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66Mustang
66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,647 Disability Gamechanger
edited March 27 in Coffee lounge
Has anyone else done this?

I went to Wikipedia recently to look up something about the driving license, within 5 mins I clicked on a link within the article and was reading about the driving license system in each country (quite interesting), then went on to reading about the rules of the road in every country. Then went on to punishments for breaking these rules and then was reading about crime and punishment in general and ended up on a page about corporal punishment before feeling a bit overwhelmed and closing the tab down  :D

Apparently there is a thing called "the Wikipedia game" where you have to get from one subject to another totally unrelated one, just by clicking on links within an article, in the least number of pages possible

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    Oh, I do this all the time. And I mean all the time. The Wikipedia rabbit holes I've gone down. I'll be looking up one thing, reading through the article and I'll get curious about something.

    I'm pretty sure I've gone from looking up an English town on Wikipedia to reading about textile production in 19th century India before. I'm certain I've had even stranger Wikipedia journeys too!
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  • THE_DUDE
    THE_DUDE Community member Posts: 185 Pioneering
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    Lol yes I've done it and continue doing it. I enjoy it though. 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    Same, I think it shows you're naturally curious and like learning new things! :)
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  • Albus_Scope
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    I'm terrible for going down research blackholes.  Anything from the mating habits of deep sea anglerfish, to the history of crochet! 

    I ended up down a youtube rabbithole after seeing someone with lots of interesting body modifications. So I'm a bit sleepy today.  :D
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,647 Disability Gamechanger
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    Nice to hear that others do it, too!!

    I just thought of another one. I looked up a whisky-related term (chill filtration) to see what it meant, then a few steps later I was reading about Lemmy from Motorhead. Apparently he drank a bottle of Jack Daniel's a day mixed with coke, then later switched to mixing it with orange juice for health reasons!!!
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 14,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    Great reading all your post. I use to. But now I can only cope with Scope. Reading hurts my eyes and I get exhausted very quickly. It is a shame as I could be learning such a huge amount of the world. But I have to stick with free podcasts now. 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 50,430 Disability Gamechanger
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    I've met lemmy about 5 years àgo down to earth guy
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Scope Member Posts: 1,433 Disability Gamechanger
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       Isn't it about 9 years since Lemmy died?  The years are flying by  @Sandy_123 😬
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 50,430 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 28
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    I'm thinking of Rob from judas priest  im having an off day today I think, big difference lol, his family live in my town 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,091 Scope online community team
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    The great Rob Halford?!  My friends are huge Judas Priest megafans.  :D 
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  • Sandy_123
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    Yes he's very down to earth guy I had invite to a vip concert he was hosting from a family member of his last year but I didn't go. 

  • Steve_in_The_City
    Steve_in_The_City Scope Member Posts: 562 Pioneering
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    I follow links and find my self in places I wouldn't dream of going. Somehow I got on a site about fireside cooking and found a fantastic recipe for Corned Beef Stew! So forays into the unknown world can pay dividends!
  • 6less
    6less Community member Posts: 9 Courageous
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    Watching a TV programme recently there was a mention of old fashioned fish and chip shops with 1950 style cooking ranges that reminded me of a takeaway near where I lived nearly 40 years ago. After a few searches I found it on the web and could even use Streetmap to walk around the area I lived in to see what it’s like now including my old house. 2 hours later I decided to log off but no doubt  I’ll look again at other areas now.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,647 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 17
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    This has happened to me again today!!! :D:D 

    I came across a bottle of spirits in an online shop that was in a novelty bottle shaped like a dodo so I decided to read about extinct species and how and why they become extinct and other random bits around that

    Then read about how some diseases almost became extinct but it was decided to keep some in a laboratory just in case

    Then read all about smallpox and the vaccine

    Went onto reading about mad cow disease

    Then somehow jumped into animal cruelty and farming and culling and stuff and read a load of pages about how animals that are bred for human benefit are treated

    I think that was positive in a way because it made me decide I don't know if I am happy to carry on eating as much animal product as I do

    I don't want to stop eating them but I would be happy paying more (or eating less or both) for meats and eggs that haven't been made way that causes suffering
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,091 Scope online community team
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    That's a very interesting rabbithole to go down @66Mustang it's always good to know more about where your food comes from. 
     We do 'Meat free Mondays now and will only buy proper free range meats and eggs these days. Over all I've cut back on meats a lot recently, but chicken is still a staple of my diet. 
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,647 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 18
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    @Albus_Scope

    Yeah my Mum has actually used free range eggs since they even became "a thing" as my Granddad was a vegetarian and quite fond of animals which was quite unusual at that time!!!

    Another benefit of buying better meat is I think meat from higher quality sources actually tastes better as well!

    Something I like the sound of, but I don't know if it exists in the UK, is "No Kill Eggs"...apparently when they sex the chicks, even with what will be free range hens, the males are basically useless so they are killed almost immediately. One of the main ways of killing them is putting them in a giant grinder which sounds really shocking and gruesome but being practical does result in the quickest death! But no-kill eggs apparently don't allow hens from sources when the males are killed in the selection process, they sex the "chicks" before the egg has hatched and then dispose of the males before they develop into chicks
  • Albus_Scope
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    I like the sound of those no kill eggs! Though as my sister has just found out she's egg intolerant (she did one of those blood tests to find out), I'm not sure if we'll be eating any anyway.   :D
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