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Let's have another one of these. Share interesting Wikipedia articles you've come across. Let's keep reading everything about the world to keep the world (and boredom) at bay. A small description about what you're posting is nice but not necessary.
Here's some to begin with:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olmecs - Earliest known major civilization in Mesoamerica

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gy%C3%B6rgy_D%C3%B3zsa - Man-at-arms from Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary who led a peasants' revolt against the kingdom's landed nobility.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis - Saint who's always portrayed holding his decapitated head.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montague_Summers - Clergyman who authored works about the occult.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyakumonogatari_Kaidankai - Interesting parlor game involving samurais and ghost stories.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girolamo_Segato - Man behind a lost study on petrification of cadavers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_chain_of_being - Interesting theological concept.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus-eaters - A whole race of people sleeping in peaceful apathy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sworn_Book_of_Honorius - Medieval Grimoire.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aergia - Goddess of NEETS and Hikis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acedia - a state of listlessness or torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with one's position or condition in the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_sacrifice - Good article, title says it all.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzompantli - a type of wooden rack or palisade used for the public display of human skulls.


>Suicide of Takako Konishi

Her death inspired a short documentary and a full-length film.
>This Is A True Story
>Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sada_Abe - Long story short, this succubus cut off a guy's dick and carried it around with her.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Walled_City - A city which once stood in Hong Kong; possibly the most crowded human settlement ever.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salish_Sea_human_foot_discoveries - Severed feet keep washing up on the shore…


>Long story short, this succubus cut off a guy's dick and carried it around with her.
It's worth mentioning that she killed him first.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Bertrand - A new word had to be made up just for him; Necrophilia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athenodorus_Cananites - One of first recorded haunted house cases in Western History.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_and_Hare_murders - Dealing in the cadaver distribution business.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immurement - A form of imprisonment, usually for life, in which a person is placed within an enclosed space with no exits.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosopher_in_Meditation - Interesting article on a Rembrandt painting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutral_monism - the view that the mental and the physical are two ways of organizing or describing the same elements, which are themselves "neutral", that is, neither physical nor mental.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Animals - a motif in ancient art showing a human between and grasping two confronted animals.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egregore - Egregore is an occult concept representing a collective group mind, an autonomous psychic entity made up of, and influencing, the thoughts of a group of people.


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>Chris Korda (born 1962) is a US antinatalist activist, techno musician, and software developer, and leader of the Church of Euthanasia. Korda is a transgender vegan.


every wizard's dream waifu


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_of_the_birds - In mythology, medieval literature and occultism, the language of the birds is postulated as a mystical, perfect divine language, green language, Adamic language, Enochian, angelic language or a mythical or magical language used by birds to communicate with the initiated.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enochian - Enochian is an occult or angelic language recorded in the private journals of John Dee and his colleague Edward Kelley in late 16th-century England.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism - An ancient Greek analogue computer used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendar and astrological purposes decades in advance.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Las_Navas_de_Tolosa - A battle that took place on 16 July 1212 and an important turning point in the Reconquista and in the medieval history of Spain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Alc%C3%A1cer_Quibir - The defeat of Portugal and death of the childless King Sebastian led to the end of the Aviz dynasty, and the integration of the country in the Iberian Union for 60 years under the Philippine Dynasty in a dynastic union with Spain.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Baghdad_(1258) - The Siege of Baghdad, which lasted from January 29 until February 10, 1258, entailed the investment, capture, and sack of Baghdad, the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate, by Ilkhanate Mongol forces and allied troops.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Assassins - Assassins is the name given to the Nizari Ismailis in the mountains of Persia and Syria between about 1090 to 1275.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archaeological_looting_in_Iraq - The CA did, however, pull the only two archaeologists in Civil Affairs to be on a culture team, Maj. Chris Varhola and Capt. William Sumner. These two men, however, in the end were sent to other places when the conflict began. Varhola was needed to prepare for the refugee crises that never arrived and Sumner was reassigned to guard a zoo after pushing his advisor too hard on antiquities issues.

What a mess this whole thing was from an archaeological perspective.


Average wizzette


why assume every wiz is antinatalist, I personally don't care about that idea and find it dumb.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pica_(disorder) - a psychological disorder characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive, such as ice (pagophagia); hair (trichophagia); paper (xylophagia);[1] drywall or paint; sharp objects (acuphagia)[2]; metal (metallophagia); stones (lithophagia) or soil (geophagia); glass (hyalophagia); feces (coprophagia); and chalk.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrunken_head - Kind of wish I could have one of those. Or a skull.


