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Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« on: July 12, 2012, 01:39:21 PM »
I went down the wiki rabbit hole hard last night. First read about the Nicaraguan Contras, then the subsequent Iran-Contra Scandal, then this:

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

Knew a little bit about it (that some crazies bombed a plane in the '80s) but had no idea just how crazy it all was. If you have an hour to waste, this is a  :thumbs: way to do it. If you don't but are still curious about some of the crazier highlights, I especially recommend sections 2 (details about the explosion) and section 3 (people who were supposed to board but didn't; THE FOUR TOPS and KIM CATTRALL!!!).



 


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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012, 01:41:17 PM »
Get this vagina in the Rock "n" Roll Hall of Fame!  :thumbs:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattie_Boyd
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 01:43:07 PM »
Sounds like things worked out for some of the members and not so much for some of the other members!   :thumbs:  :frown:

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





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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 01:46:00 PM »
Guy who saved the world from Nuclear War

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

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012, 01:50:22 PM »


Cheesy Mustache QB might make an appearance.

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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2012, 01:50:56 PM »
I like to read fatty's revisions and the responses to them

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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2012, 01:53:29 PM »
I like to read fatty's revisions and the responses to them

Or what about when we beat Texas a bunch and jokerqats change the Irwin Center's picture to say "Bramlage Coliseum South" or whatever   :D


Here's a good one: R. Budd Dwyer. Pennsylvania politician who, in the '80s, committed suicide in front of everyone at a press conference the day before he was to be sentenced for a crime he quite possibly didn't commit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._Budd_Dwyer
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2012, 01:56:34 PM »
I like to read fatty's revisions and the responses to them

Intrigued.  Let's make this thread that.

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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2012, 02:01:06 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2012, 02:05:45 PM »
I like to read fatty's revisions and the responses to them

Intrigued.  Let's make this thread that.

would take

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

EDIT(not fatty related)

was hoping it was about the rapper   :frown:


If you know stuff about Iran-Contra/Oliver North, a good quick read is on Fawn Hall, Oliver North's secretary who shredded the documents and later married a guy who used to manage The Doors and then got addicted to crack.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fawn_Hall
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Re: Fascinating Wikipedia Articles Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2012, 02:16:40 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._Budd_Dwyer

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The 1990s industrial rock band Filter had a hit single "Hey Man Nice Shot" about Dwyer's suicide.
I got a guy on the other line about some white walls

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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2012, 02:19:39 PM »
puttin milford, ks on the map. the map of cutting edge medical science

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Brinkley

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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2012, 02:19:52 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuremberg_Trials

I've gotten 100s of hours of entertainment going down the wikipedia rabbit hole.  The wealth of information on that site is increadible. 
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2012, 02:20:46 PM »
I spent like a whole workday once going through serial killer articles. pretty much traumatized myself

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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2012, 02:23:30 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._Budd_Dwyer

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The 1990s industrial rock band Filter had a hit single "Hey Man Nice Shot" about Dwyer's suicide.

Hearing that song and investigating its origins is what lead me to that Dwyer article in the first place!   :cheers:
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« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2012, 02:24:05 PM »
I spent like a whole workday once going through serial killer articles. pretty much traumatized myself

Any good ones?
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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2012, 02:32:47 PM »
I spent like a whole workday once going through serial killer articles. pretty much traumatized myself

Any good ones?

Not a serial killer, but some seriously nutty crap

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

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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2012, 03:07:11 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_death

this is amazing, then read about more culture-bound syndromes. I have talked to koreans irl that believe this.

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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2012, 03:18:02 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_death

this is amazing, then read about more culture-bound syndromes. I have talked to koreans irl that believe this.

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« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2012, 03:21:28 PM »
I spent like a whole workday once going through serial killer articles. pretty much traumatized myself

I've actually done this as well. Bundy's was prob the best with the whole escaping from prison hijinx

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« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2012, 04:42:14 PM »
I spent like a whole workday once going through serial killer articles. pretty much traumatized myself

I've actually done this as well. Bundy's was prob the best with the whole escaping from prison hijinx

Me too.  Houston mass murders (Dean Corll).   :frown:  Torture boards, man rape, live castrations, etc.  Ultimately shot by one of his accomplices.  Worst stuff you've probably never heard about. 
My prescience is fully engorged.  It throbs with righteous accuracy.  I am sated.

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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2012, 04:47:38 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koro_(medicine)

eek!

"Asians with complaints of genital retraction believe that the condition is fatal, unlike most Westerners."

What a bunch of weirdos.   
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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2012, 04:49:45 PM »
I spent like a whole workday once going through serial killer articles. pretty much traumatized myself

Any good ones?

Not a serial killer, but some seriously nutty crap

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

holy crap

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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2012, 04:51:48 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_death

this is amazing, then read about more culture-bound syndromes. I have talked to koreans irl that believe this.

wtflol

I don't know what's worse, their government propagating it or those dipshits believing it. 
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