Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Ten random Wikipedia pages

I haven't done this in a while, so let's take the time once again to let Wikipedia determine what it will teach us today.

1. Cuban Amazon
The Cuban Amazon, Amazona leucocephala, also known as Cuban Parrot or the Rose-throated Parrot, is a medium-sized mainly green parrot found in woodlands and dry forests of Cuba, the Bahamas and Cayman Islands in the Caribbean.

2. Indeungsan
Indeungsan is a mountain of South Korea. It has an altitude of 666 metres. [It wouldn't be so evil if it were in English units. ----ed.]

3. Bruno Bischofberger
Bruno Bischofberger (born 1940) is an art dealer and gallerist from Zurich, Switzerland, and a major figure in the international art market for several decades.

4. Charles Evans Hughes House
Charles Evans Hughes House is a historic home located at 2223 R Street, NW in the Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C..

5. Mare Nostrum (film)
Mare Nostrum (1926) is a silent film set during World War I.

6. John Toland (author)
John Willard Toland (June 29, 1912 in La Crosse, Wisconsin - January 4, 2004 in Danbury, Connecticut[1]) was an American author and historian.

7. Striagrotis
Striagrotis is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family.

8. Interference: Book One
Interference: Book One (subtitled Shock Tactic) is an original novel written by Lawrence Miles and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

9. Lane Lambert
Lane Douglas Lambert (born November 18, 1964 in Melfort, Saskatchewan) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward drafted 25th overall in the 2nd round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft.

10. Lycaena helle
The Violet Copper (Lycaena helle) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family.

Hm. A moth and a butterfly. And a hockey player who played for the Red Wings. And a bird, which of course has wings. What can Wikipedia be trying to tell me?

I'm just glad this didn't come up in the rotation.

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