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"We bring you the Wikipedia definition of this Cajun speciality: 'A turducken is a …"
"Vital statistics: Different types of frequency distributions." (graph)
  • Sooman, Derek. "Computer chips get under your skin." TechSpot. 6 January 2006. link
According to Wikipedia, it’s "an automatic identification method, relying on [...] devices called RFID tags or transponders ..."
Sir William Blunt-Instrument never existed. That entry is from the 'Bad Jokes and other Deleted Nonsense' section of Wikipedia (
Cites Wikipedia as the source of information on Spelt.
Cites Wikipedia as the source of information on Ambergris.
Uses Wikipedia image on sperm whale.
Links to quiz bowl.
  • Lynn Wilde, The WSU Signpost. "Layton family falls victim to online ‘phishing’ scam", 23 January
Levingston was a victim of phishing. According to Wikipedia, the term phishing “arises from the use of increasingly sophisticated lures to ‘fish’ for users’ financial information and passwords.”


  • Le Matin Bleu (Swiss daily free newspaper). February 2, 2006. Le bob: ancêtre des JO d'hiver. An image (the image may not display directly in a browser) explaining Bobsleigh indicates "Wikipedia" as one of its sources.
  • Sickmiller, Mark. "Buckeye Chuck Sees Shadow." February 2, 2006. link
    "The Groundhog Day tradition comes from a German superstition that bad weather is on the way if an animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas."
  • Kahney, Leander "Vaporware: Better Late Than Never." Wired News. February 6, 2006 link
    "7. Team Fortress 2: Brotherhood of Arms
    Valve Software's team-based action shooter is still missing in action. The eagerly awaited sequel to the smash Team Fortress has been lost in the jungle since 1999. As Wikipedia notes, this classic vaporware has become a fixture on the vaporware dishonor roll."
  • Blackstone, Renee. "Taste the real thing." The Province. February 15, 2006 link
    "There are eight great traditional Chinese cuisines, says Wikipedia, the online information source. And the one that is best known the world over is Cantonese."
  • "Why people are fighting and dying over cartoons." The Seattle Times. February 16, 2006 link
    "(Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has a detailed entry on the sequence of events. It includes a reproduction of the original Jyllands-Posten page.)"
  • "The devil is still in the retail." The Hindu. February 17, 2006 link
    "("Retailing consists of the sale of goods/merchandise for personal or household consumption either from a fixed location such as a department store or kiosk, or away from a fixed location and related subordinated services," states Wikipedia.)"
  • "Bush administration says press may be prosecuted for publishing classified documents." The Jurist. February 22, 2006. link.
    "The Bush administration has indicated that journalists can be prosecuted for receiving or publishing classified information under the United States Espionage Act [18 USC §793 text; Wikipedia backgrounder]."
  • Bell, Chris. "Back to the future: open source everything". Computerworld (New Zealand). February 27, 2006. [1]
    Slightly embarrassing quote of "Even the words “open source” are loaded. Wikipedia’s entry on open source comes with a warning that it contains “weasel words” that supposedly smuggle bias into statements by attributing opinions to anonymous sources."


