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Here we collaborate on future discover facts that are featured on the Main Page (and on the Discover page).

Criteria[edit]

  • Keep it short and snappy: no more than twenty words, please.
  • [[Link]] any place names.
  • '''Boldface''' the fact of interest.
  • The articles don't need to be perfect, but preference should be given to those with a status of "usable" or higher.
  • The article linked to must contain the fact in question.
  • Relevant images are optional but welcome, ideally once for every three facts. They should be placed above the fact in question, with the following formatting:
[[Image:imagename|right|100px|description]]
The interesting fact linked to this image goes here.

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  • The Sundbåt ferry in Kristiansund is world's oldest public transport line in continuous operation.
  • Okayama is known as the "Land of Sunshine".
  • No visit to Montreal is complete without at least one plate of poutine (pictured).
  • Updates are handled by a template found here. The box is updated daily and each Discover entry is displayed for three days.
  • If the box above is empty, it means that it has ran out of entries. If this happens you can add new entries from the nominations below.
  • If you are unsure about how it works, feel free to try out things in the Discover sandbox first.
  • Old Discoveries should not just be deleted but archived on the Discover page.

Nominations[edit]

Add your entries to the end of this list. Do not leave any space or other commentary between entries. However, feel free to rearrange the list, because geographic variety in what's displayed is good (e.g. if the next three items are all from Asia, it's good to intersperse something from Africa, Europe or the Americas).

