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    The Shadow of Hitler

    This is a little game that I found earlier on 9gag.
    It is fairly hard and requires you to have some prior knowledge, but finding the shortest way can be very rewarding.
    Step 1 : go to wikipedia.org
    Step 2 : select ''english'' as language
    step 3 : select ''random article'' on the left
    step 4 : try getting to the ''Adolf Hitler'' article in as few link presses as possible
    step 5 : post your results here.

    Here are my 2 examples:
    Puerto Rico Highway 38-->Puerto Rico-->Synagog--->Holocaust Theory-->Adolf Hitler
    Coeliopsidinae (a type of plant)-->Petals-->Charles Darwing-->Eugenetics-->Adolf Hitler

    Edit : If you want to make it a bit harder for yourself, try not going through any country or WW I/WW II


    Post your results here
    Last edited by hypermode; 2013-10-23 at 02:21 PM.

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    Random article --> Mulberry Township --> Mulberry Township, Clay county, kansas --> united states --> nazi germany --> adolf hitler

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    Soldier (disambiguation)-->Soldier-->Military-->Second World War-->Hitler
    Ely, Minnesota-->USA-->Second World War->Hitler
    Arte de la lengua mexicana y castellana (type of grammar of a mexican tribe)-->Mexico-->Mexico at war-->Axis Powers--> Hitler
    I felt like I should be able to go from mexico-hitler in 1 step, but I couldn't find it

    Also it seems really easy to through countries, so if you want to challenge yourself, ban using countries as a step
    Last edited by hypermode; 2013-10-23 at 01:52 PM.

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    Warchief mrgummage's Avatar
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    So this is basically Six Degrees of Bacon, but with Adolf Hilter instead of Kevin Bacon and Wikipedia instead of IMDb?

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    Dudelange-Centre railway station > German language > World War II > Adolf Hitler
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    so apparently it is a lot easier to find hitler than i would have guessed...

    Invertible matrix-->Gaussian elimination-->Carl Friedrich Gauss-->Germany-->Adolf Hitler
    Corrosive substance-->Explosive material-->Military-->War-->List of wars-->World War II-->Adolf Hitler
    Twelve Variations on "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman"-->Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart-->Austria-->Germany-->Adolf Hitler

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgummage View Post
    So this is basically Six Degrees of Bacon, but with Adolf Hilter instead of Kevin Bacon and Wikipedia instead of IMDb?
    adolf Hitler has a Bacon number of 3.

    Adolf Hitler was in Tonight and Every Night (1945) with Shelley Winters
    Shelley Winters was inThe Pickle (1993) with John Rothman
    John Rothman was in Picture Perfect (1997) with Kevin Bacon


    Always seems to be around three, Not going to say what that must mean !
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    Random=Rachel de Montmorency>WW1>Hitler.

    interesting experiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suitepee7 View Post
    Twelve Variations on "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman"-->Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart-->Austria-->Germany-->Adolf Hitler
    Given that Hilter was Austrian, I'm surprised you even need the last step...

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    Portal:Current_events --> War in Ingushetia --> Russia --> Adolf Hitler

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    Intermediate roundleaf bat -> China -> World War II -> Adolf Hitler

    But why Hitler.. really... -.-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wryn View Post
    But why Hitler.. really... -.-
    Because it baits responses such as this.

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    Vladimir Ignatowski - History of special relativity - Tests of special relativity - Square Kilometre Array - LOFAR - Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder - MeerKAT - Square Kilometre Array - Project Cyclops - Search for extraterrestrial intelligence - First contact (science fiction) - Potential cultural impact of extraterrestrial contact - And then there were no more "see also". I lost?

    Hah, Edit, cause im an ass: Italy - World War I - World War II - Adolf Hitler
    Last edited by Damsbo; 2013-10-23 at 02:02 PM.
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    Random=Ludwigsfelder FC>World War II>Hitler
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    List of Places in Stirling (I'm Scottish, how fun :P) > Battle of Stirling Bridge > William Wallace > Scottish Wars of Independence > Medieval Warfare > Warfare > World War II > Adolf Hitler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wryn View Post
    Intermediate roundleaf bat -> China -> World War II -> Adolf Hitler

    But why Hitler.. really... -.-
    who cares if its hitler? it's easier to find him since he's had such an impact on the world, it would be hard to find "that shop on the corner of central belgium"

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    Red Hat Society --> Musical --> Plautus --> Pimp --> Ontario --> Hurricane Hazel --> Highway 400 --> Burger King --> Sharia --> Cross-examination --> DNA profiling --> University of Leicester --> Elizabeth II --> Wheat --> Alcoholic beverage --> Austria --> Adolph Hitler

    What do I win?
    "What do you consider your greatest fault?"
    "Honesty."
    "I don't think honesty is a fault."
    "I don't care what you think."

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    Random = Patrícia Poeta -> Caucasian race -> White people -> World War II -> Adolf Hitler

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    Matthew Best -> World War I -> Adolf Hitler

    Haha.

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    Warchief mrgummage's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damsbo View Post
    Vladimir Ignatowski - History of special relativity - Tests of special relativity - Square Kilometre Array - LOFAR - Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder - MeerKAT - Square Kilometre Array - Project Cyclops - Search for extraterrestrial intelligence - First contact (science fiction) - Potential cultural impact of extraterrestrial contact - And then there were no more "see also". I lost?

    Hah, Edit, cause im an ass: Italy - World War I - World War II - Adolf Hitler
    You also managed to get some recursion in there.

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