Having a deep desire to eat drywall, soil, and especially chalk could be signs of a serious calcium deficiency. I regularly ate powdered bleach cleaner as a toddler because I lacked calcium which was a binder for the product. It made me who I am today.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bionics - biologically inspired engineering is the application of biological methods and systems found in nature to the study and design of engineering systems and modern technology.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Harbisson - is a Spanish-raised, Northern Irish-born cyborg artist and transpecies activist based in New York City. He is best known for being the first person in the world with an antenna implanted in his skull and for being legally recognized as a cyborg by a government.


Wtf! Anonymous need takedown this shit


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Status_Quo_(Jerusalem_and_Bethlehem)#Immovable_ladder - Some consider the so-called immovable ladder under the window of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to be a visible symbol of the alleged inactivity the Status Quo imposes. Made of Lebanon cedar wood, the ladder was in place by 1728 and has remained there ever since the 1757 status quo was established, aside from being temporarily moved twice. The ladder is referred to as immovable due to the agreement of the Status Quo that no cleric of the six ecumenical Christian orders may move, rearrange, or alter any property without the consent of the other five orders.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris_effect - (also known as Tetris syndrome) occurs when people devote so much time and attention to an activity that it begins to pattern their thoughts, mental images, and dreams.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Kekul%C3%A9#Kekul%C3%A9's_dream - Here Kekulé spoke of the creation of the theory. He said that he had discovered the ring shape of the benzene molecule after having a reverie or day-dream of a snake seizing its own tail.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baku_(mythology) - Baku (獏 or 貘) are Japanese supernatural beings that devour dreams and nightmares.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Sleepers - Seven Sleepers is the story of a group of youths who hid inside a cave outside the city of Ephesus around 250 AD to escape a religious persecution and emerged some 300 years later.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ereshkigal - A main character in perhaps one of the first stories with the "Descent to the Underworld" literary trope.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript - a hitherto undeciphered manuscript written in the early 15th century. Nobody knows exactly what it is supposed to be, theories range from it being a medical textbook, to it being the worlds first D&D manual.


Every year I check this one to see if they made any progress. I've read many articles on it beyond the wiki and came to believe it's just a work of art and it doesn't have meaning beyond that. The fact most plants and objects are simply made up lead me to believe the text must be made up as well and like the drawings don't mean anything either. Maybe some excentric scribe did it for fun or something.
Of course I'm nobody and dumb so that's just my opinion and it's not worth a damn. I'm way more interested on the person who did it than decrypting the text (which I believe even if cracked won't mean anything anyway). Last time I did a good reasearch on it there were scholars doing comparative drawings from large samples from the period to see if the author pops up in any other manuscripts around. I think this method is better than trying to crack the code.
Here's what I think the Voynich is:




https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antillia - a phantom island that was reputed, during the 15th-century age of exploration, to lie in the Atlantic Ocean, far to the west of Portugal and Spain.



>Project A119, also known as A Study of Lunar Research Flights, was a top-secret plan developed in 1958 by the United States Air Force.

>The aim of the project was to detonate a nuclear bomb on the Moon, which would help in answering some of the mysteries in planetary astronomy and astrogeology.
>The existence of the US project was revealed in 2000 by a former executive at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Leonard Reiffel, who led the project in 1958.
>The project documents remained secret for nearly 45 years, and despite Reiffel's revelations, the United States government has never officially recognized its involvement in the study.



>Jacintha Saldanha (1966 – 7 December 2012) was an Indian nurse who worked at King Edward VII's Hospital in the City of Westminster, London.

>On 7 December 2012, she was found dead by suicide, three days after falling for a prank phone call as part of a radio stunt.


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>The fact most plants and objects are simply made up lead me to believe the text must be made up as well and like the drawings don't mean anything either. Maybe some excentric scribe did it for fun or something.

Like I said: it could be a D&D rulebook from half a millennia ago.





