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fezfrascati
08-21-2010, 10:34 AM
There's an iPad app called WikiHunt where you are given two Wikipedia articles and you have to figure out a way to get from one to the other via the blue links in as few clicks as possible.

Putting the app aside, this can be a fun thing to do on your own by just pressing the Random Article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random) link on the left side of any Wikipedia page.

For example, the two articles I were given were Conrad Singer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad_Salinger) and Berryz Kobo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berryz_Kobo). Here's how I got from one to the other:

Conrad Singer
High fidelity
FM broadcasting
FM broadcasting in the United States
History of radio
XM Satellite Radio
KISS-XM
Contemporary hit radio
Pop music
J-pop
Hello! Project
Berryz Kobo

Total score (number of clicks): 11
Not the greatest, but it was my first time trying.

Whoever wants to play shall post below me. Then when they post their solution, they can also post the next challenge (which you can create by hitting the Random Article link twice) for someone else to play.

Here's the first challenge:
Northwood, Isle of Wight (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwood,_Isle_of_Wight) and Now We're in the Air (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Now_We%27re_in_the_Air)

fezfrascati
08-23-2010, 05:57 AM
Perhaps that was a tough first round. Here's how I solved it:

Northwood, Isle of Wight
Culture of the Isle of Wight
BBC
Documentary film
Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
Academy Award for Best Actor
Wallace Beery
Now We're in the Air
Total score: 7

Next challenge (hopefully someone else will play now):
Tevki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tevki) and Hamsterz Life (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamsterz_Life)

CACTUSWENDY
08-23-2010, 08:06 AM
:Shrug:.......way too much time on your hands.......;)

fezfrascati
08-23-2010, 09:59 PM
:Shrug:.......way too much time on your hands.......;)

I must disagree. But in the little free time I have, this is more stimulating than playing Solitaire.