Interesting Wikipedia articles

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Like many of you, I like Wikipedia a lot. Here is a big list of some of the more interesting Wikipedia articles.

This article has been adapted from this original list.

001 Marree Man
002 War Plan Red
003 Vela Incident
004 Tybee Bomb
005 United States Numbered Highways
006 Wow! Signal
007 Tube Bar Prank Calls
008 Kola Superdeep Borehole
009 Back to the Future Timeline
010 Year Without a Summer

Wow! Signal

011 K Foundation Burn a Million Quid
012 Sokal Affair
013 Blue Peacock
014 Veerappan
015 Person From Porlock
016 Eternal Flame
017 U.S. Color-Coded War Plans
018 The Wedge (Border)
019 Mohave Phone Booth
020 Stanislav Petrov
021 Valery Sablin
022 The Man on the Clapham Omnibus
023 Special Atomic Demolition Munition
024 Piracy in the Strait of Malacca
025 Prometheus (tree)
026 Zone of Alienation
027 Fan Death
028 Outlawries Bill
029 Raymond Robinson (Green Man)
030 Scoville Scale
031 Kardashev Scale
032 Larry Walters
033 Joshua A. Norton
034 Fabergé egg
035 Issei Sagawa
036 Joseph Jagger
037 Traumatic Insemination
038 James Joseph Dresnok
039 Ivy League Nude Posture Photos
040 Jim Corbett (Hunter)
041 Just-World Phenomenon
042 Nicholas Bourbaki
043 Humanzee
044 Old Man of the Lake
045 Alexamenos Graffito
046 Fairy Chess Piece
047 Michael Fagan Incident
048 ETAOIN SHRDLU
049 Palomares Hydrogen Bomb Incident

Japanese War Tuba

050 As Slow as Possible
051 Bouvet Island
052 Joshua Milton Blahyi
053 Centralia, Pennsylvania
054 The Black Book
055 Tehachapi Loop
056 Arbre du Ténéré
057 Hiroo Onoda
058 If by Whisky
059 Peaceful Nuclear Explosions
060 Planned Shrinkage
061 Predictions of Soviet Collapse
062 Clause IV
063 Marvin Heemeyer
064 Two Cunts in a Kitchen
065 Octopus Wrestling
066 Cliff Young
067 Sylvestre Matuschka
068 Gustave (Crocodile)
069 Leatherman (vagabond)
070 Saddam Hussein’s Novels
071 Battle cry
072 Doomsday Argument
073 Egg of Columbus
074 Technical Tap
075 Martial Races Theory
076 Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo
077 Cherubina de Gabriak
078 Hapax Legomenon
079 Descent From Antiquity
080 Graham’s Number
081 Laconia Incident
082 Margaret Hogg
083 Richard C. Weaver
084 Casu Marzu
085 Bummer and Lazarus
086 Rochom P’ngieng
087 Russell’s Teapot
088 Bloody Island (Mississippi River)
089 Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den
090 Oak Island
091 Norwegian Rocket Incident
092 Brian Douglas Wells
093 Flag of Bikini Atoll
094 Iron Pillar of Delhi
095 Shades of Death Road
096 Caste-Related Violence in India
097 Wild Bill Hickok-Davis Tutt shootout
098 Higest Unclimbed Mountain
099 Lady Be Good (aircraft)

Starfish Prime

100 Ideal German Campaign
101 Leck Mich Im Arsch
102 Atomic Bomb Go Game
103 Paris 1968
104 Dioxippus
105 Fleet in Being
106 Frontier Thesis
107 Gaëtan Dugas
108 Color of the Bikeshed
109 Burst of Joy
110 Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight
111 Cymothoa exigua
112 Harry K. Daghlian Jr.
113 Kinetic Bombardment
114 Vasili Arkhipov
115 Jerimoth Hill
116 Yukio Mishima
117 Tom and Eileen Lonergan
118 Royal Fish
119 George P. Burdell
120 Cincinnati Subway
121 Dugway Sheep Incident
122 Lichtenberg’s Avertissement
123 Drake’s Plate of Brass
124 Hansa Carrier
125 Lace Card
126 Atari Video Game Burial
127 Blood in the Water Match
128 Cowboy
129 Degree Confluence Project
130 Lp0 on Fire
131 1973 National Archives Fire
132 Baldwin Street, Dunedin
133 Blood-Vomiting Game
134 P = NP Problem
135 Tree That Owns Itself
136 Cadaver Synod
137 Stagger Lee
138 Three Whom God Should Not Have Created
139 Lake Woebegon Effect
140 Champawat Tiger
141 Minor Scale
142 Dunning-Kruger effect
143 Gaslighting
144 Lead Masks Case
145 Perfidious Albion
146 Aokigahara
147 Height of Land Portage
148 Martha Mitchell Effect
149 Ashley’s Hundred

