the 'Hanging Dick' because of its pendulous nest? Symbol confirmed.svg
ALT3:... that the cave-nesting rockwarbler (pictured) was once known as the 'Hanging Dick' because of its pendulous nest? Symbol confirmed.svg
ALT4:... that the rockwarbler (pictured) was once known as the 'Hanging Dick' because of its pendulous nest, which is a domed structure with an entrance at the side?

Worried that the last is too long....Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:47, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

  • I agree I'm happy with the ALT2 and ALT3, prefer ALT3. Article and page length fine, interesting hook, reliable sources. Happy with the picture too. --E.3 (talk) 01:35, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

HMS Lavinia (1806)

  • ... that HMS Lavinia was saved from being broken up, only to be sunk in a collision with a German steamship? Source:Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Barnsley: Seaforth. p. 152. ISBN 1-86176-246-1.
    • ALT1:... that HMS Lavinia led the squadron that forced its way up the Scheldt during the Walcheren Campaign? Source: James, William (1827). The Naval History of Great Britain, Volume V, 1808–1811. London: Richard Bentley. p. 136.

Moved to mainspace by Ykraps (talk). Self-nominated at 06:44, 5 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Reviewing
  • Article is new enough, long enough, neutral, cited from appropriate sources - although none of the 3 main sources cited is available online, so taken on trust.
  • No copyvio on Earwig
  • Hooks are short enough and supported by inline citations . I think the original is of more interest to a general audience.
  • QPQ done
  • Good to go. Symbol confirmed.svg Papamac (talk) 12:59, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 6

Hours of Louis XII

Louis XII of France and saints
  • ... that the process of connecting the scattered fragments surviving from the Hours of Louis XII (begun c. 1498) only started in 1973? Source: V&A Museum: "By the end of the 17th century, the book's original body of around 36 large miniatures was removed and its text broken up. Miniatures and text fragments found their way into various collections, including those of Samuel Pepys, George II and William Beckford. By the late 19th century several were in the British Museum. In 1973 Janet Backhouse, the distinguished curator of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library, recognised that these and other miniatures and fragments belonged together. Sixteen imposing miniatures, nearly half the original suite of images, have been discovered to date."

Created/expanded by Johnbod (talk). Self-nominated at 15:21, 8 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg A beautiful article on a beautiful topic. New enough, long enough, well written and referenced; except that the Backhouse reference is incorrect: the book is a collection of essays, only one of which is by Janet Backhouse. There are many references to Mark Evans' essay, and one to Thomas Kren's. This has to be corrected. I did a spotcheck for close paraphrasing, and found no issues, Earwig's tool also comes out clean. Hook is cited, interesting, and within length limits. QPQ has been done. Constantine 07:40, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Done this. You are right of course, I was somewhat misled by google books, and perhaps knowing that Backhouse died while her contribution was in the post to Getty. Johnbod (talk) 11:07, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
@Johnbod: Hmmm, I would prefer to list the individual articles and contributors, but this works as well. Passing now.
Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go. Constantine 08:04, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Tang Dingyuan

  • ... that Tang Dingyuan co-invented the "split-diamond bomb"? Source: The Diamond Makers

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 08:37, 11 June 2019 (UTC).

@Zanhe: Reviewing this - basic conditions met and I'm going for the refchecks for the body:
  • "begged their way to Wuhan" - I don't see the "begging" part in the article - or is it lost in Google Translation?
  • "bachelor's degree in physics in 1942" - doesn't seem to be in the cited QQ source
Otherwise, everything else seems to be good to go. Juxlos (talk) 10:54, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
@Juxlos: Thanks for your review. Yes, Google translation strangely omits the entire part about begging. Here's the sentence in the source: "汤定元和同学一起沿途“求乞”,步行到武汉". Translation: "Tang Dingyuan and his classmates together begged along the way, arriving in Wuhan on foot". Regarding the second question, it's actually from The Paper, which says he graduated from the Physics Department of NCU. I added the source to the sentence and reworded it. -Zanhe (talk) 22:48, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Symbol confirmed.svg I see. Good to go then. Juxlos (talk) 07:10, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Echinochloa pyramidalis

Created by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 08:14, 10 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Reviewing
  • Article is long enough, new enough, neutral, with inline citations from appropriate sources.
  • No copyvio on Earwig.
  • Hooks are both correctly formatted, short enough and are both supported by an inline citation. Both are of interest to general audience.
  • QPQ done
  • Good to go. Symbol confirmed.svg Papamac (talk) 08:41, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Satyawati Suleiman

