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I stole this thread type from our unexpected friends at /comfy/ - post interesting Wikipedia articles in the spirit of /eris/

Strictly no soapboxing, we have /gov/ for that. Keep it interesting, but agreeable.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_theory

Pretty animated pictures alongside this one, a branch of science and mathematics focusing on patterns and systems which are highly sensitive to initial conditions, originally thought to have been completely random.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosenhan_experiment
or: "On Being Sane in Insane Places" (1973)

9 pseudo-patients feigned auditory hallucinations to enter a range of psychiatric hospitals then acted normally afterwards. Apart from taking lots of notes and flushing their anti-psychotic meds down the toilet (this went unreported). Their stays ranged from 7 to 52 days (average 19), with all but one discharged with a diagnosis of schizophrenia "in remission".

>Despite constantly and openly taking extensive notes on the behavior of the staff and other patients, none of the pseudopatients were identified as impostors by the hospital staff, although many of the other psychiatric patients seemed to be able to correctly identify them as impostors. In the first three hospitalizations, 35 of the total of 118 patients expressed a suspicion that the pseudopatients were sane, with some suggesting that the patients were researchers or journalists investigating the hospital.
Takes one to know n'one.

>[In another experiment] Rosenhan used a well-known research and teaching hospital, whose staff had heard of the results of the initial study but claimed that similar errors could not be made at their institution. Rosenhan arranged with them that during a three-month period, one or more pseudopatients would attempt to gain admission and the staff would rate every incoming patient as to the likelihood they were an impostor. Out of 193 patients, 41 were considered to be impostors and a further 42 were considered suspect. In reality, Rosenhan had sent no pseudopatients; all patients suspected as impostors by the hospital staff were ordinary patients.
THAT'S THE WRONG NUMBER
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_Nights

A "traditional publisher" which claimed to accept only high-quality manuscripts for publication kept talking shit about science fiction and fantasy authors, so some got together and made one of the worst books they could.

It included a missing chapter, two chapter 12s, two word-for-word identical chapters, the same plot written by two different authors, a computer-generated chapter (this was in 2004), characters randomly dying and reappearing without explanation and just changing attributes, and a secret spoiler ending mentioned in the article!

It was unironically accepted for publication, until the authors revealed the hoax a month later, confirming critics' prior accusations of them being a vanity press. It was later published throught a print on demand publisher with all profits going to a community medical fund.
It was partially inspired by the related Naked Came the Stranger.
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You can see your own white blood cells.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_field_entoptic_phenomenon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_of_conquest
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>>3227
I read that one part:
"All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United States."
and was like weird but checks out, until my eyes double checked the sentence.
Well, I found something even sillier than butt-chugging:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vodka_eyeballing
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>>3243
Why don't people just do some drug that's actually enjoyable?
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>>3244
but is it made from all natural ingredients? im not putting something in my eye if it doesn't come from preparing a plant!
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>>3250
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523 is a prime number.
This is my favorite number
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2520_(number)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_cabals
>>3278
Pretty cool number, my favourite is 6.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6
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>>3353
that's not a number
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>>3354
OK, OK
Geez, noo need to be soo uptight. You wouldn't wanna get blood everywhere over something soo small, right?
We can talk this out if you *just* put the gun away.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interesting_number_paradox
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>>3357
What if the least interesting number keeps changing upon inspection?
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>>3358
To me its quite stable. I don't find 1 interesting at all.
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>>3355
I don't think you understand the gravitas of this.
If 6 were a number, it would be larger than most other numbers. It's not "something soo small", it's one of the first supposed numbers they teach in schools nowadays.
You may think this is just pedantic or a technicality, but it's so deeply ingrained in our societies that we do need to start calling out six addicts. With guns.
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>>3360
J-just don't listen to THEM, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. They are all dirty greyfaces that pretend to be numbers and they are trying to frame 6 as the nu-number. I know it because i was there in their nu-numbercon while i tried to get insider information from nu-numbers. 
Also number 5 is a cannibal, he even 8 9 (9 was the autistic sibling of 6), thats why 5 is soo fat. 
We number ethusiasts don't have to fight each other, it is THEM nu-numbers that we have to fight.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nǃxau_ǂToma
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lil mod boi cant handle a gang of 6s lmfaoooo
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Hildegard of Bingen wrote a private language with 23 letters
strangely (I think it is because of Greek-Latin Hebrew influences) it has something similar to the eris glyph
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingua_ignota
the exact reason why she invented this language is unknown, but it is more about mysticism and visions.
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>>3380
Click languages are so cool
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So, this town set itself on fire for the next *checks watch* 250 years.
5 people still live there.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia_mine_fire
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>>3457
It's amazing how most disasters, things like this and Chernobyl and Bhupal and Nova Scotia, all required so many safeguards and policies to go wrong. Eris always prevails.
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This was interesting, but can't be posted on /comfy/ for obvious reasons:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_of_the_Dead_Men
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