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    This should be a fun game to play:

    The poster above you lists a Wikipedia article.
    You go to the random article page on the main page of the English Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
    Then you have to get to the target page only clicking links.
    The goal isn't a certain number of clicks, just getting back.
    Then list how you got from the random page to the target article and post a new target article for the next poster to find.

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    Jupiter
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    List of tallest buildings in Mumbai>List of tallest structures in Italy>Italy>Space science>Unmanned Space Missions>Jupiter
    Any questions?

    I'll start:

    Madison Square Garden

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    I think I did this right...

    Halltown, West Virginia>USA>New York City>Madison Square Garden.

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    Rip It Up (Razorlight song)

    *edit* That may be impossible without more information. I only got that by clicking again on the random article link after I got from Halltown to MSG. Should I just arbitrarily pick something else?

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    Roseland Cottage>National Register of Historic Places>List of U.S. National Historic Landmarks by state>List of National Historic Landmarks in New York City>Manhattan>Madison Square Garden

    Hicks did it better!

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    Fair Labor Standards Act>White-collar worker>Office Space>Michael Bolton>Billboard (magazine)>Record chart>Billboard Hot 100>Rock music>Emo>List of emo artists>Pop punk>List of pop punk bands>Category:Lists of rock musicians by subgenre>List of alternative rock artists>Razorlight>Rip It Up (Razorlight song)

    Wow, that was a challenge! I learned about music though!

    Now for the next challenge!: List of state leaders in 1821
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    You can arbitrarily pick something else if you want Hicks, but let me try.

    (you are allowed to look at the target page first to try and think of a way to get there)

    Comuni of the Province of Naples>Italy>Category:European countries>Category:United Kingdom>England>Indie Rock>List of indie rock musicians>Razorlight>Rip it Up (Razorlight Song)

    Ken beat me to it. I'll try Ken's now.

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    Fair Labor Standards Act>White-collar worker>Office Space>Michael Bolton>Billboard (magazine)>Record chart>Billboard Hot 100>Rock music>Emo>List of emo artists>Pop punk>List of pop punk bands>Category:Lists of rock musicians by subgenre>List of alternative rock artists>Razorlight>Rip It Up (Razorlight song)

    Wow, that was a challenge! I learned about music though!

    Now for the next challenge!: List of state leaders in 1821
    Holy cow!

    How did you even know what you were looking for? Did you google the target to know? I'd never heard of them, so if it were me, I'd be lost.

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    Holy cow!

    How did you even know what you were looking for? Did you google the target to know? I'd never heard of them, so if it were me, I'd be lost.
    No. i figured it was music and had to be some form of rock/popular, so I hit and missed until i got there. I guessed wrong on the rock page or i would have had it a little sooner. Getting to music from where i started was the fun part!

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    Clauson>Germanic Peoples>Holy Roman Empire>19th century history of Germany>19th century>1821>Category:1821>List of state leaders in 1821

    William Sully Unwin

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    Do you want me to pick something a little less ridiculously hard?

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    Credo Reference>Oxford>University of Oxford>Oxford University Boat Club>List of Oxford University Boat Race crews>William Sully Unwin

    Would have been very hard to do without looking at the page first, trust me i tried! I also got lucky that the random page linked to Oxford!

    Try: Sobolevsky

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    The disambiguation page?

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    Morbio>Category:Place name disambiguation pages>Sobolevsky

    Man that was lucky.

    Here's the next one: Kitty Kelly

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    Shiawassee River >> Lake Huron >> Lake Michigan >> Chicago >> Oprah Winfrey >> Kitty Kelley

    Next one: Circular knitting

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    Not Kitty Kelley, Kitty Kelly the old timey actress.

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    Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra>Category:Chamber orchestras>New York Chamber Symphony>New York City>Lists of New York City topics>List of people from New York City>Harvey Keitel>Category:Actors from New York City>Category:Actors from New York>Kitty Kelly

    Wow, she was a crazy trip.

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    Careers Through Culinary Arts Program>Home economics>Sewing>Sewing needle>Glossary of sewing terminology>Glossary of textile manufacturing>Knitting>Circular knitting

    Masaaki Shirakawa

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    The Komediant (film)>Israel>Category:Liberal democracies>Japan>Economy of Japan>Bank of Japan>Masaaki Shirakawa

    Womboota, New South Wales

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    Gauntlet (glove)>Category:Medieval armour>Category:History of clothing (Europe)>Europe>Category:Continents>Australia (continent)>List of cities in Australia by population>Wollongong, New South Wales

    Did not look at the page first on that one.

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    Philbrook, Minnesota>Wikipedia:Stub>Category:Europe stubs>Category:Belgium stubs>Antwerp Diamond Giants>Antwerp>Cycling at the 1920 Summer Olympics>Cycling>Bicycle racing>Road bicycle racing>Category:Cycle racing>Category:Cyclo-cross>Category:Cyclo-cross races>Scheldecross Antwerpen

    That was hard. I tried to find it without looking first, but couldn't after reading all the way through the Belgium and Scheldt pages.

    Albert Lamppu

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    Sam Robertson --> BBC Scotland --> Eurovision Song Contest 1972 --> Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest --> Finland --> Category:Finland --> Category:Sport in Finland --> Category:Finland at the Olympics --> Category:Olympic competitors for Finland --> Category:Olympics athletes of Finland --> Albert Lamppu

    São Camilo Biological Reserve

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    Not Kitty Kelley, Kitty Kelly the old timey actress.
    Crap. Sorry.

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    It's ok ATC, still hard either way.

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    Okay, don't think I ****ed it up this time.

    Stave bearing >> Tufnol >> Bakelite >> Demographics of Belgium >> Belgium >> 1920 Summer Olympics >> Brazil >> Index of Brazil-related articles >> Protected areas of Brazil >> São Camilo Biological Reserve

    Gish Bar Patera

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    Sophie Ferguson>Category:Living people>Category:Wikipedia article lists>Category:Indexes of articles by region>Category:Indexes of articles by country>Index of Brazil-related articles>Protected areas of Brazil>São Camilo Biological Reserve

    EDIT: ATC beat me to it, I'll work on his.

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    Parthenice Tiger Moth>United States>Space Race>Moon>Jupiter>Io (moon)>Volcanism on Io>Gish Bar Patera

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