Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mind-Blowing Wikipedia Game, Try For Yourself!

I don't get the picture either.  So here's the deal:  my roommate Will just informed me of a crazy phenomenon on Wikipedia.  Is it as good as the Wikipedia Game?  Probably not, but its definitely way more interesting.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the Wikipedia Game, you and a friend square off by trying to connect to really obscure things (for instance, peanut butter and the Miami Heat) through clicking different links inside the pages til you end up at the desired page.  Fewest amount of clicks will win the game.

But say you don't have any friends, what do you do?  The game is way less fun by yourself, so here's the new mind-blowing game to try out.  Start at anything you want.  As a test, I tried Bruce Vilanch, Steve-O and "jacket."  Click the first link on every page that is after the parentheses following the main word.  So for Vilanch, the first paragraph reads:

Bruce Vilanch (born November 23, 1948) is an American comedy writer, songwriter and actor.[1] He is a six-time Emmy Award-winner. Vilanch is best known to the public for his four-year stint on Hollywood Squares, as a celebrity participant; in the entertainment industry he is best known as head writer for the show.[2] In 2000, he performed off-Broadway in his self-written one-man show, Bruce Vilanch: Almost Famous.

Our first link would be Emmy Award.  So just keep clicking away, and no matter how long it takes, no matter how many clicks, you will always end up at the same page -- Philosophy.  Go out and give it a whirl.

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