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Epegi Givo
Amarr
Department of Redundancy Dpt.
Posted - 2011.05.25 05:47:00 - [1]
 

Just read the hidden text in the new XKCD (Saying that if you hit the first link that isn't in parenthesis in any wikipedia article, you will eventually get to the page about philosophy), and decided to check if this was true.

Pressed random and got this article. And, it turned out to not be a lie.

Try it.

Culmen
Caldari
Culmenation
Posted - 2011.05.25 05:49:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Culmen on 25/05/2011 05:55:37
Just ran EVE Online.
It works.

EVE Online -> CCP Games -> hf (auto links to Corporation) -> State (polity) -> Social sciences -> Umbrella term -> Super set (auto links to Subset) -> Mathematics ->Quantity ->Property -> Modern philosophy -> Philosophy

Haxfar Portlaind
Posted - 2011.05.25 05:55:00 - [3]
 

Started out with the article with the Indians Su-30MKI, and did end up with philosophy Shocked

Culmen
Caldari
Culmenation
Posted - 2011.05.25 05:57:00 - [4]
 

"Chadian Civil War" actually results in a loop
random article 4tw

Epegi Givo
Amarr
Department of Redundancy Dpt.
Posted - 2011.05.25 06:22:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Culmen
"Chadian Civil War" actually results in a loop
random article 4tw


Not anymore

Culmen
Caldari
Culmenation
Posted - 2011.05.25 06:43:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Epegi Givo
Originally by: Culmen
"Chadian Civil War" actually results in a loop
random article 4tw


Not anymore


Are you just going to keep editing?

Heres another one

Computer program -> Computer software -> Computer program

Amaya Hamasaki
Gallente
Matatabi Kenkyokaihatsu Ltd.
Posted - 2011.05.25 09:44:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Culmen
Heres another one
Computer program -> Computer software -> Computer program


This one actually violates the rules stated by the XKCD alt-text being:
Quote:
If you take any article, click on the first link in the article text not in parantheses or italics, and then repeat, you eventually end up at "Philosophy"


As the link to Computer software is in parantheses, so the first link you need to click would be "instructions". Very Happy

Aeronwen Carys
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.05.26 17:15:00 - [8]
 

started off with this article

Article about ISO 3166-2:AT

Ended up at philosophy Shocked

Wilhelm Riley
Posted - 2011.05.26 17:49:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Culmen
Mathematics ->Quantity ->Property -> Modern philosophy -> Philosophy


At least three that I tried have ended in that chain.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.05.26 19:08:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 26/05/2011 19:10:13

Why stop at Philosophy ? Keep going !
Existence, Senses, Organisms, Biology, Natural Science, Science, Knowledge, Facts, Information, Sequence, Mathematics (and we're in a stable loop now ->Quantity ->Property -> Modern philosophy -> Philosophy -> Existence).

He should have said everything leads to Mathematics instead (or any other of the 15 terms in the loop) Twisted Evil

Kazuo Ishiguro
House of Marbles
Posted - 2011.05.26 19:33:00 - [11]
 

Interesting counter-example:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bresegard_bei_Picher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/States_of_Germany
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Europe

Heading towards hierarchical classification and probably philosophy, but then:

Loop begins
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_context_culture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_context_culture
Loop ends

If you ignore those two pages' links to each other, it then leads on a detour to Immanuel Kant (and very nearly back to Germany again, instead going to Anthropology via Germanic Peoples).

Can anyone find any non-trivial loops that don't include philosophy?


 

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