Wikipedia Baby!!!

Yep everyone in Turkey from Adana (01) to Düzce (81) is rejoicing. How do I know the city numbers? WIKIPEDIA TOLD ME!!

For those of you not aware back in April 2017 the Turkish Government suddenly banned my beloved Wikipedia when it refused to take down specific content (as you can see I am being rather vague but that’s because I don’t want to be unceremoniously banned either but if you’re interested in what the content actually was you can see them here). On the 15th January 2020 the ban was quietly overturned by the Turkish Courts and today (or last night more specifically) Wikipedia began to open again.

For someone like me Wikipedia isn’t just at the forefront of people-powered information it is also a haven of useless information. It is Wikipedia that introduced me to Le Pétomane (a performer who could fart at will) and it made me knowledgable on the very real medical disorder called Koro (which is the overpowering belief that your genitals will shrink and disappear). Thank you Wikipedia. Wikipedia also introduced me to the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 that actually killed 21 people and of course it today re-introduced me to the Emu War (which I originally was taught about back in primary school… I know… Australia, right?!). None of this prime information would’ve been available to me yesterday but today…. IT IS!!!

For those of you who want to fall deep into the hole that is Wikipedia or just desperate to wiki Baby Yoda… you could also try Wikipedia’s Silly Things, notable “Did You Know?” entries, and lists of hoaxes. Or move over to TV Tropes where you can get lost in the Fridge logic of precisely why Chandler hates Thanksgiving. Or do anything you want, because Wikipedia is back. IT’S BACK!!!

PS To my local peeps, Trivial Pursuit will now be my personal bitch again!!! Come at me!!!

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2 thoughts on “Wikipedia Baby!!!

  1. I didn’t notice because I use a (whisper is behind the back of your hand …vpn) but I am so glad that everyone can use it now. You have to check some of the more esoteric content but generally I love it, thanks for letting me know.

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