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All Wikipedia roads lead to Philiosophy

Today’s xkcd called Extended Mind has a interesting tooltip:

Wikipedia trivia: if you take any article, click on the first link
in  the article text not in parentheses or italics, and then repeat,
you  will eventually end up at "Philosophy".

Too cool. Let’s try this:

  • Potato
  • Starch (starchy)
  • Carbohydrate
  • Organic compound
  • Gas (gaseous)
  • State of matter (The three classical states)
  • Phase (matter)
  • Outline of physical science (physical science)
  • Natural science
  • Science
  • Knowledge
  • Fact
  • Information
  • Sequence
  • Mathematics
  • Quantity
  • Property (philosophy)
  • Modern philosophy
  • Philosophy

All right!

 

Now, YMMV: There seems to be a movement of people of sorts editing Wikipedia, trying to break the loop to Philosophy (source: Hacker News).

Boy, they have more time on their hands than me :).

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