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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]


Dresden-Altstadt von der Marienbruecke-II.jpg
  • Dresden (pictured) is often called Elbflorenz, or "Florence on the Elbe", reflecting its riverine location and its role as a centre for arts and beautiful architecture - much like Florence in Italy.
  • Crookston is home to the world's largest ox-cart, and the original Happy Joe's Pizzeria.
  • The Livingstone-Stanley Monument near Bujumbura is actually not the spot where Stanley said "Dr Livingstone, I presume”.
  • 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 word Urdu is derived from the Turkish word ordu, ultimately derived from the Mongolian word "horde".
  • Valletta was one of the earliest sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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  • Hong Kong (pictured) proudly proclaims itself to be Asia's World City.
  • The best way to get around in Erlangen is by bike
  • It is actually illegal to go on the beach at Waikiki after midnight.
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  • Christ Church Cathedral (pictured) in Stanley is the southernmost cathedral in the world.
  • High speed rail can be faster than flying if you take security, boarding, and getting to and from the airport into account
  • Oni was for millennia a center of Georgian Jewish culture.
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  • Hasselt has a jenever museum and each October a jenever festival is held in the city (local jenever brands pictured).
  • In Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve you can accompany locals on a net hunt for small animals.
  • In the Caribbean, a volcanic part of the world, there are many places called "Soufriere" (French for sulfur).
Revere Beach, MA.jpg
  • Revere Beach (pictured) is the oldest public beach in the United States of America.
  • Kedah is nicknamed "The Rice Bowl of Malaysia" because of the vast paddy plantation along the western plain of the state.
  • Joensuu's bunker museum consists of several models of concrete bunkers fully equipped with original WWII guns and gear.
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  • Originally a backpacker hotspot but now upmarket, Ao Nang is the most "Westernized" beach in Krabi (the beach front shopping district pictured).
  • Oslo, with its approximately 453 square kilometres, is one of the largest capitals in the world by area.
  • Covered in vegetable fields and greenhouses, Reichenau is sometimes known as the "vegetable island".
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  • The Travels of Marco Polo (mosaic portrait pictured) was the first account of a journey to the East to be widely publicized in Europe.
  • In Tsuyama, there is a cosmetic shop owned by the mother of a rock star. You can meet her and look through family albums of her famous son.
  • Radom is one of the most inexpensive cities in the whole of Poland, offering very low prices in the services sector.
Rua de Banana Cidade Velha.jpg
  • Rua da Banana (pictured) in Cidade Velha is Africa's oldest European-built street.
  • Prince Rupert holds the title of rainiest city in Canada, with about 2,500 mm of precipitation annually.
  • During the carnival in Bergen op Zoom, the city is renamed "Krabbegat", which means "crab hole".
Willemstad Curacao Neth. Ant..jpg
  • Visitors often see the architecture of Curaçao (houses in Willemstad pictured) as a colorful version of Amsterdam.
  • Duisburg is home to the German Inland Waterways Museum and Europe's largest inland harbour.
  • Karakoram Highway features the highest border crossing in the world.
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  • Asmara's main attraction is its colonial Italian architecture (teatro d'opera pictured).
  • In Aqaba you can find the world's oldest purpose-built Christian church.
  • St. Louis Union Station is where the classic photo of Harry Truman holding the newspaper with the incorrect "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN" headline was taken.
Tsuyama Cherry Blossom Festival.JPG
  • 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.
  • 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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