Some times I see that Wikipedia is derided for being unreliable thanks to it being able to be edited by anyone. I find it to be an immense goldmine of information. For quite some time now, I pass the time going from link to link on there. I’ll start on one topic, then see the blue highlight on something interesting and click on it to take me to that links page, and then I find myself on a long and winding road like Paul McCartney until I forget where I started.
For the past few days I’ve been checking out the works of H.P. Lovecraft. I’ve always been a fan of him, yet the only book of his I have is a double pressing of At The Mountains Of Madness/The Dreams In The Witch House. I’ve seen quite a few of movies based on his works, and own them as well, but it’s fascinating reading about his life. How he was born to 2 people in their 30’s which now seems fairly normal, but at that point was abnormal. How he married a self made woman who owned a hat shop, and who his aunts (who he was living with at the time) detested for being an independent woman. How he wanted to be an Astronomer but lacked the knowledge in advanced math, and for which it became a bane for him.
So much information that can be had on there. I’ve looked up everything from rock stars, to the origins of the major fast food franchises in the U.S.
I also learned that Haiti and The Dominican Republic share the same island, Hispaniola. Like I said so much fascinating information.
Wikipedia is great fun, and can certainly pass the time while learning at the same time.
Rene’s song of the day: “Borderline” by Madonna.
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