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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.



Dazzle Camouflage

Jun 12, 2021


Dazzle camouflage, also known as razzle dazzle (in the U.S.) or dazzle painting, was a family of ship camouflage used extensively in World War I, and to a lesser extent in World War II and afterwards. Credited to the British marine artist Norman Wilkinson, though with a rejected prior claim by the zoologist John Graham Kerr, it consisted of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. June 6, 2021. Dazzle camouflage. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved June 8, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dazzle_camouflage&oldid=1027211581

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Lot 9609-25
National Museum of the U.S. Navy, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons






Phoenix

Jun 5, 2021


The phoenix is a long-lived bird associated with Greek mythology (with analogs in many cultures) that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. May 31, 2021. Phoenix (mythology). (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved May 31, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_(mythology)

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Phoenix_(mythology)&oldid=1026076409

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Phoenix—Fabelwesen
Tsaag Valren, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons






Lasso

May 29, 2021


A lasso, also called lariat, riata, or reata, is a loop of rope designed as a restraint to be thrown around a target and tightened when pulled. It is a well-known tool of the Spanish and Mexican cowboy, then adopted by the American cowboy.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. April 10, 2021. Lasso. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved May 25, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lasso

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lasso&oldid=1016978945

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Calf Roping
Cszmurlo, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons






Kazoo

May 22, 2021


The kazoo is an American musical instrument that adds a “buzzing” timbral quality to a player’s voice when the player vocalizes into it. It is a type of mirliton, one of a class of instruments which modifies its player’s voice by way of a vibrating membrane of goldbeater’s skin or material with similar characteristics.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. April 11, 2021. Kazoo. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved May 16, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazoo

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kazoo&oldid=1017180011

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Al “Kazoo” Doyle by rjp
rjp, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons






Tootsie Roll

May 15, 2021


Tootsie Roll is a chocolate-flavored taffy-like candy that has been manufactured in the United States since 1907. The candy has qualities similar to both caramels and taffy without being exactly either confection.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. March 4, 2021. Tootsie Roll. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 11, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tootsie_Roll

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tootsie_Roll&oldid=1010267840

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Tootsie Roll WU
Evan-Amos, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons






Staple

May 8, 2021


A staple is a type of two-pronged fastener, usually metal, used for joining or binding materials together. Large staples might be used with a hammer or staple gun for masonry, roofing, corrugated boxes and other heavy-duty uses.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. March 3, 2021. Staple (fastener). (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 28, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staple_(fastener)

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Staple_(fastener)&oldid=1010085028

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Three staples
Chris 73, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons






Dungeon Master

May 1, 2021


In the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) role-playing game, the Dungeon Master (DM) is the game organizer and participant in charge of creating the details and challenges of a given adventure, while maintaining a realistic continuity of events. In effect, the Dungeon Master controls all aspects of the game, except for the actions of the player characters (PCs), and describes to the players what their characters see and hear.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. April 26, 2021. Dungeon Master. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 28, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeon_Master

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dungeon_Master&oldid=1020031127

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Role playing gamers (III)
Diacritica, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons






Voice Vote

Apr 24, 2021


In parliamentary procedure, a voice vote or acclamation is a voting method in deliberative assemblies in which a group vote is taken on a topic or motion by responding orally. The voice vote is considered the simplest and quickest of voting methods used by deliberative assemblies.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. March 14, 2021. Voice vote. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 21, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_vote

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Voice_vote&oldid=1012041985

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At the US Congress
Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India, GODL-India






Chromatica

Apr 17, 2021


Chromatica is the sixth studio album by American singer Lady Gaga, released on May 29, 2020, by Interscope Records and subsidiary Streamline. Gaga supervised the production with longtime collaborator BloodPop, Blackpink, Ariana Grande, Elton John, and a variety of producers to create a concept album drawing on her dance-pop roots.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. April 7, 2021. Chromatica. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 12, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatica

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chromatica&oldid=1016454245

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Chromatica (Official Album Cover)
The use of the album cover is solely to illustrate the audio recording in question and qualifies as fair use under the copyright law of the United States.






The Beach Boys

Apr 10, 2021


The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group’s original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. March 28, 2021. The Beach Boys. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 1, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beach_Boys

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Beach_Boys&oldid=1014762121

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The Beach Boys, May 29, 2012
Louise Palanker, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons






Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon

Apr 3, 2021


Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon or Bacon’s Law is a parlor game where players challenge each other to arbitrarily choose an actor and then connect them to another actor via a film that both actors have appeared in together, repeating this process to try and find the shortest path that ultimately leads to prolific American actor Kevin Bacon. It rests on the assumption that anyone involved in the Hollywood film industry can be linked through their film roles to Bacon within six steps.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. February 23, 2021. Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 16, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon&oldid=1008487184

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Black Mass PC 04
GabboT, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons






The 1/2 Hour News Hour

Mar 27, 2021


The 1/2 Hour News Hour is an American television news satire show that aired on Fox News. The program presented news stories from a conservative perspective, using a satirical format pioneered by Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and The Daily Show.

