ohmygod internet what





The alt text of this xkcd comic is:

wikipedia trivia: if you take any article, click on the first link in the article text not in parentheses or italics, and then repeat, you will eventually end up at philosophy

Evan and I decided to test this.

Star Trek: 12 clicks

My Little Pony: 18 clicks

kettle: 15 clicks

Sapphire & Steel: 16 clicks

beer: 13 clicks

South Africa: 14 clicks

…. this would probably be less mindblowingly hilarious if it weren’t 4:30 in the morning, right?


No it is totally as mind-blowing as it sounds

which is to say VERY

This is my new version of the airport game. Best thing ever!

I actually managed to break this one time.  I ended up on an article (I wanna say it was the one on aqueducts, but I don’t recall precisely?) where the first link went to another page and the first link on that page took me back to the previous one.  So I basically ended up in a loop.

That wasn’t about philosophy.

But I haven’t found any other pages that this’ll happen on yet. 

If the link takes you partway down the page, is it the first link from there or the first link from the top of the page? Because if it’s from there, I found a three-part loop first try: Solids –> States of matter#The three classical states –> Bonding of solids –> Solids.

Otherwise it’s 14. (From Hurricane John (2006), the page of the day.)


#Wikipedia #reply via reblog

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