  • ... that Satyawati Suleiman was the first female archaeology graduate from the University of Indonesia – and one of two overall then? First female: [35]. One of two: "Ketika itu baru dua orang yang menyandang gelar sarjana, Pak Soekmono dan Ibu Satyawati Suleiman"

Moved to mainspace by Juxlos (talk). Self-nominated at 18:57, 6 June 2019 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg I like the hook more without the "and one of two overall then" part. If you must add that part, how about "and one of the two total"? "Then" sounds awkward and out of place. Bejinhan talks 00:26, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

  • That works too - though that might imply there's only 2 even today. Juxlos (talk) 07:54, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Personally, I think the hook is hooky enough without that second part - short and sweet. Everything else is good to go. I've updated the status. Bejinhan talks 10:55, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 7

Ping Hsin-tao

  • ... that publisher Ping Hsin-tao launched the careers of two of Taiwan's most popular writers, one of whom became his wife? Source: The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature

Created by Zanhe (talk) and Vycl1994 (talk). Nominated by Zanhe (talk) at 23:48, 8 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg, new enough, long enough, sourced, hook in article and cited, QPQ done, no copyvio issues. Tragic ending. Whispyhistory (talk) 16:17, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

History of the Caltech House System

Caltech's Ricketts House in 1933
Caltech's Ricketts House in 1933
  • ... that while Caltech's historic South Houses (pictured) were renovated, its North Houses were recommended to be demolished for lack of architectural appeal? Source: [36], p. 4

Moved to mainspace by Antony-22 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:47, 7 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg

Congrats on creating your 100th DYK! The line where the hook is taken from ("Among the report's recommendations were to renovate and restore the South Houses, and to demolish and replace the North Houses due to their poor condition and lack of architectural appeal.") does not have an inline cite at the end of the sentence. Per "Each fact in the hook must be supported in the article by at least one inline citation to a reliable source, appearing no later than the end of the sentence(s) offering that fact. Citations at the end of the paragraph are not sufficient" from Wikipedia: Did you know, please correct that. Bejinhan talks 16:02, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Ref added. Also, added a picture to the nomination. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 03:14, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Everything looks great! Bejinhan talks 15:34, 13 June 2019 (UTC)


Abby Dunkin

Abby Dunkin in Hamburg in August 2018
Abby Dunkin in Hamburg in August 2018
  • ... that Abby Dunkin (pictured) was one of three University of Texas at Arlington players selected as members of the All Star Five at the 2019 Women's U25 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship? Source: "Nina Welfle, Rose Hollermann, Abby Dunkin, Josie Aslakson and Elizabeth Becker, all current and former Lady Movin’ Mavs, played for Team USA. Annabelle Lindsay, a current Lady Movin’ Mav, played for Team Australia, who came in second place... Dunkin and Hollermann made the tournament’s All-Star Five. So did Lindsay, who also was the tournament’s top scorer with 110 points." [37])

Created by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 22:38, 7 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Created 2 June, long enough, within policy, format is good, interesting cited hook, neutral, image OK, QPQ done. While this shouldn't hold it up, there are a couple of typos in the article that need fixing, "a brain disorder that causes abnormal pain when." and "where Team USA cam sixth". Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 23:52, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Sommen charr

Sommen charr model from naturum Sommen.
Sommen charr model from naturum Sommen.
  • ... that the Sommen charrs is a relict populations at the southern edge of the natural distribution of Arctic charrs? Source: "Sydliga randbestånd av röding". slu.se (in Swedish). SLU. February 13, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
    • ALT1:... that the largest known Sommen charr (pictured) weighed almost 9 kg (20 lb), and was for a while the largest Arctic charr fished in Sweden? Source: Melin, Daniel & Rydberg, Daniel (2009). Sommenröding: En kartläggning av rödingens lekområden 2006 & 2008 (PDF) (Report). Medelande (in Swedish). Länstyrensen i Jönköpings Län. pp. 1–49. Retrieved April 20, 2019.)
    • ALT2:... that Sommen charrs (pictured) are a relict population that has survived thanks to Lake Sommen's great depths (up to 60 m), cold and oxygen-rich waters?Source: Melin, Daniel & Rydberg, Daniel (2009). Sommenröding: En kartläggning av rödingens lekområden 2006 & 2008 (PDF) (Report). Medelande (in Swedish). Länstyrensen i Jönköpings Län. pp. 1–49. Retrieved April 20, 2019.)
    • ALT3:... that the Sommen charrs are a southern outlier population of cold water-adapted Arctic charr? Source: "Sydliga randbestånd av röding". slu.se (in Swedish). SLU. February 13, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2019.

