Monday, January 14, 2013

Learn Something New Every Day

So, here's a cute trick I learned a couple of days ago (via Stellar:Interesting). Set up your web browser homepage to:

Then, whenever you open a new window or tab, it will redirect to a random Wikipedia article.

For example, did you know that Macropoliana afarorum is a moth from the Sphingidae family, or that it is known from Djibouti?

Well, if you had set up your homepage like this and then opened a new browser window a geometrically distributed number of times with a mean of about 30 million, you would have known it!

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