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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:
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The interesting fact linked to this image goes here.

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  • Solothurners are very fond of the number 11, and there are many references to that number around the town.
  • On Bermuda hire cars are banned, and only residents are permitted to own cars.
  • Tombstone (pictured) was among America's most storied towns in the wild frontier days.
  • Updates are handled by a template found here, updating it daily and each Discover entry is displayed for three days.
  • If the box above is empty, it means that the template has ran out of entries. If this happens you can add new entries from the nominations below. Entries added to the template should be removed from the nominations list.
  • If you are unsure about how it works, feel free to try out things in the Discover sandbox first.
  • When the entry's sojourn on the Main Page is over, it should not just be deleted from the template but also added to the Discover archive.

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).

  • Many scenes from the movie Australia were filmed in the area surrounding Kununurra.
  • Brunei is home to several shipwrecks, interesting to explore for scuba divers.
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  • The “waterfall” (pictured) at Hierve el Agua is made of rock, not water.
  • Sandefjord features several sights related to whaling.
  • Black Sea Turkey is a humid and verdant region renowned for its natural beauty.
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  • Chobe National Park is home to a large number of Kalahari elephants (pictured).
  • Louisville International Airport is "International" in name only — there are no longer any non-stop flights to any location outside the U.S.
  • Borneo is the third largest non-continental island in the world.
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  • Georgia has one of the oldest wine-making traditions in the world (different Georgian wines pictured).
  • Liberal, Kansas, was named for the early day settlers who were "liberal" with the scarce supply of water.
  • Galdhøpiggen is the highest mountain in Europe north of the Alps.
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  • The 15th Meridian East runs through Görlitz and defines Central European Standard Time (Meridian marker pictured)
  • One common treat in Honduras is macheteada, a tortilla filled with sweet, sugary, flour and sugar.
  • Short of Pyongyang, Ashgabat is probably the best example of what happens when a city gets redesigned according to the vision of exactly one man.
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  • In Kyzyl you can visit the Centre of Asia (pictured).
  • Ulm Federal Fortifications are the largest preserved fortifications in Germany.
  • The Empire Theatre on Block Island is like stepping into a movie theatre time machine.
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  • In Maasai Mara National Reserve you can go on a hot air balloon safari and see the sun rising above the wildlife and the magnificent landscapes (pictured).
  • The story goes that Surabaya’s name derives from the Javanese words Suro, meaning shark, and Boyo, meaning crocodile.
  • Apart from the grand nature, Skjolden is known for Ludwig Wittgenstein's lodge.
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  • Calling Paramakatoi (pictured) a place to "get away" would be a great understatement.
  • Seoul is practically a collection of cities that happen to be bunched together, each with its own central business and commercial districts.
  • From 1932 to 1990 Nizhny Novgorod was known as Gorky (Го́рький), after the writer Maxim Gorky.
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  • Situated on a hill next to the river Meuse, the citadel (pictured) is the biggest tourist attraction of Namur.
  • Panama has a lot more indigenous culture than some other countries in the region.
  • In Abu Dhabi only restaurants located in hotels are allowed to serve alcohol.
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  • Oaxaca’s streets (pictured) have a very tranquil and organic feel to them.
  • Ngoketunjia consists of 13 villages, whose names all start with the letters "Ba".
  • Auckland has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world.
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  • The Phoenician ruins (pictured) at Kerkouane are probably the only of their kind to survive.
  • Although Filipino words may seem long and tongue-twisting at first, pronunciation is easier than in many other languages.
  • Alaska is huge, it actually spans what once were five time zones.
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  • At 91m tall, Völkerschlachtdenkmal (pictured) in Leipzig is the biggest monument in Europe.
  • The exact geographical center of the former Soviet Union can be found just south of Lenin Square in Novosibirsk.
  • Tracunhaém is one of Brazil's main ceramic and clay art production centers.
