Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wikipedia's Fascinating Facts

The English Wikipedia has a section on the main page called "Did you know..."(generally abbreviated DYK) which includes interesting facts from recently started or recently expanded Wikipedia articles. Today's DYK is reproduced below:

... that a 1631 Bible commanded readers to commit adultery?
... that Sonia Chang-Díaz won a seat in the Massachusetts Senate after her opponent was accused of stuffing her bra?
... that in 1825, the Court of Exchequer declared all contracts by hobbits illegal and void in England?
... that if you go to a local store three weeks from today, you can probably find Asher Roth asleep in the bread aisle?
... that Caviar, Chardonnay, and Hot Cocoa compete for the love of Ray J?
... that baseball Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby had his first plate appearance against King Lear?
... that both Egypt and the Holy Land were originally settled by Germans?
... that Sir Winston Churchill competed in the Tall Ships Race with an all-female crew?
... that Wikipedia now has an article about everything?

2 comments:

sniffnoy said...

Actually there seem to be several DYK sets for today; look at it now/check the archives.

Joshua said...

Yes, you are correct. They are putting them up at the regular DYK rate. I do wonder how many people who get the joke.