What is Qwikipedia?
Ever been on Wikipedia to look up an article? More often than not, we start with one topic, click a few links and within no time are reading about something else.
Qwikipedia is a game that tries to quench this curiosity in us. The objective is to get to a particular wiki page, starting from a specific article, using minimal clicks. There is no single correct answer, so we might surprise ourselves by finding new routes each time!
Friday’s Free rider
Cardiff City F.C. —> Dennis Tito
Cardiff City F.C.
Cardiff City Football Club, or Cardiff City, will be competing in the English Premier League, the top flight of English football’s league system, in the 2013-14 season. What this means is that, out of the 20 clubs participating in the most watched football league in the world, two would actually be Welsh.
Along with Swansea, who were promoted in 2011-12 season, Cardiff will now become the second non-English team to host Premier League matches.
Founded in 1899 and being the only club outside England to have won the FA Cup (in 1927), Cardiff City were rebranded (home colours and crest) by Malaysian owners Vincent Tan and Chan Tien Ghee.
A federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia, Malaysia consists of thirteen states and three federal territories. While the capital city is Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya is the seat of the government. Najib Tun Rajaz (picture) has been the Prime Minister of the country since 2009.
With regard to science and technology, Malaysia is one of the leading exporters of semiconductor devices and information-technology products. In 2006, Russia agreed to transport a Malaysian to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a deal.
International Space Station
A habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit, the ISS is the ninth space station to have been inhabited.
It holds the current record for the station that has been continuously occupied for the longest period, and has been visited by astronauts and cosmonauts from 15 different countries.
An engineer and multimillionaire from the United States of America, Dennis Anthony Tito’s claim to fame lies in the fact that he is the first space tourist to fund his own trip to space. He spent nearly eight days as a crew member of ISS EP-1, a visiting mission to ISS, in 2001. In February this year, Tito had unveiled the Inspiration Mars’ “Mission America” that aims to send a man and a woman on a 501-day-long trip around Mars in 2018.
So the path that we have traversed today is:
Cardiff City F.C. —> Malaysia —> International Space station —> Dennis Tito
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Ambulance —> Christopher Reeves
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