What is Qwikipedia? Qwikipedia is a game that tries to quench our curiosity. The objective is to get to a particular wiki page, starting from a specific article, using minimal clicks.

Wednesday’s Wanderer

Mantis —> Tony Abbott


The group of insects found in temperate and tropical habitats are known as Mantises. More than 2,400 species from 15 families are part of this group.

This group is also referred to as ‘praying mantis’ due to its typical prayer-like posture. Termites and cockroaches are the closest relatives of this species. Mantises can camouflage and blend with the foliage. This helps it to avoid predators and to snare their prey better. These species are also found in Africa.


It would be surprising to note that about 15% of the world’s human population lies in Africa. It is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent. The continent is surrounded by Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal, Red Sea, Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. Africa has 54 fully recognized sovereign states, 9 territories and 2 de facto independent states. Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki is one of the prominent politician of the continent.

Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki

This former President of South Africa held office for a period of nine years from 1999 to 2008. He was the second post-apartheid President, taking over after Nelson Mandela.

He is credited with creating more jobs in the middle sectors of the economy. He also implemented the Black Economic Empowerment which helped the black middle class to grow faster. Thabo Mbeki and Tony Abbott have been Commonwealth Chairpersons-in-Office.

Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott has been in news recently as his country (Australia) has been involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370. He is the current Prime Minister of Australia and also the leader of the Liberal Party.

He led the liberal coalition to a victory over the Labor government, led by Kevin Rudd. He was sworn in on September 18, 2013.

So the path that we have traversed today is:

Mantis —> Africa —> Thabo Mbeki —> Tony Abbott

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Thursday’s Trekker

Burger King —> Yellowstone National Park

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