WikiWars is a game of speed and skill that tests one's ability to link two unrelated Wikipedia pages by clicking on the hyperlinks provided within the Wikipedia articles themselves—no keyboards allowed. Think of it like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon for the Internet age: you start with a page like Harlem and have to work your way over to harem.
Details surrounding the game's origins aren't clear (inexplicably, it doesn’t have its own Wikipedia page), but one could trace its existence back to as distant of a time as July 8, 2011, when a Wikihow article explaining the rules surfaced online.
Yesterday, the game received proper recognition for the competitive wonder that it is when YouTube hit factory The Gregory Brothers posted a clip of brothers Michael and Evan duking it out in a best-of-three series. Over 32,000 people have already feasted their eyes on the competition.
Naturally, most of the viewers who've commented on the video have noted a hangup over the way the Gregory Brothers pronounce the acronym "GIF" (Happy 25th, by the way!), but if you can get past that, odds are that you'll find the competitive intensity and quirky commentary to be quite funny—sort of in the same manner as that sex scene in Woody Allen's Bananas.
And if you decide to take WikiWars matters into your own hands, good luck! Just remember to keep your finger on the trigger and your eyes on the prize—er, hyperlinks.
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