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    For the last six years of my life, I have had teachers, lecturers and tutors drill into my brain: Wikipedia is not an acceptable source. And for six whole years I have steered clear of the tomes of knowledge Wikipedia offers me. No longer. Wikipedia has a knack for distracting me from the anxieties of daily life, and there is no better distraction than its carefully curated lists. So, for your consideration, here are the nine best lists on Wikipedia right now. List of music considered the worst Image: Adam Sundana via Flickr (CC 2.0, resized) This list mostly looks at...

  • How much free food can you get on your birthday?

    There are a number of restaurant chains worldwide that offer those celebrating their birthdays free food. And that's just great. And awful. Because you only get one birthday per year, you probably can't make it to every single restaurant. Or can you? One incredibly inspirational Imgurian AnotherAnotherJosh decided to test this theory. Heading out early on his birthday to embark on his "free birthday food odyssey", Josh hit 11 restaurants, getting free celebratory grub from each of them. Imgur's Josh hit 11 restaurants to collect his free birthday food at each establishment While some only gave him tiny ice cream cones, and others...

  • Pokemon or big data: can you tell the difference?

    It's 2pm on a lazy Tuesday afternoon. You've had lunch, you're feeling sleepy, and likely also trawling the web to find something to do. Well, look no further than Pokemon. A Github project that started back in 2015 by Pixelastic is now thoroughly relevant once again, thanks in part to Pokemon Go and that other buzz terms we love so much -- big data. The project gives users an obscure term (like Azkaban or Vulpix) and you have to decide if it's indeed a big data technology, or a Pokemon. If you think it sounds simple now, try getting ten correct...