  • Brown, Mark. "Depeche Mode try a new style: en dough cheeky-a-vunch" The Guardian. March 4, 2006. link
    "Although no dictionary seems available, the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has a stab."
  • Libbenga, Jan. "Jamba puts a frog in Napster" The Register. March 7, 2006. link
    "Whether Jamba's Crazy Frog, which now has its own Wikipedia entry, will play any role in the new campaign remains to be seen."
  • Det ryktas att... of March 4 in Stockholms Fria Tidning mentiones the Wikipedia entry on Rent (film).
  • Hart, John. "Digitizing hastens at microfilm vault." LDS Church News (published by the Deseret Morning News) 11 March 2006 : 7.
"In January, we scanned about 3,500 films, and we cut about 2.2 million images to about 2.5 terabytes of data," he said. Another 3 terabytes of backup copies was also generated. This is with just four scanners. (A terabyte is a trillion bytes; the text of the Library of Congress would comprise 20 terabytes, according to Wikipedia.)"
  • Haywood, Phaedra. "La Fashionaira annual makeovers, 03/12/2006" New Mexican. March 12, 2006. link
    "No, Mickey needs a makeover. Case in point: He had an argument with Thompson about what a mullet was (and whether he had one). Thompson had to look up mullet on Wikipedia to prove he was right. FYI: According to Wikipedia, a mullet is "a haircut that is short on top and long at the back." You know, business in the front, party in the back. And yes, Mickey has one."
  • Deakin, Basil. "'Lost' generation's last survivors deserve nations' grateful adieu" Halifax Chronicle Herald. March 14, 2006. link
    "And what about Canada? According to the Wikipedia website, there are two Great War veterans now living in Ontario: The elder, Victor Lloyd Clemett, 106, resides in Toronto. Dwight Percy Wilson, who just had his 105th birthday, is a citizen of Oshawa. Long may they thrive." Written by a former editor of the paper
  • Dart, James. "Did lightning kill an entire football team?". The Guardian. March 15, 2006. link
    "Ecuadorian side Club Deportivo El Nacional, from the city of Quito, are another team with a restricted selection policy. According to Wikipedia, "Nacional is called so because it belongs to the Ecuadorian military and because only players with Ecuadorian nationality are allowed to play on the team. This is why the team is nicknamed Puros Criollos ("All-Creoles") or El Equipo Militar ("The Military Team")"."
  • "An ethical diet: The joy of being vegan", The Independent, March 15, 2006. link
    "Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, has a veritable roll-call of celebrity vegans."
  • Taylor, Alistair. "Putting a brand on our part of the world", Campbell River Mirror, March 17 2006. link
    "Not really knowing much about this process I did a little searching on the Internet and came across a definition of branding by the Wikipedia: "In marketing... You might think the most important component of a brand is the visual symbol – Exxon, Starbucks, Coke, etc. But actually, it’s encompassed by the line in Wikipedia’s definition that says, "It also encompasses..."
  • Ebert, Roger. "Movie Answer Man: Voter Fraud?", Chicago Sun-Times, March 19, 2006. link
    "As Wikipedia writes about the French Romantic poet: Nerval had a pet lobster. He took it for walks in Paris on the end of a blue ribbon. He regarded lobsters as 'peaceful, serious creatures, who know the secrets of the sea, and don't bark.' Apologies to my friend McHugh, who is never seen far from his well-thumbed volume of Nerval. His translation of Nerval, by the way, is funnier and more graceful than Wikipedia's."
  • Feiler, Bruce. "Walking the Bible" - PBS HDTV program, March 25, 2006. Bruce Feiler, author of Walking the Bible (book) (ISBN 0380807319) is shown in a TV program of the same name. He goes into an internet cafe to research information about Mount Ararat in connection to Noah's Ark. Video of Wikipedia's entry on Marco Polo is shown while Feiler's voice over explains that Marco Polo visited Mount Ararat in 1254. The on-screen video of the Wikipedia article is not making that claim however, it is showing that Marco Polo was born in 1254. The Marco Polo article does not even mention Mount Ararat directly, though it does mention that Marco Polo traveled in the general area of the mountain.
  • Maranjian, Selena. "Does Your Fun Cost Too Much?" (' Series on Investing') 'The Motley Fool'. March 28, 2006. link
    "There's an interesting economic concept called 'opportunity cost.' According to Wikipedia, it measures the cost of something in terms of an opportunity forgone (and the benefits that could be received from that opportunity), or the most valuable forgone alternative."
  • James H. Fetzer. "Wikipedia:What it doesn't say." March 2006 link
    An extensive criticism of Wikipedia's editorial process in relation to the article about Fetzer's organisation's article Scholars for 9/11 Truth.


  • Legget, T.I. "Using Wikis and Blogs to ease administration". Linux Journal. April, 2006. link
April, 2006, p. 59. "What is a Wiki?" Quotes Wikipedia's definition of a wiki.
  • Fitzgerald, Deb. "Door County reconsiders Bible verse for memorial." Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers. April 4, 2006. Taken from Green Bay Press-Gazette.
    "The passage from John 15:13 - Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends, primarily refers to the impending death of Jesus and is often seen on war memorials and graves, according to"
  • Boroson, Warren (April 11, 2006). Wikipedia site filled with major mistakes.
"Some jerk contemptuously replied, in print, that Wiki would not publish my note, demanding to know: Where's the evidence? He never contacted me directly, as he should have; he just high-handedly dismissed my note, going on and on like a nutcase about: Where's the evidence?"
"I have received a ton of e-mails about my denunciation of Wikipedia.... I criticized Wikipedia for not providing enough information on mutual funds, but [a Wikipedian] pointed out that the Encyclopedia Britannica is a far worse offender in this regard. Having done more reading, I concede that I went too far. There are good articles in Wikipedia."
"Berkeley is far from the first American city to have an "official city bird." Bakersfield has the American robin. San Francisco chose the California quail, and Santa Monica adopted the brown pelican as its official bird, according to a list of official city birds on the Wikipedia Web site."

I quote from the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia: "Scientology’s doctrines famously include the story of Xenu, the ruler of the Galactic Confederacy who brought billions of frozen people to Earth 75 million years ago, stacked them around volcanoes and blew them up with hydrogen bombs, creating swarms of disembodied alien souls known as Body Thetans."

