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Listen as I narrate a Wikipedia article top to bottom. Topics are varied. That's all this series is—reading Wikipedia articles. Wikireadia is the original Wikipedia-narrating YouTube channel by D. Griffin Jones.

Game Show

Jun 18, 2022



A game show is a genre of broadcast viewing entertainment (radio, television, internet, stage or other) where contestants compete for a reward. These programs can either be participatory or demonstrative and are typically directed by a host, sharing the rules of the program as well as commentating and narrating where necessary.

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Wikipedia contributors. March 6, 2022. Game show. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved May 31, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_show

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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Game_show&oldid=1075572765

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Vanna White and Pat Sajak, 2006 edit
Cpl. Tom Sloan, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

545 km

Jun 11, 2022



545 km is a rural locality (a passing loop) in Kalarskoye Rural Settlement of Tashtagolsky District, Russia. The population was 61 as of 2010.

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Wikipedia contributors. November 16, 2021. 545 km. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved February 1, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/545_km

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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=545_km&oldid=1055556331

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545 km
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The Gentleman Pirate, Stede Bonnet

Jun 4, 2022



Stede Bonnet (1688 – 10 December 1718) was an early 18th-century Barbadian pirate, sometimes called “The Gentleman Pirate” because he was a moderately wealthy land-owner before turning to a life of crime. Bonnet was born into a wealthy English family on the island of Barbados, and inherited the family estate after his father’s death in 1694. On November 21, 1709, twenty-one-year-old Stede Bonnet married sixteen-year-old Mary Allamby.

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Wikipedia contributors. April 13, 2022. Stede Bonnet. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 16, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stede_Bonnet

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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stede_Bonnet&oldid=1082476082

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Stede Bonnet, Surrender of Bonnet, from the Pirates of the Spanish Main series for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes
Allen & Ginter, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Tongue Twister

May 28, 2022



A tongue twister is a phrase that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly, and can be used as a type of spoken (or sung) word game. Additionally, they can be used as exercises to improve pronunciation and fluency. Some tongue twisters produce results that are humorous (or humorously vulgar) when they are mispronounced, while others simply rely on the confusion and mistakes of the speaker for their amusement value.

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Wikipedia contributors. May 10, 2022. Tongue twister. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved May 23, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongue_twister

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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tongue_twister&oldid=1087180310

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Confused Young Woman
Flickr user CollegeDegrees360, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

1904 Summer Olympics Men’s Marathon

May 21, 2022



The men’s marathon at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, United States, took place on August 30 of that year, over a distance of 24.85 miles (40 km). While thirty-two athletes representing four nations competed, only 14 managed to finish the race, which proved to be a bizarre affair due to poor organization and officiating.

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Wikipedia contributors. March 22, 2022. Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men’s marathon. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved May 16, 2022, from [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athletics_at_the_1904Summer_OlympicsMen%27s_marathon](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athletics_at_the_1904_Summer_Olympics–_Men%27s_marathon)

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Athletics_at_the_1904Summer_OlympicsMen%27s_marathon&oldid=1078623520](https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Athletics_at_the_1904_Summer_Olympics–_Men%27s_marathon&oldid=1078623520)

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1904 Olympics- Runners lined up at start of Marathon Race, receiving instructions immediately prior to start
Nathan Lazarnick, New York, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

May 14, 2022



“Frank Sinatra Has a Cold” is a profile of Frank Sinatra written by Gay Talese for the April 1966 issue of Esquire. The article is one of the most famous pieces of magazine journalism ever written and is often considered not only the greatest profile of Frank Sinatra but one of the greatest celebrity profiles ever written. The profile is one of the seminal works of New Journalism and is still widely read, discussed and studied.

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Wikipedia contributors. March 1, 2022. Frank Sinatra Has a Cold. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 11, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sinatra_Has_a_Cold

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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Frank_Sinatra_Has_a_Cold&oldid=1074629377

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Frank Sinatra (1966 publicity photo - A Man and His Music Part II)
Distributed by CBS-TV. Photograph credited to the CBS Television Network Photo Division., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Coin Flipping

May 7, 2022



Coin flipping, coin tossing, or heads or tails is the practice of throwing a coin in the air and checking which side is showing when it lands, in order to choose between two alternatives, heads or tails, sometimes used to resolve a dispute between two parties. It is a form of sortition which inherently has two possible outcomes. The party who calls the side that is facing up when the coin lands wins.

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Wikipedia contributors. March 18, 2022. Coin flipping. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 27, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coin_flipping

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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Coin_flipping&oldid=1077875364

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Coin Toss
ICMA Photos, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Car Collection of the Sultan of Brunei

Apr 30, 2022



The car collection of the 29th Sultan of Brunei is the largest private car collection in the world, consisting of approximately 7,000 cars which have an estimated combined value over US$5 billion. Within his collection of cars, the Sultan’s collection of Ferrari F40s, McLaren F1s, and Rolls-Royce are particularly notable due to the rarity of the vehicles and their value.

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Wikipedia contributors. April 15, 2022. Car collection of the 29th Sultan of Brunei. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 21, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_collection_of_the_29th_Sultan_of_Brunei

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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Car_collection_of_the_29th_Sultan_of_Brunei&oldid=1082791472

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Jonathan the Tortoise

Apr 23, 2022



Jonathan (hatched c. 1832) is a Seychelles giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea hololissa), a subspecies of the Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea), and is the oldest known living land animal. Jonathan resides on the island of Saint Helena, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean.

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Wikipedia contributors. March 16, 2022. Jonathan (tortoise). (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 12, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_(tortoise)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jonathan_(tortoise)&oldid=1077513187

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Tortoise Jonathan at Plantation House Saint Helena March 2020
Kevstan, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Monster Truck

Apr 16, 2022



A monster truck is a specialized off-road vehicle with a heavy duty suspension, four-wheel steering, large-displacement V8 engines and oversized tires constructed for competition and entertainment uses. Originally created by modifying stock pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), they have evolved into purpose-built vehicles with tube-frame chassis and fiberglass bodies rather than metal. A competition monster truck is typically 12 feet (3.7 m) tall, and equipped with 66-inch (1.7 m) off-road tires.

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Wikipedia contributors. February 14, 2022. Monster truck. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 4, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_truck

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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Monster_truck&oldid=1071727062

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USAF Afterburner Monster Jam
U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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