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Ned
14-07-2006, 01:05 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Hall_%28boxer%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motif_of_harmful_sensation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anophthalmus_hitleri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_ibn_al-Mu%27tazz

Now hit me with some in return.

baboon2004
14-07-2006, 01:41 PM
Wonderful idea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outcome_Bias

I was so scared that Sven was going to profit from this after his 'risky' (read, 'shit') decicion-making during the World Cup. Thank God for Ricardo and Frank Lampard.

swears
14-07-2006, 02:27 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_funniest_joke

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_Doyobi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birkenhead%2C_Merseyside

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasil_Adkins

michael
14-07-2006, 02:37 PM
I found this detailed entry fairly random

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Hana

joanofarctan
15-07-2006, 07:16 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Youth_wings_of_political_parties_in_Togo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Living_people

alain delon
29-07-2006, 09:46 PM
the page on aristasia was classic, now it's only mentioned under the micronations rubric.

Freakaholic
19-09-2006, 03:32 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_bu ffalo_buffalo

mistersloane
19-09-2006, 06:36 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_bu ffalo_buffalo

Apologies if this is rude, but how the FUCK did you come across that? it's brilliant.

Slothrop
19-09-2006, 10:42 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lamest_edit_wars

Lichen
20-09-2006, 12:46 PM
1 1 was a racehorse 2 2 was 1 2, 1 1 1 1 race 2 2 1 1 2

michael
20-09-2006, 01:11 PM
Apologies if this is rude, but how the FUCK did you come across that? it's brilliant.
It was featured this week, I think. My wife talked to me about it earlier in the week, so I was a bit "wtf" to see it coincidentally come up in this thread, but now I understand...

Freakaholic
21-09-2006, 12:52 AM
Apologies if this is rude, but how the FUCK did you come across that? it's brilliant.

youd have to ask this person:

http://www.bijoubreaks.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11347


its down about 5 replies.

Freakaholic
10-10-2006, 02:41 PM
Just found this list of Doo Wop groups (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_doo_wop_musicians) on wikipedia. I had no idea there were so many, and most of the names Ive never heard.

also, an apparetnly there is an illegal prime number (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegal_prime_number) or two.


this is also my first time ever embedding a link inside some text. i like it.

enneff
21-10-2006, 11:13 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indecent_pseudo-photograph_of_a_child

Pretty odd one.

Woebot
07-12-2006, 10:38 AM
this made me laugh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Syzergy

craner
10-12-2006, 01:36 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aelia_Eudoxia

John Julius Norwich: "Eudoxia is the first of that long line of Byzantine Empresses, beautiful, worldly, and ambitious, whose names were to become bywords for luxury and sensuality. Widely rumoured to entertain whole strings of lovers ... she was said to flaunt her depravity, together with her court ladies, by wearing a fringe combed down low over her forehead, the recognized trademark of a courtesan."

A very sexy girl, then.

Ach!
15-12-2006, 01:29 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissensus_law

Spotted this on wiki before this thread, oddly enough. I wonder who dunnit? OWN UP!

Canada J Soup
15-12-2006, 05:46 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissensus_law

Spotted this on wiki before this thread, oddly enough. I wonder who dunnit? OWN UP!

Hmm. Methinks this is likely to go the same way as the entry on DJ Cuntfinger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/DJ_cuntfinger)

don_quixote
29-12-2006, 07:19 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Island

literal translation?!

zhao
30-12-2006, 02:28 AM
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases

oh this is going to come in handy:

"honey, i realize that I spend too much time with my friends, but your refusal to acknowledge or compensate for your cognitive biases makes
it difficult for us to have a rational discussion."

can you imagine the look on her face? a delicious pause of incredulous puzzlement before the anger escalates.

treblekicker
18-01-2007, 04:12 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Boardman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_metal_umlaut

Mr. Tea
18-01-2007, 10:51 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gropecunt_Lane
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cunt_splice

thraiped
24-02-2007, 05:41 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweater_curse

Jaie Miller
07-03-2007, 05:09 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stick_figure

don_quixote
01-04-2007, 09:13 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Urbanowicz

Mr. Tea
26-04-2007, 05:24 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal_language

vimothy
26-04-2007, 09:58 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellipedia

craner
13-05-2007, 04:45 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes_Fictional_15

Freakaholic
20-06-2007, 03:04 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_metal_umlaut

Mr. Tea
20-06-2007, 03:11 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_metal_umlaut

Look eight posts up, dude.
Well, nine, now.

