New Wikipedia Game, Brought to you by XKCD

If you take any article, click on the first link in the article not in parenthesis or italics, and then repeat, you will eventually end up at”Philosophy”.“ - xkcd

The game, then, must be played thusly:

  1. Click Random Article from the Wikipedia sidebar. 

  2. Click the first link in the article not in parenthisis or italics. 

  3. Track how many clicks it takes to get to the article on Philosophy. The fewer clicks the better.

First round:

From the random article on Kaga, Ishikawa, I got to Philosophy” in 18 clicks. For added fun, track the path you took to get there:

This game proves that all things begin with Philosophy. (I once made up a variation of this game using the article on Baby Got Back. That proved nothing.)

May 25, 2011