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Fab Field's Mix

Fab Field's Mix is a promotional CD released by the classical crossover string quartet bond. The CD is now currently unavailable. Bond promoted it when they were touring in America at the Marshall Field Store in Chicago.

Ste, Thursday, 16 August 2007 09:47 (twelve years ago) link

omg about the fifth random article i clicked is my local church, which i photographed on Monday. omg again.

Ste, Thursday, 16 August 2007 09:49 (twelve years ago) link

Doxa Dramas

Doxa Dramas FC (Greek: Δόξα Δράμας), the Glory of Drama, is a football club based in the city of Drama, Greece.

The club currently competes in the 3rd Division - North (Γ' Εθνική) of the Greek National Football Championship.

onimo, Thursday, 16 August 2007 12:08 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikington_Crescent

caek, Thursday, 16 August 2007 12:50 (twelve years ago) link

I just got from "Anna Christie (1930 film)" to Mornington Crescent in 4 clicks (Broadway > London > London Underground > Mornington Crescent).

onimo, Thursday, 16 August 2007 13:00 (twelve years ago) link

I got Anna Freud > London > London Underground > Mornington Crescent.

Tuomas, Thursday, 16 August 2007 13:05 (twelve years ago) link

Sue Perkins > London > etc yes this is too easy.

ledge, Thursday, 16 August 2007 13:07 (twelve years ago) link

Well, it's easy if your random article is a British personality, yes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Whatlinkshere/Wikipedia:Wikington_Crescent may be useful otherwise. Learning this is the equivalent of learning all the two letter words in Scrabble.

caek, Thursday, 16 August 2007 13:10 (twelve years ago) link

user pages disallowed!

ledge, Thursday, 16 August 2007 13:17 (twelve years ago) link

bit more of a challenge:
Lenoir cycle > Pulse jet engine > The Blitz > London...

ledge, Thursday, 16 August 2007 13:22 (twelve years ago) link

It seems quite impossible to get there in less than four links, unless you're really lucky.

Tuomas, Thursday, 16 August 2007 13:27 (twelve years ago) link

Sorry, wrong link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Whatlinkshere/Mornington_Crescent_tube_station

There. Some of these are pretty useful.

caek, Thursday, 16 August 2007 13:28 (twelve years ago) link

I think London Underground is still your best bet to get there. And then... you get all of these:
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Whatlinkshere/London_Underground&limit=500&from=0#

(oh ruin the game why don't you!)

ledge, Thursday, 16 August 2007 13:34 (twelve years ago) link

Banff > Banffshire > English Civil War > Tower of London > London Underground > Mornington Crescent

bernard snowy, Thursday, 16 August 2007 14:01 (twelve years ago) link

okay so I have decided that it is much more fun to hit "random article" twice, then try to connect the second article back to the first one

Types of Bakuvian Bazaars > Azerbaijan > United Nations > United Nations member states > Belize > Sport in Belize > Belize Premier Football League > FC Belize

bernard snowy, Thursday, 16 August 2007 14:12 (twelve years ago) link

okay, this one was just too awesome:

Yeah, right > Sarcasm > Fyodor Dostoevsky (!!!) > Depression > Clinical depression > Monoamine oxidase inhibitor

bernard snowy, Thursday, 16 August 2007 14:16 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayangol

jel --, Thursday, 16 August 2007 16:40 (twelve years ago) link

I just wanted to say that Wikipedia's "Random Article" link is a dilettante's wet dream. It's an awesome way to learn about minute details of the world that you didn't even know existed.

Deric W. Haircare, Thursday, 16 August 2007 16:47 (twelve years ago) link

The Verkhovynskyi Raion (Ukrainian: Верховинський район) is a raion (district) of the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (province). Verkhovyna is the administrative center of the raion.

Will M., Thursday, 16 August 2007 16:49 (twelve years ago) link

NOW I KNOW

Will M., Thursday, 16 August 2007 16:49 (twelve years ago) link

Velcro dog

Velcro dog is a slang term among dog fanciers referring to a dog that either displays separation anxiety or otherwise strongly prefers to be near its owner.

onimo, Thursday, 16 August 2007 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

Hot Hot Hot is the title of a 1982 soca song by Arrow (Alphonsus Cassell). The original version became an instant dance floor hit and was later covered by artists around the world, including a 1987 US version by David Johansen in his Buster Poindexter persona.

Tape Store, Thursday, 16 August 2007 16:55 (twelve years ago) link

Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon is a canyon system of the Caprock Escarpment in the Panhandle of Texas (USA). As the second largest canyon in the United States, it is roughly 120 miles long and has an average width of 6 miles, but reaches a width of 20 miles at places. Its maximum depth is 800 feet. Palo Duro Canyon has been called "The Grand Canyon of Texas," both for its size and for the dramatic geological features, including the multicolored layers of rock and steep mesa walls which are similar to those in the Grand Canyon.

kenan, Thursday, 16 August 2007 16:55 (twelve years ago) link

the random feature gets you more stubs than anything else, i'm finding

kenan, Thursday, 16 August 2007 17:19 (twelve years ago) link

Loden is water-resistant material for clothing made from sheep wool. It is usually green and used in Bavarian traditional clothing. It gave the name to the fashion brand "Loden Frey" in Munich, Germany.

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Loden may also refer to the greyish green color typical of Bavarian loden garments (also called "Loden green").

