Meet Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh who men tried to erase from history

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to determine what sources in the historical record the Bangles used in their song “Walk Like an Egypti…

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to determine what sources in the historical record the Bangles used in their song “Walk Like an Egyptian.”

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In 1798, the U.S. went to war with France—sort of

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or you’re especially disappointed that there’s no Wiki page for Marguerite de Bressieux, a 15th-century female k…

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or you’re especially disappointed that there’s no Wiki page for Marguerite de Bressieux, a 15th-century female knight who hunted down rapists. We explore some of Wikipedia’s

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America once took 32 tons of shark fins to court

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or are a lawyer who’s starting to suspect the case you’re citing as binding precedent might be an old Law &a…

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or are a lawyer who’s starting to suspect the case you’re citing as binding precedent might be an old Law & Order episode. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our

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The only thing worse than dying on stage is actually dying on stage

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or adding an obituary section to Kanye “slavery is a choice” West’s page because he’s dead to you. We explore so…

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or adding an obituary section to Kanye “slavery is a choice” West’s page because he’s dead to you. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,7125,480-week series, Wiki

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The greatest trick this magician ever pulled was convincing 1900s Europe he wasn’t a dick

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or scrubbing the Mario Kart page of any references to presidential genitalia. We explore some of Wikipedia’s odd…

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or scrubbing the Mario Kart page of any references to presidential genitalia. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,7111,152-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

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The Muscogee maintained independence against colonizers for 200 years

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With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or are trying to expand your knowledge of Native American culture. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,717,876-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

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Meet the man who might have been the real-life Lone Ranger

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to answer mankind’s eternal question: Who was that masked man? We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities…

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to answer mankind’s eternal question: Who was that masked man? We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,714,388-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

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In 1862, a slave hijacked a Confederate ship and became a national hero

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to get the luck page deleted, as in your experience, there’s no such thing as it. We explore some of W…

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to get the luck page deleted, as in your experience, there’s no such thing as it. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,710,225-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

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20 years ago, the world lost a singular comic talent in Phil Hartman

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With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or you’re just an unfrozen caveman, and more legitimate sources of information that can’t be edited by just anyone frighten and confuse you. We explore some of Wikipedia’s

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Forget the Bermuda Triangle—legends speak of a lost ship in the California desert

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or checking to see if back-to-back hot-dog eating contest wins got you onto your town’s list of famous residents…

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or checking to see if back-to-back hot-dog eating contest wins got you onto your town’s list of famous residents. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in the 250th entry in our

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17th-century French Opera’s a lot more fun when the singer also sword-fights

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute or seeing if the six-fingered man who murdered your father 20 years ago has a page, which might make him a bit ea…

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute or seeing if the six-fingered man who murdered your father 20 years ago has a page, which might make him a bit easier to find. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our

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Tomato, ToMacco: Farmers are elevating their crops with vertical farming

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or doing legal research on whether it can really be considered assault if your victim habitually made the “cows …

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or doing legal research on whether it can really be considered assault if your victim habitually made the “cows outstanding in their field” joke. We explore some of Wikipedia’s

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From Calisota to Moosylvania, America has a lot of made-up states

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute or correcting the “Delaware” entry, as that’s clearly not a real place. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities i…

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute or correcting the “Delaware” entry, as that’s clearly not a real place. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,686,585-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

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Ghosts are haunting Hollywood 

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to see if an invisible man sleeping in your bed is a common thing, or something that’s only happened t…

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to see if an invisible man sleeping in your bed is a common thing, or something that’s only happened to you and Ray Parker Jr. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in

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“Till death do us part” is no obstacle to a posthumous marriage

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or scrambling to find material to keep a running gag going for five years. We explore some of Wikipedia’s odditi…

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or scrambling to find material to keep a running gag going for five years. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,677,955-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

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This folkloric animal’s only real-life power is cuteness

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to break down which Muslim-majority countries you need to be irrationally fearful of and which ones Do…

With more than 5.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to break down which Muslim-majority countries you need to be irrationally fearful of and which ones Donald Trump does business with and are therefore totally fine. We

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