Created by Sommakoa (talk). Self-nominated at 09:18, 9 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough, within policy. Hook short enough and sourced, although I don't read Swedish and I don't have access to the source anyway. QPQ not needed. L293D ( • ) 10:28, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks L293D, the external links to the sources are in the Sommen charr page. Which hook do you think is the best one? Sommakoa (talk) 03:45, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
  • ALT1 or 2, I'll leave it to the promoter. L293D ( • ) 16:09, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Fraser Wilkins

  • ... that the US embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus was bombed while Fraser Wilkins was serving as the first US ambassador to Cyprus? Source: "Two bombs exploded at the United States Embassy tonight and the Ambassador authorized the evacuation of American civilians who wished to leave Cyprus." ([38]) "Fraser Wilkins, who was the first United States Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, died of a stroke Saturday at Sibley Memorial Hospital here. He was 80 years old." ([39])

Created by Bejinhan (talk). Self-nominated at 21:36, 7 June 2019 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Coincidence? I think not... Hawkeye7 (discuss) 08:09, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

James Cowan Smith

Callum by John Emms
Callum by John Emms
  • ... that as a condition of a bequest from James Cowan Smith the Scottish National Gallery must permanently display a portrait of his dog Callum (pictured)? "But it came with a condition that a portrait of his dog be put on permanent display." (BBC News)
    • ALT1:... that a bequest from James Cowan Smith allowed the Scottish National Gallery to purchase more than 40 items, including works by J. M. W. Turner and John Constable? "That request has been met by the Edinburgh gallery and the bequest of more than £52,000 - reckoned to be worth more than £2m today - has funded the purchase of more than 40 paintings, drawings and prints for the national collection. It includes works by JMW Turner, Francisco Goya, John Constable, Peter Paul Rubens, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, John Singer Sargent and Diego Velazquez." (BBC News)

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 08:52, 7 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Reviewing. Moved from user space 7 June, no copyvio issues, interesting and nice hook. Looking forward to completing this one soon. Whispyhistory (talk) 09:34, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
  • General eligiblity:

Policy compliance:

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg lovely article and image, you could link the lost of artist, thank you Whispyhistory (talk) 05:54, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 8

10th millennium BC

Improved to Good Article status by No Great Shaker (talk). Self-nominated at 13:59, 9 June 2019 (UTC).

  • (Not reviewing; just an observation....) None of the above hooks are valid. A hook must have a link to the DYK article, and the link must be bold. Please see WP:DYKHOOK. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 02:15, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you. I missed that (only the second DYK I've done). I've now provided piped links to the article in each hook. No Great Shaker (talk) 13:55, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
  1. Good Article status June 8
  2. The first hook is best IMO for a wide audience though sheep fans would disagree. Fact verified.
Reviewed and looks OK -- GreenC 16:51, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Marahoué National Park

Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 10:32, 11 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg. Expanded 5x, reads well, No copyvio issues, QPQ done, hook interesting/cited and in article. Image is okay and very good. References good. Appears straight forward. Whispyhistory (talk) 12:34, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

MIQE

  • ... that after a 2002 study inaccurately claimed a measles and autism link due to improper qPCR data, scientists developed the MIQE guidelines to show the minimum level of reported data required for qPCR? Source: "The actual trigger for the publication of the MIQE guidelines was provided by the after effects of a paper that used RT-qPCR to detect measles virus in children with autism. These results were never reproduced independently, nor repeated by the authors themselves." [Link]

Created by Silver seren (talk). Self-nominated at 22:18, 9 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough and long enough, QPQ present. AGF due to paywalled source (ScienceDirect). The hook may be a tad dry, but this is a timely article because of the topics (autism, reproducibility). About my only suggestion for future articles is sentence case section headings, but that's a very minor quibble. Raymie (tc) 06:31, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Lancelot Barrington-Ward

  • ... that Sir Lancelot Barrington-Ward won four England rugby union caps while still a medical student? Source: "In 1910 he played four times for England, playing in the very first International match played at the new stadium at Twickenham. Source: Lancelot Edward Barrington-Ward.
    • ALT1:... that Sir Lancelot Barrington-Ward removed the appendix of Prince Albert, later King George VI? Source: "...in 1918 he operated on the then Prince Albert (later King George VI) for appendicitis." Source: Plarr's Lives.
    • ALT2:... that Sir Lancelot Barrington-Ward performed an appendicectomy (appendectomy) on Prince Albert, later King George VI? Source: "...in 1918 he operated on the then Prince Albert (later King George VI) for appendicitis." Source: Plarr's Lives.

