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Sep 30, 2008, 01:12 AM
 
Let's play a game. Inspired by Laminar's post on Carpaccio, let's see how many clicks it takes to get to Adolf Hitlers wikipedia page from any random page. This is sort of like the Kevin Bacon game, except invoking Godwin's law.

You can usually do it in much less than you think:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Radcliffe - 3 clicks
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Knife_(album) - 2 clicks (!)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil_Mi-10 - 3 clicks
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erer_(woreda) - 3 clicks

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Sep 30, 2008, 04:09 AM
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encinas_de_Abajo --> Spain --> Nazi Germany --> Adolf Hitler - 3 clicks

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Sep 30, 2008, 07:08 AM
 
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Sep 30, 2008, 08:13 AM
 
Goldfinger ➠ Gert Fröbe ➠ Nazi Party ➠ Hitler 3 Clicks
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 08:15 AM
 
Dakar ➠ Paris ➠ Hitler 2 Clicks
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 08:18 AM
 
Oisín ➠ Fairy ➠ Engelbert Humperdinck ➠ Germany ➠ Hitler 4 Clicks
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 08:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Oisín ➠ Fairy ➠ Engelbert Humperdinck ➠ Germany ➠ Hitler 4 Clicks
I’m glad to see I’m the farthest away from Dolfie so far.

You, on the other hand …

(And you just had to outfancy my fancy arrows, didn’t you?)
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 08:27 AM
 
MacNN ➠ Apple ➠ DRM ➠ EU ➠ Germany ➠ Hitler 5 Clicks
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 08:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
I’m glad to see I’m the farthest away from Dolfie so far.
It's obvious you've manufactured things to look so.

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You, on the other hand …
He was my father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.

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(And you just had to outfancy my fancy arrows, didn’t you?)
It's not that you're not allowed to have anything nice, it's just that mine has to be nicer.
Call it e-penis envy.
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 08:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
MacNN ➠ Apple ➠ DRM ➠ EU ➠ Germany ➠ Hitler 5 Clicks
*ahem*

MacNNMacintosh1984Hitler — 3 clicks
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 08:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
It's obvious you've manufactured things to look so.

He was my father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.

It's not that you're not allowed to have anything nice, it's just that mine has to be nicer.
Call it e-penis envy.
I think I will, actually. E-penis envy, it is.

(I didn’t manufacture anything—you’re the one who couldn’t get me within three links of the man!)
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 08:37 AM
 
MacNN -> Macintosh -> Republicans -> Anti-communism -> Adolf Hitler

4 clicks


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Sep 30, 2008, 08:43 AM
 
Art Bell ➠ Amateur Radio ➠ Germany ➠ Hitler 3 clicks
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
*ahem*

MacNNMacintosh1984Hitler — 3 clicks
See? It's all a sham. You are much better at finding Hitler than I am. Only someone close to him could be that good.
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 09:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
See? It's all a sham. You are much better at finding Hitler than I am. Only someone close to him could be that good.
Nah, I’m just omnipotently hyperintelligent like that. And so charmingly humble, too
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
Nah, I’m just omnipotently hyperintelligent like that. And so charmingly humble, too
Bullshit ➠ WWII ➠ Hitler 2 clicks
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 09:31 AM
 
Wow. You are all pretty good at finding Hitler.

Now let's try finding Osama Bin Laden

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Sep 30, 2008, 09:35 AM
 
I'd have better luck finding Carmen Sandiego.
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 09:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Bullshit ➠ WWII ➠ Hitler 2 clicks
BlasphemyNazismHitler — also 2 clicks
     
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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
BlasphemyNazismHitler — also 2 clicks
Propaganda ➠ Hitler 1 click
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Propaganda ➠ Hitler 1 click
I’m not seeing the connection.
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 09:42 AM
 
He's rotting in my closet, no clicks.
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Sep 30, 2008, 09:47 AM
 
Laminar -> Reynolds Number -> Osborne Reynolds -> United Kingdom -> WWII -> Hitler 5 clicks
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 10:19 AM
 
I think you guys hosed Wikipedia. I'm tellin'.
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Railroader ➠ Europe ➠ Hitler
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 12:17 PM
 
List of WW II Topics (O) (not kidding) ---> List of WW II Topics (A) ----> Hitler (2 clicks).
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 12:31 PM
 
Wikipedia Wikipedia page ➠ Japan ➠ WWII ➠ Hitler (3 clicks)
     
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Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
Wow. You are all pretty good at finding Hitler.

Now let's try finding Osama Bin Laden
Hitler ➠ Muslim ➠ Islam ➠ Osama bin Laden
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 12:40 PM
 
Hitler ➠ Jew ➠ Cyrus the Great ➠ Iceland ➠ Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson ➠ Chamber Music ➠ Wagner ➠ Hitler (7 clicks)
     
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Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
Wow. You are all pretty good at finding Hitler.

Now let's try finding Osama Bin Laden
Railroader ➠ Asia ➠ Afghanistan ➠ Osama Bin Laden
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Railroader ➠ Asia ➠ Afghanistan ➠ Osama Bin Laden
I always knew you were a little off, you terrorist.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I'd have better luck finding Carmen Sandiego.
Carmen Sandiego ➫ Japan ➫ Nazi German ➫ Hitler
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 12:46 PM
 
I can't even get away from this while doing homework:

Pendulum ➫ Max Schuler ➫ Germany ➫ Hitler
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 12:47 PM
 
Oh, we can find more interesting starting points:

GEICO > Cavemen (TV Series) > Cro-Magnon > Prehistoric France > France > Germany > WWII > Hitler
What, me worry?
     
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Sep 30, 2008, 12:49 PM
 
Nice.

To make this a little challenging we should outlaw using countries as a portal, though. (More specific locations are ok, though)
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Nice.

To make this a little challenging we should outlaw using countries as a portal, though. (More specific locations are ok, though)
OK, countries and continents are off limits.
     
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Chuck Norris ◊ Air Force ◊ World War II ◊ Hitler
     
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Apple Computer ◊ Production Line ◊ Henry Ford ◊ Hitler
     
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Ford Contour ➲ Front-engine, front-wheel drive layout ➲ quattro (four wheel drive system) ➲ Volkswagen ➲ Hitler
     
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Venture Bros. ‡ List of characters from The Venture Bros. ‡ Hitler
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I always knew you were a little off, you terrorist.
"little" ... Phsaw!
     
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The Shield (TV Show) ¶ Gangs ¶ KKK ¶ American Nazi Party ¶ Hitler

Surely there's a shorter path.
     
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The Shield √ Police √ Military √ Nazi √ Hitler - still 3 4 clicks
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
The Shield √ Police √ Military √ Nazi √ Hitler - still 3 clicks
I count four...but I'm just an engineer.
     
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The Shield — torture — Nazi human experiments — Hitler (3 clicks. )
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
The Shield (TV Show) ¶ Gangs ¶ KKK ¶ American Nazi Party ¶ Hitler

Surely there's a shorter path.
Yup.

The ShieldHomosexualityAryan RaceHitler — 3 clicks

Edit: Damn, I’m slow. Spent too long trying to get Wikipedia to stop timing out.
     
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Ben & Jerry's ⇉ Unilever ⇉ Michael Treschow ⇉ Wallenberg family ⇉ Holocaust ⇉ Hitler
     
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Can a mod please rename this thread to "Creative transition arrows used under the guise of a game"?
     
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Ice Cream=>Eisdielen=>Germany=>Hitler
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