  • The Lobi "villages" of Gaoua are actually mini-fortresses scattered around the countryside.
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  • Once part of the city wall, the Waterpoort (pictured) is now a symbol for Sneek
  • All long-distance trains in Russia run on Moscow time.
  • The name Saskatoon comes from a native word for a berry that grows along the river called missaskquahtoomina.
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  • For much of its length, the Eyre Highway (pictured) can be described as a long and lonely road.
  • Once called Nova Lisboa, Huambo was designed in 1912 to be the new capital of Angola, and the beauty of that era is still apparent.
  • Saltstraumen outside Bodø is the world's strongest maelstrom (tidal whirlpool), with some of the best fishing in the world.
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  • One the nicest colonial buildings in Fort-de-France is a library — Bibliothèque Schœlcher (pictured).
  • Qi Xing Tan north of Hualien has a restaurant which specializes in goat milk coffee.
  • Teahouses are important places of social gathering and popular throughout Myanmar.
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  • Gifhorn has a International Wind- and Watermill Museum with exhibits (pictured) from all over Europe.
  • Uzbek is largely mutually intelligible with Uighur.
  • Grande Île of Strasbourg was the first city centre to be classified in its entirety as a World Heritage Site.
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  • The temple of the oracle (pictured) in Siwa was according to a legend once indestructible due to the oracle’s power.
  • Slovakia has the highest number of castles and chateaux per capita in the world.
  • The Azores islands of Corvo and Flores are geographically located in North America.
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  • Hohhot is home to the Tomb (pictured) of Princess Zhaojun, who was attributed with the ability to perform miracles.
  • In the town of Berezniki in Perm Krai a mosquito festival takes place each July.
  • The Neptune Islands is the only location in Australia where shark cage diving can be legally conducted.
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  • One of the major attractions when driving around Swindon is the Magic Roundabout (road sign pictured).
  • The Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee boasts the largest carousel in the USA.
  • Don't plan any shopping trips to Peillonshops are not allowed in the village.
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  • Herzogenaurach is world famous for being headquarters of both Adidas and Puma (Adidas outlet pictured).
  • Early settlers called the Easter Island "Te Pito O Te Henua" — the Navel of The World.
  • Troy was destroyed and rebuilt nine times over, and each of nine different layers still has something left to this day.
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  • Sanhattan (pictured) is the Chilean equivalent of Manhattan.
  • Visual art makes up a major part of the local cultural heritage of virtually any place around the world.
  • In Burbank you can find the U.S.'s only all-horror bookstore.
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  • The Narta Lagoon (pictured) near Vlore is the winter home for tens of thousands of sea birds.
  • Many visitors travel to Kisoro to get close with a troupe of habituated gorillas.
  • Mariinsk has a birch bark museum.
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  • The deep fried Mars bar (pictured), regarded by many as an urban myth, does exist in Scotland.
  • As the sign at its train station reveals, Tama is Hello Kitty's town.
  • In Valais you can eat cholera.
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  • Tanjung Puting National Park is famous for its orangutang (pictured) conservation.
  • Key West claims to be the only city in the lower 48 states never to have had a frost.
  • Oceania is a vast expanse of the world where the ocean — rather than land borders — separate nations.
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  • Marado Island features the southernmost point (marker pictured) in South Korea.
  • The writer Robert Louis Stevenson lived his last years in Apia, and today you can visit his museum and grave there.
  • Barentsburg is the only remaining Russian settlement in Svalbard.
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  • The Latvian Academy of Sciences in Riga (pictured) is often called "Stalin's Birthday Cake" because of its austere yet ornamented design.
  • In Punta Arenas you can experience a beer tasting session at the southernmost brewery in the world.
  • It is often said that Alderney is the only Channel Island since it is the only one that is actually in the English Channel.
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  • Meroë is home to more than 200 Nubian pyramids (pictured) in three separate groups.
  • For tourists, Antarctica is accessible only during the Austral summer season from November to March.


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