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What's The Most Fascinating Wikipedia Page?


There are millions of Wikipedia pages on the internet, and that means there's an unlimited amount of things you can spend your time reading for fun.

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Like Passengers of the RMS Titanic, shown above.

So that got me thinking: What's your absolute favorite Wikipedia page to turn to when you need to "waste" a few hours at home?


Maybe it's a darker, more engrossing page, like this List of Incidents at Disneyland Resort.

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This is a deep dive into all of the wild and sometimes gruesome incidents that have occurred at Disneyland Resort in California. Apparently there are over 100 lawsuits involving Disney parks every year, including major incidents, ride accidents, and, yes, even deaths at the park. This page gets into specifics about all of those horrifying events.

Perhaps there's a particular subject that simply fascinates you, like reading about the history of the Salem witch trials.

More than 200 people were accused of witchcraft in Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. Nineteen were found guilty and were hanged (it's a myth that people were burned at the stake). This page shows a timeline of the wild events and how everything actually unfolded.

Or maybe you've spent hours reading up on a particular true crime case, like the ones from the Zodiac Killer.

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The Zodiac Killer terrorized the world after murdering several people in Northern California in the '60s and '70s, even sending cryptic messages to the police as a way to taunt them. This chilling page does a deep dive into the entire investigation, including details about each specific attack, the two survivors, and all of the current suspects.

Or maybe you're interested in something a little more lighthearted, like Wikipedia's List of Common Misconceptions.

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Some "facts" are said so often that they become common knowledge, but that doesn't mean they're actually true. This page will quickly become your favorite thing on the internet (especially if you love trivia), as it debunks all of those common things you've probably always thought were accurate. For instance, the Great Wall of China is not visible from space, and Twinkies only have a shelf life of about 45 days.

Some Wikipedia pages are just too captivating to keep to yourself, so tell us your absolute favorite ones to read via the DropBox below!

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The "timeline of the far future" page is wild. No one knows what the future has in store for us, but some scientists have a pretty good idea of what ~might~ happen. This page is absolutely terrifying, detailing what exactly is predicted to happen to humanity, space exploration, our planet, and ultimately the solar system.

The best responses will be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post or video!