torsdag 4. desember 2008

Interesseklubben noterer: Den ultimate lista over sær trivia

Flere hundre brukere har i de siste fire år samlet inn en liste over hvilke leksikonartikler som omhandler de særeste emner:

Featured article Crushing by elephant An unusual form of capital punishment used throughout history. See also history of elephants in Europe.

Chess-related deaths People killed while playing chess.

Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years' War A "war" that lasted 335 years without a single shot being fired, between The Netherlands and the tiny Isles of Scilly.

Sergeant Stubby The only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat.

Hiroo Onoda A Japanese soldier who hid out in the Philippines during World War II, refusing to surrender until 1974.

Miss Russian Army A beauty contest, minus the swimsuit competition, added the automatic weapons drills.

Ding Hai Effect A sudden drop in the stock market that follows whenever Hong Kong actor Adam Cheng stars in a new TV show.

Wife Carrying A Finnish sport that does exactly what it says (although one need not carry one's own wife)

Snake wine A type of Vietnamese wine that includes a whole venomous snake in the bottle.

Tirpitz (pig) A pig who survived the sinking of one warship, to become the mascot on one of the ships that had sunk his first home. Tragically he was then auctioned off and eaten.

Ilona Staller Hungarian porn star elected to the Italian Parliament

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence An organization of mostly gay men who dress as nuns, often on rollerskates.

Bjørge Lillelien Norwegian sports commentator whose "your boys took a hell of a beating" comment (often erroneously credited to a "Bjorn Minge") lives on in British popular culture.

Das erste Wiener Gemüseorchester An Austrian orchestra whose musical instruments are made solely from vegetables.

Fuck for Forest Do your bit to save the rainforest — have an orgy!

Vomit comet Lack of gravity is not good for the stomach.

Featured articleInfinite monkey theorem An infinite number of monkeys typing on an infinite number of typewriters will produce all possible written texts.

1 kommentar:

  1. Kanskje ikke akkurat et sunnhetstegn, men jeg dro kjensel på flere av de wikipedia-artiklene...