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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.

Now displayed[edit]


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  • Gyeongju is possibly the foremost location in Korea where ancient buildings, burial grounds and artifacts can be found (Bulguksa Temple pictured).
  • Brasov provides a mix of wonderful mountain scenery and medieval history.
  • At the Monetary Museum in Brasilia, you can see the biggest gold nugget ever found in Brazil.
  • 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).

  • Nanjing is officially the safest city in China.
  • The 1940's neighborhood of Balhura in Belo Horizonte features some of the highlights of Brazil’s modern architecture.
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  • Mount Pico (pictured) in the Azores is Portugal’s tallest mountain.
  • Few caverns in the world approach the astounding wealth or the extent of those of Jeita.
  • Although not particularly high, the Blue Mountains are renowned for their majestic scenery of a unique kind.
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  • Palmyra (New York) claims to be the only community in the U.S. that has a four-corner intersection with a church at each one. (pictured)
  • Baleyara is known across West Africa for having one of the largest animal markets.
  • Tolbooth Street in Falkirk is the shortest street in the UK.
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  • Songthaew means "two rows" in Thai, and is the local name for vehicles (pictured) used both as minibuses and taxis in Thailand.
  • Patmos is one of the most religiously significant Greek Islands because it is where Saint John the Divine had its revelation and wrote the Apocalypse.
  • In Torshavn riding public buses is free.
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  • Niue is dotted with many caves (Avaiki cave pictured) and limestone arches.
  • Jermuk is full of Soviet hotels and sanatoriums, some of which have been renovated to high standards.
  • GR20 is often referred to as "the toughest long distance trail in Europe”.
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  • Dolomite, windmills (pictured) and the famous local home-brewed beer are the symbols of Saaremaa.
  • Bamako has only a few paved main roads despite being one of West Africa’s largest cities.
  • For its population of just under a million people, Hamamatsu is a uniquely international city.
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  • Portland Head Light (pictured) is regarded as one of the most scenic lighthouses in the U.S.
  • A Chinese proverb says: Heaven has paradise; Earth has Hangzhou and Suzhou.
  • San Marino is the sole survivor of the independent city states that used to make up the Italian peninsula.
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  • Jal Mahal (pictured) in Jaipur translates to Water Palace and is indeed located in the middle of a lake.
  • Guadeloupe is sometimes known as the Butterfly Island.


On hold[edit]

The articles linked in from the entries below need to be improved before they're ready to go. Plunge forward, edit them, and move to the main queue. If you move trivia to this list, please provide a reason for doing so.

  • The small principality of Andorra is probably the only country in the world ruled by two princes: the Bishop of Urgell and the President of France. (red-link article needs to be created and de-outlined)
  • Devon Island, in Nunavut, Canada, is the largest uninhabited island in the world although it does have a cemetery...the world's northernmost. (de-outline?)
  • The anchor of Christopher Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria, is on display at the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien in Port-au-Prince. (must verify the anchor and museum were not destroyed in the earthquake—museum is half buried and so it was only moderately damaged per French Wikipedia) [1], should wait until it reopens before displaying)
  • The town of Kristinestad, Finland has a road called Kattpiskargränden, which means Cat Spanker Alley. (de-outline)
  • Hebron in Northern Kentucky is home to the Creation Museum, which teaches the Book of Genesis as literal truth. (de-outline)
  • The name of the Japanese town of Shiojiri means "Salt Butt". (de-outline)
  • Mt. Angel recently built the largest glockenspiel in the United States. Also hosts a Bavarian-style "Oktoberfest" complete with traditional German bands every September (wait for September)

The following calendar-related items are "ready-to-go" criteria-wise and should be moved to the main queue at a date appropriate to the trivia featured: