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Hey! Thanks for adding discoveries to the Discover page, but would you mind trying to post a greater variety of discovery types? What I mean is, the page currently has way too many discoveries about the first or X-est (tallest, oldest, largest, etc.) and the featured 3 should preferably not have more than one of these types featured at the same time. Because there are SO many, though, it is becoming very difficult to update accordingly, especially with all of the other criteria (geographical diversity, images, and making sure the discoveries are not too close (or from the same country as) the DotM/OtBP.

Here are some examples of discoveries that do NOT highlight the first or X-est:

  • The beautiful frescoes in Istanbul's Chora Church were lost under plaster for over 500 years before being uncovered.
  • Legend has it that the legendary Ark of the Covenant is held inside the Church of St. Mary of Zion in Axum, Ethiopia.
  • Lake Retba near Dakar is a famous naturally pink lake, gaining its color from the algae that live in it.
  • The Sacred Garbage Pile, Aitan Ola, in Kétou came into existence when locals were asked to place objects atop the sacred site, and they gathered whatever they could find; Namely garbage.
  • China's Leaning Tower, Huqiu Tower in Suzhou predates Pisa's Leaning Tower by over 200 years.
  • For spiritual travelers, you'll find the Gateway to God in Haridwar, India, while the Gateway to Hell is on Mount Osore in Japan.
  • Legend has it, Suyumbike Tower in Kazan is name after a Tatar Princess who committed suicide by jumping off it in order to avoid marriage to Ivan the Terrible.

If you find things like these that would make good discoveries, please disperse them between the other Discoveries to keep them fresh and diverse. ChubbyWimbus 12:25, 7 March 2011 (EST)