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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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  • At 91m tall, Völkerschlachtdenkmal (pictured) in Leipzig is the biggest monument in Europe.
  • Alaska is huge, it actually spans what once were five time zones.
  • Although Filipino words may seem long and tongue-twisting at first, pronunciation is easier than in many other languages.
  • 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).

  • Fukuoka is a good starting point for first-time visitors to Japan. Being a sizable, modern city it's still not hard to get around.
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  • The vegetarian cuisine of Udupi (pictured) is famous all over India and among Indians abroad.
  • Situated across New York Harbor from Manhattan, Staten Island may seem like it's in an entirely different world.
  • The vastness of the Sahara desert is comparable to the surface area of the United States of America or China.
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  • During the annual chocolate festival in Dunedin, 40000 Jaffa cookies are rolled down Baldwin Street (pictured), the world’s steepest street.
  • In the early Middle Ages, Canterbury became known by the Anglo-Saxon name of Cantwarebyrig, meaning "fortress of the men of Kent".
  • You can find some empty, unused tunnels under Cincinnati, stemming from a 1920s subway project that was canceled due to lack of funding.
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  • Where there are large rocks there is bound to be an "Elephant Rock", and Al-Ula also has its own (pictured).
  • Many of the local bars and eateries in Lido have a "where everybody knows your name" family feel.
  • The Footsteps of the Sun near Isla del Sol are a set of natural — or maybe supernatural — impressions in rock.
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  • Many postcards of New Caledonia feature the wooden round houses (pictured) of the Tjibaou Cultural Centre just outside Noumea.
  • Contrary to popular perception, Goa is not an island.
  • Distances between cities and towns in the Russian Far East are huge, and most of the region is roadless.
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  • One of the unique features of Guanajuato is its extensive tunnel network (an entrance pictured).
  • If you like beer and are visiting Sapporo, try tasting different Sapporo Beer variants in the local beer museum.
  • Cardiff has a reputation as a city of castles, having 5 different castles within its surroundings.
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  • A popular form of accommodation on Bora Bora are overwater bungalows (pictured).
  • Dieppe is the nearest beach to Paris, lively all year round.
  • Kassel is known primarily for the documenta, an art exhibition that happens there every five years.
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  • Berjaya Times Square Theme Park in Kuala Lumpur is notable for its hair-raising seven-story indoor roller coaster (pictured).
  • One attraction in Nahanni National Park Reserve is Rabbitkettle Hotsprings, source of the largest known tufa mounds (limestone formations) in Canada.
  • In ancient times, Poros was considered the island of Poseidon, Greek god of the sea.
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  • A major attraction in Dandong is North Korea, more specifically that you can see it (pictured) from there.
  • The Livingstone-Stanley Monument near Bujumbura is actually not the spot where Stanley said "Dr Livingstone, I presume”.
  • Crookston is home to the world's largest ox-cart, and the original Happy Joe's Pizzeria.
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  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (pictured) was built in the 1930s by the Americans as the military-only Nichols Field airfield.
  • Edinburgh Castle in the Old Town of Edinburgh has been continuously in use for 1000 years and is in excellent condition.
  • For tourists, Antarctica is accessible only during the Austral summer season from November to March.
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  • Technically, Marina Bay (pictured) is the body of water created by reclaiming land around the mouth of the Singapore River.
  • Exporting sand, seashells or coral from the Maldives is forbidden.
  • A visa allows an alien to travel to present themself to an immigration officer but does not automatically guarantee entry.
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  • Ethiopia is the historical origin of the coffee bean, and its coffee (pictured) is regarded among the best in the world.
  • Pontianak translates to "undead vampire of a woman who died during childbirth".
  • Anyone in a costume is welcome to march at New York’s Village Halloween Parade.
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  • Ordos City (pictured) is the poster child of modern Chinese city planning, but outside of China known as a "ghost city".
  • Smolensk is one of the oldest cities in Russia and has many monuments from different epochs.
  • West Bali National Park is Bali's only national park.


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