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« on: May 12, 2009, 13:45:28 PM »

Wikipedia is massively cross referenced. Most articles have links in blue, which, when clicked apon, opens yet another article. So you can hop from article to article using these links only.

The object of this game is to start here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_redding

and end up on the Kevin Bacon (who else?) page with a minimum of links.

I haven't succeeded in finding a route yet. Can you?

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 15:37:40 PM »

Easy,  took me 16 minutes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_redding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_and_Roll_Hall_of_Fame
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priscilla_Presley
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Gun_33_1/3:_The_Final_Insult
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Nielsen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scary_Movie_3
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Sheen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Being_John_Malkovich
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Malkovich
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queens_Logic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Bacon

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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 15:45:16 PM »

Brilliant dude!
Took me almost the whole afternoon.

Otis Redding
USA
Hollywood
Hollywood walk of fame
Apollo 11
Project Apollo
Apollo 13
Apollo 13 (film)
Kevin Bacon !

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 17:21:14 PM »

That is a lot shorter than mine at eight steps (mine was eleven steps or ten if you use the link directly to Leslie Nielsen from Priscilla Presley's page) ... but lets see if I can beat that.  Honestly it took me 10 minutes this time ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_redding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gun_(film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Cruise
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Few_Good_Men        (that's a BAD LINK, it should go directly to the film, NO FAIR!!!)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Few_Good_Men_(film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Bacon

Phew, five steps.

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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 17:28:35 PM »


Actually, Tom Cruise is mentioned by name (but not linked) on the Otis Redding page, so if a link was introduced there it could be down to three steps!!

But really, if you edit the page and add a popular culture reference to this game you can have a one click reference (which might not last longer than a few hours).

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009, 18:03:03 PM »

Oo oo, here's another (quite a short one, but it took me a long time to go through the SNL seasons) ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otis_redding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blues_Brothers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Live
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Live_(season_16)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Bacon

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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2009, 20:26:29 PM »

I'm not even going to try and beat that one! Shocked

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