Wikipedia:April Fools' Main Page/Today's Featured Picture

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Please use this page for discussions surrounding the creation of "Today's Featured Picture" for April Fool's day 2025

Areas of work needed to complete the front page are:

Ground rules for this activity along with a list or participants may be found on the Main talk page.

The Mission[edit]

In order to get a funny/unusual Featured picture onto the front page, it must be both a great picture and be used in a Wikipedia article.

Action Items[edit]

  1. What picture? We need to nominate some and vote on them.
  2. Whatever we choose has to be used in an actual Wikipedia article. Can we write an article that NEEDS a WikiWorld cartoon? Maybe Greg Williams (who draws them for us) is sufficiently notable that we could write a short Bio article on him and illustrate it with a WikiWorld cartoon? Maybe WikiWorld in itself is notable (it's a bit of a self-ref...but maybe that's OK considering that we only need it to get the image accepted).
  3. If we choose to use a WikiWorld cartoon - maybe we want Greg to draw us one especially for the day?
  4. We have to usher it through the nomination process and make sure it actually does get onto the front page on April 1st.


  1. The images must be a Featured Picture
  2. Pictures appear on the main page only once, so they cannot have been used on the Main Page before. Note that because Featured Pictures has a long backlog, there is a gap of over a year between a picture being promoted and it appearing on the Main Page, from which the April Fool's image can be selected.
  3. It is not too risqué (more so than any other picture that would be used on the front page). Any image which would be skipped over for TFP in the usual course of affairs cannot be used for April Fool's. So File:DefecatingSeagull.jpg and File:Indecency2.jpg (for example) are not eligible.

Proposed Images[edit]

2015 (The Mystery of the Leaping Fish)[edit]

Mystery of the Leaping Fish… It has cocaine use in it.

I'm not saying that the film using cocaine as a joke would be the primary reason for using it for April Fools. The movie overall is ridiculous and is a parody of Sherlock Holmes. Maybe using that would make a pretty funny caption for people to see. GamerPro64 02:09, 28 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]

  • These were nominated unsuccessfully last year; if Lucky Diamond Rich is not selected, I'll schedule that in the upcoming year. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:14, 12 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • If Lucky isn't selected for April Fool's day, it would make an interesting photograph for Halloween (October 31). Royalbroil 03:21, 13 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • I think we've got something more relevant for Halloween. There's an engraving for "The Raven" which hasn't been shown yet, and I seem to recall another horror-themed image — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:50, 13 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
He would have been a possible candidate...--The Herald : here I am 12:15, 13 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Does anyone know whether File:Macaca nigra self-portrait large.jpg has been on the main page yet? If not, it would be another possible candidate...a "monkey selfie", with the silliest expression. Eman235/talk 21:58, 10 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
    • No, the monkey selfie hasn't. I'd rather we not use something that has been controversial in the past though. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:21, 10 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • I wonder if the Tumbeast would stand a chance of becoming a featured picture. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 22:57, 10 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Note to all interested parties: I plan to select the April Fools POTD after I get back from Purwokerto on 25/26 March. All discussion should be completed by then. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:20, 13 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
    • I would go with Lucky Diamond Rich, not because I think it's particularly funny, but a) it's at least slightly amusing, unlike all the other nominations, and b) this is (I think) our last chance to use him as an April Fools before he takes his usual fifo slot on the Main Page. Modest Genius talk 12:46, 13 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
      • That's what I'm thinking. Poor guy's a year or two late for the main page... — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:04, 13 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]


My Wife's Lovers by Austrian artist Carl Kahler (1855-1906) depicting forty two of American millionairess Kate Birdsall Johnson's 350 cats.

--Found5dollar (talk) 04:49, 26 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

  • Front-runner for next year, I think. With a funny blurb. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 10:58, 17 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]


Found5dollar (talk) 19:48, 24 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]


I think for 2019 we should disappoint millions by saying it is the greatest funny ever and that we have had to keep it secret to not ruin the joke. Then we use a potato or some ground vegetable. BMO4744 (talk) 23:55, 25 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]