Wikipedia's 10 Year Anniversary: The Funniest Entries Gone Wrong (PICTURES)
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It's hard to believe it but on Saturday, the revolutionary website Wikipedia turned 10 years old. On Jan. 15 2001, the world was introduced to the self-editing encyclopedia, a concept that changed our lives as well as provided some excellent opportunities for silly or satirical vandalism. We added to our slideshow from last year of the funniest vandalized entries with a few recent ones. Check them out and celebrate 10 years of Wikipedia with 10 years of wikis gone wrong.
Blood Libel Entry Gets Sarah Palin Addition
After Palin made use of the antiquated term <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/12/blood-libel-wiki-palin_n_808257.html" target="_hplink">blood libel</a> in the wake of the Arizona shooting, it didn't take long for someone to insert a big photo of her on the page under the header "Anti-Semitism."
Gary Oldman Is A Giraffe?
His "Early Life" section says so. <a href="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/238132/WIKIPEDIA.jpg" target="_hplink">See the full entry here</a>. (Thanks BB!)
Snoop Dogg's 'Gin & Juice' Is A Masterpiece
The synopsis of this rap classic would make a great novella. <a href="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/238135/SNOOP-DOGG.jpg" target="_hplink">Read the full entry here</a>. (Thanks Mitch!)
Le Parkour Isn't What We Thought It Was
Earlier this year, the Wikipedia entry for Parkour (the jumping/scaling game that looks a lot like kids pretending the floor is lava) got an interesting update to its origin.
We don't know whether to blame Wikipeda or Google for this one. (Thanks Danny!)
Joe Wilson Is A D-Bag
"He is a douchebag that called the President of the United States a liar on national television and has no respect for the office he holds." Yeah, that might as well have been left on there. <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/thoughtbrain/joe-wilsons-wikipedia-article-has-been-43mc-4b">(source)</a>
Bill Gates Is The Devil... With A Mustache?
At least it's not a Hitler mustache, and they left his bio alone. <a href="http://retroyakking.today.com/2009/01/28/billgatesfacts/">(source)</a>
Plato Was A Pretty Strange Dude
Aside from being a "Hawaiian Weather Man", "Plato is widely believed to have been a student of Barney The Purple Dinosaur and to have been deeply influenced by his dog, Cutie." <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slimcoincidence/448719240/">(source)</a>
This vandalism was inspired by Steven Colbert's point of wikipedia creating its own "wikiality". <a href="http://media.photobucket.com/image/reality%20wikipedia/T-Prime/reality.jpg">(source)</a>
Yes, his ass definitely DID land in jail, this vandal would be happy to know. <a href="http://wikipediavandalism.tumblr.com/">(source)</a>
Communists Have Juvenile Humor
What's next? "Commiunists Are From Mars, Capitalists Are From Venus"? <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/74808312@N00/3419473760">(source)</a>
One Big Boner
Shortly after John Boehner gave his speech against health care, his name became what everyone usually thinks it is: Boner. He also became involved in something called "The Gang of Boners". Thanks Bradley!
This entry on the iPod Touch almost looks normal, until you see the graphic. Epic FAIL. <a href="http://www.joeydevilla.com/2008/04/18/bob-kinnears-funny-bogus-wikipedia-entry/">(source)</a>
Look, if you don't want to be bored, stop editing Wikipedia entries about grammar! <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Collective_noun&oldid=309680252">(source)</a>
Just A Random Tidbit
We're not sure that has much to do with being a Renaissance man. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Collective_noun&oldid=309680252">(source)</a>
Vandalized By A Sk8er Boi?
Some fan REALLY wanted Egyptian cat enthusiasts to know his/her love for Avril Lavigne. <a href="http://jpoa.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/wikicatlav.png">(source)</a>
Janis Joplin Speedwalked AWAY From Toilets
As inspired by the "30 Rock" episode where Jenna is to play Janis Joplin, albeit a slightly altered version. <a href="http://wikipediavandalism.tumblr.com/">(source)</a>
All You Need To Know About Batman
Let's be honest, the "lyrics" to this song deserve to be documented somewhere. <a href="http://wikipediavandalism.tumblr.com/">(source)</a>
Pink Eye Is Gross
Whoever wrote this description was probably referencing the pink eye scene from "Knocked Up," which is funny. Although, we don't like being called "fart head." <a href="http://wikipediavandalism.tumblr.com/">(source)</a>
Henry Frick Was "Gay And Weird"
Yeah, but we had no idea he was reincarnated as an Asian!