Freakaholic
20-06-2007, 03:17 PM
hah.

oops.


u know, i thought that seemed vaguely familiar.

Mr. Tea
27-06-2007, 05:24 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Jenkins%27_Ear

massrock
15-08-2009, 01:00 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_hands

bassbeyondreason
17-08-2009, 04:11 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexuality_of_Robert_Baden-Powell

Mr. Tea
17-08-2009, 05:20 PM
It's a shame they're separated in time by about a century, because I'd love to see the results of a feud between the Bummers Gang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bummers_Gang) and The Almighty Gaylords (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almighty_Gaylords).

Campest. Gang fight. Ever.

michael
17-08-2009, 10:37 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klingon_writing_systems

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_toad#Exploding_amphibians_in_popular_cul ture

bassbeyondreason
25-10-2009, 12:01 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ca_din_tulnic

Such brevity...such opacity...

Mr. Tea
30-10-2009, 07:35 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silybum_marianum

Not big, not clever, but...pfft, 'silybum!'. :D

pattycakes
30-10-2009, 08:36 PM
It's a shame they're separated in time by about a century, because I'd love to see the results of a feud between the Bummers Gang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bummers_Gang) and The Almighty Gaylords (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almighty_Gaylords).

Campest. Gang fight. Ever.

their allies are called the jousters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jousters)

swears
06-01-2010, 04:04 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Chase

Wow. What a fucking nutbar.

Mr. Tea
20-05-2010, 02:29 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_sheep
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_donkey

baboon2004
20-05-2010, 02:35 PM
genius.

i found this fascinating, tho I wanted more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Lion_Woman

Corpsey
20-05-2010, 04:06 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatulence

This is my favourite Wikipedia page.

swears
20-05-2010, 07:59 PM
There's a really annoying local indie band who hang out in my pub, so I marked their wiki for deletion and it's gone now. :) Try being a bit more notable, looosers!

scottdisco
20-05-2010, 11:06 PM
There's a really annoying local indie band who hang out in my pub, so I marked their wiki for deletion and it's gone now. :) Try being a bit more notable, looosers!

i like it swears, left of the field initiative!

i am also liking this baldly factual page, it does what it says on the tin. not much to it, granted, but i like my bald facts about Canadian specifications. (yes, really.)

Manitoba Provincial Road 283 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manitoba_Provincial_Road_283)

bobbin
08-06-2010, 09:53 PM
the excellent list of unusual deaths as a page itself is not as obscure as some, but i think it's fair to say plenty of the facts it contains are.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_deaths

er, is it weird that i had to read all of them?

Tentative Andy
01-07-2010, 05:38 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_tennis

with thanks to grizzle for reminding of how great Partridge is.

Tentative Andy
15-07-2010, 08:05 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosecutor%27s_fallacy

I like these sort of ones.

cobretti
31-07-2010, 10:11 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_II_of_Spain

Absolutely mental. The level of inbreeding in that family is off the scale; the whole family had "hereditary weaknesses (not surprising given one of his great grandmothers was knwon as 'Joanna the Mad") and he was especially fucked and known for his "extensive physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities" (not exactly the best qualities for an 18th century monarch). He didn't learn to talk until he was 4, to walk until he was 8 and his tongue was so disfigured and large that his speech could hardly be understood throughout his life.

