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Happy Birthday Wikipedia!

Where would I be without this resource? Lost and uninformed! Which is why I always send a little money to them when they ask for support. Not a lot but then sometimes 3 bucks can make a big difference.



Today I thought I'd have a little fun. I played what I've heard called Wikipedia roulette. Normally I would click the "Random Article" button on the left to get started but today I started on their birthday page.

The Rules

  1. Always click on the first link in the body of the article unless you've already been where it leads then choose the next one.
  2. The link must be the first one in the body of the article not the first on the page (though often they are the same but not always)
  3. If you are in a competition the winner is the first one to 10 links. If not then challenge yourself to keep clicking until you get to a page without a link or 25 whichever comes first. 
  4. Reading the articles is optional but highly suggested you might learn something you didn't know before so is recording the sites for your competition in case they want to read something you found.
  5. If you get to a page without a link before you reach 10 go back to the previous page and click the next link, repeat as needed. Though from what I have seen that is very rare.

So do you want to play?

  1. Wikipedia: Wikipedia Day 
  2. January 15
  3. Gregorian Calendar
  4. Liturgical Year
  5. Hebrew Calendar & New Year This one took me to the middle of an article so I chose the first link under that subtitle
  6.  Fiscal Year
  7. Central business district 
  8. Central Business District (Miami)
  9. Greater Downtown Miami (The first link on this page would have taken me back to Central Business Centre(Miami) so I chose the second one to follow instead.)
  10. City centre

I forgot to mention that you should read the page the link takes you to as you may find it interesting. I didn't do that this time. I also broke rule #2 a couple of times as some articles have a forward before the main article and I had forgotten that rule I decided to record only the first 10 links rather than the whole journey I made.

Let's just say it was pretty long but I learned a lot.

Are you going to play? If so maybe you could share it with me in the comments.


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