5x expanded by Iainmacintyre (talk). Self-nominated at 16:56, 8 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Conciesly written account of a life full of incident. Free from copyvio and neutrally written. Intresting hook. Newly written and meets length requirements. Three great hooks, but I like the original. Image is claimed fair use to to subjects death, it is small in size. Brilliantly cited.Symbol confirmed.svg No Swan So Fine (talk) 12:12, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)

  • that the idea for the song "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)" came to Jeannie Seely at the age of 23 and she was still earning royalties for it at the age of 78? Source: "I wrote the song when I was 23," Seely tells Billboard. "I never thought I would still be getting royalties for it at 78." 'Anyone Who Knows What Love Is': Why An Obscure '60s Song Is Bigger Than Ever In 2018' Billboard, August 2018

Created by No Swan So Fine (talk), Bilorv (talk), and Derek R Bullamore (talk). Nominated by No Swan So Fine (talk) at 18:15, 8 June 2019 (UTC).

Reviewed: Lancelot Barrington-Ward
Symbol confirmed.svg Article is new enough and long enough. Formerly a redirect. There are too many long quotes that would be better paraphrased. Hook correctly formatted. Tweaked hook. Article is not a stub, well-referenced and neutral. Philafrenzy (talk) 07:25, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

William R. Crawford Jr.

Created by Bejinhan (talk). Self-nominated at 16:18, 8 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough.Zigzig20s (talk) 16:53, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Neutral, well-cited, no copyright violation detected.
  • I standardized the layout. The lede is too short.Zigzig20s (talk) 18:01, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
  • I didn't know lede length is a requirement in WP:DYK... but I've expanded it into a brief summary of the article. Bejinhan talks 18:14, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks. ALT1 is better. Interesting to a broad audience. QPQ done. I cannot double-check the offline book, but I assume good faith and there are other references about his father anyway. Good to go!Zigzig20s (talk) 18:29, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks! I've struck out the first suggestion. Bejinhan talks 19:00, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 9

Gloucester tabula set

Copulating couple from the Gloucester tabula set
Copulating couple from the Gloucester tabula set
  • Comment: World's oldest complete backgammon set. Lots of interesting pieces including Biblical, sexual and mythical scenes.

Created by Celuici (talk). Self-nominated at 17:22, 11 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough. Nicely written but "points" should be explained. AGF on main hook but the less interesting ALT1 confirmed to online PDF. Earwig finds nothing. GTG, but explain "points" in the article for the reader. Johnbod (talk) 02:35, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Amended to clarify 'points'. Celuici (talk) 07:29, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Daniellia oliveri

  • ... that among the tree's many uses, strips of bark from the West African copal are used to make beehives while the flowers are appreciated by the bees? Source: "Large strips of bark are made into beehives" (page 274) and "The flowers are much visited by honey-bees for nectar." (page 275)

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 13:42, 13 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg The article is long enough, new enough, fully verified, and has no copyright violations. The hook is sourced. SL93 (talk) 21:10, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Welsh Premier League Golden Boot

Created by Kosack (talk). Self-nominated at 19:07, 10 June 2019 (UTC).

Symbol confirmed.svg Solid article on good sources, no cioyvio obvious. I like the hook, but would first mention the years, then that it was moe often than any other, to build interest. Watching for rewording. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:19, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Wu Ziliang

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 08:49, 11 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg ___CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 11:51, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Bukit Gasing

  • ... that a female jogger was murdered in the Malaysian tropical forest reserve, Bukit Gasing? Source: "Ong blocked the robbers who then stabbed her several times...Ong was rushed to the University Malaya Medical Centre but was pronounced dead on arrival" ([42])

Created by Bejinhan (talk). Self-nominated at 21:02, 9 June 2019 (UTC).