Unreal but very interesting, give it a read if you've got time.

gnome
11-08-2010, 02:03 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza_farm

slowtrain
18-08-2010, 08:02 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet-related_injury

alex
18-08-2010, 09:54 AM
not so much obscure, however very interesting, and frightingly huge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_Mons

Mr. Tea
18-08-2010, 11:50 AM
not so much obscure, however very interesting, and frightingly huge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_Mons

^^Biggest mound I've seen since the last time your mum came over.

alex
18-08-2010, 12:14 PM
Surprised she managed it the fat cunt

only joking mum

Mr. Tea
18-08-2010, 12:55 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet-related_injury



Just added the slimy lawyer who gets eaten by the T-rex while hiding in the bog in Jurassic Park to the 'Popular Culture' section.

Mr. Tea
31-08-2010, 03:18 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penis_Plant

grizzleb
31-08-2010, 03:45 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penis_Plant
The German name is brilliant.

Mr. Tea
17-12-2010, 02:19 PM
Perhaps one for the 'flavour combinations' thread?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon_vodka

alex
21-12-2010, 12:38 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countess_Elizabeth_Bathory

shook to my bones

mrfaucet
22-12-2010, 10:57 PM
Not obscure, but who felt the need to write out a detailed description of Peter Hitchens's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Hitchens) political philosophy/world view?

TeN
27-12-2010, 08:11 AM
There's a really annoying local indie band who hang out in my pub, so I marked their wiki for deletion and it's gone now. :) Try being a bit more notable, looosers!

haha I have totally done this before

sufi
17-01-2011, 10:22 PM
happy birthday wikipedia

http://bestofwikipedia.tumblr.com/

Mr. Tea
25-03-2011, 02:58 PM
This. Is. Amazing: "The Aarne–Thompson classification system is a system for classifying folktales..." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aarne-Thompson_classification_system)



4 Types

4.1 Animal tales

4.1.1 Wild Animals 1-99

4.1.1.1 The Clever Fox or other animal 1-69
4.1.1.2 Other Wild Animals 70-99 4.1.2 Wild Animals and Domestic Animals 100-149
4.1.3 Wild Animals and Humans 150-199
4.1.4 Domestic Animals 200-219
4.1.5 Other Animals and Objects 220-299 4.2 Fairy Tales

4.2.1 Supernatural Opponents 300 - 399
4.2.2 Supernatural or Enchanted Relatives 400-459

4.2.2.1 Wife 400-424
4.2.2.2 Husband 425-449
4.2.2.3 Brother or Sister 450-459 4.2.3 Supernatural Tasks 460-499
4.2.4 Supernatural Helpers 500-559
4.2.5 Magic Items 560-649
4.2.6 Supernatural Power or Knowledge 650-699
4.2.7 Other stories of the supernatural 700-749 4.3 Religious Tales

4.3.1 God Rewards and Punishes 750-779
4.3.2 The Truth Comes to Light 780-791
4.3.3 Heaven 800-809
4.3.4 The Devil 810-826
4.3.5 Other Religious Tales 827-849 4.4 Realistic Tales, or Novelles

4.4.1 The Man Marries the Princess 850-869
4.4.2 The Woman Marries the Prince 870-879
4.4.3 Proofs of Fidelity and Innocence 880-899
4.4.4 The Obstinate Wife Learns to Obey 900-909
4.4.5 Good Precepts 910-919
4.4.6 Clever Acts and Words 920-929
4.4.7 Tales of Fate 930-949
4.4.8 Robbers and Murderers 950-969
4.4.9 Other Realistic Tales 970-999 4.5 Tales of the Stupid Ogre, Giant, or Devil

4.5.1 Labor Contract 1000-1029
4.5.2 Partnership between Man and Ogre 1030-1059
4.5.3 Contest between Man and Ogre 1060-1114
4.5.4 Man Kills (Injures) Ogre 1115-1144
4.5.5 Ogre Frightened by Man 1145-1154
4.5.6 Man Outwits the Devil 1155-1169
4.5.7 Souls Saved from the Devil 1170-1199 4.6 Anecdotes and Jokes

