Wikipedia Random Button

March 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Today was a bit messy. So, instead of sharing about something I’ve recently learned or thought of, I’d like to share with you one of my favorite, lazyman tricks for learning about something new. It is the Wikipedia “random article” button (found on the left margin of the Wikipedia.org website). Click this button and Wikipedia will automatically generate a random article for you to peruse. It’s a bit addicting, and you often have to click it a few times to get something substantial. Though certainly not deep reading, this button can introduce you to topics and people that you had no idea existed.

My five “random articles” today included: Stuart Murdoch (football manager); Faterville, Tennessee (funny name, beautiful graveyard); Iva Bittova (a Czech avant-garde violinist); Peter Pevensie (a character in C.S. Lewis’ Narnia); and the Standing Rules of the United States Senate (rules that govern the morning business and the opening of a legislative day in the Senate…there are an unsurprising but exorbitant 44 rules)

Enjoy a restful Saturday with some easy reading at the Oracle at Wiki…

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