According to the online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia, "Funeralgate" is the name given to a scandal involving George W. Bush and family campaign contributor Robert Waltrip, owner of Service Corporation International, the largest funeral home company in the world.
"In 1999, Bush was subpoenaed but refused to testify in a lawsuit filed against the state of Texas and SCI by Eliza May, former director of the Texas Funeral Service Commission, who claimed that she was fired when she refused to quit investigating SCI despite pressure from Bush and his then Chief of Staff Joe Allbaugh," Wikipedia reports.
"The lawsuit was quietly settled in November, 2001, weeks before the revelation in the media that two Florida cemeteries owned by SCI were recycling graves, removing remains from their places of rest and placing other people in the graves."


"According to the infamous Wikipedia, the term 'quarterlife crisis' was coined in 1965 by Canadian psychologist Elliot Jaques. However, Alexandra Robbins and Abby Wilner, authors of Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in Your 20s, beg to differ."
"The excellent Wikipedia entry on the subject cites the Isaac Asimov story "No Refuge Could Save," in which a Nazi spy is unmasked because he can recite the song's full lyrics—including the story's title phrase: No refuge could save the hireling and slave/ From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave. No real American would know those lines."

"There's a website called Wikipedia. OK (laughing). On that website and on your autobiography it says you starred in a movie." (Heritier O'Brien article cited)

"Birmingham's Victoria Square became a pedestrian space in 1993...See Victoria Square, Birmingham."
"Enligt nätencyklopedin Wikipedia finns två kända överlevande från Titanic kvar i livet. De är 94 och 95 år gamla och bor i England." (translated as "According to the internet encyclopedia, Wikipedia, there are two known survivors from Titanic still alive. They are 94 and 95 years old and live in England."
"Shared bathrooms, bacheloresque cooking mishaps — it's a fitting lifestyle for a group whose official perks include, according to Wikipedia, "low-cost haircuts" and a gym membership. Also, their signature is worth as much as a stamp. (Which, come to the think of it, was the hallmark of another penny-ante House scandal of the '90s.)
No quote. Host cited material from Jennicam article.
Homer the Heretic linked on the right-hand side
"In 1982, Jack Valenti, then head of the MPAA, testified on the evils of the VCR, which he claimed would ruin the movie industry. "While the Japanese are unable to duplicate the American films by a flank assault, they can destroy it by this video cassette recorder," he said."
"According to the Wikipedia: A monsoon is a (wind) pattern that reverses direction on a seasonal basis. The term was originally applied to monsoonal winds in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. The word is also used to label the season in which this wind blows from the southwest in India and adjacent areas that is characterised by very heavy rainfall, and specifically the rainfall that is associated with this wind." and so on...
"Wikipedia says AdWords is Google's flagship advertising product where 'advertisers specify the words that should trigger their ads and the maximum amount they are willing to pay per click'."


