Wikipedia’s 372 Most Interesting Articles and 140 Most Useful Categories

By Deane Barker on October 17, 2009

Wikipedia’s 372 most interesting articles and 140 most useful categories : I have really enjoyed this list of links to interesting Wikipedia articles.  I’ve been browsing them, off and on, for the last few weeks.  There’s a nice story behind them.

In the Spring of 2008 a buddy of mine was laid up with a broken leg. Knowing that he’s as big a fan of Wikipedia as I am, and hoping to take his mind off of his troubles, I set out to do something that I had been wanting to do for quite a while. I had initially envisioned compiling my favorite 100 articles… figured that it was a nice, round number. I was worried that I wouldn’t have that many.

When I looked at my bookmarks I was shocked to find that I had saved over 4,000 Wikipedia pages. Took me a couple of days to sift through them. I ended up with 171 articles and 56 categories.

Some I found interesting for completely random reasons:

I can waste a lot of time on this list.  Every article is interesting in some odd way.

My sincere thanks to the guy who put this list together.