Max Headroom

150 Dead Hand (nuclear war)
151 Man Singh (dacoit)
152 And you are lynching Negros
153 Brfxxccxxmnpcccc….
154 Locus Amoenus
155 Lloyds Bank Coprolite
156 David A. Johnston
157 Leopard of Rudraprayag
158 Adolf Lu Hitler Marak
159 Aron Ralston
160 Boot Monument
161 Mise En Abyme
162 Larry Mattlage
163 Mel’s Hole
164 Eric Moussambani
165 Baghdad Battery
166 Corinthian Leather
167 Mount Yamantaw
168 Atacama Desert
169 Anaconda Smelter Stack
170 Air New Zealand Flight 901
171 Bear JJ1

Green Boots

172 Category:Water towers
173 List of leaning towers
174 List of tallest buildings and structures in the world by country
175 List of lost artworks
176 List of lost works
178 List of lost films
179 List of belief systems
180 List of areas disputed by Canada and the United States
181 Category:Self-immolations
182List of modern pretenders to the throne
183 List of the last monarchs in the Americas
184 Category:Delusional disorder
185 List of Amtrak routes
186 Category:Shipwrecks of the United States
187 Extreme points of Earth
188 List of micronations

Cymothoa exigua

189 List of cattle breeds
190 Anthropodermic bibliopegy
191 Elm Farm Ollie
192 EURion constellation
193 (the) Demon core
194 Pole of inaccessibility
195 Globster
196 Hoba meteorite
197 Seattle Windshield Pitting Epidemic
198 GRB 971214
199 “Resolute” desk
200 Candace Newmaker
201 Cryptomnesia
202 Hans Island
203 Harrowing of Hell
204 Semantic satiation
205 Dempster Highway
206 Dalton Highway
207 Paul Felix Armand-Delille
208 Herschel Island
209 Stone spheres of Costa Rica
210 Paternoster
211 Self-immolation
212 Narco submarine
213 Louis Slotin
214 Language deprivation experiments
215 London Stone
216 Cité Soleil
217 Blood chit
218 Parsley Massacre
219 Ribbon Creek Incident
220 Art intervention
221 Impostor
222 Bata LoBagola
223 Cheating at the Paralympic Games
224 David Hempleman-Adams
225 Dancing Plague of 1518
226 Park Young Seok
227 Houston Riot (1917)
228 Albert Pierrepoint
229 Discoveries of human feet on British Columbia beaches
230 Taman Shud Case
231 Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?
232 First flying machine
233 Defeat in Detail
234 Peppered moth evolution
235 Resource holding potential
236 Saint Dismas
237 Target girl
238 Longevity myths
239 SL-1
240 List of Cognative Biases
241 Narratology
242 Military Strategy
243 Stock Characters
244 List of People Who Have Disappeared
245 List of Military Nuclear Accidents
246 Nan Madol
247 List of Fatal Bear Attacks in North America by Decade
248 List of Military Tactics
249 List of Massacres
250 Cognative Biases
251 Stock Characters
252 Hoaxes
253 List of Numbered Highways in the United States
254 List of Extremely Hazardous Substances
255 List of Famous Trees
256 The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations
257 List of Heroic Stock Characters
258 List of Paradoxes
259 List of the Largest Artificial Non-Nuclear Explosions
260 List of Places Blurred Out On Google Maps
261 Plot Devices
262 Exploration
263 Paradoxes
264 List of Memory Biases
265 Ship Types
266 Rhetorical Techniques
267 Logical Fallacies
268 List of Fatal Wolf Attacks
269 Rules of Thumb
270 Extreme Points of the World
271 Gestures
272 List of Rainbow Codes
273 Semantics
274 List of Poisonings
275 List of American Defectors in the Korean War
276 List of Statues of Lenin
277 Controversies
278 List of Explorers
279 List of Self-Contradicting Words in English
280 Nuclear Tests
281 Motif of Harmful Sensation
282 Word Play
283 List of Deaths on Eight Thousanders
284 Phantom Islands
285 List of Camouflage Patterns
286 Indian Castes
287 Modern Street Gangs
288 Phrases
289 Bible Errata
290 English Words With Uncommon Properties
291 List of Unusual Personal Names
292 Unsolved Problems
293 American Old West Gunfights
294 Nuclear Warfare
295 Chord Progressions

Colourblind traffic signal

296 List of Cognative Biases
297 Narratology
298 Military Strategy
299 Stock Characters
300 List of People Who Have Disappeared
301 List of Military Nuclear Accidents
302 Mysterious People
303 List of Fatal Bear Attacks in North America by Decade
304 List of Military Tactics
305 List of Massacres
306 Cognative Biases
307 Stock Characters
308 Hoaxes
309 List of Numbered Highways in the United States
310 List of Extremely Hazardous Substances
311 List of Famous Trees
312 The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations
313 List of Heroic Stock Characters
314 List of Paradoxes
315 List of the Largest Artificial Non-Nuclear Explosions
316 List of Places Blurred Out On Google Maps
317 Plot Devices
318 Exploration
319 Paradoxes
320 List of Memory Biases
321 Ship Types
322 Rhetorical Techniques
323 Logical Fallacies
324 List of Fatal Wolf Attacks
325 Rules of Thumb
326 Extreme Points of the World
327 Gestures
328 List of Rainbow Codes
329 Semantics
330 List of Poisonings
331 List of American Defectors in the Korean War
332 List of Statues of Lenin
333 Controversies
334 List of Explorers
335 List of Self-Contradicting Words in English
336 Nuclear Tests
337 Motif of Harmful Sensation
338 Word Play
339 List of Deaths on Eight Thousanders
340 Phantom Islands
341 List of Camouflage Patterns
342 Indian Castes
343 Modern Street Gangs
344 Phrases
345 Bible Errata
346 English Words With Uncommon Properties
347 List of Unusual Personal Names
348 Unsolved Problems
349 American Old West Gunfights
350 Nuclear Warfare
351 Chord Progressions

Bicycle Infantry

352 Sheela na Gig
353 Lunokhod 1
354 Chocolate Hills
355 Polar Bear Expedition
356 Glienicke Bridge
357 Green Boots
358 Universal Nut Sheller
359 Ryugyong Hotel
360 Sam Kee Building
361 Almighty Gaylords
362 Christopher McCandless
363 Feynman Point
364 Hart Island,New York
365 War of the Golden Stool
366 Cormorant Fishing
367 Magic Roundabout
368 Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion Incident
369 Dead Cat Bounce
370 Fugu Plan
371 Seacoast Defense in the United States
372 Mobro 4000
373 Clock of the Long Now
374 Kowloon Walled City
375 Hoa Ky
376 Märket
377 Uncontacted Peoples
378 Tupper’s Self-Referential Formula
379 North Sentinel Island
380 Sarajevo Rose
381 Bridge of No Return
382 Happy Valley set
383 Kenton Joel Carnegie Wolf Attack
384 Hannah Twynnoy
385 Generations of Chinese Leadership
386 Acoustic Mirror
387 Friendly Floatees
388 Japanese War Tuba
389 Orbiting Frog Otolith Satellite
390 Posthumous Name
391 Forest Swastika
392 St. Pierre et Miquelon
393 USA193
394 Mummy Brown
395 Pneumatic Refuse Collection
396 Carthago Delenda Est
397 Oakeshott Typology
398 Pit of Despair
399 Onion Futures Act
340 Copper Peak
341 USS S-51
342 Niihau Incident
343 Craig D. Button
344 Bigfoot Trap
345 Axe Murder Incident
346 John Titor
347 English as She is Spoke
348 Bicycle Infantry
349 RKO Forty Acres
350 Germany Must Perish!
351 BACH Motif

Human Baiting

352 List of common misconceptions
353 Category: Filmed deaths
354 E Number
355 U.S. islands by area
356 Sunken Battleships
357 Category: Nonexistent people
358 People who have declined a British honour
359 Rhyme Structure
360 Out-of-place artifacts
361 List of rowing blades
362 Category: Bulgarian sumo wrestlers
363 List of demons
364 List of Indian castes

