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Two-thirds majority in favour (group 1)

  • (Except those who have only the vote of nomination, see group 5).
  • Sorted first by the net support (number of support votes minus number of oppose votes), second those with less negative votes and thirdly in order of nomination.



5 (=5-0)


4 (=4-0)

en:Tutankhamun's trumpets[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

Tutankhamun's trumpets are a pair of trumpets found in the burial chamber of the Eighteenth Dynasty Pharaoh Tutankhamun. The trumpets, one of sterling silver and one of bronze or copper, are considered to be the oldest operational trumpets in the world, and the only known surviving examples from ancient Egypt.

The trumpets were found in 1922 by Howard Carter during the excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb. The bronze trumpet was discovered in the tomb's antechamber in a large chest containing various military objects and walking sticks. The silver trumpet was subsequently found in the burial chamber. Both are finely engraved, with decorative images of the gods Ra-Horakhty, Ptah and Amun. The silver trumpet's bell is engraved with a whorl of sepals and calices representing a lotus flower, and the praenomen and nomen of the king. The bronze trumpet may in fact be made of copper; the metal has not yet been analysed. Similar looking trumpets feature in Egyptian wall-paintings that are usually, though not always, associated with military scenes.

Silent for over 3,000 years, the trumpets were sounded before a live audience of an estimated 150 million listeners through an international BBC broadcast aired on 16 April 1939. The trumpets were played by a bandsman, James Tappern of Prince Albert's Own 11th Royal Hussars regiment. The recording was recently featured, and can be heard on the BBC Radio 4 program Ghost Music. Rex Keating, who presented the 1939 broadcast, later claimed that during a rehearsal, the silver trumpet shattered, and Alfred Lucas, a member of Carter's team who had restored the finds, was so distressed he needed to go to hospital. Due to their fragility, it is unlikely the trumpets will be played again in any official musical reconstructions.

Support Support

  1. Zquid (talk) 23:10, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:12, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 16:15, 30 May 2021 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 09:34, 1 June 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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4 (=6-2)


3 (=3-0)

en:Sumidouro State Park[edit]

(pt:Parque Estadual do Sumidouro)

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The Sumidouro State Park (Portuguese: Parque Estadual do Sumidouro) is a state park in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The remains of the first human inhabitants of Brazil were found in the park area in the early 19th century, along with bones of now-extinct megafauna. The main attraction is the Gruta da Lapinha, a large limestone cave.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:37, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 07:15, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 06:19, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Coney Island Mermaid Parade[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is an art parade held annually in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. The event, the largest art parade in the United States, is held each year in June and celebrates the arrival of the summer season. Created and produced by the non-profit arts organization Coney Island USA, the 37th annual parade was held on June 22, 2019.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:47, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 23:22, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
  3. --Ameisenigel (talk) 07:11, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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fr:Justus Ier[edit]

(en:Justus of Jerusalem)

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

Justus I was a 2nd-century Jewish Christian leader, third bishop of Jerusalem, supposedly tied to the family of Jesus.

Support Support

  1. It is a relevant figure in the history of the 2nd-century Palestine, with cross-cultural connections. The French article deals with significant issues about his identity and heritage. --Mickey83 (talk) 15:16, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 07:11, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
  3. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 16:06, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:La plus que lente[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

La plus que lente, L. 121 is a waltz for solo piano written by Claude Debussy in 1910, shortly after his publication of the Préludes, Book I

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 06:42, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 15:32, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
  3. Mickey83 (talk) 21:22, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:El Palo Alto[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

El Palo Alto (Spanish for 'the tall pole' or 'post') is a coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) located in El Palo Alto Park on the banks of San Francisquito Creek in Palo Alto, California, United States. It is famous for its historical significance and as the namesake of the city of Palo Alto. As of July 2016, El Palo Alto is currently 110 feet (33.5 meters) in height, down from 162.2 feet (49.4 meters) in 1814. Its top progressively died from 1865 to 1955 from lowering of the water table so that its roots could no longer reach sustenance.