4.6.1 Stories about a Fool 1200-1349
4.6.2 Stories about Married Couples 1350-1439

4.6.2.1 The Foolish Wife and Her Husband 1380-1404
4.6.2.2 The Foolish Husband and His Wife 1405-1429
4.6.2.3 The Foolish Couple 1430-1439 4.6.3 Stories about a Woman 1440-1524

4.6.3.1 Looking for a Wife 1450-1474
4.6.3.2 Jokes about Old Maids 1475-1499
4.6.3.3 Other Stories about Women 1500-1524 4.6.4 Stories about a Man 1525-1724

4.6.4.1 The Clever Man 1525-1639
4.6.4.2 Lucky Accidents 1640-1674
4.6.4.3 The Stupid Man 1675-1724 4.6.5 Jokes about Clergymen and Religious Figures 1725-1849

4.6.5.1 The Clergyman is Tricked 1725-1774
4.6.5.2 Clergyman and Sexton 1775-1799
4.6.5.3 Other Jokes about Religious Figures 1800-1849 4.6.6 Anecdotes about Other Groups of People 1850-1874
4.6.7 Tall Tales 1875-1999 4.7 Formula Tales

4.7.1 Cumulative Tales 2000-2100

4.7.1.1 Chains Based on Numbers, Objects, Animals, or Names 2000-2020
4.7.1.2 Chains Involving Death 2021-2024
4.7.1.3 Chains Involving Eating 2025-2028
4.7.1.4 Chains Involving Other Events 2029-2075 4.7.2 Catch Tales 2200-2299
4.7.3 Other Formula Tales 2300-2399 :D

Sectionfive
24-05-2011, 12:15 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose_%28dog_actor%29

slowtrain
28-05-2011, 08:35 AM
Has this been posted before?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dreams

Good one, anyway.

alex
31-05-2011, 12:58 PM
probably one of the best entries ever http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taman_Shud_Case

Mr. Tea
31-05-2011, 01:59 PM
probably one of the best entries ever http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taman_Shud_Case

My god, it's like the trickiest Sherlock Holmes case ever!

Tentative Andy
31-05-2011, 03:49 PM
^ Woah that Taman Shud thing is fascinating. Very Holmes-esque indeed.

e/y
31-05-2011, 04:35 PM
that's amazing.

atoga
01-06-2011, 05:16 AM
kmt

slowtrain
11-06-2011, 12:31 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_instruments

Gets better when you go to the page.

slowtrain
14-06-2011, 04:36 AM
Another goody, although I'm sure most here will already know about this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Ice_Cream_Wars

4linehaiku
14-06-2011, 09:31 AM
"The conflicts, in which vendors raided one another's vans and fired shotguns into one another's windscreens, were more violent than might typically be expected between ice-cream salesmen."
Deadpan contributors to wikipedia we salute you.

4linehaiku
14-06-2011, 09:35 AM
I also liked that list of dreams page, which lists loads "notable" dreams, mainly people having dreams that led to them inventing / discovering stuff. Then right in the middle of them it mentions that Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream involving former slaves and slaveowners meeting at the table of brotherhood etc etc. Which I feel maybe misses the point of that speech a little.

slowtrain
15-06-2011, 08:22 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latchkey_kid

-I feel a bit embarrassed contributing so much to this thread.

Mr. Tea
27-06-2011, 04:37 PM
Great name for that ironic grindcore band you just started:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbian_bed_death

ifp
28-06-2011, 12:06 PM
Not Wikipedia, but I feel this belongs here:
http://penguinology.blogspot.com/

alex
05-07-2011, 08:33 AM
MIND BLOWN (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bike_polo)

slowtrain
05-07-2011, 08:43 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_addiction

This has me very confused - there are many points where it sounds like an elaborate troll.


