Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wiki-6-D Challenge: "John Wilkes Booth" to "Zordon"

I'm going to relay a challenge issued to me by my brother this morning. Can you start wikipedia's article on John Wilkes Booth and get to the article on Zordon (the disembodied floating mentor of the power rangers) in less than six clicks?

Post your answers. Your linked path must stay within wikipedia without taking shortcuts through index pages. The first person to post the shortest path wins five points, redeemable for swag and glory at the company store. Discretionary bonus points may be awarded for style.

PS. Here's a five-step route to make the return trip from Zordon to Booth. Note that since many wikipedia links are one-way streets, so this path isn't much help going the other direction.

Starting at: Zordon
  1. Robert L. Manahan
  2. United States
  3. American Civil War
  4. Abraham Lincoln
  5. John Wilkes Booth.
PPS: This post relates to network theory, which relates to complexity theory ... to social science ... to political science, and is therefore germane to this blog. Starting at complexity theory, the same holds for my previous post about Sync.

1 comment:

Matt said...

3 steps:
John Wilkes Booth
New Jersey
Megas XLR