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Here we collaborate on future discover facts that are featured on the Main Page (and on the Discover page).

Criteria

  • 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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  • In Brazil, spoken language can be very different from written language and official grammar, confusing non-native speakers.
  • The casbah (pictured) of Algiers dates to the 17th century and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Winnipeg is a "gateway to the West", and can be visited for architecture, museums, and a broad retail market.
  • 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

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).

  • Despite its size and location in-between some of the most-visited cities in Europe, Liège sees very little tourist traffic.
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  • The National Civil Rights Museum (pictured) in Memphis was designed around the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot in 1968.
  • Pinyin allows very accurate pronunciation of Mandarin for those who understand it.
  • Barentsburg is named after Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz, who (re)discovered Svalbard in 1596.
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  • Incredibly, it is possible to safely swim in natural pools (pictured) at the top of the Victoria Falls, on the Zambian side.
  • O.R. Tambo International Airport serves as the major sub-Saharan hub.
  • The Homestead Museum in Drumheller features over 10,000 artifacts from the Victorian and Edwardian era, including a two-headed calf and a complete house bought from an Eaton's catalogue.
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  • At Ranua Zoo you can observe Arctic animals (Eurasian lynx pictured) throughout the year.
  • One of the mottos of Leave-no-trace camping is "Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints."
  • In the Yongsan district of Seoul, you can visit the I'Park Mall e-Sports Stadium where professional video game players duke it out real-time on an enormous screen and top players can earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
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  • While the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument (pictured) was only made a national monument in 2013, the recreation areas within the current monument have been developed for a while now, with visitor centers, campgrounds, trails, and new roads being constructed over the past couple of decades.
  • The Arrernte Aboriginal people have made their home in the Central Australian desert in and around Alice Springs for more than 50,000 years.
  • Ulsan is the gateway to the Yeongnam Alps, and is considered to be one of the most beautiful national parks in South Korea.
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  • A special combination of climate and shape means that Fox Glacier (pictured) moves approximately 10 times quicker than other valley glaciers around the world.
  • French cuisine has set a standard for fine dining around the world.
  • Known as "Little Italy" for over a hundred years, the North End proudly carries the torch of Boston's Italian heritage.
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  • The island of Lysøen, near Bergen, used to belong to Ole Bull (pictured), a famous musician, who bought the island in 1872.
  • In Sucre, "7 Cascadas" (7 waterfalls), are just a 8 km-hike out of town.
  • The Faroese parliament has been meeting at the same site in Torshavn since 900 AD.
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  • The historic town of Siwa stands on an isolated oasis (pictured) situated in the Western Desert region of Egypt.
  • Chihuahua is famous for Norteño food, a delicious if not particularly heart healthy cuisine that makes liberal use of beef, cheese, and chiles.
  • Malaria is life-threatening, and requires immediate treatment.
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  • The mining museum in Ostrava's Landek park is the largest exhibition of coal mining equipment in the world (exhibits pictured).


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