  • Robinson, Tasha (June 7, 2006). "Inventory: 13 Memorably Unpopular Characters From Popular TV". The A.V. Club.  Mention of Cousin Oliver Syndrome article.
    "Check out Wikipedia's lengthy list of similarly desperate shows with "Cousin Oliver Syndrome."
  • Jonze, Tim (June 11, 2006). "Lost in cyberspace as thousands grieve for Anna". The Age.  Mention of Anna Svidersky article.
    "There is already a 200-word entry on Anna's life at Wikipedia, complete with a picture from her high-school yearbook."
  • Clarkson, Jeremy. Sunday Times motoring column "Audi TT 2.0T", published June 11, 2006.
    "If you look me up on Wikipedia, it really does say that I once drove into a tree: 46 years old and that’s all anyone can think of to say."
  • Questia Media staff writers (2006). "Answer to Today's Questia Quiz" Questia Newsletter (accessed June 12, 2006)
    "According to Wikipedia, The Book of Useless Information reports that more collect calls are made on Father's Day than any other day."
  • Rushin, Steve. "World's Right; We're Wrong." (Air and Space), Sports Illustrated. June 12, 2006.
    "Francis Lee, Manchester City midfielder of the 1960s and '70s, has the world's worst Wikipedia entry. Not only is Lee discredited as the Pioneer of the Dive, but he also earned another, even less appealing epithet after football, when he became a toilet paper magnate known as the Bog Roll King"
  • ""Is it true the MGM lion is actually yawning and his roar is dubbed?"". Ask Yahoo!. Yahoo!. 2006-06-12. Retrieved 2006-07-16. 
    Cites Leo the Lion (MGM) for the statement "MGM has reportedly used five different kings of the jungle as its mascot."
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Israel in "Lost in translation" (June 14, 2006). The Guardian.[2]
  • Clarkson, Jeremy. Gulf News "Blame it on Clarkson", published June 14, 2006.
    Published a brief bio of Clarkson sourced from Wikipedia
  • Ebert, Roger. "Nacho Libre", Chicago Sun-Times, June 16, 2006. link
    "...and I learn from Wikipedia that it's a style of freestyle wrestling with more freedom and less strategy than the American variety"
  • Hessel, Evan. "Shillipedia." Forbes 19 June 2006: 58. Retrieved July 21, 2006.
  • Hafner, Katie. New York Times "Growing Wikipedia Revises its 'Anyone Can Edit' Policy, June 2006: Albert Einstein article discussed, among several others.
  • Brousseau, François. "Méfiance" (referring to the World Series in Major League Baseball), Le Devoir, June 27 2006
    "Voici ce qu'en dit l'encyclopédie en ligne Wikipedia" [Or, in English: "Here is what the online encyclopedia Wikipedia has to say about it"]
  • Mann, Simon (June 24, 2006). "Growing up Ted". The Age.  Discussion of Ted Baillieu article.
  • "100 Reasons to Crack a Smile," Blueprint, Summer 2006.
    "21. William Hung's Wikipedia entry"
  • Spivak, Todd, Cut Short by Houston Press, June 29, 2006 - [3]
    Regarding the Hightower High School article
    ""Many petitions have been formed as a catalyst for her removal," reads the Wikipedia entry about Hightower High School. The online encyclopedia, written and edited by unnamed volunteers -- some of whom may well be disgruntled former Hightower employees -- includes a section devoted to controversies surrounding Paquin."
  • Schreiber, Stephan. "L'affaire Bogdanov" Micro Hebdo 22 June 2006. Cites Bogdanov Affair.
  • Spoke. Geez Magazine "Sunsets." Summer 2007. Page #39.
    "I looked it up on Wikipedia and said sunsets over the ocean "look more spectacular" than beach shots."
  • "Can History Be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past". The Journal of American History. June 2006. [4]
    "The Roosevelt entry, for example, emerged over four years as five hundred authors made about one thousand edits. This extraordinary freedom and cooperation make Wikipedia the most important application of the principles of the free and open-source software movement to the world of cultural, rather than software, production."


  • Fritz, Gregory K. (July 11, 2006). "Awakening to Scientology". The Providence Journal. 2007, Published by The Providence Journal Co. Retrieved 2007-06-13. 
    "As described on the Wikipedia Web site (based on information from disaffected members), Scientology believes in extraterrestrial civilizations and alien interventions in earthly events. For example, Hubbard wrote that 75 million years ago "Xenu," an alien ruler of the "Galactic Confederacy," brought billions of people to Earth and blew them up with hydrogen bombs in volcanoes. It's hard to take this seriously, which is probably why Scientology goes to great lengths to keep it secret."
  • Heller, Rachel (July 27, 2006). "[ Vegetarianism is Becoming More Popular]". Associated Content. Cites Vegetarianism. Retrieved April 20, 2007.


Uses the IBM 5150 image in their piece on the original IBM PC.
  • gave Wikipedia's reference for V. R. Krishna Iyer in his interview.
"Justice V R Krishna Iyer is now 91 years old. Even though he cannot walk without assistance, his brilliant mind, which made him one of the greatest judges to sit on the Supreme Court, continues to search for answers to India's many problems."
  • Википедија одређује нарцизам према дефиницији (Benczúz Gyula) из 1881. године, као опис самољубља наводећи да израз потиче из грчке митологије [...]
  • Wikipedia defines narcism according to the definition (Benczúz Gyula) from the year 1881, as the description of self-love stating that the expression originates from Greek mythology [...]
  • Guardian Online, July 2006, features a gallery of Stuckist paintings and lists the article Stuckism under "Useful links".
  • Hughes, Gary. "Are you a psychopath?" Gotcha Blog. August 28, 2006. link
    "The test is described as “the most widely used and misused personality test in the world”. You can read more about its history on Wikipedia."
  • Pope, Justin. "Patent fight over online schooling" BusinessWeek. 2006-08-27. link
    "The patent, awarded to the Washington, D.C.-based company [ Blackboard Inc. ] in January but announced last month, has prompted an angry backlash from the academic computing community, which is fighting back in techie fashion -- through online petitions and in a sprawling Wikipedia entry that helps make its case."
  • Zeller, Jr., Tom. "Purple, the Color of a Legal Conniption", New York Times (28 August 2006). link
    "Wikipedia, the community-edited online encyclopedia, maintains a useful history of anti-Barney Internet humor — from the “Jihad to Destroy Barney,” which has evolved into a role-playing game, to fictionalized stories and images documenting Barney’s womanizing and crack habit."
  • mental_floss link to toilet-related injury
    "So thanks to Wikipedia I can now retire from answering toilet-related injury questions."