Review

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg The article could use some pictures but we don't seem to have much yet. The relationship of the place to Bukit Gasing (state constituency) needs explanation. These issues are no obstacle to DYK though and more exposure might help resolve them. Andrew D. (talk) 12:25, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 10

Chitpas Kridakorn

Chitpas Kridakorn
Chitpas Kridakorn
  • ... that "beer heiress" Chitpas Kridakorn (pictured) was charged with sedition, but tried to join the police? [43]
    • ALT1: ... that Chitpas Kridakorn (pictured) whose family owns the Singha brewery, had to change her last name due to her political activism? [44]
    • ALT2: ... that "beer heiress" Chitpas Kridakorn (pictured) made it from street protest leader to a member of parliament? [45]

Created by RJFF (talk). Self-nominated at 20:30, 10 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg for ALT1, the others are kind of biased. --LLcentury (talk) 21:14, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

A Clare Benediction

  • Reviewed: to come

Created by Gerda Arendt (talk). Self-nominated at 13:02, 16 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol question.svg, New enough, no copyvio issues, just about long enough. I like the hook which is within character limit and is in the article followed by inline citation of a source with the hook in. Links in hook ok. Ping me when QPQ done. Thank you @Gerda Arendt:. Whispyhistory (talk) 17:07, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Gordon Bell (surgeon)

5x expanded by Iainmacintyre (talk). Self-nominated at 17:17, 10 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg. New enough, long enough, reads well, hook in article and is cited, start article, no copyvio issues. Nice article Whispyhistory (talk) 16:04, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 11

Ye Peida

  • ... that Ye Peida, the president of a university controlled by the Ministry of Posts and Communications, successfully argued for the breakup of the ministry's monopoly of China's telecom industry? Source: Guangming Daily article (in Chinese)

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self-nominated at 09:06, 11 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Nice hook for a new and interesting article. There are no copyvio problems, QPQ is done, and the hook is referenced. I cannot read Chinese, but found the information for the hook in the Guangming Daily article by using a translator. Thus, this is good to go. Applodion (talk) 09:05, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Bank of England £100,000,000 note

  • ... that the Bank of England prints £100,000,000 notes known as "Titans", however, they do not circulate? Source: "the "titan" - a banknote that promises to pay its bearer £100m." [46]
    • ALT1:... that there are £100,000,000 notes known as "Titans" printed by and stored in the Bank of England? Source: "the "titan" - a banknote that promises to pay its bearer £100m". [47]
    • ALT2:... that there are £100,000,000 notes known as "Titans" locked away in the Bank of England? Source: "the "titan" - a banknote that promises to pay its bearer £100m". [48]
    • ALT3:... that the highest denomination of pound sterling banknote is the £100,000,000 note printed and locked away by the Bank of England? Source: "the "titan" - a banknote that promises to pay its bearer £100m". [49]

Created/expanded by TheBestEditorInEngland (talk). Self-nominated at 21:21, 11 June 2019 (UTC).

  • No Copyvio, expanded 5x fine. No close paraphrasing. I much prefer ALT1, as the simple idea of the note existing is plenty hooky. Symbol confirmed.svg Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 09:47, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Created by Morgan695 (talk). Self-nominated at 15:02, 12 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg So, all the criterion are met, and the article is well-sourced and I couldn't find any factual issues. Passed, with a preference for the original alt. Also, maybe use future tense for ALT1 and ALT2 considering the game isn't out yet and is subject to changes. Juxlos (talk) 20:02, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the review. I think ALT0 is the most interesting to a general audience, so I've struck the other two. Morgan695 (talk) 15:57, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Alice King Chatham

  • ... that Alice King Chatham was a sculptor hired by NASA to design oxygen masks and protective gear for astronauts and animals in space? Source: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-female-space-sculptor-who-designed-the-earliest-space-and-aviation-helmets
    • ALT1:... that Alice King Chatham was a sculptor hired by the United States Air Force and later NASA to design oxygen masks and helmets for pilots and astronauts? Source: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-female-space-sculptor-who-designed-the-earliest-space-and-aviation-helmets
    • ALT2:... that sculptor Alice King Chatham used plaster casts to design custom-fitted oxygen masks and helmets for Project Mercury astronauts? Source: Vare, Ethlie Ann. (1988). Mothers of invention : from the bra to the bomb : forgotten women & their unforgettable ideas. Ptacek, Greg., Newmar, Julie, 1933- (1st ed ed.). New York: W. Morrow. pp. 195–196.

