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12 Strangest Articles One Must Read On Wikipedia's 15th Birthday

'Wikipedia is so dangerous' - Lois Mcmaster Bujold.

Sometimes it is. Although we should thank Wikipedia and respect old people that they graduated high school without Google or Wikipedia.

But you can't resist yourself asking why some topics exist on Wiki, Why, just Why?

Here is a complete list of 12 strange articles that you should read.

And a very happy 15th birthday to Wikipedia, you're not getting old, you're getting smarter every year. 

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12 Strangest Articles One Must Read On Wikipedia's 15th Birthday

12 Strangest Articles One Must Read On Wikipedia's 15th Birthday

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1. Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo.

1. Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo.

Above written sentence is grammatically correct but you must be wondering why I have used this because here are three meanings- the city of Buffalo, the irregular verb to Buffalo and the animal itself, buffalo.

2. Cosmic latte.

2. Cosmic latte.

This is the average color of the universe. It was first calculated as greenish white but later rectified to a slightly beige-ish white.

3. Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.

3. Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.

It is an example of a grammatically correct nonsensical sentence.


4. Longest name.

4. Longest name.

Hubert Blaine Wolfe+585, Sr also known as Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff Sr is the abbreviated name. You must google to see his full name. He holds a record and even his surname tells a story of his old shepherds.

5. February 30.

5. February 30.

It exists in most calendars - apart from the Gregorian calendar that we use today. It was a real date in Sweden till 1712.

6. Rain of animals.

6. Rain of animals.

A lot of other animals - like fish, spiders, frogs and toads except for cats and dogs, have rained upon humankind throughout history, some as close to home as Kerala, Jamnagar and even IIT Chennai.

7. Five second rule.

7. Five second rule.

This rule works, you have only 5 seconds to make your move before bacteria make their move. So, when you drop something, make sure you pick it before 5 seconds.

8. Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic

8. Tanganyika Laughter Epidemic

Do you know that laughter can cause death too? The village of Kashasha was snatched by a mass laughter hysteria in 1962. It whole started with three schoolgirls and rapidly spread to other schools and nearby communities.

9. The Miracle of 1511.

9. The Miracle of 1511.

This is one real revolution that the textbooks forgot to include. In the Christmastime of 1511, the people of Brussels built 110 pornographic snowmen - and snow-women - as a rally against the political establishment, highlighting the wealth disparity between the ruling class and the workers.

10. Scrabbler's dream.

10. Scrabbler's dream.

Queen, quote, quiet and you must be wondering that all words starting with the letter Q are followed by U? If can't, there's Wikipedia, of course.

11. Pauli Effect.

11. Pauli Effect.

Now, you must google it.

12. Fallen Astronaut.

12. Fallen Astronaut.

How does an astronaut fall if there is no gravity in Space? The Fallen Astronaut is an aluminium marionette set on the Moon in 1971 to honor astronauts who lost their lives during their mission of space research. It has a slab next to it listing the names of 14 astronauts known to have spent their lives till then.

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