Love addiction is common; however, most love addicts do not realize they are addicted to love.

Mr. Tea
05-07-2011, 11:04 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_addiction

This has me very confused - there are many points where it sounds like an elaborate troll.

Apparently Brian Ferry suffered from a severe case of this. At one point he was actually mainlining affection, poor bastard.

ifp
05-07-2011, 05:44 PM
MIND BLOWN (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bike_polo)

seen this being played somewhere in southwark before. looked like a bunch of hipsters...

you
08-09-2011, 02:40 PM
Catalina de los Ríos y Lisperguer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Quintrala)
Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Báthory)
Delphine LaLaurie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphine_LaLaurie)

faustus
09-11-2011, 09:52 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeugma#Syllepsis

slowtrain
10-11-2011, 12:17 AM
Catalina de los Ríos y Lisperguer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Quintrala)
Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Báthory)
Delphine LaLaurie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphine_LaLaurie)

Choice! There needs to be a wikipedia list of badass chicks.

I always wanted a girlfriend like this.

bruno
11-11-2011, 02:27 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musica_universalis

not super obscure, but interesting and beautiful (and ancient) idea of a symphony of the planets. this page/video is a good condensation:

http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/galileopalazzostrozzi/multimedia/TheHarmonyOfTheSpheres.html

faustus
30-11-2011, 10:54 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tmesis#Examples_of_tmesis_for_emphasis

Sectionfive
12-01-2012, 03:21 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponce_School_of_Medicine

freakyrixx
09-02-2012, 05:10 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfe+585,_Senior

Slothrop
09-02-2012, 11:37 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenelm_Digby

He was born at Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire, England... [h]e spent three years in Europe between 1620 and 1623, where Marie de Medici fell madly in love with him (as he later recounted)... [i]n 1628, Digby became a privateer... [h]e spent enormous time and effort in the pursuits of astrology, and alchemy which he studied in the 1630s with Van Dyck... [h]is correspondence with Fermat contains the only extant mathematical proof by Fermat, a demonstration, using his method of descent, that the area of a Pythagorean triangle cannot be a square... Digby is also considered the father of the modern wine bottle.

Oh, and he wrote a cookbook.

slowtrain
12-03-2012, 05:07 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_on_concepts

grizzleb
26-04-2012, 12:41 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_syllable_article

you
26-04-2012, 07:48 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_syllable_article

best thing I've seen four sum thyme

continuum
03-05-2012, 07:42 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sporf

continuum
04-05-2012, 08:34 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie_Puss

Mr. Tea
04-05-2012, 09:46 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sporf

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/forks_and_spoons.png

Mr. Tea
24-05-2012, 04:20 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_onion_production

baboon2004
24-05-2012, 04:41 PM
http://www.astaspice.org/files/public/VNOnionCropReportFINAL.pdf

Behold the global onion landscape!

The internet really is endlessly bizarre.

Mr. Tea
24-05-2012, 05:49 PM
http://www.astaspice.org/files/public/VNOnionCropReportFINAL.pdf

Behold the global onion landscape!

The internet really is endlessly bizarre.

I'm disappointed their pie charts aren't all onion-shaped.

e/y
25-05-2012, 06:39 AM
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_the_First

alex
06-06-2012, 12:14 PM
randy gardner (record holder) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Gardner_%28record_holder%29)

woops
02-09-2012, 10:37 PM
o: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeshi_no_Ch%C5%8Dsenj%C5%8D)

baboon2004
03-09-2012, 02:49 PM
randy gardner (record holder) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Gardner_%28record_holder%29)

i missed this when it was posted.

"It is often claimed that Gardner's experiment demonstrated that extreme sleep deprivation has little effect, other than the mood changes associated with tiredness (mood swings, short temper, loss of concentration).[6] This is primarily due to a report by researcher William Dement, who stated that on the tenth day of the experiment, Gardner had been, among other things, able to beat Dement at pinball.

