Six Degrees of Wikipedia

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Postby Chrono Crow » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:05 pm

This reminds me of the 100th episode of South Park.
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Postby Saltine » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:15 pm

What the hell is "Wikipedia"?
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Postby Portals » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:16 pm

Hippopotamus --> Kenya --> Tea --> Image:Teapot P1100116.jpg --> Kettle
Sorry about the picture, it's just that the word kettle kept coming up but wasn't a link.

Dental floss --> Clothing
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Postby Chrono Crow » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:19 pm

I don't think ZP's rules were clear enough. . .
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Postby kzager » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:20 pm

Nice. And shorter than mine, too (hippo, Walt Disney, Beauty and the Beast, Mrs. Potts, Teapot, Kettle)
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Postby Nik » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:38 pm

Dental Floss -> Nylon -> clothing

My new challenge is Gunny Sack -> French Revolution
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Postby kzager » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:00 pm

Gunny sack --> Gunny --> United States Marine Corps --> French First Republic --> French revolution.

Sun --> ... --> Lollipop.
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Postby pitnyelder » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:04 pm

Gah, beaten to the punch and in fewer jumps. Well, here's my solution anyway.

gunny sack > sandbags > fortification > Maginot Line > France > French Revolution
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Postby pitnyelder » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:08 pm

draculahunter wrote:Gunny sack --> Gunny --> United States Marine Corps --> French First Republic --> French revolution.

Sun --> ... --> Lollipop.


sun > Milky Way Galaxy > Milky Way bar > candy bar > candy > lollipop

EDIT: Forgot to add an new challenge.

Gatorade --> The Six Million Dollar Man
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Postby Itszutak » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:27 pm

Question: Are we allowed, if we see the word but it is not linked, to make a link in the article with brackets?
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Postby Zombie Protestor » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:53 pm

PortalsAreAwesome wrote:Calculator --> Private Label --> Store Brand --> Dr Pepper

I got it in four... Is that okay?

Here's my suggestion:
Backpack --> Thermometer


Actually, you got it in three. The starting point doesn't count.
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Postby Zombie Protestor » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:21 pm

Chrono Crow wrote:I don't think ZP's rules were clear enough. . .


All righty. Start at the Wikipedia page for the first thing (it doesn't even have to be an object, really), and following links, get to the Wikipedia page about the second thing in 6 or less steps. It has to be a link, that's half the challenge.
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Postby sum yun gai » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:47 pm

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Postby Jemry » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:29 pm

Gatorade>Tiger Woods>United States>Media>Television of the United States>History of Television>Archive of American Television>William Shatner>Star Trek>Leonard Nemoy>American Film Actors>American Film Actors S>American Film Actors Se>Tom Selleck.

Wait what was I supposed to get to?
http://www.myspace.com/jemry C WHUT I DID THAR. I'M SO DECEPTIVE.

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Postby Zombie Protestor » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:51 pm

http://xkcd.com/214/

Gatorade --> University of Florida --> University of North Texas --> Stone Cold Steve Austin --> The Six Million Dollar Man

Next challenge:

Pencil --> Tundra
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Postby pitnyelder » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:15 am

Are you missing a step, ZP? I can't find a link to University of North Texas on the University of Florida page.
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Postby EvilJekyll » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:18 am

Yeah there's not texas on the Florida page.
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Postby kzager » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:11 am

Whatev'

Pencil > Charcoal > Finland > Tundra

Bam

Next:
Gorilla Glue --> Gorilla

Edit: dang. I can do it in 7.

Edit2: I can do it in 5 if you use the navigation bar to the left. Though that'll change tomorrow.
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Postby sum yun gai » Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:24 am

Zombie Protestor wrote:http://xkcd.com/214/


and the alt-text says "'Taft in a wet t-shirt contest' is the key image here" :)
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Postby Zombie Protestor » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:03 pm

pitnyelder wrote:Are you missing a step, ZP? I can't find a link to University of North Texas on the University of Florida page.

Eviljekyll wrote:Yeah there's not texas on the Florida page.


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Postby loofah » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:06 pm

Gorilla Glue> Brand> cannibalization> cannibalism> Africa> paleoanthropologist> gorilla

Next:
Grafschaft Abbey> diabetes
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Postby DarthCat » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:24 pm

loofah wrote:Next:
Grafschaft Abbey> diabetes
I actually managed to get one o' these - alright!

Grafschaft Abbey>Saint Charles Borromeo>Bubonic plague>Lymphatic system>Human anatomy>Endocrine system>Diabetes

All right, brainiacs. Garuda 1->Daimyo
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Postby loofah » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:13 pm

I love how you can get to the destination in different days. It makes me think of "Connections".
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Postby DarthCat » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:16 pm

loofah wrote:I love how you can get to the destination in different days. It makes me think of "Connections".
Out of curiosity, were at least the first step or two the same?
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Postby loofah » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:04 pm

nope.
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