Created by Kenirwin (talk). Self-nominated at 22:45, 11 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough, no copyright violations detected. AGF on offline hook reference. I prefer ALT2 but any hook works. HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 17:10, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 12

Wildlife of Ivory Coast, Brown-cheeked hornbill

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 08:42, 17 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Both articles are 5x expansions (and both started days before nomination) and within general DYK policies. Alt1 just reads too "clunky"; Alt0 is shorter and makes a better hook. That the brown-cheeked hornbill is native to Ivory Coast is cited in brown-cheeked hornbill and that it is one of 11 species found in Ivory Coast is cited in wildlife of Ivory Coast, so between the two articles the hook is validated. Author completed two QPQs as well.Symbol confirmed.svg Good to go with ALT0. MB 04:07, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Halimeda tuna

Halimeda tuna
Halimeda tuna
  • ... that a frond of the seaweed Halimeda tuna (pictured) consists of a single cell? Source: "Typically, the Bryopsidales are filamentous and consist of a mass of continuous cytoplasm held inside a hollow, cylindrical cell wall. There are usually no cross-walls and therefore no physical separation between nuclei or other internal structures. In some genera, such as Halimeda, the filaments are highly branched and packed into a dense mass called a thallus."
    • ALT1:... that when the seaweed Halimeda tuna (pictured) dies, it breaks down to form "sand"? Source: "During the 1950s when large numbers of deep boreholes were drilled into Pacific atolls, geologists found that the dominant element of the carbonate structure of these atolls was not stony coral but rather a lithified sand made up of the lobes of Halimeda. The members of this genus rank as one of the most important calcifiers of the biosphere; it is likely that their CaCO3 production over all tropical seas is considerably greater than that of the stony corals."

5x expanded by Cwmhiraeth (talk). Self-nominated at 06:46, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg I really like Alt0, but I'm not seeing in the referenced text where it makes the cited claim. Can you pull the quote? Enwebb (talk) 17:31, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

@Enwebb: Thank you for the review. I have now added the quote above and expanded on the single cell bit in the article. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:03, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Cwmhiraeth thanks! Looks good to me now. Enwebb (talk) 02:18, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Historical Dictionaries series

Historical Dictionary of Zambia, 2007.
Historical Dictionary of Zambia, 2007.

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 23:36, 17 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, "hooky" enough. No significant copyvios detected by Earwig and QPQ is completed. G2G. HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 16:02, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
@HickoryOughtShirt?4: I found a suitable image, can you approve it please? Thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:39, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Historical Dictionaries series

Historical Dictionary of Zambia, 2007.
Historical Dictionary of Zambia, 2007.

Created by Philafrenzy (talk) and Whispyhistory (talk). Nominated by Philafrenzy (talk) at 23:36, 17 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough, long enough, "hooky" enough. No significant copyvios detected by Earwig and QPQ is completed. G2G. HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 16:02, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
@HickoryOughtShirt?4: I found a suitable image, can you approve it please? Thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:39, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Vezzi porcelain

Vezzi porcelain teapot with actresses
Vezzi porcelain teapot with actresses

Created/expanded by Johnbod (talk). Self-nominated at 02:19, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New article, long enough, prose is all ok, hook checks out, AGF on other sources that i could not access due to restricted login maybe, image is good and well licensed, QPQ done. Good to go. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 06:08, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Mongol invasions of Sakhalin

  • ... that the Mongols were advised to invade Sakhalin island by marching across a frozen sea in 1273? Source: Trekhsviatskyi (2007), p. 140.

Created by Underbar dk (talk). Self-nominated at 09:33, 12 June 2019 (UTC).


QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg Excellent article and interesting hook. Thanks for the great work. Ready to go as soon as QPQ is done. Onceinawhile (talk) 22:52, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

QPQ is done, and thanks for the kind words! _dk (talk) 05:40, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
Great, good to go! Onceinawhile (talk) 07:32, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 13

You Need to Calm Down

  • ... that following the release of "You Need to Calm Down", GLAAD reported an "influx" of donations of $13? Source: Aviles, Gwen (June 14, 2019). "Taylor Swift's Pride anthem leads to 'influx' of GLAAD donations". NBC News.
  • Reviewed: MAX Blue Line
  • Comment: If need be, can be scheduled to a later date to prevent undue promotion.

Created by Lk95 (talk) and Shuipzv3 (talk). Nominated by Shuipzv3 (talk) at 16:55, 15 June 2019 (UTC).

    • Symbol question.svg Interesting. New enough, certainly. The image seems fine, and I see no plagiarism. I also have no problem with this being promotional one way or another in terms of timing; our front page is the same for everyone, h8ers (gonna h8) and lovers alike. Anyway, we can't promote this yet since there is an unsourced statement in the article; please Lk95, Shuipzv3, take care of that quickly. Drmies (talk) 20:46, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
      • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg I have removed the statement for now. The source appears to be social media, and I can add it back when there's a reputable source. Shuipzv3 (talk) 02:37, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
        • Shuipzv3, please ping other editors next time--it will speed things up. I only came back because I saw a note about her song on MSNBC, haha--I think it said it had seven million or seven billion views, some crazy number. It's worthwhile trying to get that number in there. Anyway, I'm going to pass this right now, since it's fine, and I'll try to ping someone to see if we can get this on the front page quickly. Amakuru, Maile66, Valereee--the song is a hit as we speak, and maybe we can ride that gravy train if we get this up quick? Thanks! Drmies (talk) 00:20, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Symbol confirmed.svg--go ahead with the article. Drmies (talk) 00:10, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 15

Rispin Mansion

  • ... that, described as being "cursed", Rispin Mansion at various points in time was used as a SWAT practice ground, a residence, a real estate showroom, a ghost hunting site, and a nunnery? Sources are old newspaper articles found through a database. The exact sentence is in the article and all used sources cited at the end of the sentence.

Created by Killiondude (talk). Self-nominated at 07:03, 15 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Article was moved to mainspace on May 27 and nominated June 15. This is well past the 7 day requirement HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 15:55, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Killiondude: Oh my gosh, you are right. I apologize. It is new enough, long enough, "hooky" enough. No copyvios detected and QPQ doesn't seem to be needed. Symbol confirmed.svg HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 21:04, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Laura Yeager

  • Reviewed: 1826 Canary Islands storm
  • Comment: I am writing this in present tense because I assume this DYK will not run until after June 29 when she assumes command. At that time the article's future tense will be changed to present tense. -- MelanieN (talk) 02:47, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Moved to mainspace by MelanieN (talk). Self-nominated at 02:47, 16 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Moved to mainspace within seven days; long enough; within policy; hook right length, properly formatted, interesting, accurate and neutral; QPQ done, no image. G'day MelanieN, the only query I have is whether she will be promoted to major general when she assumes command, as is usually the case in most armies at divisional level, or whether she will remain a brigadier general? Current commander is apparently a major general. Any idea? Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:12, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  • G'day Peacemaker, and thanks for the review. None of the reporting has said so - neither civilian nor military press - so I am going to have to assume not. -- MelanieN (talk) 03:47, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Ok, no worries. I would keep a weather eye out for the formal announcement in case she is promoted, but on the basis of information currently available, this is GTG. I recommend this doesn't run until after June 29 just to allow time to confirm her rank before it runs. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:52, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 16

Eunice Lea Kettering

Created by SL93 (talk). Self-nominated at 21:14, 16 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg QPQ done. Article created on 16 June and nominated on the same day. So falls within the allowed date range. Prose size (text only) is 2416 characters (404 words) so satisfies the character limits. Reference #3 supports the hook. Good to go! - Vivvt (Talk) 04:09, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 17

Slough experiment

  • ... that the 1955-57 Slough experiment led to the town being known as a "safety town" for the next 50 years? "Slough in Berkshire, which has promoted itself as a "safety town" for 50 years" (Yorkshire Post)
    • ALT1:... that a "keep left" system for pedestrians was trialled as part of the Slough experiment? "the object of the 'keep left' campaign for pedestrians..." (page 42)
    • ALT2:... that 1955-7 trials of a "keep left" system for pedestrians in Slough, Berkshire proved unsuccessful partly because it was ignored by people who wanted to look at shop windows?"There was the Slough road safety experiment in 1957, when signs were used in an effort to persuade pedestrians to keep to the left, but that did not work. The majority either kept to the right or to the side nearest to the shop windows they wanted to look at." (Hansard)
    • ALT3: ... that the British government experimented on Berkshire residents in the 1950s?As a more humorous, misdirection hook

