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April 19, 2008
TROTT's 101 Ways to Pass the Time: #94 YouTube Whispers
Similar to Wikipedia Whispers, but using YouTube's Related Videos. To play, one chooses a video on YouTube (any video will do - even a random one), then you just choose Related Videos and see how quickly you can reach a video the seems totally unrelated to the original article. For example:
- Discovery Channel The world is just awesome commercial - An advert for Discovery Channel. (It has Stephen Hawking and the Mythbusters!)
- A car that runs 200 miles on compressed air - Piece about a French guy that developed a car that runs on compressed air.
- Compressed Air Powered Go Cart 2 - Exactly what it sounds like. The second of three videos, apparently.
- Crazy go-kart jump - A go-kart jump whose success depends on your point of view...
- brother flipping go-kart - Drink driving in a go-kart.
- street racing - Another "Ronseal" video*....
- Police VS Street Racer [Greatest Police Chase] - Police chase from a helicopter.
- Ghost Car Vanishes During Police Chase !!! wow ! - Ghost Car... yeah, right...
- Ghost Car - The video of the car on the winding road with the zombie jumping out at the end.
- scary - Another stupid "jump out and say 'boo!'" video.
- The Matrix Movie Mistakes - Matrix bloopers.
So there we are, "The Earth is wonderful" to "the Earth is fake" in 11 videos...
* It does exactly what it says on the tin.
July 24, 2007
TROTT's 101 Ways to Pass the Time: #93 Wikipedia Whispers
Similar to Chinese Whispers, but using Wikipedia. To play, one chooses a page on Wikipedia (any page will do - even a random one - but choosing a "larger" topic will likely increase the number of links), then you just follow links and see how quickly you can reach a page the seems totally unrelated to the original article. For example:
- I started with San Fransisco.
- I noticed that it was named for St. Francis of Assisi.
- He was a friar.
- A friar is a member of one of the mendicant orders.
- These religious orders depended on begging for their livelihood.
- In India it is considered dharma to give to beggers.
- Dharma is quite similar to Taoism.
So there we are, San Fransisco to Taoism in 6 clicks.
I must admit, however, that xkcd thought of it first...