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  • Legendary Wikipedia vandal Willy on Wheels had one main modus operandi, although he also carried out many other legendary acts too. His main modus operandi was to simply rename articles so that they ended with 'On Wheels!'. He also vandalized many other Wikimedia projects and other wikis like Super Mario Wiki.
  • Then there's Grawp, who moved random pages to "HAGGER?" or "HERMY?", a reference to a minor Harry Potter character looking for Hagrid (Hagger) or Hermione (Hermy).
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  • The fact that Wikipedia, almost famous for being so humorless and stuffy, has a Theme Song. It's a parody of "Hotel California". Yes, really.
  • Many of the April Fool's Day pranks, as seen here.
  • Wikipedia's long-term abuse section lists what can best be described as the site's very own Rogues Gallery of the most persistent vandals and sockpuppets on the site. While a lot of it is mundane, there are some rather stand-out characters among the others:
    • The 'Best known for' IP, who gets into edit wars and shouting matches with other editors over the phrase 'Best known for', which he tries to insert into articles ad-nauseam.
    • Caidin-Johnson, who has an obsessive love of crayons, balloons, children's television, and inventing gibberish words and sentences which he proceeds to spam Wikipedia articles with.
    • David Beals, who inserts random images of ceiling fans or links to videos of them into Wikipedia articles, and obsessively thanks other editors for their work.
  • The Village stocks, a compilation of the dumbest things done by administrators.
    • Back in 2005, an administrator accidentally blocked co-founder Jimbo Wales' account indefinitely, then undid the block with an edit summary of "OOPS!" A month later, another admin blocked him for 1 second as a joke.
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  • The Bad Jokes and Other Deleted Nonsense section was once a relatively popular place to post instances of creative or hilarious article vandalism. Alas, the page was laid to rest in 2007 due to the fact that the page may actually be promoting vandalism, and the page's archives were offloaded to dedicated sites. It has since been replaced by the Silly Things section.
  • The entire lamest edit wars pages. Fierce debates over the most petty (and hilarious) issues shows up here in spades.
    • Is it appropriate to include a picture [on the Cow Tipping article] of a cow with the caption "An unsuspecting potential victim"? (The talk page includes a massive argument over whether the cow really is unsuspecting because she's looking at the screen, and over whether cows even can suspect.)
    • Revert wars, alleged sock-puppetry, and page protection: should the article on feces include this picture of a large human turd? As of early July 2005, the discussion on this issue alone had reached 12,900 words.
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    • An edit war over what to call Mozart's buttocks! Should the German "Arsch" in the title of a joke composition be translated as "arse" or "ass"?
    • "Gary Glitter: Is he a pedophile famous for being a rock star, or a rock star famous for being a pedophile?"
    • Does the pattern on the woman's leggings depict flowers or splattered paint or even both?
    • In early 2017, there was a massive edit war over Garfield's gender, to the point where the article had to be locked.
    • Should the image for the article on the missionary position include a teddy bear?
  • Not listed, but there was a rather passionate edit war over the earth-shaking matter of whether or not David Ogden Stiers was gay. After much back-and-forth it emerged that the only source saying that he was came from a celebrity gossip site that anyone could edit. Finally all mention of the man's personal life was completely scrubbed from his page, and after his death all that was noted was that he had a son.
  • This FAC filled with Gratuitous Iambic Pentameter.
  • This section of the "Buttered cat paradox" page. Specifically:
    In reality, cats do possess the ability to turn themselves right side up in mid-air if they should fall upside-down, known as the cat righting reflex, which enables them to land on their feet if dropped from sufficient height (about 30cm). A similar ability has not been reported for buttered toast.
    • Since that example was added, the part was edited to an even funnier version:
    In reality, cats do possess the ability to turn themselves right side up in mid-air if they should fall upside-down, known as the cat righting reflex, which enables them to land on their feet if dropped from sufficient height (about 30cm). Toast, being an inanimate object, lacks both the ability and the desire to right itself.
  • If you're into Black Comedy, some of the entries in the list of unusual deaths can be darkly humorous. This one, though, arguably takes the cake:
    Clement Vallandigham, a lawyer and Ohio politician defending a man accused of murder, accidentally shot himself while demonstrating how the victim might have accidentally shot himself. His client was cleared.
  • While it's since been edited, one list formerly had a suspiciously specific clarification regarding any additions.
  • From the page category "Wikipedia Humor":
    This page in a nutshell: Inside a nutshell it's too dark to read this page! Please help me! Grab a nutcracker!
  • Deleted Articles With Freaky Titles from The Other Wiki. Highlights include "Angry donkey", "Attack of the fifty foot Hitler", "The cheeses has eats my one friends", and "List Of Dads Who Make Other Dads Eat Bugs", an all-blank page whose discussion page only contained "my dad".
  • An infobox for an illustration of territory in Antarctica claimed by various nations was edited to read "All territorial claims frozen (literally and figuratively)."
  • The now-merged article on Rasputin's penis. It Makes Sense in Context as his penis was supposedly cut off when he was killed and a number people have claimed to possess it, but as earlier versions of the article said, "none of them have been able to come up with hard evidence."
