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Qwikipedia: Lleyton Hewitt —> Porpoise

Today's qwiki takes us from Hewitt to porpoise.

Today's qwiki takes us from Hewitt to porpoise.   | Photo Credit: Jason Cairnduff

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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!

Thursday’s Trekker

Lleyton Hewitt —> Porpoise

Lleyton Hewitt

On Tuesday, Lleyton Hewitt was announced as the captain of Australia’s Davis Cup team. A professional tennis player, Hewitt is set to bid adieu to the game following the Australian Open that will take place in Melbourne in January 2016.

Born in Adelaide, the 34 year-old still remains the youngest male ever to be ranked No.1 in the world. He achieved that feat when he was 20 years old, and held that ranking for quite a while during an illustrious career, that included winning the Wimbledon and the US Open.

Hewitt has won the Davis Cup as a player with Australia in 1999 and 2003. He’ll look to repeat his success when he takes over the captaincy role for his country.

Adelaide

The capital city of South Australia, Adelaide is the fifth-most populous city of Australia. If the city and its humdrum isn’t exactly your cup of tea, then the suburbs of Glenelg (that’s a palindrome) with its beaches should savour your appetite.

Adelaide has quite a strong connect with sports. The Adelaide Oval, which hosted the India vs Pakistan game in this year’s Cricket World Cup, is the home of cricket and Australian rules football in South Australia.

Great White Shark

Adelaide’s franchise in the Australian Baseball League is called Adelaide Bite – a name that comes from the local Great Australian Bight and the abundant presence of local Great White Sharks.

A species of shark that can be found in coastal surface waters of the major oceans, Great White Sharks are carnivorous and their diet includes dolphins, whales, porpoises, sea turtles and sea otters among others.

Porpoise

Small toothed whales that are closely related to dolphins, porpoise differ from dolphins in that they have shorter beaks and flattened, spade shaped teeth.

Are you aware that scientists on the Vaquita Expedition have spotted over 25 individual specimens of a near-extinct small porpoise? The rare sightings have been made in the first 20 days of the expedition in Mexico’s Gulf of California.

So the path that we travelled today is:

Lleyton Hewitt —> Adelaide —> Great White Shark —> Porpoise

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