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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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  • The name of the Japanese town of Shiojiri means "Salt Butt".
  • Hebron in Northern Kentucky is home to the Creation Museum, which teaches the Book of Genesis as literal truth.
  • The Palmeral in Elche (pictured) is one of the world's largest palm groves and the only one in Europe.
  • Updates are handled by a template found here. The box is updated daily and each Discover entry is displayed for three days.
  • If the box above is empty, it means that it has ran out of entries. If this happens you can add new entries from the nominations below.
  • If you are unsure about how it works, feel free to try out things in the Discover sandbox first.
  • Old Discoveries should not just be deleted but archived on the Discover page.

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).

  • Joliet Correctional Center has been used as a filming location for numerous tv shows and movies.
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  • Mount Erebus (pictured) is the southernmost active volcano in the world.
  • Due to its agricultural wealth, Chengdu is sometimes called the "Land of Milk and Honey".
  • The shops of Chihuahua have a great selection of cowboy boots.
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  • The main attraction in Kanchanaburi is the Bridge over the River Kwai (pictured), famous from the eponymous novel.
  • Gibraltar claims to have the southernmost pub in Europe.
  • Nausori has been dubbed "the Paradise of the Green".
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  • The Montauk Lighthouse (pictured) is a historical lighthouse with a beautiful view of "The End" of Long Island.
  • The Pole of Cold is a region in Siberia where you can experience the world’s coldest temperatures outside Antarctica.
  • St. Joseph, Missouri, is famous as the place where Jesse James was gunned down.
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  • Kiritimati (pictured) is the coral atoll with the largest land area in the world.
  • Benin City is actually located in Nigeria.
  • With a population of around 310, Kulusuk is one of the largest towns in Eastern Greenland
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  • Antwerp’s city hall (pictured) is built in a style combining Gothic and early Renaissance, almost exclusively found in this region of Europe.
  • The Gambia is a thin country, essentially consisting of the flood plain of the Gambia river flanked by some low hills.
  • The Barbados museum in Bridgetown is housed in the former British Military Prison.
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  • Rotorua is known as the thermal wonderland of New Zealand. (boiling pool pictured)
  • In Jinja you can see the source of the world’s longest river, the Nile.
  • Cristalino State Park in Alta Floresta offers great opportunities to explore exceptional Amazon flora and fauna.
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  • Casinos (pictured) are Reno’s most common visitor attraction.
  • The Manitoba Children’s Museum in Winnipeg is home to several hands-on galleries, offering plenty of family fun.
  • Are you interested in violins? In Cremona you can visit the the Stradivarius museum.
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  • The Paper Dome (pictured) in Puli is a temporary church building constructed using paper tubes as structural elements.
  • Surat Thani has a monkey training college.
  • The James Bond beach is in Ocho Rios, close to the former home of author Ian Fleming who created the character.
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  • Iya Valley is famous for its vine bridges (pictured).
  • Antigua and Barbuda are nicknamed "Land of 365 beaches" due to the many beaches that surround the two islands.
  • Sark still has a quite liberal smoking legislation.
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  • The size of the Super pit (pictured) in Kalgoorlie-Boulder makes everything else look small.
  • A popular event in Douz is the International festival of the Sahara, held towards the end of each year.
  • In Rosario you can visit the house where Che Guevara was born.
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  • The biggest snow castle in the world (pictured) is built yearly in Kemi since 1996.
  • Sukhothai translates to the Dawn of Happiness.
  • Batticaloa is known as “Land of Singing Fish”.
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  • The Groot Spitzkoppe (pictured) is often referred to as the "Matterhorn of Namibia" because of the similarity in shape.
  • Bermuda’s airport has the world's highest landing/parking fee for airlines.
  • Unlike other U.S. territories, traffic on the U.S. Virgin Islands moves on the left.
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  • The world's largest Lenin head (pictured) is located at the main city square of Ulan Ude.
  • Monrovia is one of the wettest capitals in the world with over 5100mm of annual rainfall.
  • In Cu Chi you can explore the huge tunnel network used as a refuge during the Vietnam War.
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  • The Earth and Man museum (pictured) in Sofia has the biggest collection of gigantic minerals in the world.
  • The community of Boring is twinned with Dull and its official slogan is "The most exciting place to live."
  • Friends of bourbon may want to tour bourbon distilleries of Kentucky.
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  • Ruta de transito (Ometepe pictured) was the preferred alternative for getting from New York to San Francisco prior to the transcontinental railroad.


  • High speed rail in China (Shanghai station pictured) is the longest and most patronized high speed network in the world.
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