  • There used to be (it has been taken down since) a Take That! in their list of political catch phrases' section about Bill Clinton. It read "'I did not have sexual relations with that woman', said by Bill Clinton regarding Monica Lewinsky, a woman with whom he had sexual relations." The "a woman with whom he had sexual relations" has since been trimmed down, although there's still some implied ones about other politicians ("'Read my lips: no new taxes', said by George H. W. Bush during the 1988 U.S. presidential election. Bush raised taxes later in his presidency.")
  • The plot summary of the music video for Jizz in My Pants is classic.
  • Wikipedia on the dangers of bee-keeping: "It's worth noting that no amount of protective clothing will make the experience of a faceful of aggressive bees flying up from an opened hive pleasant for any beekeeper".
  • Wikimedia, who runs Wikipedia and other affiliated websites, has a classy article about behavior called Don't be a dick. At the bottom of the article, it says: The term "dick" in this essay is generally defined as "an abrasive and inconsiderate person" of any gender. Therefore this is an essay about obnoxious behaviour. Eventually, it was rewritten to the gender-neutral but less funny "Don't be a jerk".
  • Searching for "Janet Jackson's breast" will work as an actual means of searching for their entry for the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show controversy.
  • The deletion summaries for the redirects "Mah boy" and "I wonder what's for dinner". And the one for "Lotsa spaghetti".
  • The deletion summary for one of "Mr Diaper"'s creepy photos was "Creepy Mr Diaper; speedy delete".
  • Their plot summary of Trapped in the Closet. Seeing them report on the song in all its ridiculousness is gold.
    Roxanne tells Sylvester that a high Twan was swerving on the road and cutting up on the both of them, even turning his music loud playing "Mary Jane" and screaming "I'm Rick James, bitch!"
    • There's even a little diagram showing "Who has sex with whom in the Trapped in the Closet world", in the same way they have a diagram explaining the relationships in Wuthering Heights.
    • The summary of each chapter also includes the final cliffhanger line from the chapter.
    • The "Reception" page also manages to sneak in a funny, summarizing a review:
    Roger Cormier points out that "when journalists write about...Trapped in the Closet, they tend to throw out a high-brow literary reference," and then calls it "a subtlety free, it's-so-dumb-it's-brilliant work of art" comparable to "Laurence Sterne's 18th century novel The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy, Gentleman [sic]".
  • Due to an incident where Paraguyan president Fernando Lugo got his photo for two weeks on "In the news", he's reached Memetic Mutation status, including his variation of Godwin's Law and Lugopedia.
  • The page "No one cares about your garage band" is delightfully snarky.
  • As mentioned under the Lamest Edit Wars entry, but deserving its own: Talk:Feces. A massive Flame War over excrement, enough to prove the link between apes and humans.
  • The article on the town of Fucking, Austria (which has since been renamed into the only slightly less amusing Fugging) can be a joy to read once it gets into things such as sign theft and tourism.
    • The quotes that begin the "popularity and notoriety" section are hilarious as well.
    Augustina Lindlbauer, the manager of an area guesthouse, noted that the area had lakes, forests, and vistas worth visiting, but there was an "obsession with Fucking". Lindlbauer recalled how she had to explain to a British female tourist "that there were no Fucking postcards."
  • The specificity and quirkiness of certain article categories can be funny— "Paranormal triangles", "Twin people from the United States", "Robots of Austria", "Mobsters by cause of death", "Unidentified sounds", etc. "Accidental deaths in Florida" is also a category.
  • From a page on the Horrible Histories book series:
    The book Bloody Scotland drew the ire of the Scottish Separatist Group, who claimed it promoted a "UK centric, anti-Scottish viewpoint of Scottish history". They pointed to a featured haggis recipe: "cook the haggis until it looks like a hedgehog after the fifteenth lorry has run over it".
  • The "List of Cetaceans page includes a list of information about whales, with diagrams. Places where diagrams are still required are labelled "Cetacean Needed".
  • Wikipedia's article on Disruptive Innovation contains a number of examples on the topic, and the very first one lists Wikipedia itself as disruptive to paper encyclopedias, and goes on to describe how inherently superior Wikipedia is to them.
  • The section for real monkeys on Wikipedia's page on the infinite monkey theorem is utterly gold, if not just for the images of a monkey trying to use a typewriter and utterly failing:
    ...Not only did the monkeys produce nothing but five total pages largely consisting of the letter S, the lead male began by bashing the keyboard with a stone, and the monkeys continued by urinating and defecating on it.
  • While the site would obviously be incomplete without it, there's something inherently funny about the fact that they have a page for humans. Complete with a picture of "an adult human male (left) and female (right) in Northern Thailand", and a note that the conservation status of humans is "Least Concern".
  • The article about the San Franciscan eccentric Emperor Norton, who in 1859 proclaimed himself Emperor of the United States, dryly and seriously informs readers of his numerous decrees and actions.
    Norton's battle against the elected leaders of America persisted throughout his reign, though it appears he eventually, if grudgingly, allowed Congress to exist without his permission.
  • The image for the page of the drinking song "Ten Green Bottles" is in fact a picture of ten green bottles on a wall.