However, Lt. Cmdr. John J. Ross, who monitored his health, reported serious cognitive and behavioral changes. These included moodiness, problems with concentration and short term memory, paranoia, and hallucinations. On the fourth day he had a delusion that he was Paul Lowe winning the Rose Bowl, and that a street sign was a person[citation needed]. On the eleventh day, when he was asked to subtract seven repeatedly, starting with 100, he stopped at 65. When asked why he had stopped, he replied that he had forgotten what he was doing.[1]"

Mr. Tea
30-09-2012, 11:01 AM
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ner

bassbeyondreason
05-12-2012, 10:58 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scunthorpe_problem

datwun
06-12-2012, 02:34 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn_Me_On_(Kevin_Lyttle_song)

The song is Lyttle being very turned on by a girl in a club as he sings "you've got me goin' crazy, you, turn me on, turn me on". He makes some reference of the girl pushing him off and Lyttle then says" if you think you're gonna get away from me, you better change your mind". The end of the song does not tell if the girl goes home or does not go home with him, however, in the music video, the girl is dancing with Kevin Lyttle as if she is also turned on.

baboon2004
07-12-2012, 04:26 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scunthorpe_problem

My girlfriend told me about 'the Scunthorpe problem' (should be a TV series) just yesterday, coincidentally.

I loved this, about blocked website names:
"Gareth Roelofse noted: "We found many library Net stations, school networks and Internet cafes block sites with the word 'sex' in the domain name. This was a challenge for RomansInSussex.co.uk because its target audience is school children."

Maybe they should stop targetting kids then, the perverts.

I guess this has been posted before: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Unusual_articles . Wikipedia's own response to this thread.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Clown_Cried . Jesus.

Mr. Tea
07-12-2012, 08:42 PM
From that list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spongiforma_squarepantsii - oh for fuck's sake!

Mr. Tea
22-12-2013, 08:28 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almost-everywhere

I like how it sounds like an article about everywhere in the world - except Walsall and Bandar Seri Begawan.

Slothrop
10-02-2014, 01:29 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brighton_and_Rottingdean_Seashore_Electric_Railway

Mr. Tea
25-09-2014, 07:07 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fucking_Hell


Fucking Hell is a German Pilsner or pale lager. It is named after the village of Fucking in Austria...

...In 2010, two German businessmen, Stefan Fellenberg and Florian Krause, applied to register a Community Trade Mark to name a beer "Fucking Hell". The Fucking mayor, Franz Meindl, objected to Fucking Hell on the grounds that there was no Fucking brewery.

Mr. Tea
15-12-2014, 09:01 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcastic_fringehead

Mr. Tea
29-01-2015, 04:35 PM
I just love the name: Mexico City's "Museo del Objeto del Objeto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museo_del_Objeto_del_Objeto)", or "Museum of the Object of the Object".

nomos
14-02-2015, 04:12 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_companies

baboon2004
30-12-2015, 10:03 PM
not incredibly bizarre, but the choices are interesting. I disapprovingly note that tango (and Shrimp fishing on horseback in Oostduinkerke) has made the lists, but that grime has not...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNESCO_Intangible_Cultural_Heritage_Lists

Mr. Tea
08-01-2016, 09:49 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information-theoretic_death

Woebot
09-01-2016, 10:40 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backronym

nomos
02-02-2016, 03:55 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_paper_orientation

Leo
02-02-2016, 04:38 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_paper_orientation

ha! i was always an "over" person until we got our cats, who would play with the roll and unravel it. We then tried flipping it to the "under" position and they suddenly left it alone. I guess it just puzzled them, although admittedly they aren't very smart.

Mr. Tea
02-02-2016, 05:42 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_paper_orientation

There are two ways:

1) The right way;
2) The weird, wrong, unutterably perverse way.