Voluntary Kissless Hikki Virgin


Byzantine monks chatting on the beacon internet




So what am I supposed to see here.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peregrinus_Proteus - cynic who killed himself by self-immolation at the olympic games

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hegesias_of_Cyrene - cyrenaic hedonist philosopher who didn't really value pleasure but thought pain should be avoid. he thought happiness was impossible. he told people that death was better than living.i posted about him before on here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Saltus - he wrote a book on philosophical pessimism and atheism but later converted to theosophy. his book on pessimism is interesting if you're an antinatalist and a philosophical pessimist


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Meslier - catholic priest who was actually an atheist and wrote a book on the subject
he probably chose that way of life so he could read and be a neet lol




The walking speed of humans is correlated to the country's richness and individualism. Rich people walk faster because they value their time more.


Islam is the one true religion


Prove it



Locked in a single room for decades


An extremely cruel experiment on a monkey



well im not much different than you but i walk slow as hell. im never in a rush

i think it might have more to do with how careful you are in general


>most famously, the twenty-six martyrs of Japan were tortured and crucified on crosses outside Nagasaki to discourage Christianity in 1597
Gee, Hideyoshi, what a genius idea.



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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixtab - Goddess of suicide. Apparently, the ancient Maya believe that if you committed seppuku, you would end up in Gensokyo.



"After 30 days, the "total isolates", as they were called, were found to be "enormously disturbed". After being isolated for a year, they barely moved, did not explore or play, and were incapable of having sexual relations. When placed with other monkeys for a daily play session, they were badly bullied. Two of them refused to eat and starved themselves to death.[7]

Harlow also wanted to test how isolation would affect parenting skills, but the isolates were unable to mate. Artificial insemination had not then been developed; instead, Harlow devised what he called a "rape rack", to which the female isolates were tied in normal monkey mating posture. He found that, just as they were incapable of having sexual relations, they were also unable to parent their offspring, either abusing or neglecting them. "Not even in our most devious dreams could we have designed a surrogate as evil as these real monkey mothers were", he wrote.[8] Having no social experience themselves, they were incapable of appropriate social interaction. One mother held her baby's face to the floor and chewed off his feet and fingers. Another crushed her baby's head. Most of them simply ignored their offspring.[8]"



his parents bought him a mountain so he and his wizard friends could become hermits

he's suspected of being gay. religious gays have a habit of doing shit like this out of shame of their homosexuality. they mask that shame by pretending like they are isolating themselves for the sake of a noble cause

daniel suelo is another example of this




"The ruler of Qin Dynasty, Qin Shi Huang, feared death and sought a way to live forever. He entrusted Xu Fu with the task of finding the secret elixir of immortality. In 219 BC, Xu Fu was sent with three thousand virgin boys and succubi to retrieve the elixir of life from the immortals on the Mount Penglai, including Anqi Sheng, who was purportedly a magician who was already a thousand years old. "





a view on morality that actually makes sense because you can actually view an instinctual morality among animals


"Some men found the smell of the bound feet attractive, and some also apparently believed that bound feet would cause layers of folds to develop in the vagina, and that the thighs would become sensuously heavier and the vagina tighter."

"Biblical figures 'may have had psychotic symptoms that contributed inspiration for their revelations',such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, manic depression, delusional disorder, delusions of grandeur, auditory-visual hallucinations, paranoia, Geschwind syndrome and abnormal experiences associated with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE)."


>Peregrinus, as in one who travels from afar
>Proteus, as is something that easily changes shape
>travels a long distance and turns himself into ash



a shinoist clan who opposed the introduction of buddhism to japan(by the soga clan). they didn't want to worship foreign deities


wa is what japan(nihon or nippon) was called before it was called nihon or nippon by the japanese.
the kanji for it meant dwarves. it was what the chinese called japan


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw_flakes - Haw Flakes are a Chinese sweet that have been banned in various countries due to its artificial coloring

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajvar - Avjar is a pepper based condiment, usually from red bell peppers and oil

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pa_amb_tom%C3%A0quet - Toasted or un-toasted bread with garlic and tomato rubbed over it, and seasoned with oil and salt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spelt - A species of wheat cultivated since approx. 5,000 BC

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgur - A cereal food made from the cracked parboiled groats of several different wheat species

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson%27s_Bourbon - A Louisville, Kentucky-based brand of bourbon whiskey



jesus's chinese brother responsible for the taiping rebellion which was one of the deadliest civil wars in history


Best Programming language, e.g. rejects script with not enough "please"-statements



Something on the front page "Did you know…" section that leaped out at me. "Lucky Jew" figures from Poland:


Were you hungry that day or something?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thokcha - Thunderbolt iron/the cultural significance put on iron meteorites.








