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!

Monday’s Marauder

Caroline Kennedy—> Killer Whale

Caroline Kennedy

With a well-known surname, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy has a distinct identity of being an author, attorney and has recently been nominated to be the ambassador to Japan.

She is the daughter of former U.S. President John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.  Kennedy attended school in the Upper Eastside of Manhattan after her father’s assassination in 1963. She graduated from Concord Academy in Massachusetts. Kennedy has made a mark in law, politics, education and charitable work.  Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 elections.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a prominent state in northeastern United States. Massachusetts shares its borders with Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.  

It is the third most densely populated state of the United States. To the east of this state lies the Atlantic Ocean. Greater Boston and Springfield Metropolitan area are two separate metropolitan areas of Massachusetts. The oldest institution of learning, Harvard University (in pic), is located in this state. Moose and black bears can be seen in the rural areas of the state.

Moose

A part of the deer family, Moose are found in the boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere. They are found mostly in places with temperate to sub-arctic climate. Moose are found in Canada, Alaska, Scandinavia and Russia. Moose thrives on both terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. Wolves, bears and humans are the most common moose predators. Killer whales are the moose’s only marine predator.

Killer Whale

Killer Whale is a toothed whale which belongs to the oceanic dolphin family.  It is also sometimes called as orca whale or orca. Killer whales are found in all oceans, from Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas. Some feed exclusively on fish while others feed on marine mammals.  Killer whales have sophisticated hunting techniques which are passed on from one generation to the next.

So the path that we have traversed today is:

Caroline Kennedy —> Massachussetts —> Moose —> Killer Whale

Three clicks! Hop over. Its time for the next question:

Monday’s Marauder

Eindhoven —> Automated Teller Machines

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