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The Discover page is an archive of about strange but true trivia about destinations around the world, previously featured in the Discover section on the main page. You can contribute and add or edit future facts to the list here. Previously displayed facts from this year are below. You can find older facts from previous years using the links at the bottom of the page.

January 2021[edit]

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  • The Dome of Light (pictured) in Kaohsiung is the world's largest stained glass installation.
  • If you visit Tikal early enough in the morning, it's possible to see and hear monkeys.
  • Basketball is one of the most popular team sports in North America, both as a spectactor sport and as an activity.
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  • The French language originated in France, but in the modern day it is spoken on every continent (French speaking areas pictured).
  • The wooden roof of the 11th century Ancona Cathedral is in the shape of an upside-down boat and its most obvious feature is the 12-sided cupola.
  • Some towns owe their existence or at least their current size to mining.
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  • Buffalo History Museum (pictured) has by far the most extensive collection of artifacts relevant to the history of Buffalo and Western New York from pre-Columbian times to the present day.
  • Sakhalin has long been the scene of a power struggle between major Asian powers.
  • Townsville on the Australian Pacific coast enjoys an average of 320 days of sunshine a year.
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  • Completed in 1929, Havana's neoclassical El Capitolio (pictured) resembles the U.S. Capitol and housed the Cuban Congress prior to the revolution.
  • The San Gabriel mountains above Pasadena offer some excellent hiking opportunities.
  • Compared to the hectic, bustling capitals in other Southeast Asian countries, Vientiane's relaxing atmosphere makes it feel like the small town it is.
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  • The most prized piece of art in Klosterneuburg Monastery is the triptych Verduner Altar (pictured), painted in 1181 by Nicholas of Verdun.
  • God's Own Junkyard in Walthamstow displays hundreds of illuminated signs including signs of businesses, decorative signs, movie props and artworks.
  • Inca legend says that Viracocha, the bearded god who created the universe, emerged from the waters of Lake Titicaca and created the sun at Isla del Sol.
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  • With a maximum height between 260 and 312 m, King Fahd's Fountain (pictured) in Jeddah is the tallest in the world.
  • At the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka in Ballarat, you can learn about the 1854 Eureka miners' rebellion and the changes it caused in Australian democracy.
  • Shirakawa is famous in the region for its unique daruma (wooden doll) design.


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