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 10:01, 17 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg..New enough, long enough, hook in article followed by inline citation and is in source. No copyvio issues. QPQ done. I like ALT2, although there may be a better way to put it. Thank you Whispyhistory (talk) 14:13, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 18

Herrera v. Wyoming

Created by DannyS712 (talk). Self-nominated at 23:53, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

  • I'm not sure the pun on an ethnic name is a good idea (esp. for April 1, for which this has been nominated). If it was really, REALLY funny that would be one thing, but it's only very modestly amusing or clever at best. I see trouble ahead. EEng 04:56, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
    • Symbol confirmed.svg We are not here to be PC (as NOTCENSORED is supposed to attest), we are here for AFD to be funny. I see no problem with it. Now for the reivew: Date, length and hook all OK under DYK and AFD rules. QPQ done, no close paraphrasing. Good to go. Well done @DannyS712: on the first approved hook for April Fools Day 2020. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:54, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

NASA Astronaut Group 5

Bruce McCandless II during EVA in 1984
Bruce McCandless II during EVA in 1984

5x expanded by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:02, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Date, size, refs, neutrality, hook, copyvio spotcheck, all GTG. I would however suggest making an alt hook with the focus on the group instead of the individual member of it. Do ping me if there's an alt hook for a re-review (ping User:Hawkeye7). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 12:05, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Articles created/expanded on June 19

Stapenhill Gardens

Stapenhill Gardens swan sculpture
Stapenhill Gardens swan sculpture
  • ... that Stapenhill Gardens in Burton on Trent, England includes the site of the former Stapenhill House? "In 1933 Henry Goodger gave the land adjoining the former Stapenhill House and part of its garden as a pleasure ground in memory of his mother." East Staffs Borough Council
    • ALT1:... that the swan sculpture in Stapenhill Gardens, described by the park superintendent as a "monstrosity" after its construction in 1953, is now a town landmark? "The history of an iconic - and much loved - Burton landmark ... After the swan was finished along with the rock path gardens, Mr Bradbury confessed to town treasurer Mr Boyce that he thought the end product was “a monstrosity" Burton Mail

Moved to mainspace by Dumelow (talk). Self-nominated at 10:00, 19 June 2019 (UTC).

Special occasion holding area

July 1

Frank Borman

Frank Borman suiting up on Apollo 8 launch day
Frank Borman suiting up on Apollo 8 launch day
  • ... that Frank Borman (pictured) is the oldest living American astronaut? Source: "Lovell’s birthday was Sunday, and Borman celebrated his latest trip around the sun on March 14. The two nonagenarians, who were crew mates on Gemini 7 and Apollo 8, are the oldest of the surviving Apollo astronauts. The rest of their compatriots are all in the 80’s." ([52])

Improved to Good Article status by Hawkeye7 (talk). Self-nominated at 12:26, 18 June 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Article is a newly promoted GA, long enough, neutral, and well referenced. Hook is interesting and verified with supplied source. Image is PD and looks good. QPQ is done. Earwig reports close paraphrasing issues with several websites, but upon close inspection, they all source their text from the official NASA bio, which is PD, so not a problem. Nice work and good to go! -Zanhe (talk) 06:44, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

July 7 (FIFA Women's World Cup final)

2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Final

5x expanded by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 07:20, 19 May 2019 (UTC).

Hook eligiblity:

  • Cited: Green tickY
  • Interesting: Green tickY
  • Other problems: Green tickY
QPQ: Done.

Overall: Symbol confirmed.svg ALT1 also fine, but main hook is best Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:49, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

To the coordinator who picks this up for scheduling, it should join the other entries in the July 7 (Women's World Cup Final) special events section. SounderBruce 22:29, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Im Eun-ju

  • ... that former soccer referee Im Eun-ju was the first general manager in Korean Baseball Organization history, but was removed from the role after ten days? Source: Yonhap
    • ALT1:... that Im Eun-ju was the first South Korean woman to become a professional soccer referee? Source: Chosun Ilbo
  • Reviewed: Norman Bullock
  • Comment: I would like this one to be reserved for July 7, to coincide with the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup final.

Converted from a redirect by SounderBruce (talk). Self-nominated at 23:08, 12 May 2019 (UTC).

  • long enough, no copyvio, much prefer the second hook, as the top one is wordy, and doesn't really explain that she was the first female manager, and seems more like trivia regarding her (she's clearly more well known as a football referee.) Symbol confirmed.svg Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 18:42, 13 May 2019 (UTC)