"Source: Wikipedia, Courier-Mail"
"Irwin was married to Terri Raines Irwin, a Eugene native whose family was in the trucking business, according to a Wikipedia entry about Irwin."
Cites information about Maynard James Keenan.
"Because of their sexual nature, they survived the test of time and remain widely known even today," comments (yesterday's) entry on Catherine in online dictionary Wikipedia.
"The original Scirocco replaced the Karmann Ghia coupe and was sold from 1974 to 1992, sharing basics with the Golf and Rabbit, according to a history of the model in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia."
  • Wagar, Ali. "Pakistan recognises Islamic Emirate of Waziristan?", Daily Times, (September 19, 2006) link
The Foreign Office of the Government of Pakistan threatens to "take immediate notice" and "ban several websites" when a reporter from the Pakistan Daily Times sought comment on the Wikipedia article The Islamic Emirate of Waziristan.
"According to a new rating of the world's most mass-produced cars, Russia's answer to the VW Beetle is the 10th most prolific car in history.
Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia responsible for the list and a panel of motoring experts, revealed that AvtoVAZ, the company that makes Ladas, has produced 13.5 million of the vehicles since the early 1970s, turning Lada into an unlikely global auto icon."
"A simple example of such an algorithm is called a linear congruential generator; an explanation of how it works, and why it's flawed, is at Wikipedia."
"'The NCAA termed Chief Illiniwek as a 'hostile and abusive' symbol, and banned the university from hosting postseason activities as long as it continues to use the symbol,' according to"
According to, a fair-catch kick has been attempted four times in the last 42 years. Two noteworthy excerpts from Wikipedia on opportunites when free kicks were passed up...


  • Folens to wipe 'British Isles' off the map in new atlas] (Subscription required), The Irish Times, Mon, Oct 02, 06 (article available sans subscription here at
    "The introduction of the Folens atlas follows a recent entry on the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia on the term "British Isles" which stated that the phrase could be "confusing and objectionable to some people, particularly in Ireland".", [
  • "Lesotho unfurls 'peaceful' flag" on the BBC's online news site, October 4, 2006, uses an image of the new flag credited to "Zach Harden, Wikipedia"
  • "Electronic Music: A Glossary." tbt*. October 6, 2006. (sidebar to this article, in print edition only)
    "Search for 'electronic music genres' on Wikipedia and you'll find a list of—gulp—163 subgenres. Seriously, 163? We're sure there's a good reason for each one, but come on—'Clownstep?' 'Illbient?' 'Indietronica?' How can anyone crack this electronic code?"
  • Leonard, Andrew. "Ring-a-ding-ding, sitar-style". October 9, 2006. [7]
  • Graynor, Michael J. "Commentary: The Foley Scandal Key Lesson." The Post Chronicle. October 16, 2006. [(unreliable source, do not use) link]
    "Wikipedia: 'At the age of 23, Foley was appointed to the Lake Worth City Council as a Democrat. After some failed bids for higher political offices, he switched parties in the 1980s.'"
  • Homicide, Johnny. "Eon McKai" (interview). Eros Zine. October 17, 2006. (Quotes WP article Eon McKai.)
    "Speaking of which, Wikipedia tells me "McKai's work has generally been well received by altporn fans....Others, such as porn reviewers Roger Pipe and Scott McGowan, denounce McKai for what they see as his artistic pretensions, with McGowan stating 'If people jack off to your art, you're not the artist you think you are.'""
  • "Tamilnet news agaency used the following page [8] in its article [9]RaveenS 12:37, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Perlin, Josh. The Cornell Daily Sun article titled "Reflecting on Pigskin Glory: Football’s Real L.T." October 19, 2006 link
Sourced and credited the article on Lawrence Taylor.
  • Varney, Allen. "Red vs. Blue Makes Green." The Escapist. October 24, 2006. link
    "Among many measures of Rooster Teeth's success is a comprehensive suite of Red vs. Blue Wikipedia entries. The main treatise, one of the encyclopedia's Featured Articles (under "Media"), recaps the origin and premise of the series, as well as the entire 78-episode run since its premiere on April Fool's Day, 2003."
  • Dommermuth, Brady. "Ask Wizards - October, 2006". October 25, 2006
    When asked if anyone at Wizards of the Coast had some kind of map of Dominaria, "...Storyline gurus have put together some pretty awesome Wikipedia entries for Magic storyline and continuity details. Check out the Dominaria entry, which is pretty dang comprehensive, even if it doesn’t satisfy your every cartographical desire:"
  • McKinnell, Julia. "A latte people stick it to Starbucks". Maclean's. October 30, 2006. link
    "Wikipedia rushed to explain. 'The complicated pricing schemes offered by some establishments have led to the practice of ghetto latte (sometimes called bootleg latte), whereby some customers use the free milk and other condiments to convert a cheaper latte to a more expensive one.'" The quotation was actually taken from the Latte article and not from the Ghetto latte article.
  • Dommermuth, Brady. "Ask Wizards - October, 2006". October 31, 2006
    When asked if there was a list of the meanings of all the expansion symbols anywhere the answer was, "There’s a comprehensive fan-made list at, but I’ll list ..."
  • Paula Quinon, "Un problème de physique", Special issue of Sciences et Avenir on the paradox of Schrödinger's cat, p 70, Oct / Nov 2006:
    The article reproduces the diagram of the possible solutions in chat de Schrödinger, saying: "Arbre établi par Paula Quinon, d'après Wikipédia".
  • Michael Horsnell, "Last stand of the hippo as rebel militia slaughter hundreds a week". The Times, October 19, 2006 [10] cites Wikipedia as its source.


