So I was reading about night vision the other day on Wikipedia, when I suddenly found myself reading the synopsis of Babe. Then, as I finished the description of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics, I wondered where the hell my day went.
But all was not for naught! For it was then that I realized I had developed a new game for all the world to enjoy, based on the awesomeness of Wikipedia. And this game I shall call (drum-roll, curtain):
Here’s how I see it working: There are two variants, Wiki-links Challenge! and Six Degrees of Wiki-links.
In Wiki-links Challenge!, a challenger provides Wiki-linkers with the beginning and final topics, along with a set number of steps (standard: nine) until the final topic must be reached. A complete list of limiting factors for a link-path can be found on the Wiki-links Challenge! page I have added to this website.
Six Degrees of Wiki-links can be played with two or more people. The rules are basically the same as Six Degrees of Separation, bearing in mind the limiting factors in creating a link-path. Players take turns challenging each other to link any two topics by following links on Wikipedia.
Ever Friday, I plan to add a new Wiki-links Challenge! The first person to correctly discover the answer will win . . . I dunno . . . my undying respect (what do you want from me?).
Tell your family, tell your friends, tell me if you come up with any good challenges. If you guess the answer, leave a comment. Let’s see if we can’t create ourselves an internet meme!
Your first challenge shall be the one that started it all: