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Offline Frau Mau

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Re: Interesting Wikis
« Reply #1: January 27, 2013, 03:00:18 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._W._Post




That is pretty interesting.   What got you into that inquiry?   I heard of each entity in it's own right (C. W. Post LIU;  Merriweather Post Pavilion and its sponsor; Post cereal; Kellogg; etc.) but didn't know they all interconnected.

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Re: Interesting Wikis
« Reply #2: January 27, 2013, 03:02:47 PM »
My favorites include

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_Park
a notoriously unsafe theme park: "At least six people are known to have died as a result of mishaps on rides at the park. It was given nicknames such as "Traction Park" and "Accident Park", by doctors at nearby hospitals"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Bean
"Phantly Roy Bean, Jr. (c. 1825 – March 16, 1903) was an eccentric U.S. saloon-keeper and Justice of the Peace in Val Verde County, Texas, who called himself "The Law West of the Pecos". According to legend, Judge Roy Bean held court in his saloon along the Rio Grande in a desolate stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert of southwest Texas.

"In 1854, Bean courted a young lady, who was subsequently kidnapped and forced to marry a Mexican officer. Bean challenged the groom to a duel and killed him. Six of the dead man's friends put Bean on a horse and tied a noose around his head, then left him to hang. The horse did not bolt, and after the men left, the bride, who had been hiding behind a tree, cut the rope. Bean was left with a permanent rope burn on his neck and a permanent stiff neck."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo
"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is a grammatically valid sentence in the English language, used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated linguistic constructs."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Remus
"George Remus was a Cincinnati lawyer and bootlegger during the Prohibition era." But that tells barely half the story: his wife had an affair with one of the Feds, they stole the business from him, and he murdered her during their divorce proceedings. Amazing bio.

...and my favorite...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_deaths
"Marcus Garvey died due to two strokes after reading a negative premature obituary of himself."

Offline cmdterps44

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Re: Interesting Wikis
« Reply #3: January 27, 2013, 03:06:21 PM »
Anything space. I get lost in that.

Offline Frau Mau

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Re: Interesting Wikis
« Reply #4: January 27, 2013, 03:07:22 PM »
That is pretty interesting.   What got you into that inquiry?   I heard of each entity in it's own right (C. W. Post LIU;  Merriweather Post Pavilion and its sponsor; Post cereal; Kellogg; etc.) but didn't know they all interconnected.

We were eating some Grape Nuts, and AtBC said it might be one of the greatest American inventions, so I wikied Grape Nuts and we hit the link to see where they were created. What did we do without the interwebz before??

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Re: Interesting Wikis
« Reply #5: January 27, 2013, 03:26:58 PM »
We were eating some Grape Nuts, and AtBC said it might be one of the greatest American inventions, so I wikied Grape Nuts and we hit the link to see where they were created. What did we do without the interwebz before??

Mindfacts  :shrug:



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Re: Interesting Wikis
« Reply #8: January 28, 2013, 09:34:51 PM »
A park so small, you could sit on it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mill_Ends_Park


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Re: Interesting Wikis
« Reply #10: February 07, 2013, 09:11:52 AM »
it's too early to haz a sad.  :(

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Re: Interesting Wikis
« Reply #16: February 11, 2013, 02:40:47 PM »
Every sod roofed house needs one:

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

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Interesting Wikis
« Reply #17: February 11, 2013, 02:42:44 PM »
An Icelandic treat:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hákarl

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Re: Interesting Wikis
« Reply #19: February 26, 2013, 03:33:52 PM »
Badass of the century?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_de_La_Rochefoucauld


This redneck may disagree
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_York

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Offline lastobjective

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Re: Interesting Wikis
« Reply #22: April 11, 2013, 10:53:45 PM »
You just lost the game.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Game_(mind_game)

:roll: I remember this being a "thing" in high school... it got old VERY quickly.

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Re: Interesting Wikis
« Reply #23: April 11, 2013, 11:25:31 PM »
That's freaking idiotic.