  • Vidal, John. (Nov. 1, 2006). The Guardian. "Heart and soul of the city".
    "Braess's paradox, named after mathematician Dietrich Braess, gives the lie to governments and local authorities that argue that building more roads reduces congestion. According to Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, it works like this..."
  • Cordova, Randy. (Nov. 2, 2006). The Arizona Republic. "Ch. 12 to switch its newscast to high-definition." Page A13.
    Information about HDTV in the sidebar of print edition, Page A13.
  • Bennett, Nelson. (Nov. 3, 2006). The Richmond News, Richmond, BC. Racism alleged over vanity plate. (Link now broken. To confirm the existence of the Racism alleged over vanity plate article, see MP shouldn't generalize.)
    "In Cantonese, "gweilo" literally means 'ghost man,' although when translated it can be interpreted as 'foreign devil,' according to Wikipedia ... Many native Cantonese speakers consider the term not derogatory,' according to Wikipedia. 'However, it must be noted that some Westerners familiar with its meaning consider the term offensive.'"
  • CNN-IBN. (Nov. 24, 2006). Sathya Sai Baba. Debate: Sai Baba, a godsend?
    His 'creations' are most often rings, medallions, bracelets, necklaces, watches, fruit, sweets, food, money. Yet he says he can turn earth into sky and vice-versa, that he contains all powers in his hand and knows everything about everyone.
    It was said that instruments played on their own accord in his household when he was born.
    According to professor Narayana Kasturi (Sathya Sai Baba's official biographer), Sathya was conceived through a Virgin birth.
    His mother, Easwaramma, claimed that she found out she was pregnant after a huge sphere of blue light rolled towards her, merged into her and made her faint.
    On May 23, 1940 the young Sathya claimed to be the reincarnation of the fakir Shirdi Sai Baba and subsequently took the fakir's name.
  • Sorich, Sonya. (Nov. 30, 2006). Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. "Music provides metal act avenue for explosion."
    "In 2001, "Break the Cycle" helped Staind gain footing in the alternative rock world. Among the disc's hits was "It's Been Awhile," believed by some to be a departure from the "raw" nature of the group's earlier albums. The track spent 16 and 14 weeks on top of the modern and mainstream rock charts, respectively, according to the online database Wikipedia."


