9 Unusual Facts That Will Make You Love Wikipedia

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Wikipedia is incredible.

It’s free to use. It’s the sixth-most-popular site in the world. An energetic army of volunteers keeps it current. And it pays its bills with donations.

For all the great information we’ve pulled from Wikipedia over the years, be it for a term paper or a bar bet, we want to celebrate some of the interesting facts about the site itself.

Do you know the Wikipedia theme song? Do you know who has the most-edited Wikipedia page ever?

There’s a correlation between the weather and the number of people editing Wikipedia at a given time. Bad weather means lots of editing.

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The site has an official theme song called “Hotel Wikipedia,” a parody of The Eagles’ “Hotel California.”

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There’s a guessing pool to hypothesize which Wikipedia article will be the last one EVER EDITED.

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