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'''Discover''' is Wikitravel's heading for '''strange but true trivia''' about destinations and events.
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<s>This selection, as presented by [[:Template:Discover]], is updated every day ''automatically'' by [[User:DiscoverBot|DiscoverBot]] at 01:00 EDT, at least when the bot works (it isn't working as of March 2009). Please don't edit the template directly.  Older entries can be found in the [[Wikitravel:Discover/Archive|archive]].
  
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Add your entries to the '''end''' of this list. The list is read by an automated bot, which simply reads lines off the top, so please 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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* Sometimes referred to as the '''Tibet of the Americas''', [[Bolivia]] is one of the most "remote" countries in the Western hemisphere.
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* [[Flagstaff]] is '''stretched out along historic [[Route 66]]''', which runs roughly east-west.
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[[File:Ghana_Elmina_slave_castle.jpg|100px|right]]
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* Built in 1482, the '''oldest European structure in Africa''', [[Elmina]] Castle (''pictured'') was a notorious slave fort used for moving slaves onto ships bound for other parts of the world.
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* When visiting the [[Faroe Islands]] you are '''never more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean.'''
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* In [[Trapani]] you can learn about the '''history of salt manufacturing by visiting the Museum of Salt'''.
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* [[Urumqi]] (''pictured'') is quite famous for its claim that it is the '''most inland major city in the world''', that being the farthest from any ocean.
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* The Caribbean island of [[Saba]] is known as "The Unspoiled Queen" due to the '''protection of its unique ecosystem.'''
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* In [[Tbilisi]] you can '''climb up to the ruins''' of the once-great Narikala Fortress for a '''panoramic view of the city below'''.
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[[File:Food Beavertail.JPG|100px|right]]
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* In [[Canada]], '''beaver tails''' are not necessarily made out of the animal. It is also a name for a '''fried dough topped with icing sugar''' (''pictured'').
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* The Scottish island of [[Easdale]] is home to the '''World Stone-Skimming Championships.'''
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* The small principality of [[Andorra]] is probably the only country in the world ruled by '''two princes''': the Bishop of [[Urgell]] and the President of [[France]]. (red-link article needs to be created and de-outlined)
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* All the houses in [[Central Portugal|Piódão]], [[Portugal]] have their doors painted in blue because that's the only ink the village shop had. (de-outline)
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* Devon Island, in [[Nunavut]], [[Canada]], is the '''largest uninhabited island''' in the world although it does have a cemetery...thee world's northernmost.
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* The '''world's largest pool''' is located at San Alfonso del Mar, [[Algarrobo]]. (de-outline)
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* The anchor of '''Christopher Columbus'''' ship, the Santa Maria, is on display at the '''Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien''' in [[Port-au-Prince]]. (must verify the anchor and museum were not destroyed in the earthquake&mdash;museum is half buried and so it was only moderately damaged per French Wikipedia [http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus%C3%A9e_du_Panth%C3%A9on_National_Ha%C3%AFtien], should wait until it reopens before displaying)
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* The town of [[Kristinestad]], [[Finland]] has a road called ''Kattpiskargränden'', which means '''Cat Spanker Alley'''.
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* [[Hebron (Kentucky)|Hebron]] in [[Northern Ohio River Region|Northern Kentucky]] is home to the '''Creation Museum''', which teaches the '''Book of Genesis as literal truth'''. ''(de-outline)''
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* The name of the [[Japan]]ese town of [[Shiojiri]] means "'''Salt Butt'''". (''destub'')
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* [[Mt. Angel]] recently built the largest '''glockenspiel''' in the United States. Also hosts a Bavarian-style "Oktoberfest" complete with traditional German bands every September ''(de-outline, wait for September, 2008 dates are Sep.11-14)''
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* A street in [[Lancaster (California)|Lancaster]], [[California]] was modified for a Honda commercial so that all cars driving over it at 55 miles per hour would hear the '''William Tell Overture''' due to grooves cut in the road.
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* [[Taï National Park]], in [[Cote d'Ivoire]], contains the '''largest tropical rainforest in [[West Africa]]'''. (''fact does not appear in any of the mentioned articles, and the Tai article itself is hardly even a stub'')
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Latest revision as of 02:40, 8 April 2013

Discover is Wikitravel's heading for strange but true trivia about destinations and events. Wikitravel will start also featuring interesting travel topics in this section.

