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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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  • Homer is named after Homer Pennock, a con man who led an expedition to the area in search of gold. They found coal instead.
  • Although it has gained the stereotype of being very wet, rainfall levels in Manchester are actually less than the UK average.
  • Luxembourg (pictured) has historically been an inconquerable fortress, which led it to be nicknamed the "Gibraltar of the North".
  • Updates are automatically handled by Template:Discover 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. Any entries that are 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).

  • The Oodnadatta Track is one of the easiest Outback tracks in Australia.
  • Udmurtia is one of Europe's last remaining strongholds of organized shamanism.
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  • One draw of Gjirokastër is the Old Bazaar and the surrounding Historic Ottoman homes (pictured).
  • Silent Valley is considered one of the most ecologically diverse areas on the planet.
  • Each island of the Comoros has its own dialect of Comorian.
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  • With the small Alekšupīte River running through its old town centre (pictured), Kuldiga is known as "The Latvian Venice".
  • The domestic cuisine of Italy itself differs a lot from internationalized Italian dining.
  • The name of the city, Xiamen, means "door to the house", referring to the city's centuries-old role as a gateway to China.
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  • Khasab (pictured) is one of the hottest places in Oman, with summer temperatures regularly climbing over 45°C.
  • Derby was the site of the first fully mechanised factory in the world, built in 1721.
  • Sopron has been called Civitas Fidelissima, "The Most Loyal Town", ever since the town voted by 65% to stay part of Hungary.
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  • Luanda (pictured) receives nearly all its rain in March and April.
  • No other city in Texas reflects the state's Spanish and Mexican heritage better than San Antonio.
  • At Saint Vincent and the Grenadines you can visit sites where The Pirates of the Caribbean movies were filmed.
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  • It is worth poking your head into the Basotho Hat Shop (pictured) in Maseru just to enjoy the unusual architecture.
  • Isalo National Park is known for its wide variety of terrain, including sandstone formations, deep canyons, palm-lined oases, and grassland.
  • Vang Vieng may have established itself as the exception to the rule that Laos doesn't have nightlife.
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  • Stari Most (pictured) – the Old Bridge — is regarded as the cultural and spiritual icon of Mostar.
  • President Coolidge outside Espiritu Santo is the largest accessible wreck dive in the world.
  • Conakry Grand Mosque is one of the largest in sub-Saharan Africa.
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  • The ancient Mayan ruins of Lamanai (pictured) have not been completely uncovered yet.
  • The wine collection of the prince of Liechtenstein is available to view by a vineyard on the northern edge of Vaduz.
  • Sylt is linked to the German mainland by the railway only Hindenburgdamm, named for the infamous Reichspräsident.
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  • Basilica of Our Lady of Peace (pictured) in Yamoussoukro is the world's largest church and modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City.
  • The colonial stilt houses in Freetown offer insight into how colonial officials lived in the past.
  • The Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site was the first UNESCO world heritage site of the Marshall Islands.
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  • Port Louis (pictured) was once regarded as the star and the key of the Indian Ocean.
  • Baikonyr cosmodrome was the launch site of the first manned orbital flight by Yuri Gagarin.
  • Colonized by German immigrants, Plattdeutsch is still widely spoken in Filadelfia.
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  • In the Grand Casino (pictured) of Monaco you can gamble alongside the world's richest and often most famous.
  • Named Port Clarence, Malabo was founded as a British naval station in the effort to suppress the slave trade.
  • East Timor has some of the best scuba diving in the world.
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  • A well-known specialty from Linz is the Linzer Torte (pictured).
  • For many years Dakar was the end point of the most important off-road rally in the world.
  • Nevis Peak, the top of a dormant volcano, is an attraction to hikers and nature buffs.
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  • In Boise, if you are bold, you can ring the bell at the foot of the state Capitol (pictured) steps.
  • Honiara contains a wealth of World War Two sites: most of the hills in the Honiara area were the sites of fierce battles.
  • New York City's influence on the globe is hard to overstate, as decisions made within its boundaries often have impacts and ramifications across the world.
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  • Gulangyu (pictured) is sometimes called "Piano Island" as there have been pianos on the island since the first foreign residents arrived in the 1840s.
  • Founded sometime in the 5th century BC, Tangier has been part of all major empires in the region throughout history.


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