Thursday, January 17, 2008

Waste Your Wednesday

This is a fun game, but requires some thinking, so get a cup of coffee first.

Ever play "6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon"? It is like that.

"6 Degrees of Wikipedia"

(if you do not know, wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that anyone can add to. it has everything you ever wanted to know and MUCH more. it can be rather addicting, because each page has links that lead you to another page and all the sudden it is 3 AM and you are learning the Finnish National Anthem. not kidding- it happened to me. )

To play you choose two completely unrelated things (ANYTHING- and make it specific). For ex: instaed of baseball and France, pick Boston Red Sox and The Battle of Waterloo.

Ok, go to wikipedia, (the search box is on the righthand side) and look up the first thing. See if you can make it to the 2nd thing in 6 clicks- or see how many it takes. Clicking only on a link from the page you are on. (The blue word are links to other wikipedia pages on other related subjects) NO TYPING.

If you are confused, comment at bottom and I will help you.

If you did it, or found some good ones, or found two things that would JUST not connect, comment at bottom, and I will try to beat your score on it.

Have fun!

If you want to get the hang of it, or you are a filthy cheater, click here. But only use this tool to learn the game, not to play it.

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