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 14:44, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:30, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
  3. --Ameisenigel (talk) 06:15, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Abstract photography[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

Abstract photography, sometimes called non-objective, experimental or conceptual photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials. An abstract photograph may isolate a fragment of a natural scene in order to remove its inherent context from the viewer, it may be purposely staged to create a seemingly unreal appearance from real objects, or it may involve the use of color, light, shadow, texture, shape and/or form to convey a feeling, sensation or impression. The image may be produced using traditional photographic equipment like a camera, darkroom or computer, or it may be created without using a camera by directly manipulating film, paper or other photographic media, including digital presentations.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:13, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 13:33, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
  3. Mickey83 (talk) 08:48, 23 May 2021 (UTC) - even if it's too long.

Oppose Oppose


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en:Michaux-Perreaux steam velocipede[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The Michaux-Perreaux steam velocipede was a steam powered velocipede made in France sometime from 1867 to 1871, when a small Louis-Guillaume Perreaux commercial steam engine was attached to a Pierre Michaux manufactured iron framed pedal bicycle. It is one of three motorcycles claimed to be the first motorcycle, along with the Roper steam velocipede of 1867 or 1868, and the internal combustion engine Daimler Reitwagen of 1885.

Support Support

  1. --Tomer T (talk) 13:44, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
  2. --DYK in enwiki--Shizhao (talk) 01:28, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
  3. --Tmv (talk) 23:15, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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zh:祝融号火星车[edit]

(en:Zhurong (rover))

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

Zhurong (Chinese: 祝融; pinyin: Zhùróng) is China's first Mars rover, which formed part of the Chinese Tianwen 1 mission to Mars. It landed on May 14, 2021, to make China the second country to successfully soft land on Mars and establish communications from the Martian surface, after the United States. Zhurong was successfully deployed on 22 May 2021, 02:40 UTC

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:40, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 09:36, 1 June 2021 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 06:08, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Luna Park (Coney Island, 1903)[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

Luna Park was an amusement park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. Luna Park was located on a site bounded by Surf Avenue to the south, West 8th Street to the east, Neptune Avenue to the north, and West 12th Street to the west. Luna Park opened in 1903 and operated until 1944.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:51, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 09:38, 1 June 2021 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 08:05, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment



3 (=4-1)


2 (=2-0)

en:The Red Lantern[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The Red Lantern is a 1919 American silent drama film starring Alla Nazimova, who plays dual roles, and directed by Albert Capellani. It is notable today for being Anna May Wong's screen debut. A single print survives in Europe with rumors of a copy at Gosfilmofond, Moscow

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 06:43, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 15:34, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Trade diversion[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

Trade diversion is an economic term related to international economics in which trade is diverted from a more efficient exporter towards a less efficient one by the formation of a free trade agreement or a customs union. Total cost of good becomes cheaper when trading within the agreement because of the low tariff. This is as compared to trading with countries outside the agreement with lower cost goods but higher tariff. The related term Trade creation is when the formation of a trade agreement between countries decreases the price of the goods for more consumers, and therefore increases overall trade. In this case the more efficient producer with the agreement increases trade.

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 15:17, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:28, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment Interesting topic about a concept associated with current trade discussions and wars between the different economic blocks and organizations- Only in 4 languagues. --Uruk (talk) 07:09, 22 February 2021 (UTC)



2 (=3-1)

en:Mount Sefton[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

Mount Sefton (Māori: Maukatua) is a mountain in the Aroarokaehe Range of the Southern Alps of New Zealand, just 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of Aoraki / Mount Cook. To the south lies Mount Brunner, and to the north The Footstool, both more than 400 metres (1,300 ft) shorter

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 03:03, 1 February 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 03:47, 1 February 2021 (UTC)
  3. --Erebuss (talk) 07:06, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 16:15, 8 April 2021 (UTC) Very short, not a lot of substance, and already in a lot of languages

Comment Comment


en:Postage stamps and postal history of Germany[edit]

(de:Deutsche Postgeschichte)

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Germany and philatelically related areas. The main modern providers of service were the Reichspost (1871–1945), the Deutsche Post under Allied control (1945–1949), the Deutsche Post of the GDR (1949–1990), the Deutsche Bundespost (1949–1995), along with the Deutsche Bundespost Berlin (1949–1990), and are now the Deutsche Post AG (since 1995).