  • Cridlin, Jay. (December 1, 2006) St Petersburg Times. Not Just an Act. Page 32.
    "Bassist Matt Rubano called tbt* from London, where he was brewing tea in preparation for a string of shows in the U.K., to discuss Chuck Norris, Bat Boy and The Game, a book about a secret society of pick-up artists. I have no idea if this is true, but your Wikipedia page says you once played bass in a musical about Bat Boy."
  • French, Howard W. (December 1, 2006) Daily Breeze. Wikipedia offers 2 visions of Mao Zedong. Page A13.
    "SHANGHAI, China -- Just who was Mao Zedong? In the English-language version of Wikipedia , the popular online encyclopedia, he was a victorious military and political leader who founded China's modern communist state. But he was also a man whom many saw as "a mass murderer, holding his leadership accountable for the deaths of tens of millions of innocent Chinese." Switch to Wikipedia in Chinese, though, and read about a very different man. There, Mao's reputation is unsullied by mention of any death in the great purges of the 1950s and 1960s, like the Great Leap Forward, a mass collectivization and industrialization campaign begun in 1958 that produced what many historians call the greatest famine in human history."
  • French, Howard W. (December 1, 2006). New York Times. Who Did What in China's Past? Look It Up, or Maybe Not. Section A.
    "SHANGHAI, Nov. 30 Just who was Mao Zedong? In the English-language version of Wikipedia , the popular online encyclopedia, he was a victorious military and political leader who founded China's modern Communist state. But he was also a man whom many saw as a mass murderer, holding his leadership accountable for the deaths of tens of millions of innocent Chinese. Switch to Wikipedia in Chinese, though, and you read about a very different man. There, Mao's reputation is unsullied by mention of any death toll in the great purges of the 1950s and 1960s, like the Great Leap Forward, a mass collectivization and industrialization campaign begun in 1958 that produced what many historians call the greatest famine in human history."
  • Hathaway, Donna; Jacob, Susan; Stegbauer, Cheryl; Thompson, Carol; Graff, Carolyn. (December 1, 2006). Journal of Nursing Education The Practice Doctorate: Perspectives of Early Adopters. Volume 45; Issue 12
    Terminal degree - "Terminal professional doctoral degrees are not academic research doctorates. The minimum term for a terminal professional degree is 3 years post baccalaureate, and the degree entitles the holder to pursue academic careers on par with holders of academic research doctoral degrees. Actual practice, and legal recognition, within the applicable professional field usually requires that the holders of professional doctoral degrees also become licensed by the appropriate professional body. In contrast, academic doctoral degrees are awarded in recognition of research of a publishable standard and that represents a contribution to human knowledge (Wikipedia, n.d.)."
  • Lang, Kathy. (December 1, 2006) DM Review. Differences Between Statistics and Data Mining. Volume 16; Issue 12; Page 32.
    "A deceptively simple question triggers lively debate among analytical professionals: What is the difference between statistics and data mining? Wikipedia defines statistics as, "A mathematical science pertaining to collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data." Statistics draws valid conclusions and makes reasonable decisions on the basis of such analysis. It further states that predictive analytics encompasses a variety of statistical techniques that process current and historical data in order to make predictions about future events."
  • Newlin, Ethan. (December 1, 2006) University Wire. Our next great icon: Dolph Lundgren.
    "That's right. According to his personal Web site and a biography on Wikipedia, [Dolph Lundgren] is a scholar who could crush your clavicle with the power of his thoughts. DL served in the Swedish military, competed internationally in karate tournaments, was a team leader for the 1996 U.S. Olympic pentathlon team and completed his master's degree in chemical engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia."
  • Salas, Randy A. (December 1, 2006). Star Tribune. Web search: Mercury is rising. Page 2E
    "Wikipedia's [List of craters on Mercury] listing of the more than 200 named craters on Mercury notes that they all have been labeled after famous artists and writers, including composers Beethoven, Bach and Wagner. Sadly, none is named after Holst. Maybe that will change when MESSENGER maps the remaining 55 percent of the planet starting in 2011."
  • Smith, Liz. (December 1, 2006). Buffalo News. Some very serious Steel. Page C3.
    "After all, [Danielle Steel's] Wikipedia biography says the following: " . . . first married at age 18 and had one daughter. This was followed by a brief second marriage to a convicted rapist, and she soon found herself pregnant out of wedlock with her second child by the heroin-addicted William Toth. She married him shortly before giving birth to their son, whom she named Nicholas, but they divorced soon after. She married for the fourth time to John Traina . . . and they had four daughters and a son. . . . Her fifth marriage, to the Silicon Valley financier Tom Perkins, lasted less than two years.""
  • Tatya, Rafsanjan Abbey. (December 1, 2006). Kony Now in James Bond Film.
    "The rebel leader Joseph Kony is portrayed in the latest Agent 007 movie Casino Royale, the 21 under the James Bond brand name. ... According Wikipedia website, "The [Casino Royale] movie is based on Ian Flemming's novel Casino Royale. In the novel, the terrorists' organisation whose money Le Chiffre has lost was Smersh. But in a draft of the film's script, it is the Lord's Resistance Army, although this is never referenced in the actual movie.""
