01/18/2012 01:03 pm ET Updated Jan 18, 2012

#FactsWithoutWikipedia: Twitter Users Fill Wikipedia Blackout Void With Hilarious 'Facts' (TWEETS)

After Wikipedia shut down at midnight on Tuesday, Jan. 18, students everywhere began to panic about how they were going to do their homework.

The online encyclopedia's temporary closure is intended to signal their protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), both of which are being considered by congress as ways to curb online piracy and copyright infringement.

Instead of pages of information, visitors to Wikipedia are now greeted with a black-and-white page reads "Imagine a world without free knowledge" and a link to information on the two controversial bills.

Just when students everywhere were about to throw in the towel, the Twitterverse decided that, if they couldn't have actual facts, they would be forced to make up their own.

Below are a few choice tweets we found that were tagged with "#FactsWithoutWikipedia" that present some interesting and hilarious takes on the truth in a world without Wikipedia.

Teachers, history buffs, fact checkers: you've been warned.