Depths of Wikipedia

My favorite Instagram account acknowledges the simple truth: Wikipedia is weird.

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Depths of Wikipedia

Since I’ve stumbled into the Wikipedia journalism beat, readers have been sending me their favorite Wikipedia findings. Please continue doing this! It’s fun!

Many of these findings come from Depths of Wikipedia, an Instagram account run by Annie Rauwerda dedicated to obscure and quirky entries on the internet encyclopedia.

For your reading pleasure, here are five of my favorite posts featured on Depths of Wikipedia. May these bring a smile to your face on what is sure to be a frigid weekend across most of the United States!

  1. Chess on a really big board

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Macro chess? No way. I’ve got a much better name for it. - Ralph Betza, inventor of “Chess on a really big board”

  1. Personal Life

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Nice! Concise!

  1. What about the bird?

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Literally 💀

  1. The Popemobile

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The term might be “undignified” but the “Popemobile” Wikipedia entry is pretty great.

1. Umarell

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This is everybody’s dream, am I right?

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Stay safe and warm this weekend!

Best regards,
Stephen

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