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  • Mount Tai (pictured) is the most climbed mountain in China and a sacred Daoist site.
  • Caernarfon is one of the best places in the world to hear a living Celtic language, with over 80% of the local population speaking Welsh.
  • Mohenjo-daro is depicted on the Rs. 20 currency note; fittingly, entry fees to the Mohenjo-daro complex are Rs. 20 for Pakistanis.
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  • Originally built to fend off slave traders, the world heritage listed Tatas (pictured) in Nadoba now serve as home to farm animals and various materials.
  • Mt. Angel recently built the largest glockenspiel in the United States. Also hosts a Bavarian-style "Oktoberfest" complete with traditional German bands every September
  • The Loire Valley is often referred to as "the Garden of France" and the Cradle of the French Language.
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  • St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Kiev (pictured) has the world biggest ensemble of frescoes and mosaics dating from 11th century.
  • Fortaleza is known as the capital of hammocks.
  • Haridwar translates to Gateway to God and has been a centre of Hindu religion and mysticism for centuries.
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  • Mammoth Cave National Park features over 392 miles of caves (pictured).
  • Due to the exceedingly scenic setting, and its architecture Budapest is nicknamed "Paris of the East".
  • Kumbakonam is full of temples — every street, road, locality has a prominent temple.
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  • Rhodes City hosts the oldest inhabited medieval town (Avenue of the Knights pictured) in Europe.
  • The original capital of French Louisiana, Mobile is home to the oldest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States.
  • Ein Gedi National Park is considered the biggest and the most important oasis in Israel.
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  • Le Palais des Papes (pictured) in Avignon is the world's largest Gothic edifice.
  • The Kolyma Highway is one of the most dangerous roads in the world.
  • The main street of Chuy is also the border between Uruguay and Brazil.
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  • Thanks to the ferry (pictured) connection to the mainland, Devonport is nicknamed the Gateway to Tasmania.
  • People eat early in Bloemfontein - even by South African standards.
  • Budva is often called the "Montenegrin Miami”.
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  • Qingchengshan (front gate pictured) is one of the ancient cradles of Taoism in China.
  • The town of Horyuji has grown around the eponymous temple of Horyuji, the "Temple of the Flourishing Law”, which is also the oldest surviving wooden structure in the world.
  • At the craft centre in Ségou you can to try your hand at creating your own traditional Bogoan clothes.
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  • Built by the Romans, Torre de Hércules in A Coruña is the oldest lighthouse in the world that is still in use.
  • Pforzheim is known as "Goldstadt" (Gold town) for its jewelry and watch-making industries.
  • Preah Vihear is perched on a hilltop with a commanding view of its surroundings.
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  • Grimeton VLF transmitter (pictured) near Varberg is the only workable machine transmitter in the world.
  • Lexington is home to hundreds of horse farms and nicknamed the Horse capital of America.
  • The name of ruins near Zeravshan, Sarazm, translates to “the beginning of the world”.
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  • The Bazaar of Tabriz (pictured) is one of the oldest bazaars of the Middle East and the largest covered bazaar in the world.
  • Jeongdongjin station in Gangwon is the world's closest train station to the ocean.
  • Benin is the birthplace of Vodun (Voodoo) and to this day Vodun remains the official religion of the country.
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  • Þingvellir National Park (pictured) was home to the world's longest running Parliament.
  • Jaén is said to be the largest olive producing area in the world, producing 10% of the worlds olives.
  • There are no traffic lights in Mombasa and the traffic will likely appear chaotic to a westerner.
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  • On Saint Helena you can visit the Longwood House (pictured) where Napoleon died during his exile.
  • A special memory from Samoa is a traditional tattoo.
  • Gatwick Airport is the world's busiest single runway airport.
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  • Lake Assal (pictured) in Djibouti is the lowest point in Africa and the saltiest lake outside Antarctica.
  • Randengfo pagoda is the oldest and tallest pagoda in Beijing
  • The Magic Mountain theme park features 18 roller coasters, a world record.
  • Over 500 years old, the city of Tokyo was once a modest fishing village named Edo (江戸).
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  • In Adelaide you can ride one of the historic trams from the CBD to the historic beachside (pictured) suburb of Glenelg.
  • Rental houseboats are a good (if expensive) way of exploring the expanse of Shuswap Lake.
  • Valletta was named after its founder, the Grandmaster Jean Parisot de la Valette.
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  • In Colombo, getting around by Tri-shaw (pictured) is most convenient.
  • Manchester is the site of the world's oldest surviving passenger railway station.
  • Matanzas is known as the City of Bridges for its many bridges on the city's three rivers.
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  • The ceiling of Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Pilar (pictured) in Zaragoza features works by several Spanish famous painters.
  • In Barnaul you can visit the Museum of Time.
  • Pyongyang boasts the world’s largest Arch of Triumph.
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  • Malaysia is regarded as a mix of the modern world and a developing nation (Petronas towers pictured).
  • As the story goes, Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) was founded on Christmas Eve and named after Jesus’ birth town mentioned in Christmas carols.
  • Shengo Hall in Addis Ababa is the world’s largest building that was pre-fabricated elsewhere than where it now stands.
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  • An attraction around Waitomo are caves that are lit up (pictured) by glowworms.
  • In Tortola and elsewhere on the British Virgin Islands, hallucinogenic mushrooms are legal.
  • Tipping can be perceived as an insult in certain countries.
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  • An iconic Maldivian accommodation is the overwater bungalow (pictured), built on stilts directly above a lagoon.
  • Weimar is regarded as one of the most historically important cities in Germany.
  • Halmstad is known as the "golf capital" of Sweden with 12 beautiful courses.
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  • Jackson Square (pictured) is the historic heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans.
  • The average year-round temperature of Baku matches the average temperature of the landmass of Earth to within a tenth of degree.
  • Due to the prevalence of waterways in its geography, Recife is known as Veneza Brasileira — the Brazilian Venice.
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  • One major attraction of Kish Island is the Greek ship (pictured) that rests on one of its shores.
  • Walvis Bay is the only commercial port of Namibia.
  • Kristiansand in southern Norway bears the nickname "the coolest riviera".
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  • Tipaza is one of Algeria’s most popular destinations thanks to its world heritage listed Roman ruins (pictured).
  • When driving in the UK, be aware that side roads never have priority, overtaking on the left (so called undertaking) is illegal, and you may not turn left over a red light.


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