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LOL The Wikipedia Game

Discussion in 'General' started by hacker 8991, 28 Feb 2006.

  1. hacker 8991

    hacker 8991 New Member

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    During a lull in class, me and some classmates figured out a way to combine our favorite things: wasting time and Wikipedia. We invented a game where you try to find a certain item (for example, pancakes) the fastest, measured in either time or clicks. Here are the rules:
    • You cannot edit any pages
    • You must start from the home page (http://wikipedia.org/)
    • You cannot type anything. Everything must be done via mouse clicks.
    • You cannot use the categories, A-Z listings, etc
    Here's a sample game, searching for "witchcraft."

    Wikipedia > English Wikipedia > United States > Massachusetts > Salem > Salem Witch Trials > Witchcraft

    All in all, it took six clicks. Whoever can beat this, starting from the main page, can post a link for the next item to search for. When posting, post the list of links just as presented above, then the next item in the search.

    Since this is a geek forum, the next item is geek.

    - tf

    (As an ongoing contest, kudos go out to anyone that can successfully navigate to barcode. It seems nigh impossible to find.)
     
  2. Fly

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    Wikipedia > English Wikipedia > United States > Iowa > Slipknot > Barcode

    :rock:
     
  3. DreamTheEndless

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    Wikipedia > English Wikipedia > Technology (Portal:Technology) > Nanotechnology > Carbon Nanotube > Lasers (Laser) > Barcode

    Edit: Damn - was beaten......
     
  4. hacker 8991

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    Very good connection with Slipknot.

    But the actual next item is still geek. Find it and post your next item.

    - tf
     
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    Wikipedia > English > Socieology > People > Customary Categories of People > Nerd > Geek :D

    I want you to find... The Hives (Band)

    Edit: Awesome game btw :thumb:
     
  6. hacker 8991

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    Wikipedia > English Wikipedia > 2006 Winter Olympics > Sweden at the 2006 Winter Olympics > Sweden > The Hives

    5 clicks

    Fine me a slot machine.

    - tf
     
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    Wikipedia > English Wikipedia > Categories > Games (under Art & Culture) > Gambling > Slotmachine

    5 Clicks

    Find me Leo Laporte :)
     
  8. DreamTheEndless

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    I believe the item is still slotmachine
     
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    :duh:

    I've stayed up too late!
     
  10. Boswell

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    i prefer counter strike tbh...
     
  11. SensesFail

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    cool...

    wikipedia> english wikipedia> Hilton> Ladbrokes Plc> gambling> slot machines

    5 clicks

    The next word is the lost city "Atlantis." (the city, not the space shuttle or whatever else is named atlantis... :) )
     
  12. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    wikipedia> english wikipedia> Vancouver > Hollywood> Hollywood related topics (didnt know if this was allowed, but it wasnt a wiki topic or anything, just a page with hollywood stuff on)> stargate > Atlantis (Stargate)> Atlantis

    The next one is "lighter"
     
  13. hacker 8991

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    Lighter was hard. There was no link from the smoking page.

    Wikipedia > English Wikipedia > Genocide > The Holocaust > Cremation > Combustion > Flame > Candle > Match > Lighter

    9 clicks.

    Fine me a hoodie.

    - tf
     
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    Wikipedia.org/English Wikipedia/Derbyshire/Kent/Bluewater shopping centre/hooded tops.

    6 clicks.

    Find me Jeremy Clarkson.
     
  15. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    God this is hard. :eeek: didn't think it would be as hard as it is :waah:
     
  16. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    meh, I could just edit the first page I come across to include the target word :D

    The Standard>BBC>Top Gear>Jeremy Clarkson

    4 clicks!

    Next is modding.
     
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    NASA>BOINC>Distributed computing>Computing>Video game console>Xbox>Case modding

    Phew.

    Next is television.
     
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    Main> KTM > Television :)

    Find me Leo Laporte!
     
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    main page>portal:browse>television>cable television>comcast>G4TechTV>leo laporte

    Not too many clicks! Find me HyperTransport.

    ch424
     
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    Technology > Information Technology > Dell > Intel > AMD > HyperTransport

    I think I did this right.

    Next, I want to see PVC
     

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