  • The Telegraph (Macon) (December 1, 2006). Volunteers always essential. Section A.
    "That sounds a little crazy, but the Appalachian Trail, which ranks as the world's longest greenway, has always depended on the labors of unpaid volunteers. (A Wikipedia article says 4,000 volunteers representing 30 hikers' clubs contribute 175,000 hours of labor annually.)"
  • Téllez, Lesley. (December 1, 2006). The Dallas Morning News It's getting late ... Section: Quick. Page 22.
    In writing about the Dallas, Texas, United States after-hours club Insomnia at 2250 Mañana Drive, Téllez wrote, "What you might get asked: 'Want a lightshow?' (Wikipedia "rave" if you don't know what this is.)"
  • Blair, Tim. (December 2, 2006). The Daily Telegraph. But can he bridge the gaps. Section: Features 1 - State; Page 23.
    "Kevin Rudd made repeated use of the phrase "a bridge too far", as in: "On workers" rights, on Iraq, on circus midgets, the Howard Government has gone a bridge too far." ... So, where does the phrase come from? According to [the A Bridge Too Far article in] online resource Wikipedia, it was first uttered by British Lieutenant-General Frederick Browning, deputy commander of the First Allied Airborne Army. Before an attempt to break through German lines in the occupied Netherlands during WWII, Browning is said to have remarked: "I think we may be going a bridge too far." The bid to break through ended with the final British defeat of the war; it was downhill for the Krauts after that."
  • Phillips, Dan. (December 8, 2006). Intellectual Conservative. "What the Heck is a Paleoconservative and Why You Should Care"
    "It is not my intention to be exhaustive or to reinvent the wheel. For a more exhaustive treatment, see the Wikipedia entry on paleoconservatism. I know Wikipedia can be a bit hit and miss, but the paleoconservative entry is fantastic. (No I did not write it.) It was updated recently, and the first half is particularly well done."
"Una lista aparecida en la Wikipedia enumera a 25 países o Estados libres que se encuentran sin fuerzas armadas, toda una rareza en un mundo con las características armamentistas de la época." defines green building as "the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use and harvest energy , water , and materials , and reducing building impacts on human health and the environment , through better siting, design , construction , operation, maintenance, and removal - the complete building life cycle."
  • "Rickshaw (Young World)" (December 15, 2006). The Hindu. [URL n/a]." Uses wikipedia as the source for talking about the history of rickshaw and literary works associated with the rickshaw, specifically Rudyard Kipling's work. Idleguy 09:59, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
  • People mentions (Rosie Speaks Out on The View) that Rosie O'Donnell posted part of Wikipedia's biography on Donald Trump on her website. In an entry posted Wedsday on her Web site, O'Donell duplicated an excerpt on Trump's rocky Financial history form his biography on the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, which is written by users. Her entry is here.
  • "(His little stars are wonders) (News and Observer)" (December 23, 2006). [url]. Uses Wikipedia as an "other reading" and for a look at the rhombicuboctahedron. Evil oranges 16:07, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Cheney, Peter. (December 23, 2006) Globe and Mail. An online debate: What's the meaning of Zanta? He may be local, but fans say he belongs in Wikipedia. Section: Globe Toronto; Page M3.
    "For the past two years, Mr. Zancai has appeared around the city, even on the coldest days, dressed in little more than his trademark goatee, boots and red Santa hat. He performs push-ups (often hundreds at a time) and poses for pictures with amused passersby. [David Zancai's] shtick has earned him numerous newspaper and television appearances, and a place on Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that also serves as an international who's who. ... But earlier this month, it seemed that Mr. Zancai's 15 minutes of fame might be up; in an extended debate [in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Zanta], Wikipedians weighed whether his celebrity was insufficiently global to merit his continued inclusion. ... 'Entirely local to Toronto,' sniffed one reviewer. The debate made it clear that Mr. Zancai has not yet made it into the same celebrity orbit as the likes of Robert John Burck, a New York City busker known as the Naked Cowboy. Mr. Burck's odd fame has made him a worldwide celebrity and given him perks that include an executive parking spot near Times Square, where he appears almost every day with his guitar, wearing nothing but tight white underwear, boots and a cowboy hat. All this is clear from his own well-maintained Wikipedia page. ... In the end, Zanta made the cut."

An article about the Pareto Principle in the American Chronicle starts out with citing Wikipedia.

The Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten quotes Wikipedia for information about the Lahore Treaty in an article about Indian demands for the return of the Koh-i-Noor. The article on Koh-i-Noor reads: One of the terms of the Treaty of Lahore, the legal agreement formalising this occupation, was as follows: The gem called the Koh-i-Noor which was taken from Shah Shuja-ul-Mulk by Maharajah Ranjit Singh shall be surrendered by the Maharajah of Lahore to the Queen of England. ...

The Danish text reads: Og af Lahore-traktaten fremgår det, skriver Wikipedia, at "Koh-i-nor-diamanten skal overgå fra maharajahen af Lahore til Englands dronning." = The Treaty of Lahore specifies, according to Wikipedia, that the "Koh-i-Noor diamond shall be transferred from the Maharajah of Lahore to the Queen of England". --Valentinian (talk) / (contribs) 17:54, 30 December 2006 (UTC)