Six Degrees of Wikipedia

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Six Degrees of Wikipedia

Postby Zombie Protestor » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:23 pm

This should be fun! Someone issues two things as a challenge, and the first to come up with a series of links that takes you from the Wikipedia page of the first thing to the Wikipedia page about the second thing in 6 or less steps wins, and in turn, issues their own challenge. The starting point does not count as a step.

Example: Dog --> Paperclip.

Answer: Dog --> Police Dogs --> Police --> Rudy Giuliani --> World Trade Center Site --> Paperclip


So, first challenge:

Newspaper --> Zeus

EDIT: Edited for clarity.
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Postby Nik » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:36 pm

Newspaper -> horoscope -> astrologer -> Mesopotamia-> Zeus


Do I get a bonus for doing it in only 5 degrees?
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Postby EvilJekyll » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:38 pm

Answer: Newspaper --> Weather --> Thunderstorm --> Lightning --> Zeus

New one:

Chili Peppers --> GTA3
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Postby Nik » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:40 pm

Okay, my challenge is Coconut -> Judy Garland

Good luck!
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Postby Nik » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:41 pm

Dammit, now who gets it?
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Postby EvilJekyll » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:42 pm

ZP needs to decide as he is contest manager.
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Postby Nik » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:43 pm

I like my challenge better. But it's harder.

Also, someone should keep score for this game, dammit. I like scores. Makes me feel important.
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Postby Zombie Protestor » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:54 pm

Chili Pepper --> Endorphin --> Morphine --> Heroin --> Illegal Drug Trade --> Grand Theft Auto (Series) --> Grand Theft Auto III

Um... my challenge is Coconut --> Judy Garland, as Nik suggested.

There, problem solved.
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Postby giantsfan97 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:26 pm

Coconut --> California --> Hollywood --> Hollywood Walk of Fame --> List of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame --> Judy Garland

I hope I did that right.



Dunkin Donuts --> First Law of Thermodynamics
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Postby Zombie Protestor » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:38 pm

Alternately, Coconut --> Tropical/Tropics --> Madagascar --> Dreamworks --> The Walt Disney Company --> Beauty and the Beast --> Judy Garland.

Anyways, proceed. Hope you guys are enjoying this little game I've made.
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Postby Nik » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:41 pm

I did it an even more complicated way, heh, so good job guys for making it easier. I too like this game quite a lot.
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Postby EvilJekyll » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:46 pm

Hm, is this one over?
Dunkin' Donuts --> Hash Browns --> Toaster --> Fire --> Thermal Energy --> Thermodynamics --> First law of thermodynamics
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Postby pitnyelder » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:28 pm

Eviljekyll wrote:Hm, is this one over?
Dunkin' Donuts --> Hash Browns --> Toaster --> Fire --> Thermal Energy --> Thermodynamics --> First law of thermodynamics


Don't finish one without suggesting a new one!

Since you didn't, I will, courtesy two random things on my desk.

Calculator --> Dr Pepper
Bolt Vanderhuge! Thick McRunfast! Blast Hardcheese! Crud Bonemeal! Gristle McThornbody! Big McLargehuge!
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Postby Portals » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:08 pm

Calculator --> Private Label --> Store Brand --> Dr Pepper

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

Here's my suggestion:
Backpack --> Thermometer
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Postby Itszutak » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:21 pm

backpack-->thermal pad-->body heat (Not counting the disambiguation here. Is that allowed?)-->temperature-->Fahrenheit-->thermometer.

>_>

Also: Headphone-->John Logie Baird
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Postby Chrono Crow » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:22 pm

Backpack -> Metal -> Periodic Table (is that cheating?) -> mercury -> Thermometer
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Postby DarthCat » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:28 pm

Out of curiosity, is everyone making sure these actually work before suggesting them? Because if not these are some rather impressive coincidences.
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Postby Itszutak » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:29 pm

DO NOT DOUBT THE POWER OF WIKIPEDIA

IT WILL CRUSH YOU

actually, it seems to me that most of these can be done in many ways; and if you can't find a way, there's always editing wik-nevermind. >_>
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Postby Chrono Crow » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:30 pm

Yeah, let's not start out on a stub page, please.

I HATE stub pages.
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Re: Six Degrees of Wikipedia

Postby Itszutak » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:33 pm

Zombie Protestor wrote:(Before issuing a challenge, make sure that it can be accomplished.)


>_>;

And, in accordance to the rules, I changed my challenge.
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Postby sum yun gai » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:39 pm

even better challenge: actually read each article you link to and don't just jump from one to the next trying to make the connection! there *will* be a quiz later.
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Postby kzager » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:40 pm

Headphone-->John Logie Baird

(Is that cheating?)
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Postby Chrono Crow » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:40 pm

sum yun gai wrote:even better challenge: actually read each article you link to and don't just jump from one to the next trying to make the connection! there *will* be a quiz later.


fork that.
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Postby EvilJekyll » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:47 pm

Argh, one over:
Headphone --> Telephone --> Western Union --> Category:Companies_listed_on_the_New_York_Stock_Exchange --> Category:Companies_listed_on_the_New_York_Stock_Exchange&from=K --> Kimberly- Clark --> Kleenex

If this is acceptable then my next challange is:
St. Bartholomew --> mitocondria.
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Postby kzager » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:55 pm

St. Bartholomew --> St. Bartholomew's Hospital --> Molecular biology --> Cell --> Cell (biology) --> Mitochondrion

Hippopotamus --> Kettle
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