What is Qwikipedia?

Ever been on Wikipedia to look up an article? More often than not, we start with one topic, click on 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!

Thursday’s Trekker

Burger King —> Yellowstone National Park

Burger King

A global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, Burger King has its headquarters in the United States. From offering burgers, French fries, sodas and milkshakes in 1954, the Burger King menu has come a long way and incorporates a variety of offerings these days. Burger King has started to bring back its decade old Subservient Chicken advertisement as a marketing strategy.


A sandwich that consists of one or more cooked patties of ground meat, placed between sliced hamburger buns, are known as hamburgers. The term ‘hamburger’ is derived from Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city.

While beef is the most popular ingredient, variations in making the patties include using chicken meat (chicken burger), bison meat (buffalo burger) and also ostrich meat (ostrich burger).

American bison

North American species of bison is known as the American bison or American buffalo. The bison herd in Yellowstone National Park is the oldest and largest public bison herd in the United States.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a national park in the United States that is popular not only for its wildlife, but also its geothermal features. The Old Faithful Geyser is in fact one of the most popular features of the park. Recently though, the preserve has had to fight rumours about an impending mega-eruption in the area.

So the path that we have traversed today is:

Burger King —> Hamburger —> American bison —> Yellowstone National Park

Three clicks! Hop over. It’s time for the next question:

Friday’s Free rider

Chiranjeevi —> Tornado

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