  • There are likewise two images for the page about the raven paradox (which demonstrates how you can learn about the colour of ravens by studying things other than ravens). There is a picture of a black raven called "a black raven" and a picture of various-coloured apples titled "neither black, nor ravens".
  • The image for the page about "Peñabots" (a network of automated accounts on social media found to spread propaganda in favor of President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto) is in fact a picture of Peña Nieto seated behind ASIMO the humanoid robot while he attended the inauguration of a Honda factory in Mexico.
  • Wikipedia's policies on working with others: Assume good faith, Civility and etiquette, No personal attacks, Resolving disputes, and No climbing the Reichstag dressed as Spider-Man. If you think that you can get away with scaling other buildings dressed as other characters, that's not allowed either.
  • Wikipedia's article about unusual place names is pretty funny in and of itself, but the comments on some of the entries are also golden. Someone clearly had fun writing these, and the article has been earmarked for humor.
    Chicken, Alaska: Prospectors wanted to name the town for ptarmigan, a local game bird, but Chicken was easier to spell.
    Embarrass, Minnesota: The unofficial record low temperature in Minnesota was taken here, and is −64 °F (−53 °C), which was reached in February 1996. Unofficial because although verified, it was not taken by the National Weather Service, which in and of itself had to prove somewhat embarrassing.
    Batman, Turkey: A city in Turkey whose former mayor threatened to sue Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. for their use of its name in the films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight (film).
  • The Top 25 Report, listing the most popular pages of each week, usually has some snark in at least one entry. But the funniest was "Are you tired of winning yet?", trying to channel Donald Trump. And one year later, the same author wrote another Trump-like report where every single entry had a "Sad!"
  • From the Glossary of Climbing Terms:
    To unintentionally descend using gravity as an aid. Hopefully stopped by a rope.
  • The Fasting page has the following line:
    Mental health
    Fasting can help alleviate some symptoms of depression. However the psychological effects may also include anxiety and depression.
  • The image for Kiwi (people) has the caption— "Kiwi holding a kiwi".
  • For a bit of Toilet Humor, the article for urination says "....and known colloquially by various names, including peeing, weeing and pissing."
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  • From Wikivoyage's section on crime in Russia:
    Alas, there is a whole Lada police corruption in Russia.
  • Wikivoyage's article on Miyagi prefecture, Japan:
    Miyagi prefecture has nothing to do with Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid.
  • The Miss Susie article lists all the versions of the song from different times and different places (generally American cities since the rhyme originated in the USA). This is all normal, but the funny part comes when one of the versions listed is from The Simpsons, and its location is being listed as Springfield (The Simpsons).
  • This Articles for Deletion page for the "Flea Market Montgomery", a defunct flea market in Montgomery, Alabama that gained Memetic Mutation for its So Bad, It's Good television commercials.
    The result was it's just like, it's just like, a no consensus.
  • The page image for Electrostatics is a cat covered in packing peanuts.
  • A deletion nomination for a song called "Ten Pound Hammer" was started by a user named... TenPoundHammer.
  • Wikipedia's article on beluga whales contains an unexpected fact about miscellaneous items belugas have been known to fancy:
    During the breeding season, adults have been observed carrying objects such as plants, nets, and even the skeleton of a dead reindeer on their heads and backs.
  • The article for food fights has this as its opening lines. There's something hilarious about the academic way it's phrased.
    A food fight is a form of chaotic collective behavior, in which food is thrown at others in the manner of projectiles. These projectiles are not made nor meant to harm others, but to simply ignite a fight filled with spontaneous food throwing.
  • The article for the United Kingdom has this brilliant line (which is also on the quotes page for National Stereotypes).
    • The fact that they need a citation for this line is funny in and of itself (in fact, for the longest time this line ended with [citation needed]).
  • The article for Door breaching lists a few examples of ballistic methods, including using a tank.
  • Following the second impeachment of Donald Trump, Wikipedia inevitably frontpaged the news with an accompanying picture of the president. What they then decided to do was repeatedly change the picture of Trump to increasingly dejected-looking ones, as if the photo itself was slowly responding to the news of the impeachment. Unfortunately, the joke ended shortly after, with the photo being reverted to the first one (Trump's official presidential portrait) for the sake of formality, but the fact that it happened to begin with is still fairly amusing to think about.
  • The fact that they have a page for dick jokes. Made extra funny by the extra terms for a dick joke, including "penis joke", "cock joke", and "knob joke".
  • The page for Måneskin, an Italian rock band, had a dispute if they are glam rock, hard rock, stoner rock, or heavy metal. It went so far the page actually had to be protected!
  • Lefèvre Utile is a French brand of British-style tea biscuits that was at one point owned by Kraft Foods, and today is owned by Mondelez International. Upon being bought, the article had tons of people editing the infobox to make it look like they moved their headquarters from Nantes to an undetermined U.S. location. Then, another user changed it to Pakistan, because of an unreliable, almost certainly fake "source" that LU is indeed Pakistani. It currently stands as Nantes, but it may be changed anytime soon.
  • Wikipedia once had an article... on their own article for George W. Bush!


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