Sundar, Thursday, 16 August 2007 18:28 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olfactory_fatigue

Olfactory fatigue or adaptation is the temporary, normal inability to distinguish a particular odor after a prolonged exposure to that airborne compound.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wynne_Greenwood

Wynne Greenwood is a lesbian feminist performance artist who works in various mediums such as installation art, photography, filmmaking and music. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Wynne currently works out of Brooklyn, New York.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Baba%27s_Tahini

Ali Baba's Tahini is a South Bend, Indiana quartet that incorporates everything from jazz and fusion to rock and avant garde.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_squadrons_in_the_New_Zealand_Air_Training_Corps

A list of squadrons in the New Zealand Air Training Corps. Please note that some units are in recess

Kerm, Thursday, 16 August 2007 18:41 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway%2C_Gadsden_County%2C_Florida

Midway is a city in Gadsden County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,446 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 1,467 [1].

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amore_Musica

Amore Musica is the fourth album by British tenor Russell Watson released in 2005.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Runner_%28SS-476%29

USS Runner (SS/AGSS-476), a Tench-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the runner, an amberfish inhabiting subtropical waters. Her keel was laid down on 10 July 1944 by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She was launched on 17 October 1944 sponsored by Mrs. R.H. Bass, the wife of the prospective commanding officer, and commissioned on 6 February 1945 with Commander R.H. Bass in command.

Sundar, Thursday, 16 August 2007 18:55 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ride_Captain_Ride

Ride Captain Ride is a song recorded by the American rock band Blues Image... Although the song has been rumored to be about (among other things) the Pueblo incident of January, 1968 when 83 U.S. sailors were captured by North Koreans,[1] Pinera says the song was actually inspired by the number of keys on his Rhodes piano.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_women%27s_national_beach_handball_team

The Turkey women's national beach handball team is the national team of Turkey. It is governed by the Turkey Handball Federation and takes part in international beach handball competitions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aghjakala

Aghjakala, formerly known as Gagi, is a historic fortress in Marneuli district, Lower Kartli, Georgia.

emil.y, Thursday, 16 August 2007 19:02 (twelve years ago) link

This really makes no sense to me. At all.

Uxtal is a fictional character from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. He is Lost Tleilaxu Elder Burah's assistant, and appears in Hunters of Dune.

Second-rank Uxtal's job was to serve as an assistant to Elder Burah, transcribing meetings and disseminating the information to other Elders of the Lost Tleilaxu. That is until his entire life changed when Khrone killed Burah.

With all the Elders replaced by Lost Tleilaxu Face Dancers, Uxtal was forced to travel to the Tleilaxu capitol city of Bandalong to create the orange adrenaline-based chemical spice substitute for the rogue Honored Matres leader Hellica, who now ruled Bandalong. He was soon tasked to create a ghola for Face Dancer Khrone from a partially damaged nullentropy tube found inside a partially charred Tleilaxu Master, and urged to create synthetic spice. [1]

About four years after the escape of the Ithaca from Chapterhouse, Uxtal was able to create a Baron Vladimir Harkonnen ghola for Khrone, and he was able to come up with a serviceable manufacturing method for producing the adrenaline-based spice substitute that was efficient enough to satisfy Matre Superior Hellica. [2]

About eleven years after the escape of the Ithaca from Chapterhouse, Khrone discovered the dagger that killed Muad'dib, preserved inside a nullentropy field in Dan along with Muad'dib's blood. Khrone ordered Uxtal to create a Paul Atreides ghola. [3]

Uxtal's first attempt at growing a Paul ghola failed because the axlotl tank was not properly tended over the years, and the ghola died. Uxtal finally succeeded in creating a Paul ghola, it was born thirteen years after the escape of the Ithaca from Chapterhouse, and was named Paolo.

Matt #2, Thursday, 16 August 2007 20:54 (twelve years ago) link

Me neither.

Tuomas, Friday, 17 August 2007 05:07 (twelve years ago) link

Hunters of dune is by Frank Herbert's son. It is apocryphal

Heave Ho, Friday, 17 August 2007 05:26 (twelve years ago) link

Naomi Almeida (b. 1996) was 5 years old when she was abducted from her father's home in London, Ontario in August 2001. She had been sleeping on the couch in her father's ground floor apartment, and the patio door had been left open to cool the apartment. When her family awoke the next morning, Naomi was missing, and her bloodied underpants were found outside.

Police organized a volunteer search of the area near her father's home. That afternoon, teenager Thomas Hurst went to the London Police Station with his mother and step-father and turned himself in. Naomi was found in his mother's apartment a block away from where she was abducted. She had been sexually assaulted and hidden in a duffle bag.

Thomas Hurst is currently serving a life sentence for her murder, with parole eligibility after 25 years.

gr8080, Friday, 17 August 2007 05:27 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tightlacer

Heave Ho, Saturday, 18 August 2007 21:17 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian_American

Check out the pictures in the infobox.

31g, Saturday, 18 August 2007 22:11 (twelve years ago) link

AD 161 state leaders

Africa
* Kush - Tarekeniwal, King of Kush (155-170)

Asia
* China - Huan, Emperor of China (146-168)
* Korea (Three Kingdoms Period)
o Baekje - Gaeru, King of Baekje (128–166)
o Goguryeo - Chadae, King of Goguryeo (146–165)
o Silla - Adalla, King of Silla (154–184)

Europe
* Caucasian Iberia - Pharsman III, King of Caucasian Iberia (145-185)
* Roman Empire - Co-emperors -
1. Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor (161-180)
2. Lucius Verus, Roman Emperor (161-169)

Middle East
* Osroene - Ma'nu VIII bar Ma'nu, King of Osroene (139-163)
* Parthia - Vologases IV, King of Parthia (147-191)

mark s, Saturday, 18 August 2007 22:15 (twelve years ago) link

three years pass...

what interesting thing came up when you hit this? i just learned all about gales creek, oregon.

Ed Kranepool borrow Chico Escuela's soap and never give it back (Eisbaer), Sunday, 26 September 2010 15:14 (nine years ago) link


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