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If the Body Parts of Individual People category or the List of Fictional Plants don't do it for you, you're sure to find something on Wikipedia's List of Lists or perhaps even the List of Lists of Lists. If none of that does the job, then give the List of Unusual Articles a try. (previously)
posted by 23 (29 comments total) 65 users marked this as a favorite

 
Okay, this post is great if for no other reason than it led me to this rather disturbing painting of the Circumcision of Christ Possibly NSFW due to Baby Jesus Dick.

Seriously, the expression on Baby Jesus's creepily adult face is what really makes it.
posted by Scientist at 10:33 PM on July 28, 2012 [7 favorites]


Also, a mostly-contextless line in the Unusual Articles article: "These islands have not been mistaken for submarines."

Good to know!
posted by Scientist at 10:48 PM on July 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, a mostly-contextless line in the Unusual Articles article: "These islands have not been mistaken for submarines."

From the same list of Unusual Articles, that may be to their benefit.

I love dipping into these every once in a while. My favorite new discovery so far is the German coal seam fire that substantially predates Centralia, and continues to burn more than 300 years later.
posted by figurant at 10:55 PM on July 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


But what about templates that are also lists? My favorite: Template:Individual_turtles...
posted by tss at 10:57 PM on July 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


What, no Rasputin's penis (NSFLunch) ? Pox on deletionism!
posted by elgilito at 11:10 PM on July 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, this thread has gone in a completely penis-like direction I did not expect.
posted by Mezentian at 11:17 PM on July 28, 2012


You want to talk penises on wikipedia? Try MediaWiki:Bad image list (VERY NSFW, d'oh)
posted by growabrain at 11:39 PM on July 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


I see no Hand (nor head!) of Vecna here!
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:41 PM on July 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Keep clicking. The Penis of Venca is just waiting to pop out at you.
posted by Mezentian at 11:51 PM on July 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


What, you thought the Staff of Vecna was a walking stick?
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:08 AM on July 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


A wizard's staff has a knob on the end,
posted by SPrintF at 12:56 AM on July 29, 2012


That Baby Jesus face is Not Safe for Bedtime either.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:05 AM on July 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Neither is the fictional plants list, which is missing so many Doctor Who plants I'm going to be busy tomorrow.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:07 AM on July 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


"bad image" is such a proscriptive term
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 1:26 AM on July 29, 2012


I did an askme once requesting interesting lists. There are many and it kept me entertained for weeks.
posted by sciencegeek at 2:43 AM on July 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I particularly enjoyed learning about Spite Houses.
posted by kiltedtaco at 4:49 AM on July 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


What, you thought the Staff of Vecna was a walking stick?

Is THAT what that is?! I was wondering why it looked so weird. It's clearly had some magic worked on it, "enlarge person" for starters.
posted by GoingToShopping at 5:08 AM on July 29, 2012


List of Animals with Fraudulent Diplomas

Dagen H - September 3, 1967: The day that Sweden changed its traffic directionality.
posted by kiltedtaco at 5:10 AM on July 29, 2012 [5 favorites]


I can't decide if it's weirder that parking chairs get a wikipedia article, or that they're on the "unusual articles" list because parking chairs are totally normal, yo.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 6:03 AM on July 29, 2012


Parking chairs are totally alien to me.
How fascinating.
posted by Mezentian at 6:44 AM on July 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


You want to talk penises on wikipedia? Try MediaWiki:Bad image list (VERY NSFW, d'oh)

Holy crap, I had no idea Wikipedia had its own 4chan board.
posted by gwint at 7:30 AM on July 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I passed an enjoyable few minutes reading about the holy prepuce (and really, who doesn't enjoy stories about Jesus' foreskin?). There is not only the aspect of of up to eighteen different churches claiming to have the genuine article -- including two in Auvergne, which mist have caused a fair number of dark scowls across the street over the centuries -- but also the big controversy with the one the church decreed as the actual relic, the one presented to the pope by Charlemagne on his coronation day. Apparently the trail of evidence gets a little murky and two different churches spent much of the 19th century shouting down one another's claims to have it:
[I]n 1900, the Roman Catholic Church resolved the dilemma by ruling that anyone thenceforward writing or speaking of the Holy Prepuce would be excommunicated.[5]
"Look, if you don't be quiet back there, I am going to turn this religion around and go home RIGHT NOW!"
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:32 AM on July 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


The parking chair is a sacred symbol of my city.
posted by octothorpe at 7:33 AM on July 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


My go-to source of entertainment on Wikipedia is searching for "List of defunct" and reading the articles.

Some favorites:

List of defunct Professional Sports Leagues
...Social Networking Websites
...Retailers of the United States
...Intelligence Agencies
...Television Networks in the United States
posted by gc at 8:04 AM on July 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


This post devoured my entire morning.
posted by longtime_lurker at 9:12 AM on July 29, 2012


Man, I got totally sucked into the Argument page for the "0.999... = 1" article linked from Unusual Articles. If you like MetaTalk, here are some other interminable arguments you might enjoy -- but you don't have to take my word for it.

Amusingly, we had the same 0.999... = 1 argument back in 2007, but we spent most of the discussion arguing about whether the phrase is "another think coming" or "another thing coming." Obviously the correct answer turned out to be "another think coming."
posted by Honorable John at 12:41 PM on July 29, 2012


Thanks, 23. MLW >> SLYT by far.

Several old favourites and some new discoveries and lulz.
posted by kengraham at 3:37 PM on July 29, 2012


octothorpe: "The parking chair is a sacred symbol of my city."

"I didn't know octorhorpe was from Chicago" is what I said to myself this morning.

It's a title Pittsburgh can have as far as I'm concerned, but I'm not sure the rest of my city would give it up without a fight.

As for the remainder of the post, I, too, spent most of my yesterday morning wrapped up in the links within, and if I end up following through on the writing idea it inspired, I'll be sure to include 23 in my acknowledgements. (Given my track records on projects, don't hold your breath, but it was a fun way to spend a Sunday.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:15 AM on July 30, 2012


Is the list of lists that do not include themselves on the list of lists that do not include themselves?
posted by Eideteker at 2:30 PM on July 30, 2012


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