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This article was published on July 7, 2015

GIFs of Wikipedia turns the encyclopaedia into an endless stream of entertainment

GIFs of Wikipedia turns the encyclopaedia into an endless stream of entertainment
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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

Ah Wikipedia, home of never ending edit wars, disambiguation pages and click spirals that take you far from the thing you originally landed there to research.

If you, like me, you want more Wiki madness in your life, you need GIFs of Wikipedia.

The Twitter account does exactly what it promises: “Sporadically tweeting animated GIFs from Wikipedia.”

What’s most compelling is that it doesn’t link to the articles it pulls the images from. Sometimes it’s easy to tell what a GIF illustrates. At others, it’s entirely baffling…

Got a new favorite weird Twitter account? Tell us about it in the comments. 

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