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]

800px-Cuba yank tank.jpg



This selection, as presented by Template:Discover, is updated every day automatically by DiscoverBot at 01:00 EDT, at least when the bot works (it isn't working as of March 2009). Please don't edit the template directly. Older entries can be found in the archive.

Last updated on 04 Nov 2008 01:00:09

DiscoverBot is not currently operational. All updates are now performed manually. If it's been a few days, feel free to rotate in a new entry.

Upcoming[edit]

Add your entries to the end of this list. The list is read by an automated bot, which simply reads lines off the top, so please 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).


  • Sometimes referred to as the Tibet of the Americas, Bolivia is one of the most "remote" countries in the Western hemisphere.
  • Flagstaff is stretched out along historic Route 66, which runs roughly east-west.
Ghana Elmina slave castle.jpg
  • Built in 1482, the oldest European structure in Africa, Elmina Castle (pictured) was a notorious slave fort used for moving slaves onto ships bound for other parts of the world.
  • When visiting the Faroe Islands you are never more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean.
  • In Trapani you can learn about the history of salt manufacturing by visiting the Museum of Salt.
DSC02079.JPG
  • Urumqi (pictured) is quite famous for its claim that it is the most inland major city in the world, that being the farthest from any ocean.
  • The Caribbean island of Saba is known as "The Unspoiled Queen" due to the protection of its unique ecosystem.
  • In Tbilisi you can climb up to the ruins of the once-great Narikala Fortress for a panoramic view of the city below.
Food Beavertail.JPG
  • In Canada, beaver tails are not necessarily made out of the animal. It is also a name for a fried dough topped with icing sugar (pictured).
  • The Scottish island of Easdale is home to the World Stone-Skimming Championships.


On hold[edit]

The articles linked in from the entries below need to be improved before they're ready to go. Plunge forward, edit them, and move to the main queue. If you move trivia to this list, please provide a reason for doing so.

  • The small principality of Andorra is probably the only country in the world ruled by two princes: the Bishop of Urgell and the President of France. (red-link article needs to be created and de-outlined)
  • All the houses in Piódão, Portugal have their doors painted in blue because that's the only ink the village shop had. (de-outline)
  • Devon Island, in Nunavut, Canada, is the largest uninhabited island in the world although it does have a cemetery...thee world's northernmost.
  • The world's largest pool is located at San Alfonso del Mar, Algarrobo. (de-outline)
  • The anchor of Christopher Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria, is on display at the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien in Port-au-Prince. (must verify the anchor and museum were not destroyed in the earthquake—museum is half buried and so it was only moderately damaged per French Wikipedia [1], should wait until it reopens before displaying)
  • The town of Kristinestad, Finland has a road called Kattpiskargränden, which means Cat Spanker Alley.
  • Hebron in Northern Kentucky is home to the Creation Museum, which teaches the Book of Genesis as literal truth. (de-outline)
  • The name of the Japanese town of Shiojiri means "Salt Butt". (destub)
  • Mt. Angel recently built the largest glockenspiel in the United States. Also hosts a Bavarian-style "Oktoberfest" complete with traditional German bands every September (de-outline, wait for September, 2008 dates are Sep.11-14)
  • A street in Lancaster, California was modified for a Honda commercial so that all cars driving over it at 55 miles per hour would hear the William Tell Overture due to grooves cut in the road.
  • Taï National Park, in Cote d'Ivoire, contains the largest tropical rainforest in West Africa. (fact does not appear in any of the mentioned articles, and the Tai article itself is hardly even a stub)

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:


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