We all have taken the help of our ancient and knowledgable friend Wikipedia. You have been there when your assignment deadline is tomorrow, and you haven’t done any research. But you know there’s one thing that you can trust. Yes, its Wikipedia, and with all its knowledge, it still has a soft heart for fun and exciting things. With that in mind, today, we’ll discuss the 8 surprising facts about Wikipedia that will blow your mind away.
#8 Ever heard Hotel Wikipedia?
Starting off with our list of Wikipedia facts. Wikipedia has his very own theme song. Its lyrics and composition are co-opted in the 1976’s hit song Hotel California by Eagles. The song was released in the spring of 2004 and since then is considered to be Wikipedia’s official theme song.
#7 No Angry Mastodons Policy
Wikipedia has the tradition of naming there polices with silly names. One of those is “No Angry Mastodons,”. which signifies the post which is under the influence offer, anger, and recommendation making.
#6 Competition Guessing For The Last Article Of Wikipedia
If you are feeling lucky and thing, you might have a chance to win something. Try your hand on guessing the very last article of Wikipedia. There are several different pools created for achieving other milestones, but it’s the last article that gets the most attention.
#5 Fact Wikipedia Made Bot To Guide Your Editing Journey
One of the daunting task ones has to face after editing a Wikipedia page is to what to do next? What to look for now? Surprisingly the community helps you find out your next edit. They have built a bot that can suggest other articles that may require your attention.
Among a great variety of similar projects in hand, Wikiversity is one of the newest. Don’t get too excited about it as you are not going to get any degree from this particular university. On the other hand, you can get as much knowledge as you want. Teachers and lecturers can easily make study material and revise their old material to help people learn new things.
#3 Every Single Day 600 Articles
At the time we are writing this article, Wikimedia has completed more than 100 edits. As per now, there are more than 5.5 million articles published on Wikipedia. And the counts keep adding on and on.
#2 Looking For Weird Articles Visit Wikipedia
The 600 articles per day have there shared no of weirdness. And that weirdness goes in DAFTs or Deleted articles with freaky titles. If you want to read something funny, head over to this side of Wikipedia, and you won’t be disappointed.
#1 Wikipedia Facts, They Banned Congressman For Week
After seeing a significant amount of editing done by congresspeople in a short period. Wikipedia created a bot precisely to monitor edits done by congress officials. The name of the bot was “Congress Edits.” But, in truth, it didn’t work so well. So in order to maintain the reliability of the website, Wikipedia implemented a 10-day ban. A 10-day ban on IP addresses of Us members of Congress.