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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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  • With a huge selection of records and instruments, the House of Guitars in Rochester (New York) is considered a shrine to music and musicians.
  • The bullring (pictured) in Colonia is almost unused, it was finished two years before bullfighting was outlawed in Uruguay.
  • Greenland is the world's largest non-continental island.
  • 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).

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  • Madeira Casino (pictured) in Funchal, the only casino on the island, was designed by Oscar Niemeyer who also designed much of Brasilia.
  • Most sites in Egypt offer a hefty 50% discount on entrance fees for holders of the International Student Identification Card (ISIC), or the teacher equivalent.
  • Known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota technically has well over 15,000.
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  • In Melbourne centre, a number of intersections require drivers to perform the infamous hook turn (warning sign pictured).
  • At about 1,700 m above sea level, the airport in Samedan (Switzerland) is the highest in Europe.
  • Frankfurt airport has two railway stations, one for local trains only and one only for long distance trains.
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  • The Arkansas State Capitol (pictured) in Little Rock occupies the former site of the state penitentiary.
  • Ooty was founded in the 19th century by the British, and served as the summer headquarters of the Madras Presidency.
  • The Atlantis resort on Paradise Island is responsible for an amazing 11% of the Bahamas' GNP.
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  • Albany (pictured) is the longest continuously chartered city in the United States.
  • Eskişehir province is the only place in the world where Meerschaum is extracted.
  • Riobamba is known locally as the "Sultan of the Andes", due to its majestic mountains and regal colonial architecture.
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  • Fort St. Angelo (pictured) has been in Cottonera (Malta) since Roman times, and possibly before.
  • Bahrain means "two seas" in the Arabic language.
  • Antarctica is notable for being the only continent with no significant land plant life and no native land mammals, reptiles, or amphibians.
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  • The TelefériQo cable car (pictured) hoists visitors up the active Pichincha Volcano, with views of half-a-dozen volcanoes and all of Quito below.
  • Derry is the only remaining completely intact walled city on the whole island of Ireland.
  • The most famous landmark in Jakarta is the 137m-tall obelisk of solid bronze National Monument, commissioned to celebrate Indonesia's independence.
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  • You can visit the dam which James Bond bungee jumped from in the opening scene of Golden Eye (pictured) in the Verzasca Valley.
  • In 1960, Grand-Bassam was little more than a ghost town, until a surge of tourism in the 1970s led to its resettlement, with today, a modest 5,000 people calling the town their home.
  • Wikivoyage's E11 hiking trail article is the only English-language guide giving a precise routing of the trail.
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  • It is said that Christopher Columbus sighted Saba (pictured) on his trans-Atlantic voyage, but did not land due to the rocky shores.
  • In Balatonfüred, you can go to the Anna Ball, which is one of the most unique balls in Hungary, and has been organised annually since 1825.
  • The last Emperor of the French, Napoléon III, is entombed in Farnborough, a quiet suburban corner of Hampshire, England.
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  • Mongolia (pictured) is nicknamed the "Land of Blue Skies" and with good reason; there are said to be about 250 sunny days throughout each year.
  • For a town pretty well slap bang on the Equator, Entebbe is a few degrees cooler than you might expect.
  • There are 160 monasteries in Bulgaria, which remained vital centres of local culture for centuries under Ottoman rule.
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  • In about 1257, Mount Rinjani (pictured) erupted so violently that its shape changed, and this event is believed to have contributed to the onset of the Little Ice Age.
  • The steepest street in the world is claimed to be in Dunedin, New Zealand, and celebrated by the annual rolling of 40,000 chocolates down the street.
  • The national flag of the Czech Republic was banned by the Nazis in 1939. It was restored at the end of World War II and still flies across the country.
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  • Apple Valley's 485-acre Minnesota Zoo (pictured) was one of the first to organize animals into themed areas and trails by their living environment, as opposed to their species.
  • White pearl-sand beaches, bathed in a perfumed breeze, are a most popular visitor attraction of Comoros.
  • Tallinn is treated as a home-from-home by daytrippers from Finland, due to their close linguistic and cultural ties with Estonia.
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  • Zamboanga (pictured) is known as Asia's Latin city, due to its melting pot of Spanish, Filipino and world cultures.


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