Strange, Mundane And Charming Excerpts From The Treasure That Is Wikipedia

Wikipedia is an institution. It knows almost anything about everything, to the extent that if it doesn’t show up on the first page of most Google results it feels like it’s a problem. Every teacher who ever disapproved of it for being ‘unreliable’? They were bewildered by its gift for cutting homework time in half.

However, the site doesn’t just distinguish itself by being useful — it’s also a fantastic time waster. Depths of Wikipedia documents some of the most interesting, bizarre and humorous things that grace the pages of this hallowed website, like the ones below. Ancient society may have had the Library of Alexandria, but we in the internet age have the ability to go down several hour trivia rabbit hole any time we want. And in a way, perhaps that’s equally as great.