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Rainy [PersonRank 1]

Sunday, January 31, 2010
12 years ago5,303 views

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_View,_California
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_in_the_United_States
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_Wrestling
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doink_the_Clown

Hank [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Got it in 5 steps

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States#Sports
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_in_the_United_States
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_Wrestling
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doink_the_Clown

:-)

Rainy [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

I was first :P

Hank [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

dont know whether it is allowed to the information on the right... :-)
but congratulations.. :D

AL7AIR [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

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

1st Click
Scroll down to "Partnerships"
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google#Partnerships)
and click Time Warner (end of first paragraph)
» http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Warner

2nd Click
Scroll down to "Transactions made since the AOL-Time Warner merger"
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Warner#Transactions_made_since_the_AOL-Time_Warner_merger)
and click "World Championship Wrestling" (1st link)
» http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Championship_Wrestling

3rd Click
Scroll down to "See also"
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Championship_Wrestling#See_also)
and click "World Wrestling Entertainment" (4th link)
» http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wrestling_Entertainment

4th Click
Scroll down to "World Wrestling Federation"
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wrestling_Entertainment#World_Wrestling_Federation)
and click on "WrestleMania" (5th paragraph)
» http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WrestleMania

5th Click
Scroll down to 1990s
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WrestleMania#1990s)
and click "WrestleMania IX" (second paragraph)
» http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WrestleMania_IX

6th and final Click
Scroll down to "Background"
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WrestleMania_IX#Background)
and click on "Doink the Clown" (second paragraph)
» http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doink_the_Clown

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I used to play a similar game with a few friends, using IMDb to get from one actor to another using movies, and sometimes television series.

AL7AIR [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

5 clicks is impressive :) and looking at the posting times: did I really just spend the better part of an hour to do this :?P

Reine [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Even if it is to get clicks, it's for a good cause (wikipedia), and Google is not a bad cause too!.

Charlie [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Google
California
Los Angeles County
Baywatch
Pamela Anderson
Doink the Clown

Yarr [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

This site does this for you – but the database is 2 years old... http://www.netsoc.tcd.ie/~mu/wiki/

It gave me
Google
December 17
Nick Dinsmore
Doink the Clown

but google no longer links to december 17 :(

DeSalvionjr [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

I first started like 5 years ago... then a few years ago I found a pretty cool system that times you and everything... I am going to go find that again and report back here...

DeSalvionjr [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

ok, here it is... http://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~rwest/wikispeedia/
there is also http://wikirace.org/

Alex Ksikes [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

A strategy to win the game would be to take as many hubs as possible and then narrow down from larger concepts to smaller ones until the destination is reached ... in a way ... look for a highway, take it for as long as you reach the city then the neighborhood and then the house.

Here a hub is a page which has a lot of inbound links and outbound links, it takes you quickly from possibly different concepts.

It makes sense if we view Wikipedia as a mapping of human knowledge and we then think about the way we make sense of apparently different concepts. The funny part is that this strategy is self defined since now suddenly these concepts have gotten closer ... closer as now someone might have created a Wikirace or blogged about it.

Someone [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Google
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doink_the_Clown

On a Wiki you can win any race. Even this one. Still.

Fuzzie [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Someone

2 problems with that:

1) You're editing a page after a wikirace began
2) The talk page link is technically not in the article

Cormac [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

My god, it's tragic what some people find amusing

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