Support Support

  1. DYK in enwiki --Shizhao (talk) 03:15, 1 February 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 03:52, 1 February 2021 (UTC)
  3. --Holapaco77 (talk) 14:27, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose ~

  1. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 22:13, 18 April 2021 (UTC) Too many langs, very long and a lot of sources that are hard to verify for international users.

Comment Comment


en:Fort de Joux[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 25%) (Group 1)

The Fort de Joux or Château de Joux is a castle, transformed into a fort, located in La Cluse-et-Mijoux in the Doubs department in the Jura mountains of France. It commands the mountain pass Cluse de Pontarlier.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:57, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 08:10, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  3. --Tmv (talk) 23:23, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 16:11, 8 April 2021 (UTC) Short and too many languages

Comment Comment


2 (=4-2)

en:Bond Minicar[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 33.333%) (Group 2) (No votes from 1 month and 4 days)

Bond Minicar is a series of economical three-wheeled microcars which were manufactured by the British car manufacturer Sharp's Commercials Ltd (the company was renamed Bond Cars Limited in 1964), in Preston, Lancashire, between 1949 and 1966

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:04, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
  2. --Ameisenigel (talk) 17:46, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
  3. --Esc0fans (talk) 10:09, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  4. --Tmv (talk) 09:17, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 16:14, 8 April 2021 (UTC) Way too many languages and way too long for TOTW
  2. --Deryni (talk) 08:07, 12 June 2021 (UTC) As EstrellaSuecia

Comment Comment


Between 2/3 and 50% support (group 2)

  • Sorted first by the net support (number of support votes minus number of oppose votes) and second in order of nomination.
  • If a candidate has the number of oppose votes is 1/3 or more of that of total votes for two months, it will be removed from the list (rule 3).


en:De Volksbank[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 28.571%) (Group 1)

De Volksbank ("the people's bank") is a Dutch retail bank offering financial products to both companies and individuals. Prior to a 2017 restructuring, it was called SNS Bank, which remains its major brand name.

Support Support

  1. I have just added a source to the English article and it's concise but decently sourced. We didn't have a lot of proposals about Benelux recently so it could provide some diversity. Also, articles about banks and financial institutions do not seem well structured in many languages, this could be a way to raise awareness on the topic. --Alexmar983 (talk) 13:46, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 13:25, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
  3. --Ameisenigel (talk) 11:34, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  4. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 16:10, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
  5. --Tmv (talk) 09:19, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose

  1. --Holapaco77 (talk) 22:24, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
  2. Sorry for the Benelux but.... Mickey83 (talk) 17:36, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Comment Comment

... but I don't think it's a significant topic that urges to be translated in most languages. Mickey83 (talk) 11:20, 12 April 2021 (UTC)



Equal oppose and support, and a minimum of 2 positive votes (group 3)

  • Sorted first by the net support and second in order of nomination.
  • If a candidate has an equal number of opposing votes and supporting votes for one month, it will be removed from the list (rule 2).
  • (With a minimum of 2 positive votes, of course. Candidates with 1-1 stay in group 5, to prevent unjust removals.)



Less than 50% support (group 4)

  • Sorted first by the net support (number of support votes minus number of oppose votes) and second in order of nomination.
  • If a candidate has more opposing votes than supporting ones for two weeks, it will be removed from the list (rule 1).


New candidates (group 5)

  • With only 1 positive vote. (Regardless of whether they receive a negative vote or more.)
  • Sorted first by the net support and second in order of nomination.
  • If a candidate has no vote after two weeks, it will be removed from the list (rule 4).