Self-Immolation

365 Aron Ralston
366 Oath of vengeance
367 Human-baiting
368 Karl Bushby
369 Battle of Los Angeles
370 Weather Station Kurt
371 Darien Gap
372 Fire balloon
373 Prince Philip Movement
374 John Frum
375 Boyd Massacre
376 Byford Dolphin diving bell accident
377 Dagen H
378 KVLY-TV mast
379 Pitch drop experiment
380 St Scholastica riot
381 Oxford Electric Bell
382 Nine Worthies
383 Nuclear Football
384 Yanomamö
385 Pintupi Nine
386 Operation Auca
387 Sentinelese
388 Miraculin
389 Kuleshov Effect
390 Oliver Sipple
391 Darvaza
392 Wanda Tinasky
393 Iceland Spar
394 Mary’s Room
395 Skeleton Coast
396 Crush, Texas
397 the Greenbriar
398 Quickfire
399 Boiling Lake
400 Action Park
401 Dyatlov Pass Accident
402 Honorary whites
403 Digit Ratio
404 Art Theft
405 Wire recording
406 Net cutter
407 Richard Honeck
408 Pruitt-Igoe
409 High-water mark of the Confederacy
410 Dean’s Blue Hole
411 Mobile Bay jubilee

Island Gigantism

412 Category:Design for X
413 Category:Engineering Failures
414 Category:Mountaineering deaths
415 Category:Race Riots in the United States
416 Category:Road Junction Types
417 Category:Satellites
418 Category:Scales
419 Comparison of Heavy Lift Launch Systems
420 Gallup’s List of Widely Admired People
421 List of American Old West Outlaws
422 List of Artificial Radiation Belts
423 List of Cities in the Americas with Alternative Names
424 List of College Fight Songs
425 List of Discredited Substances
426 List of Frivolous Political Parties
427 List of Giant Sequoia Groves
428 List of Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
429 List of Merritt Island Launch Sites
430 List of Nuclear Tests
431 List of People Pardoned by a U.S. President
432 List of Roman Gladiator Types
433 List of System Quality Attributes
434 List of Tallest Chimneys in the World
435 List of World’s Fairs
436 Patron Saints of Ailments, Illness and Dangers
437 Patron Saints of Occupations and Activities

Boiling Lake

438 1MC
439 Anchorite
440 Anscombe’s Quartet
441 Armstrong Limit
442 Automated Vacuum Collection
443 Bear Camp Road
444 Berlin Gold Hat
445 Brevity Code
446 Canadian Arctic Archipelago
447 Chronicon
448 CIA Cryptonym
449 Coffin Ship
450 Colonial Street
451 CubeSat
452 Diverging Diamond Interchange
453 Draupner Wave
454 Gainclone
455 Garry Hoy
456 Gömböc
457 Graham’s Number
458 High Arctic Relocation
459 James Kim
460 Map-Territory Relation
461 Money Illusion
462 NFPA 704
463 ODESSA
464 Plimsoll Line
465 Repugnant market
466 Richard Parker
467 S. A. Andrée’s Arctic balloon expedition of 1897
468 Sable Island
469 Singular They
470 Slab City
471 Smith Chart
472 Sokushinbutsu
473 Spaghetti Junction
474 Starfish Prime
475 Stevens’ Power Law
476 Thirty-Mile Zone
477 Ultimate Boeing 747 Gambit
478 Unused Highway
479 USA 193
480 Vendée Globe

Maunsell Forts

481 Category: Medical Signs
482 CIA Cryptonyms
483 Category: Race riots in the United States
484 Category: Valley of the Kings
485 List of Frivolous Political Parties
486 List of Most Massive Stars
487 Category: Named Interchanges
488 Category: Fads
489 List of Most Expensive Photographs
490 List of Unused Highways in the United States
491 List of Unusual Uses of Traffic Lights
492 List of Camouflage Patterns
493 Category: Road Junction Types
494 List of Individual Stradivari Instruments
495 List of Chicken Breeds
496 Category: Ski Jumping Venues
497 List of the World’s Most Expensive Single Objects
498 List of world’s fairs
499 Category: Model Organisms
500 Category: Submarine Telecommunications Cables
501 List of Tomato Cultivars
502 List of System Quality Attributes
503 List of Discredited Substances
504 List of Persons Known as the Father or Mother of a Field
505 Lists of Most Common Surnames
506 List of Musical Works in Unusual Time Signatures
507 List of Terms Referring to Homosexuals in Different Languages
508 Island Gigantism
509 Michael Malloy
510 Alexander, King of the Hellenes
511 Bloop
512 Anglo-Zanzibar War
513 Rogue Wave
514 Russian Woodpecker
515 Great American Streetcar Scandal
516 Tadeusz Kosciuszko
517 Tuvan Throat Singing
518 Hákarl
519 Population Transfer in the Soviet Union
520 Timothy Dexter
521 Maunsell Forts
522 Works of Hieronymus Bosch
523 List of Cryptids
524 Linguistic Relativity
525 Pirahã language
526 World Press Photo of the Year
527 Simo Häyhä
528 Salar de Uyuni
529 Misznay-Schardin Effect
530 Children’s Crusade
531 Bermuda Triangle
532 Folly
533 Gravity hill
533 List of Eiffel Tower replicas
534 List of fictional island nations
535 List of tautological place names
536 Pizza farm
537 Spite house
538 Tarrare”

