Ethan795

The Osama Bin Laden Wikpedia game...

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Someone suggested this to me the other day and it made me laugh so I thought I'd share it here.

The aim of the game is simple, go on Wikipedia, hit the 'Random Article' button and from there on you're only allowed to follow links to other Wikipedia pages, with the aim of getting to the page for Osama Bin Laden.

Post the path you took here...here's an example:

Random page threw me this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Barker

Then I followed to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Cambridge

Next was: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England

Then: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom

Followed by: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Telic <== got to this one by clicking on the word "Iraq"

That took me to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_invasion_of_Iraq

Then finally, we found him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osama_bin_Laden

Of course, this game can be applied to any article...try it, it can be surprisingly hard. That time took me 6 clicks, can you beat it?

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Each article has maximum 6 degrees of separation from random page. :P

Edit:

I was wrong or I suck... I already used tons of links, now I'm in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War page, I feel I'm close, but I gave up anyway...

Edited by ruanito 2.0

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As much as that post was forced... I just had to rate it up :)

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Are you...is he...what? The life insurance links...the...either bots are getting way too fucking smart or someone just sat there playing the Osama Bin Laden Wikipedia game purely so they could spam.

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Theory: fail sites copy threads from forums like this, let users post through their site, then take the posts and add spam links to them.

Or it's a spamming agency in korea or something like that.

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