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
Volkswagen —> Neymar
The name in German means the ‘People’s car’. Volkswagen, the biggest German automaker and the third largest in the world, is based in Wolfsburg, Germany.
The company was started in the 1930s when the average German could at most afford only a motorcycle and cars were considered a luxury.
The Nazi Trade Union in Germany called the German Labour Front, launched the brand in 1937. One of the Big 3 automakers in Germany, Audi, is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen group.
‘Listen’ in German means Horch and in Latin it is ‘Audi’ – also the name of one of the premium automobile companies in Germany.
The company gets its name from the surname of its founder August Horch and its logo of four overlapping rings represent the four companies that got together to form Audi’s predecessor, Audi Union.
Audi has long standing partnerships with several sports teams in the world. Its prominent partnerships are with football teams such FC Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona, Hamburger SV and Borussia Monchengladbach.
Futbol Club Barcelona, popularly known as Barca, is one of the leading football clubs in Spain. Boasting of several star players, the club is the second-richest football club in the world.
Not surprisingly, in 2011, the club created history when three of its star players – Messi, Xavi and Iniesta – who trained in its youth academy were chosen as the top three football players in the world after capturing the top three spots in the Ballon d’ Or awards presented by FIFA.
Rising Brazilian forward Neymar, often compared to Lionel Messi and Pele for his skilful play, joined Barcelona this season and scored his first goal in La Liga against Real Sociedad on Tuesday.
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior or Neymar twice won the South American football player of the year award in 2010 and 2011. From Brazil, he has represented the home team in the under -17 and under -20 categories before making it to the seniors team.
Earlier Neymar played for the Brazilian football club Santos and moved to Barcelona in 2013 for a record sum of 57 million euros making his transfer the 9th highest in league football. In the 2013 Confederations Cup, Neymar won the golden ball award for his outstanding performance in the tournament.
So the path that we have traversed today is:
Volkswagen—> Audi —> FC Barcelona —> Neymar
Three clicks! Hop over. It’s time for the next question:
Gervinho —> Soyuz (spacecraft)
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