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Fascinating Wikipedia Pages for the Terminally Bored at Work

Postby simmo on Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:21 am

Wikipedia is almost certainly the best site in the world for those of us suffering chronic boredom in the workplace. I love the way you can discover the strangest of things in the most random of ways.

I propose a dedicated thread for the posting of random yet fascinating links, so anyone with a little too much time on their hands can educate themselves in the ways of god knows what. Anything goes, whatever has caught your attention and stimulated your brain. Here’s four for starters:

Number Stations

The Bloop

William ‘Bendigo’ Thompson - an absolutely mental bare knuckle boxer

The Third Sex

Fascinate me! My job is very unfulfilling.
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Postby gjhardwick on Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:27 am

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Postby Adam CR on Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:40 am

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Postby gjhardwick on Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:52 am

Adam CR wrote:Ekranoplan.


that's a good one - check out the Google Earth links for it too
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Postby simmo on Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:53 am

Adam CR wrote:Ekranoplan.


Crazy!

This is a good one:

Polari
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Postby Adam CR on Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:25 am

gjhardwick wrote:check out the Google Earth links for it too


OT: and this.
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Postby Ace on Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:35 am

anyone who's lived in boston probably knows about this, but i read about it on wikipedia all the time anyways...

The Boston Molasses Disaster
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Postby Superking on Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:45 am

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Postby simmo on Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:43 am

Ace wrote:anyone who's lived in boston probably knows about this, but i read about it on wikipedia all the time anyways...

The Boston Molasses Disaster


That one was awesome.

These things are pretty mad, as are Hydrothermal Vents
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Postby tommydski on Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:25 am

Oh yeah, I lost days looking at cold-war inspired aircraft.

The oft-forgotten Concordski.

The B-2 Spirit. An aircraft that costs half the price of a Nimitz aircraft carrier but is now considered "too expensive to risk in combat". Pretty amazingly, the development of this project started in WW2 with the development of the B-35 and the B-49, which in turn came from the Nazi's Ho 229.

All these ridiculous 'Black Projects' aircraft. The idea of a Stealth Blimp amuses me no end.
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Postby houseboat on Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:59 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_badger

The most fearsome of all animals.
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Postby Adam CR on Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:02 am

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Postby gjhardwick on Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:08 am

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Postby Adam CR on Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:22 am

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Vortex ring gun.

The most fearsome of all animals.

Concordski/B-2 Spirit/'Black Projects' aircraft.

Hydrothermal Vents.

The Boston Molasses Disaster.

Ekranoplan.

THE HUM.

William ‘Bendigo’ Thompson - an absolutely mental bare knuckle boxer.

Number Stations.


Jesus M Christ, this doesn't look good.
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Postby Glenn W. Turner on Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:32 am

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Postby simmo on Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:42 am

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Pretty horrible but fascinating. Other good elephant related pages:

The Pope's Pet Elephant

The Elephant Electrocuted by Thomas Edison
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Postby madlee on Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:44 am

that's some fucked up shit with the executed elephants. we are a weird species.

note to self: next time, eat the lit cigarette.
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Postby Rodabod on Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:54 am

Tsar Bomba.

The biggest atomic bomb ever, the mushroom cloud reached 64KM high, and when it exploded, it had the same power output as 1% of the Sun.

WW2 is amazing to read about too. Especially some of the battles in detail. You can follow the links almost endlessly.
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