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This page is for Wikipedians to list articles that seem unusual. These articles are valuable contributions to the encyclopedia, but are a bit odd, whimsical, or something you would not expect to find in Encyclopædia Britannica. We should take special care to meet the highest standards of an encyclopedia with these articles lest they make Wikipedia appear idiosyncratic. If you wish to add articles to this list, the article in question should preferably meet one or more of these criteria: This definition is not precise. Some articles may still be considered unusual even if they do not fit these guidelines. To keep the list of interest to readers, each entry on this list should be an article on its own (not merely a section in a less unusual article) and of decent quality, in large meeting Wikipedia's manual of style. ) indicates a featured article. ) indicates a good article. Places and infrastructure[edit] Good golly, Miss Molly – jus' love your folly! Americas[edit] Africa[edit] Europe[edit]

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Hard Drive Sniffing Police Dogs Are Helping Hunt Down Child Porn Fiends Police departments have long used dogs in their work, training canine squads to detect bombs and drugs. The Connecticut State Police has recently trained dogs to sniff out electronics as part of a new strategy to go after child pornographers. Dogs are pretty bad at a lot of stuff. Bizarre Websites On Which You Can Kill Time With Style - Smashing Magazine Modern Web-building technologies allow designers to realize their most daring and creative ideas. Enhanced interactivity and a remarkable visual appearance can be achieved by means of such tools as Flash, JavaScript and Papervision3D, to name just a few. These strengths usually impress and entertain visitors and thus are often used for conceptual artistic presentations and promotional campaigns. In this post, you’ll find a collection of amusing websites that, by combining unconventional (and sometimes bizarre) ideas and clever JavaScript and Flash effects, will entice you to play on them for an embarrassing long time. Bizarre and Beautiful Websites Link Record Tripping1 Record Tripping is a nifty experimental game by Bell Brothers.

Wikipedia's 530 most interesting articles and categories. Interesting Wikipedia articles Posted on 18 December, 2013 in Lists More Sharing ServicesShare Comparison of wiki farms This comparison of wiki hosting services details notable online services which host wiki-style editable web pages. General characteristics of cost, presence of advertising, licensing, and Alexa rank are compared, as are technical differences in editing, features, wiki engine, multilingual support and syntax support. General comparison[edit] The following tables compare general information for several of the more than 100 wiki hosting services that have been created.[1] The Alexa traffic rankings are not accurate for those wiki hosting services that allow some of their hosted wikis to have separate domain names. In those cases there may be some additional Alexa rankings listed below for some of the larger individual wikis in a wiki hosting service.

Bicycle face Bicycle face was a fictitious disease invented by the medical establishment of the 19th century used predominately to discourage women from cycling. With the invention of the bicycle, women gained new-found independence, with the ability to travel outside their homes under their own power. This development led to changes in attire for women so they could cycle under less restrictive clothing.

Are these the most terrifying trousers ever? The 17th century NECROPANTS made from corpse legs - and are supposed to be lucky The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft in Holmavik houses the only known intact pair of necropants In order to make the necropants, or nábrók, an individual had to get permission from a living man to use his skin after his deathAccording to legend, the trousers brought their wearer wealth and luck, but had to be passed on to a future generation before his own death By Sarah Griffiths Published: 12:33 GMT, 25 October 2013 | Updated: 15:18 GMT, 25 October 2013 Many people will be planning scary costumes for Halloween, but nothing is likely to compare to this pair of macabre trousers. The 50 most interesting articles on Wikipedia « Copybot Deep in the bowels of the internet, I came across an exhaustive list of interesting Wikipedia articles by Ray Cadaster. It’s brilliant reading when you’re bored, so I got his permission to post the top 50 here. Bookmark it, start reading, and become that person who’s always full of fascinating stuff you never knew about. The top 50 Wikipedia articles by interestingness 1. Marree Man 2.

Dick Cheney: Heart implant attack was credible 21 October 2013Last updated at 09:06 ET Former US vice-president Dick Cheney has suffered from heart problems for much of his life. Dick Cheney, the former US vice-president, has revealed that he had his heart implant modified for fear of terrorist attack. Mr Cheney's doctor disabled the heart defibrillator's wireless function in 2007 to prevent would-be assassins from interfering with it and causing a fatal heart attack. A similar scenario featured in an episode of the hit TV series Homeland. "I found it credible," Mr Cheney told CBS TV's 60 Minutes programme.

50 more of Wikipedia’s most interesting articles « Copybot The 50 most interesting articles on Wikipedia post on this blog has had heaps of interest. So I thought it was about time I posted another one. This time, the list’s a lot less war-focused. I particularly like number 42, though the Wikipedia article doesn’t make it very clear that the graffiti appeared a multitude of times in different places and the writer has never been identified. Thanks again to Ray Cadaster for all his hard work putting the lists together.

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