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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.

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Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Yazd.JPG
  • The fire inside the Zoroastrian Fire Temple Atashkadeh (pictured) in Yazd has supposedly been burning since AD 470.
  • 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.
  • The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is one of Austria's most scenic roads.
  • 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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  • Mount Sinai (pictured) is said to be the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God; indeed, the Arabic name Gebel Musa means "Mount of Moses".
  • Savaii has no real towns as such, just a series of small villages with people living in traditional huts.
  • Barbados has a well-deserved reputation for producing excellent rum.
Ha Long Bay - North East Vietnam.JPG
  • The Ha Long Bay archipelago (pictured) is made up of 1,969 islands, both inhabited and uninhabited.
  • With the same time zone and latitude as Hawaii, the Cook Islands are sometimes thought of as "Hawaii down under".
  • Legend has it that Kraków was built on the cave of a dragon whom the mythical King Krak had slain.
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  • The most popular association football team in Mexico, as rated by FIFA, is Club Deportivo Guadalajara (stadium pictured) in Guadalajara.
  • The Tamil language is described as having one of the richest literatures in the world.
  • Some divers know Isla Malpelo as the "shark heaven."
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  • The Castle of Good Hope (pictured) in Cape Town is South Africa's oldest surviving building.
  • The Rance tidal power plant in Saint-Malo reportedly attracts 200,000 visitors per year.
  • Big Bend is one of the largest national parks in the lower 48 states yet one of the least visited.
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  • Rishikesh is scenically located where the Ganges River (pictured) comes down from the Himalayas.
  • Norfolk Islanders have their own language, Norfuk, a blend of English and Tahitian. It is not easily understood by outsiders.
  • Kuala Lumpur translates to "muddy river confluence" in Malay.
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  • Awash National Park (pictured) features places where some of the earliest human remains have been found.
  • Always wanted to sleep in a lighthouse? Kylmäpihlaja lighthouse outside Rauma has been converted to a hotel.
  • Puerto Pirámides is one of the best sites to observe the famous southern whales.
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  • Laxey is home to the Laxey Wheel (pictured), often described as the biggest water wheel in the world.
  • An uninhabited island off the southern coast of Puerto Rico is named Caja de Muertos — "Box of the Dead".
  • Whenever you buy something at Manchester Airport, you're probably saving someone, somewhere, some money on their council tax!
Chimney Rock Ghost Ranch.jpg
  • In Abiquiu (pictured), you can visit the home of famous painter Georgia O'Keefe.
  • Elk Island National Park is one of the last remaining large areas of natural aspen parkland.
  • Karni Mata temple outside Bikaner is home to holy rats.
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  • Bento Gonçalves is the wine capital of Brazil; most of the country's wine and grape juice is produced in the region (Miolo vineyards pictured).
  • Elburg, rebuilt in the 1390s, is the only historical city in the Netherlands to have been entirely rebuilt on a grid pattern before the the Industrial Revolution.
  • Llanwrtyd Wells claims to be the smallest community in the UK with the status of a town.
Tiger Leaping Gorge Bridge.JPG
  • The Tiger Leaping Gorge trek leads through some of the most naturally beautiful and diverse landscapes China has to offer (pictured).
  • Sleeveless shirts and short pants or skirts are not permitted within the borders of the Vatican.
  • The outdoor night club Heat in Mbarara is a car wash during daytime.
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  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, and also features other Aussie wildlife (resting kangaroo pictured).
  • The Midwest was historically the center of the American brewing industry, and major domestic breweries remain headquartered in the area.
  • On both sides of the Atlantic there are museums and memorials to RMS Titanic's tragic journey.
Plaza de Armas - Cusco.jpg
  • Cuzco (pictured) is the city with the highest average level of UV-radiation in the world.
  • The black stupa in Vientiane is the mythical abode of a seven-headed dragon that protects the city.
  • Although the ground at the South Pole is close to sea level, the thick ice at that location raises the station to an altitude of 9,300 feet (2,835 meters).
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  • Lublin is a beautiful mid-sized city with its own particular Renaissance style, called the Lublin Renaissance (St. Joseph church pictured).
  • The Ark citadel was once the fortified residence of the rulers of Bukhara.
  • The Brecon Beacons National Park contains some of the most spectacular and distinctive upland formations in southern Britain.
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  • You can see the remains of the HMS Bounty (painting of ship pictured) in Bounty Bay in the Pitcairn Islands.


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