Mr. Tea
18-05-2016, 08:43 PM
Does WikiHow count as Wikipedia? I love this article:

http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Dictator

Leo
18-05-2016, 09:40 PM
Does WikiHow count as Wikipedia? I love this article:

http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Dictator

trump has at least a half-dozen of these qualities.

Mr. Tea
19-05-2016, 08:51 AM
trump has at least a half-dozen of these qualities.

But doesn't the almighty CONSTITUTION protect America from ever becoming a dictatorship? At least, that's what a great many Americans from across the political spectrum believe (is the impression I get, anyway). But how failsafe an anti-dictatorship protection device does the Constitution actually constitute, do you think?

Leo
19-05-2016, 01:08 PM
But doesn't the almightY CONSTITUTION protect America from ever becoming a dictatorship? At least, that's what a great many Americans from across the political spectrum believe (is the impression I get, anyway). But how failsafe an anti-dictatorship protection device does the Constitution actually constitute, do you think?

not a political scholar so can't really say, tea. let's just say that when the majority in the house and senate are right-wing GOP and the supreme court is deadlocked 4-4, a trump presidency might not have all the intended checks and balances.

Slothrop
19-05-2016, 07:46 PM
not incredibly bizarre, but the choices are interesting. I disapprovingly note that tango (and Shrimp fishing on horseback in Oostduinkerke) has made the lists, but that grime has not...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNESCO_Intangible_Cultural_Heritage_Lists

At some point when I've got a spare afternoon, I'm going to start a campaign to get the British Lunchtime Pint officially recognized.

trza
19-05-2016, 07:53 PM
has anyone mentioned the over-complete, over-written, and frequently edited wikipedia entries about professional wresting?

Mr. Tea
19-05-2016, 08:27 PM
At some point when I've got a spare afternoon, I'm going to start a campaign to get the British Lunchtime Pint officially recognized.

Let me know, I'd sign it in a second.


has anyone mentioned the over-complete, over-written, and frequently edited wikipedia entries about professional wresting?

Dunno, but I heard there are B-list Sonic The Hedgehog characters with Wikipedia pages longer than some countries.

HMGovt
20-05-2016, 09:08 AM
But doesn't the almighty CONSTITUTION protect America from ever becoming a dictatorship? At least, that's what a great many Americans from across the political spectrum believe (is the impression I get, anyway). But how failsafe an anti-dictatorship protection device does the Constitution actually constitute, do you think?

Off thread but on topic, on the dangers of late-stage democracy
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/04/america-tyranny-donald-trump.html

Corpsey
27-05-2016, 11:14 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_by_burning

Woebot
10-06-2016, 04:45 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_drank

Mr. Tea
24-10-2016, 04:15 PM
Oddly enough, not a band that played the Pyramid Stage in 1996: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avalon_explosion

Mr. Tea
07-04-2017, 03:31 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopi_time_controversy

Mr. Tea
16-06-2017, 11:45 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Invention,_Shropshire

baboon2004
16-06-2017, 02:29 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wankers_Corner,_Oregon

Slothrop
16-06-2017, 03:03 PM
Reminds me of

http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/02/05/76/2057685_bc4c553a.jpg

baboon2004
16-06-2017, 03:57 PM
They look London Bridge to Arizona - that shop belongs in Wanker's (Wankers'?) Corner.

http://wankerscorner.com/contact/
they have missed some serious novelty menu gold here

Mr. Tea
28-06-2017, 10:50 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bare-faced_go-away-bird

baboon2004
28-03-2018, 10:14 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_put_Bella_in_the_Wych_Elm%3F

Christ.

empty mirror
02-04-2018, 02:05 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monobloc_(chair)


"The Monobloc is one of the few objects I can think of that is free of any specific context. Seeing a white plastic chair in a photograph offers you no clues about where or when you are."

Mr. Tea
24-08-2018, 01:51 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_non-marine_molluscs_of_Costa_Rica

Mr. Tea
11-09-2018, 04:03 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Particularly_Bad_Art