Comment

  • bee_fremdin

    You’ve got to include Tarrare! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarrare

  • http://schalkburger.za.net/ Schalk Burger

    Thanks for the links, I’ll add them to the list. I’ve also been planning to add some of the links from this article to the list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Unusual_articles

  • http://schalkburger.za.net/ Schalk Burger

    Hi the59king. I put together this list from scratch over several years. Feel free to submit an interesting link!

  • the59king

    Where did you find this list? How about some attribution?

  • @SzViragNatalia

    I stopped looking for entertainment right after I saw the BTTF Timeline.. Made my day! :D

  • http://schalkburger.za.net/ Schalk Burger

    I’ve added the link to the list :)

  • chandan
  • http://schalkburger.za.net/ Schalk Burger

    Thanks for the list Eric! I will add yours to the list soon.

  • EricW

    Interesting list, thank you. Kept me busy for hours! Here are some of my favorite weird/interesting Wikipedia articles. I’m not including links because I don’t know whether the guestbook could handle so much data. Enjoy, and feel free to add to the master list!

    Archaic smile

    The Day the Clown Cried

    Hell on Wheels

    Tijuana Bibles

    Aghori

    Nemesis (hypothetical star)

    Aniconism

    Marfa Prada

    Theodicy

    Plague doctor

    Satanic verses

    Polari

    Largest organisms

    Boy in the Box (Philadelphia)

    Plastination

    Bogart-Bacall Syndrome

    Wilhelm scream

    Nag Hammadi library

    Speculation about Mona Lisa

    Hobo (esp Hobo Code)

    Pioneer plaque

    Flood myth

    Three secrets of Fatima

    Liminal deity

    Bird’s nest soup
    Murder of Kitty Genovese

    Santa Muerte

    Numbers station

    Lost lands

    Uncanny valley

    June and Jennifer Gibbons

    Henry Darger

    Rosalia Lombardo

    Machine elf

    Flirty fishing

    Emma Eckstein (especially the “Surgery” section)

    Contagion heuristic

    Relics associated with Jesus
    Disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley

    Mary Celeste

    Survival Research Laboratories

    My Sister and I (Nietzsche)

    Rendlesham Forest incident

    Hijra (South Asia)

    The Freudian Coverup

    Sparagmos

    Qualia

    Ian Stevenson

    Double-slit experiment

    Maximon

    Labyrinth

    Entheogen

    Tetragrammaton

    Vimana

    Enigma machine

    Mayinga N’Seka

    Plum Island

    Marie Laveau

    Ram Bahadur Bomjon

    Unarius Academy of Science

    Flatwoods monster

    Black Stone

    Savitri Devi

    Moregellons

    Kumari (children)

    La Llorona

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  • http://www.schalkburger.za.net Schalk

    Hi Jack! The Zana you mention appears in another article called Almas. I have added it to my other post Weird Wikipedia Articles. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Jack

    http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=7202

    Here is a link to the Zana story

    WIKI apparently does not have on

  • Steve

    Thank you very much Schalk! I really appreciate it. I’ve told a lot of my friends about this too and they really like it as well!

  • http://www.schalkburger.za.net Schalk

    Hi Steve! I blogged about that incident in my followup article Weird Wikipedia articles. It’s called the Dyatlov Pass Incident and it’s the creepiest thing I have ever read.

  • Steve

    Awesome! These articles are very interesting to say the least. I heard about this on the radio one morning and somebody had described an article about some Russian hikers who were found by a search party…their tents slashed from the inside out and their bodies found radiating and orange. Which article is that? I’d really like to read that one!

  • http://www.schalkburger.za.net Schalk

    I’ve edited the list a bit to remove some dead links, Enjoy!

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  • Krista

    This is getting me thorugh my very mundane job. Thank you!

  • David Goody

    Nice one!