This is a record of material that was recently featured on the Main Page as part of Did you know (DYK). Recently created new articles, greatly expanded former stub articles and recently promoted good articles are eligible; you can submit them for consideration.
Archives are generally grouped by month of Main Page appearance. (Currently, DYK hooks are archived according to the date and time that they were taken off the Main Page.) To find which archive contains the fact that appeared on Did you know, go to article's talk page and follow the archive link in the DYK talk page message box.
Did you know...
6 July 2022
- 00:00, 6 July 2022 (UTC)
- ... that one Palestinian man criticized the beauty of West Bank Wall graffiti art (example pictured), telling Banksy: "We don't want this wall to be beautiful. We hate it. Go home"?
- ... that Kelly Hecking won more Big East Conference championships than any other Notre Dame athlete?
- ... that the three oak saplings on the flag of Prince Edward Island represent the three counties that make up the province?
- ... that Bert Longfellow took on a one-man crusade which halved the drowning rate in the United States?
- ... that Holy Trinity Church in Newcastle-under-Lyme was praised as the "finest modern specimen of ornamental brickwork in the kingdom"?
- ... that the Ukrainian violinist Diana Tishchenko played Skoryk's Melody on a tour of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra to Germany in April 2022?
- ... that a Pacific Cyber/Metrix's Bubbl-Dek fits into the floppy drive bay of an IBM PC, allowing it to take a bubble memory module?
- ... that Dr. Dot started to give her mother "bite massages" at the age of five?
5 July 2022
- 00:00, 5 July 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Margaret Abbott (pictured) was the first American woman to win an Olympic event, but never realized it?
- ... that Owen Jones's elaborately ornamented Book of Common Prayer "pointed to the direction that books in general were to follow in the Victorian Age"?
- ... that George Mann Niedecken was a Prairie-style interior architect who designed furniture for Frank Lloyd Wright and worked for Marion Mahony Griffin?
- ... that in the 1917 municipal election in Minsk, Belorussian parties only won 2 out of 102 seats?
- ... that as a lawyer, Peter Dowding defended more than 100 Vietnam War conscientious objectors?
- ... that Rafflesia lawangensis was previously misidentified as Rafflesia arnoldii, only to be identified as a new species in 2005 after photographs of it were sent to the National University of Malaysia?
- ... that Paul Chadick performed so well in the Delaware River Basketball League that a sportswriter said it would "benefit the league if he retired"?
- ... that the ancient Romans made toothpaste with human urine?
4 July 2022
- 00:00, 4 July 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the first Asian-American at West Point to be named First Captain of the cadets was John Tien (pictured), the current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security?
- ... that Irene Parlby was one of The Famous Five, a group of women in Canada who fought for the right of women to be considered "persons"?
- ... that agriculture ranks as one of the most stressful occupations in the United States and one that experiences high suicide rates?
- ... that The Baby-Sitters Club actress Sophia Reid-Gantzert won an Austrian ballet competition when she was six?
- ... that when the pastor of an African-American church bought the El Dorado, one newspaper wrote that "its occupants are white, and were white"?
- ... that actress Hilda Hanbury was the grandmother of actors James and Edward Fox and the great-grandmother of actress Emilia Fox?
- ... that part of West Virginia's Princeton–Deepwater District railway was so steep that only shortened coal trains could ascend it?
- ... that George Allsopp was arrested three times for not carrying a lantern?
3 July 2022
- 00:00, 3 July 2022 (UTC)
- ... that the Rwenzori glaciers (examples pictured) are being melted by climate change in Uganda?
- ... that Edward A. Synan, a military chaplain, wrote over eighty journal articles on subjects ranging from early patristics to late scholasticism?
- ... that Italian football club A.C. Monza played 40 seasons in Serie B before securing promotion to Serie A – more than any other club?
- ... that Red Jordan Arobateau adopted "Red" as his first name after dyeing his hair red because he thought the color represented the sensuality and eroticism of his work?
- ... that according to Bohr's law, the person who draws first in a gunfight loses?
- ... that Richmond station includes a "rather disquieting" artwork by William Mitchell?
- ... that Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, an expert in sickle cell disease, decided while still in medical school to devote his life to the study of the disease, after his newborn son was diagnosed with the condition?
- ... that a Nevada radio station named "Sexy" blew into town with a windstorm?
2 July 2022
- 00:00, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Franziska Seidl, born 130 years ago today, finished school after her husband's death and then went on to research ultrasound (illustration pictured) at the University of Vienna?
- ... that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first president of Bangladesh, had an appearance in the 1974 film Sangram?
- ... that Lebanese LGBT rights activist Sandra Melhem, one of the foremost promoters of drag culture in Beirut, was given an award for her humanitarian relief work after the 2020 Beirut explosion?
- ... that the quantum boomerang effect causes particles to turn around and return to their starting point?
- ... that Pat Gozemba married her wife while researching a book about the history of the struggle for equal marriage in Massachusetts?
- ... that red-boxing by American politicians is used to coordinate with Super PACs, an activity that the Campaign Legal Center called the "primary mechanism for corruption of federal campaigns in 2022"?
- ... that a song about an esports team went viral in Finland?
- ... that King Mohnyin Thado of Ava responded to the troubles of his kingdom by recalibrating the Burmese calendar to year 2?
1 July 2022
- 00:00, 1 July 2022 (UTC)
- ... that a journalist dubbed Olena Shevchenko (pictured) as "probably the most famous lesbian in Ukraine"?
- ... that the Electronic Arrays 9002 microprocessor was developed to get the company out of the calculator business, but instead led to their disappearance?
- ... that Stig Millehaugen, who had escaped or attempted escape from prison multiple times, was given a prison furlough in 2022 and failed to return?
- ... that posters for John Lindsay's 1965 New York City mayoral campaign told voters that "John Lindsay Cares About You"?
- ... that an intestine-on-a-chip can model and mimic an organ?
- ... that Charlie H. Hogan was called "king of engineers" after he became the first to drive a train at over 100 miles per hour (160 km/h)?
- ... that Internet activist Sally Burch was refused entry into Argentina because her presence was considered to be disruptive?
- ... that the name of the "Mormons vs. Mullets" game was a play on the 1988 "Catholics vs. Convicts" game?