The 25 Most Popular Articles On Wikipedia In August
Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Fact. Making it even better? Its public list of stats, shedding light on what the collective world is thinking about. Below is a list of the top 25 searches from August. Bet you can't guess even half.
24. FIFA 15
All the video game info without the #GamerGate noise.
Great job, America.
The first woman to earn a Fields Medal, which has similar prestige within the mathematics community as the Nobel.
Have you ever heard of this movie?!
After the Michael Brown shooting, unrest and violence.
18. Reflection (Fifth Harmony album)
Have you ever heard of Fifth Harmony? Outta nowhere.
First the lost plane, and now this.
Good for her.
15. Big Brother 16
Wikipedia is still the place for episode guides.
This group of Iraqi-Kurds is being decimated by ISIS. Things are going towards genocide territory.
Wait, is a high-ranking on this list a good thing?
12. War in Donbass
Probably redirected from the Googled "Ukraine invasion thingy."
11. Lauren Bacall
She had a damn good run, eh? Now I want to re-watch The Big Sleep for the 28th time.
No, you don't have it. Stop scaring yourself.
How is this still a thing?
A small percentage of the people reading this article were teenage girls, who then tried to join.
Wikipedia, macabre as always.
Let's hope there won't be a 2015 one.
Hysteria? Maybe a little.
When there's much yelling on TV, people get their facts from the Wiki, which has no tolerance for opinion or BS.
It was great that ALS got all those donations, but Vox wondered whether it was at the expense of other good causes.
And number one forever in our hearts.
Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. His favorite Robin Williams movie is Aladdin.