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The Wikipedia Game

Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world, can write anything they want about any subject. So you know you are getting the best possible information.

– Michael Scott

Wikipedia is a great source for quick information. It is also a great form of entertainment. Whether it may be looking up naughty articles, or learning about practically anything, Wikipedia is a source of knowledge that can be abused by anybody.

A friend introduced me to the Wikipedia Game yesterday. You start from a random article, and try to get to another random article by only clicking the links on each page. For example, to get from White House to Smarties, the progression was:

White House
Red Room
State Dining Room
Plaster
Fresco
Mural
Forest
Madagascar
Cocoa
Chocolate
Candy Bar
Nestle
List of Nestle Brands
Smarties

My friend further challenged me to get from “Carbon Nanotube” to “Hippopotamus”

Carbon nanotube
Cytoplasm
Fatty acid
Lipid
Risk factor
Measles
Vietnam
Mammal
Hippopotamus

A hard one was getting from “Lamborghini Diablo” to “Whiteboard

Lamborghini Diablo
Manual Transmission
Learning Curve
Learning
Pedagogy
Teacher
Education
Interactive whiteboard
Whiteboard

I think we might have found an impossible one…

I’m currently stuck getting from “Volcano” to “Snowboarding Pants”. I’ve done my due diligence by exploring the links to mountains, snowboarding, and even snowboarding brands.

If you can find the trail, let me know!