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en:Cape Kidnappers[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

Cape Kidnappers / Te Kauwae-a-Māui is a headland at the southeastern extremity of Hawke's Bay on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island and sits at the end of an 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) peninsula which protrudes into the Pacific Ocean. It is 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of the city of Napier. Access to the Cape by road stops at Clifton, which is the departure point for many tourists. The Cape Kidnappers Golf Course lies between the headland and the nearby coastal community of Te Awanga.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:16, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 13:38, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Biological pump[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The biological pump, also known as the marine carbon pump, is, in its simplest form, the ocean's biologically driven sequestration of carbon from the atmosphere and land runoff to the ocean interior and seafloor sediments. It is the part of the oceanic carbon cycle responsible for the cycling of organic matter formed mainly by phytoplankton during photosynthesis (soft-tissue pump), as well as the cycling of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) formed into shells by certain organisms such as plankton and mollusks (carbonate pump).

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 16:43, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 12:04, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Lighthouse of Praia da Barra[edit]

(pt:Farol de Aveiro)

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The Lighthouse of Praia da Barra, also known as the Aveiro Lighthouse (Portuguese: Farol de Aveiro/Farol da Praia da Barra), is an active lighthouse in the civil parish of Gafanha da Nazaré, municipality of Ílhavo, in the Portuguese district of Aveiro.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 02:07, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 18:02, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Juice jacking[edit]

(fr:Juice jacking) (de:Juice jacking)

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

Juice jacking is a type of cyber attack involving a charging port that doubles as a data connection, typically over USB.

Support Support

  1. It is not available in a lot of languages and it's an almost unknown cyber attack. --95.247.11.76 12:29, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:11, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Sèvres Egyptian Service[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The Sèvres Egyptian Service is a name used for two sets of tableware made by the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres during the First French Empire. The first was produced between 1804 and 1806 for Napoleon I and was presented by him to Alexander I of Russia in 1808, as a diplomatic gift following the Treaties of Tilsit. It is now held in the State Museum of Ceramics in Russia.

The second set was produced between 1810 and 1812. It was intended as a gift from Napoleon to Empress Joséphine. The service consisted of 72 plates with the wells depicting scenes from Egypt based on sketches made by Vivant Denon. Joséphine refused to accept the service, which she described as "too severe". It was returned to the factory and given as a gift to the Duke of Wellington by Louis XVIII in 1818, following the Bourbon Restoration. The service was purchased by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1979 and, except for one plate, was loaned to English Heritage to display at Apsley House, London, the former residence of the first duke.

Support Support

  1. Zquid (talk) 23:28, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
  2. DYK in enwiki--Shizhao (talk) 01:12, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Southern Crab Nebula[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

The Southern Crab Nebula (or WRAY-16-47 or Hen 2-104) is a nebula in the constellation Centaurus. The nebula is several thousand light years from Earth, and its central star is a symbiotic Mira variable - white dwarf pair. It is named for its resemblance to the Crab Nebula, which is in the northern sky.

Support Support

  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:39, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 16:16, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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en:Behavior-altering parasite[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

Behavior-altering parasites are parasites with two or more hosts, capable of causing changes in the behavior of one of their hosts to enhance their transmission, sometimes directly affecting the hosts' decision-making and behavior control mechanisms. They do this by making the intermediate host, where they may reproduce asexually, more likely to be eaten by a predator at a higher trophic level which becomes the definitive host where the parasite reproduces sexually. Examples can be found in bacteria, protozoa, viruses, and animals. Parasites may also alter the host behaviour to increase the protection to the parasites or their offspring. The term bodyguard manipulation is used for such mechanisms.

Among the behavioral changes caused by parasites is carelessness, making their hosts easier prey. The protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, for example, infects small rodents and causes them to become careless and may even cause them to become attracted to the smell of feline urine, both of which increase their risk of predation and the parasite's chance of infecting a cat, its definitive host.

Support Support

  1. --Uruk (talk) 10:08, 1 June 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:33, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


Comment Comment


en:Zopa[edit]

(Net support = 2; Against = 0%) (Group 1)

Zopa is a British financial services company which began as the world's first peer-to-peer lending company in 2005.

Support Support

  1. No any comment, to submit only. I hope it can be written for other users of Wikipedia, for instance zh:Wikipedia:每周翻译. --Z7504 (talk) 15:54, 1 June 2021 (UTC)
  2. --Shizhao (talk) 01:34, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose


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