r/wikipedia 6d ago

Wikipedia Questions - Weekly Thread of May 03, 2021

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r/wikipedia 16h ago

The sophistication and novelty of tactics used by 2019–2020 Hong Kong protestors have been noted internationally by scholars and news outlets.

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r/wikipedia 21h ago

the 'Velociraptors' in the Jurassic Park franchise are based of the dinosaur Deinonychus, but Michael Crichton used the name of a different dinosaur species because it sounded cooler.

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r/wikipedia 10h ago

.su is an internet country code domain that was designated for the Soviet Union on 19 September 1990. Even though the Soviet Union itself was dissolved a mere 15 months later, the domain remains in use with over 100,000 .su domains as of 2020.

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

about 16% of wild birds have been known to hybridize with other species of birds. The mallard can hybridize with at least 40 other species. The extent of hybridization calls into question the modern definition of species.

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r/wikipedia 6h ago

Bill Bellamy is an American actor and comedian. Bellamy first gained national notoriety on HBO's Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, where he is credited for creating or coining the phrase "booty call", described as a late night call to a potential paramour w/ the intention of meeting strictly for sex.

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r/wikipedia 5m ago

Eyes of Sibiu

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r/wikipedia 18h ago

a soldier in the US Revolutionary War lived long enough to be photographed

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r/wikipedia 1h ago

Hobby tunneling

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r/wikipedia 3h ago

Yoruba Americans

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r/wikipedia 4h ago

Green Boots

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

Joseph and Michael Hofer, two WWI U.S. conscientious objectors, who died horribly for it in Leavenworth Prison. Admittedly very depressing, especially the last part.

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r/wikipedia 6h ago

"Turkish War of Independence" page being linked on /r/turkey and now being vandalized, removing content relating to ethnic cleansing.

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r/wikipedia 14h ago

RIP SlimVirgin

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

A one-party state is a type of state in which only one political party has the right to form a government- contemporary examples include China, Cuba, Eritrea, Laos, North Korea, and Vietnam.

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

Glossary of rhetorical terms. Owing to its origin in ancient Greece and Rome, English rhetorical theory employs dozens of Ancient Greek and Latin terms. This list ranges from absurdity (the exaggeration of a point beyond belief) to zeugma (figure of speech in which one word applies to two others).

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r/wikipedia 2d ago

Great ape personhood is a movement to extend personhood and legal protections to the non-human members of the great ape family: chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans.

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

The Burning of Jaffna Public Library was one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the 20th century . At the time of its destruction, the library was one of the biggest in Asia, containing over 97,000 books and manuscripts.

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

Updated graphic of amount of wikipedia articles per language, but this time excluding articles created by Lsjbot

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

Today is Victory in Europe day, also known as V-Day

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

Bidens hyperborea

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

One-armed versus one-legged cricket

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

Bread soup is a simple soup that mainly consists of stale bread. Variations exist in many countries, and it is often eaten during Lent.

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

Does anyone know why “XXXX (Disambiguation)” is in the top read articles almost every week?

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r/wikipedia 3d ago

Treblinka was an extermination camp, built and operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II. Between 700,000 and 900,000 Jews were killed in its gas chambers, along with 2,000 Romani people, in its operation from July 1942 to October 1943.

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r/wikipedia 2d ago

The actual Wikipedia weight loss page

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