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    Six Degrees of Separation- Wikipedia style!

    Alright so I got sidetracked today while on Wikipedia, and decided this would be something to do to pass the time while bored. Starting from the page on the Rosetta Stone, I wanted to see how many clicks it would take me to get to the page for Muse (was listening to them at the time). Surprisingly, it only took me 4 links: Rosetta Stone-->British Monarchy-->United Kingdom-->Queen (band)-->Muse.

    So I thought of a game; I (or someone else) names two completely unrelated pages on Wikipedia, and you have to get from A to B in the shortest amount of links possible (without using the search function). And also, going by the whole six degrees of separation idea, can anyone pick two pages that take more than six links to get to? Ten links, perhaps?

    Anyway, I'll kick us off with what will hopefully be an easy one. Get from legendary Australian 'commentators' Roy and HG to the abysmal Howard the Duck in the least amount of links, and post the path which you took.
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    Haha, not a bad thread idea actually. I'll give it a shot some time.
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    That one was really easy.

    From Roy & HG's page, to the year 1986, linked in the bit about how long they've been hosting their show on Triple J for. From 1986 by topic -> Film -> Howard the Duck.

    So I guess that'd be 3 degrees. Roy & HG -> 1986 -> 1986 Film -> Howard the Duck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    That one was really easy.

    From Roy & HG's page, to the year 1986, linked in the bit about how long they've been hosting their show on Triple J for. From 1986 by topic -> Film -> Howard the Duck.

    So I guess that'd be 3 degrees. Roy & HG -> 1986 -> 1986 Film -> Howard the Duck.


    Haha, it took me five. Went Roy and HG-->Sydney 2000 Olympics-->United States-->Cinema of the United States-->George Lucas-->Howard the Duck

    Can go ahead and post one if you want


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    Took me five, tbh.

    Roy and HG -> 1986 -> May 14 -> George Lucas -> Harold the Duck
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    Haha. Getting thrashed at my own game. Know how England feels tbh.

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    Excellent idea Andy.

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    Alright, I guess the person who gets it the lowest should come up with the new one. So, here's mine.

    From French writer and philosopher Michel Foucault to the chemical element Lead.

    Enjoy.

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    Haha, bit of a sad game tbh, but passes the time when you have sweet FA to do.

    My best effort for Fuller's one: Michel Foucault -> Social sciences -> Education -> Curriculum -> Chemistry -> Periodic table -> Lead
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    Michel Foucault-->Social sciences-->Hard science-->Chemistry-->Periodic table-->Lead

    That's five. Am sure there's a faster way
    Last edited by andyc; 26-01-2007 at 06:10 AM.

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    Took four.

    Michel Foucault -> Psychology -> Chemistry -> Periodic table -> Lead
    Last edited by Robertinho; 26-01-2007 at 06:11 AM.

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    Thought I had a quick route down, but was unable to go directly from one metal to the other, so I'm on 5:

    Foucault -> prison -> kitchen -> copper -> plumbing -> lead
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    Haha just realised you could theoritically edit a Wiki page to include a link on it. Hoping no one would be that desparate.

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    Down to four:

    Foucault -> 18th century -> diving bell -> standard diving dress -> lead

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Haha just realised you could theoritically edit a Wiki page to include a link on it. Hoping no one would be that desparate.


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