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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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  • Depending on the source, Hindi is listed anywhere from the 2nd to 5th most widely spoken language in the world.
  • During a total solar eclipse, the sun's corona (pictured) can be seen radiating around the black circle of the moon.
  • Lakshadweep are India's only coral atolls and geologically a part of the same chain as the Maldives.


  • 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).

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  • The Ashokan Pillar (pictured), erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) on the spot of Buddha's birth features an inscription, granting Lumbini a tax-free status in honour of Buddha's birth.
  • As the Giant of Africa, Nigeria has more than 500 ethnic groups with different languages and customs.
  • Founded in 841, Dublin was originally settled by Vikings among a population of Celtic tribes.
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  • At the Magnetic Hill (pictured) in Moncton, due to a type of optical illusion created by rising and descending terrain it appears that cars roll uphill when in neutral gear.
  • One of the most westernized capitals in the Pacific Islands, Nouméa features beautiful beaches and colonial mansions and is not yet a heavily touristed destination.
  • There is no value-added tax in Eilat, therefore many duty free shops line the boardwalk, culminating in duty free shopping centres.
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  • The Arbroath Abbey (pictured) is a red sandstone abbey founded by King William the Lion in 1178 and where he was buried in 1214.
  • For a city of its size, train connections to Dresden are surprisingly slow.
  • As a city not accessible by road, motorcycles and mototaxis dominate Iquitos unlike anywhere else.
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  • The Waterfront Park in Charleston (South Carolina) features plenty of lovely fountains, including one shaped like a pineapple (pictured).
  • Antarctica has 24-hour sunshine during the Southern Hemisphere summer, and 24 hours of nighttime during the winter.
  • An ascent of 2446 stone steps brings you up to Mt. Haguro, the most easily accessible of the three mountains comprising Dewa Sanzan.
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  • The borders of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands meet in Vaals, on the Drielandenpunt (pictured).
  • Manchester is famous all over the world thanks to its football clubs, including Manchester United and Manchester City.
  • Souq Omdurman in Khartoum is said to be one of the largest markets in Africa.
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  • Finnish national parks are open to the public without fees, even for lodging in open wilderness huts (hut in Finnish Lapland pictured).
  • You will frequently encounter old cars parked on the cobblestone streets of Colonia, Uruguay, the oldest being from the 1930s.
  • Pickpocketing is a very old crime that is continually being reinvented, and a hazard in most destinations.
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  • The Tree of Life (pictured) in Bahrain has survived the harsh desert conditions for more than 400 years.
  • The island of Yap in Micronesia is famous for its stone money, which is rather large and cannot easily be moved.
  • Tax and tip can easily add 25% over the price quoted in the menu for a meal in a midrange or upscale restaurant in Nicaragua.
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  • There are only two cities in North America situated on an isthmus, Madison and Seattle.
    Isn't Panama City (and every other city in Panama) situated on a large isthmus? I think this entry would need to be adjusted to be accurate. —Granger (talk · contribs) 23:15, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
    Also Rivas and San Juan del Sur Hobbitschuster (talk) 23:31, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
    I only copied what it says at Madison, "One of only two cities in North America situated on an isthmus (the other is Seattle)...", then changed it slightly to read well.  Seagull123  Φ  14:02, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
    Yeah, I think we should look up what the statement would have to look like to be accurate. Hobbitschuster (talk) 14:05, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

The following calendar-related items are "ready-to-go" criteria-wise and should be moved to the main queue at a date appropriate to the trivia featured: