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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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  • In Tsuyama, the Tsuyama Cherry Blossom Festival (pictured) features an impressive 5,000 cherry trees, and is known in Okayama prefecture as the best place to view cherry blossoms.
  • St. Louis Union Station is where the classic photo of Harry Truman holding the newspaper with the incorrect "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN" headline was taken.
  • In Aqaba you can find the world's oldest purpose-built Christian church.
  • 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).

  • 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.
  • Taveuni is one of the few places where the 180th meridian crosses land.
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  • Mediana (pictured) outside Niš is the birthplace of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great.
  • Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans.
  • At the clothes market in Zinder chances are you might see the logo of your own college or high school on a shirt.
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  • Santa Maria la Menor Cathedral (inside view pictured) in Santo Domingo was the first cathedral built in the Americas.
  • In Iquitos you can visit an Amazonian manatee (sea cow) orphanage.
  • At the Chişinău Souvenir Bazaar one can find hand made crafts, paintings and relics from the Soviet days.
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  • The little picturesque fort (pictured) in Cacheu has a dark history: it was used to ship slaves to the Americas.
  • The Pearl Trail in Muharraq is a self-guided walking tour connecting the 17 historic buildings included in the UNESCO listing.
  • Kinshasa is a major cultural and intellectual center for Central Africa.
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  • At La Brea Pitch Lake in Point Fortin, bitumen wells up from deep underground (pictured).
  • The courthouse and post office in the center of Victoria have been virtually unchanged since colonial times.
  • Petrol prices in Kuwait are among the lowest in the world and most of the time it's cheaper than water.
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  • The NEWBORN monument (pictured) in Pristina gets a new paint scheme every year.
  • Jodensavanne, a historic settlement of Sephardic Jews, is one of the main cultural heritage sights in Suriname.
  • Halloumi is a uniquely Cypriot cheese, often served grilled.
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  • The town of Flores is an island (pictured) on Lago Petén Itzá, connected to land by a causeway.
  • Nassau was once a popular pirates' den, and even a self-proclaimed "Privateers Republic”.
  • Nkhata Bay is home to the Tonga people who are famed for their love of fine clothing.
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  • Vava'u is a good destination for whale-watching (pictured) — you may even hear the whales sing.
  • Alajuela was the hometown of Juan Santamaría, the Costa Rican national hero.
  • São Toméan Portuguese is similar to Brazilian Portuguese in terms of grammar and pronunciation.
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  • Oyapock River bridge (pictured) connecting French Guiana and Brazil was finished in 2011 yet still has yet to be opened.
  • In Turkey a teacher's house may mean a form of accommodation.
  • Silent Valley is considered one of the most ecologically diverse areas on the planet.
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  • Yakutsk (pictured) has gained attention as potentially the coldest city in the world, with temperatures dropping to -42°C (-45°F) in winter.
  • The highest point on Rømø is only at 19 meters above sea level.
  • Given New Zealand's proximity to the international date line, Gisborne is the first city in the world to see the sun rise.
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  • Chicago's skyline (view from Adler Planetarium pictured) is one of the world's tallest and easily ranks among its most magnificent.
  • The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is one of Austria's most scenic roads.
  • Greenlandic formerly used a unique numeral system where the toes and fingers were used to count to 20 which would be inuk naallugu or a complete human.
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  • The fire inside the Zoroastrian Fire Temple Atashkadeh (pictured) in Yazd has supposedly been burning since AD 470.
  • Wa has a significant chameleon population; individual chameleons can often be found crossing roads.


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