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wjmelements
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2/17/2010 10:18:01 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
The way this works is that you work towards a given page in a given amount of time from the result of a click on "Random Article".

For example, I decided I would be going to the Coca Cola page. Random article moved me to the "Phou Bia" page.

Phou Bia --> Air America (airline) --> Heroin --> Cocaine --> Coca-Cola
Epic win.

You lose this game with yourself if you either
a) Visit over a given number of pages (10, usually)
b) Take too long (3 minutes, usually)
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
PoeJoe
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2/17/2010 10:41:46 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
YouTube

1) Hurricane Erika (2003)
2) 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season
3) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
4) Richard Nixon
5) Barack Obama
6) YouTube
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2/17/2010 11:19:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
George W. Bush

1) Roberto Ribaud
2) Athletics at the 1984 summer olympics
3) United States in the 1884 summer olympics
4) United States
5) President of the united states
6) List of presidents of the united states
7) George W. Bush

Well that took forever starting at a random article...
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2/18/2010 5:28:16 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Charles Darwin

1. Blue Hand (Band)
2. Radiohead
3. Capitol Records
4. Megadeth
5. Christian
6. Old Testament
7. Development of Old testament canon
8. Book of Genesis
9. The Bible and History
10. Charles Darwin
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Volkov
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2/18/2010 2:03:55 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Stephen Harper

1. Jameson Thomas (actor)
2. England
3. Parliamentary system
4. constitutional monarchy
5. Canada
6. Stephen Harper

This is fun!
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2/18/2010 2:22:42 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
String Theory

1)Matrimony Blues
2)United States
3)Albert Einstein
4)Cosmology
5)Membrane (M-Theory)
6)String theory - GOAL!!!

That was actually kinda fun
"Wanting Red Rhino Pill to have gender"
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2/18/2010 2:29:20 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Cheryl Cole

1. Jane Ransom
2. Category: Living People
3. Category: Living People - Co.
4. Cheryl Cole
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Reasoning
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2/18/2010 2:48:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Adolf Hitler

1) Bannalp
2) Switzerland
3) Adolf Hitler
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
Volkov
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2/18/2010 2:52:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Hm.. here's a tough one: Cogeco Cable

1. Nedre Elvehavn
2. Redeveloped ports and waterfronts
3. Old Port of Montreal
4. Parks and public spaces in Montreal
5. Parks by city in Canada
6. Parks in Hamilton, Ontario
7. Hamilton, Ontario
8. Burlington, Ontario
9. Cogeco Cable

Whoa, that was close to failing.
Xer
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2/18/2010 2:55:07 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Ron Paul

1. Gedea
2. Genus
3. George Shaw
4. University of Oxford
5. Bill Clinton
6. Republican Party (United States)
7. Ron Paul

Not bad for starting with a genus of a spider family, lol.
Volkov
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2/18/2010 2:59:22 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Tom Rideout (former Newfoundland Premier)

1. Buzet dialect
2. Istria
3. List of peninsulas
4. Newfoundland (island)
5. Newfoundland and Labrador
6. Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador
7. Tom Rideout

That's sad. I started out with a Croatian dialect.
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2/18/2010 3:04:36 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Tough One - 4Chan

1. Mississippi Highway 3
2. U.S.A
3. Religion in the U.S.A
4. Scientology
5. Anonymous
6. 4Chan
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Volkov
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2/18/2010 3:05:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Pepsi Blue

1. Rychard Campeau
2. Canada
3. Culture of Canada
4. Canadian cuisine
5. Canada Dry gingerale
6. Soft drinks
7. Pepsi
8. Crystal Pepsi
9. Pepsi Blue
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2/18/2010 3:36:57 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/18/2010 3:26:29 PM, Mirza wrote:
It would be better if we also chose a random word.

http://www.desiquintans.com...

Good idea

Picture

1. Wang Fengchun (Chinese Curler :S)
2. People's Republic of China
3. List of Chinese inventions
4. Pinhole Camera
5. Picture
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Harlan
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2/18/2010 3:58:45 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
is ctrl+f cheating?

Random word: fortnight

1. Mairiporã
2. Brazil
3. Personal organizer
4. Calendar
5. Days
6. Midnight
7. Season
8. Months
9. Gregorian Calendar
10.

I lost. The random word thing is tricky.
Harlan
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2/18/2010 4:08:32 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Random word: Cemetery

1. As Simple as Snow
2 Goth subculture
3. Macabre
4. Pisa
5. Camposanto Monumentale (aggggh. It literally is a cemetery and it doesn't have the link)
6. Sarcophagus
7. Arlington National Cemetery
8. United States National Cemetery
9. Cemetery
LeafRod
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2/18/2010 4:36:09 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Sean Paul (thought of that because Nags did Ron Paul)

1. S&Man
2. Internet Movie Database
3. List of films considered the worst
4. Halle Berry
5. African-American
6. African-American music
7. List of musical genres of the African-American diaspora
8. Reggae
9. List of reggae musicians
10. Sean Paul

I knew Sean Paul would be under reggae musicians because I've seen his page. Mine was pretty obscure I thought, so it was hard. If I had chosen George W. Bush (my original idea) I would have had him after African-American at the latest.
SportsGuru
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2/18/2010 4:38:56 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Goal: Periodic Table

1. (started at) Sarasvati Bhavana Granthamala (apparently a publication of Sanskrit texts)
2. Sampurnanand Sanskrit University
3. Public university
4. National University of Engineering (in Peru)
5. Science
6. Natural Sciences
7. discovery of chemical elements
8. periodic table
cult-logic
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2/18/2010 4:39:38 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
My first random word generated was Joseph, but that doesn't seem specific enough for a wikipedia page..

1. Anna Pazera
2. Poland
3. Józef Piłsudski (Jozef is the Polish version of Joseph, I believe)

yeah, not sure how that worked out. I'll try again.

Random word: Geranium
1. Openwall Project
2. Alexander Peslyak
3. Europe
4. Kingdom of Great Britain
5. Great Britain
6. List of extinct animals of Britain
7. Invasive species in the British Isles
8. Geranium

That was really difficult.
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2/18/2010 4:53:17 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Heath Ledger

1. Lahan Sai
2. Thailand
3. China
4. PROC
5. Hong Kong
6. Culture of Hong Kong
7. Cinema in Hong Kong
8. Hong Kong in films
9. The Dark Knight
10. Heath Ledger

Close one
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2/18/2010 6:14:52 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
The man who Canada killed - Nodar Kumaritashvili

1. Nachandupatti
2. India
3. History of India
4. Alexander the Great
5. Ancient Olympics Games
6. Olympics Games
7. Winter Olympics Games
8. 2010 Olympics Games
9. Nodar Kumaritashvili
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2/18/2010 6:26:52 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Pikachu

1. Janówek, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship
2. List of sovereign states (redirected from Countries of the world)
3. Japan
4. Anime
5. Pokémon
6. Pikachu
mongeese
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2/18/2010 6:32:14 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Goal: Yogurt

1. Fredrik Gulbrandsen
2. Forward (association football) (redirected from Football striker)
3. Dribbling
4. Post-void dribbling
5. Urine
6. Calcium phosphate
7. Calcium
8. Dairy product
9. Yoghurt (redirected from Yogurt)