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April 19, 2008
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...
July 24, 2007
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.
I must admit, however, that xkcd thought of it first...