>It was later recounted that throughout his life he had never shown any interest in friendship or romantic relationships and was bullied during his childhood by peers.[17]


i know its a hobby of many here to paint historical figures as wizards, but read ahead to the autopsy section and you'll see it was noted that he had sexually transmitted infections




Haw flakes reminded me of Russian hobos buying boyaryshnik (Hawthorn-scented bath lotion) in the vending machines instead of vodka and dying.





known for a being a dumbfuck who happened to become rich luckily




god damn those guys are fucking savages


Someone mentioned this here and I looked it up.

>Per the anthropic principle, a person is less likely to find themselves in a world where they are less likely to exist, that is, a world with a lower measure has a lower probability of being observed by them. Therefore, the experimenter will have a lower probability of observing the world in which they survive than the earlier world in which they set up the experiment.

Man fuck my shit up it feels awful to be dumb.


OMG i like this guy, talk about dumb luck!
Imagine how all his asshole detractors felt!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions – This is generally pretty interesting; I guarantee that at least one CRAZY COOL FACT you've learned over the years is dead wrong.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shani_Shingnapur – One village in India where no buildings are allowed to have doors, a form of tribute to its patron deity.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_charge – An old Scottish military tactic.


A spooky illness that makes your dick disappear!



that's a delusional disorder that makes people think their dicks are shrinking when they are not


>Victims in the African outbreaks often interpreted the experience as genital theft, accusing someone with whom they had contact of "stealing" the organ and the spiritual essence, causing impotence. The perceived motive for theft was associated with local occult belief, the witchcraft of juju, to feed the spiritual agency or to hold the genital for ransom.



Didn't know about this style of model rocket engine. Not likely to build it myself as I am not really into the hobby anymore, but still cool to learn about.




Is there anyone here that actually plays Wikipedia races for fun? I remember playing them all the time in middle school, they're really fun.

If anyone does, post some fun ones, difficulty doesn't really matter.




Did it in highschool a bit, and like twice in collage, but haven't done it since leaving a academic environment.

I liked the ones involving alliteration.
Like Bells to Bela Lugosi or Rotisserie to Rococo.


Based, I still do them from time-to-time, mainly when im bored as fuck at work, I only really post here at work because 4chan is blocked here.




>Jennifer Pan (born 17 June 1986) is a Vietnamese-Canadian succubus of Chinese-Vietnamese ancestry convicted of a 2010 kill-for-hire attack targeting both of her parents, in response to their alleged severely abusive "tiger parenting" into her mid-20s.





The only way to get rid of suffering is to destroy excess consciousness.




Do you think Tolkien knew of this?


Not him but of course he did. He was a Classical scholar after all.



>Decisive Tang strategic victory
>20,000-30,000 civilians were eaten




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>Toki Pona: The Language of Good
Why do weenies have to inject their fetid, weakness-worshiping moral delusions into everything?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skellig_Michael – Old Gaelic monastery off Ireland's coast, on a craggy mountainous island. It would be a great home for a hermetic wizard, except that there are a few tourists during the summer.



The meek shall inherit the earth.



>a few
>the island receives an average of 11,000 visitors per year. To protect the site, the Office of Public Works limits the number of visitors to 180 per day

11000 visitors coming to such a tiny island is an extreme disproportion, not suitable at all. you are better off finding an island not on wikipedia that isnt a unesco heritage


I had no idea that drinking large amounts of coconut water is deadly. If what they sell in the stores is actually real coconut water it would be interesting to see if you could kill yourself with plausible deniability by drinking a lot of it.


I think it would only be lethal if you were extremely frail like those old people.


Those old people have diabetes. Any sweet things will kill them.




Medieval wizard hidey holes.




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some really old jewish thing where all the people have bird faces, pretty cool






If anyone is interested in colossal squids






>The victory of communism and the advance of technological progress on the Earth of the Noon Universe resulted in an over-abundance of resources and eliminated the need for most types of manual labor.

Mankind is capable of near-instantaneous interstellar travel. Earth social organization is presumably communist, and can be described as a highly technologically advanced anarchistic meritocracy. There is no state structure, no institutionalized coercion (no police etc.), yet functioning of the society is safeguarded by raising everyone as responsible individuals, with guidance of a set of High Councils accepted by everyone in each particular field of activity.

These are a series of scifi books, might read em.



vegan, transgender, doesn't get more mentally ill then that



glad there's a term for this.




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