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Wikipedia contributors. March 2, 2021. The 1/2 Hour News Hour. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 16, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_1/2_Hour_News_Hour

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_1/2_Hour_News_Hour&oldid=1010448961

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The Half Hour News Hour
Fox News






Eames Lounge Chair

Mar 20, 2021


The Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman are furnishings made of molded plywood and leather, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company. They are officially titled Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671) and were released in 1956 after years of development by designers.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. February 25, 2021. Eames Lounge Chair. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 16, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eames_Lounge_Chair

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eames_Lounge_Chair&oldid=1008899722

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Reina Design Interior Collection Volume 2
rahims, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons






Volkswagen Currywurst

Mar 13, 2021


Volkswagen currywurst is a brand of sausage manufactured by the Volkswagen car maker since 1973. It is manufactured at the company’s Wolfsburg plant and sold in restaurants in its six German factories.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. January 14, 2021. Volkswagen currywurst. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 24, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_currywurst

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Volkswagen_currywurst&oldid=1000232259

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Kleine VW-Currywürste
Monstourz, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons






Wife-Carrying

Mar 6, 2021


Wife carrying is a contest in which male competitors race while each carrying a female teammate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. January 12, 2021. Wife-carrying. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 24, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wife-carrying

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wife-carrying&oldid=999835743

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Malmstrom wife carry
U.S. Air Force photo/Cortney Paxton, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons






Time Travel Claims And Urban Legends

Feb 27, 2021


There have been various accounts of persons who allegedly travelled through time reported by the press or circulated on the Internet. These reports have generally turned out either to be hoaxes or to be based on incorrect assumptions, incomplete information, or interpretation of fiction as fact, many being now recognized as urban legends.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. January 21, 2021. Time travel claims and hoaxes. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 24, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_travel_claims_and_urban_legends

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Time_travel_claims_and_urban_legends&oldid=1001905822

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Time travelling cool dude
Not credited, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons






Taxation Of Illegal Income In The United States

Feb 20, 2021


Taxation of illegal income in the United States arises from the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), enacted by the U.S. Congress in part for the purpose of taxing net income. As such, a person’s taxable income will generally be subject to the same Federal income tax rules, regardless of whether the income was obtained legally or illegally.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. August 3, 2020. Taxation of illegal income in the United States. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 24, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_of_illegal_income_in_the_United_States

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Taxation_of_illegal_income_in_the_United_States&oldid=970954882

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Logo of the Internal Revenue Service
This image is a work of the United States Department of the Treasury, taken or made as part of an employee’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain in the United States.






Dog Intelligence

Feb 13, 2021


Dog intelligence or dog cognition is the process in dogs of acquiring information and conceptual skills, and storing them in memory, retrieving, combining and comparing them, and using them in new situations. Studies have shown that dogs display many behaviors associated with intelligence.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. January 7, 2021. Dog intelligence. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 24, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_intelligence

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dog_intelligence&oldid=998863651

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Chaser the BC
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North Korean Cult Of Personality

Feb 6, 2021


The North Korean cult of personality surrounding its ruling family, the Kim family, has existed in North Korea for decades and can be found in many examples of North Korean culture. Although not acknowledged by the North Korean government, many defectors and Western visitors state there are often stiff penalties for those who criticize or do not show “proper” respect for the regime.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. January 14, 2021. North Korean cult of personality. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 24, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korean_cult_of_personality

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=North_Korean_cult_of_personality&oldid=1000273909

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Mansudae Monument
Bjørn Christian Tørrissen, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons






Cumulonimbus Cloud

Jan 30, 2021


Cumulonimbus is a dense, towering vertical cloud, forming from water vapor carried by powerful upward air currents. If observed during a storm, these clouds may be referred to as thunderheads.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. January 11, 2021. Cumulonimbus cloud. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 13, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumulonimbus_cloud

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cumulonimbus_cloud&oldid=999747725

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Cumulonimbus cloud
NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons






Rainbows In Culture

Jan 23, 2021


The rainbow, a natural phenomenon noted for its design and its place in the sky, has been a favorite component of art and religion throughout history. The rainbow has a place in legend owing to its beauty and the historical difficulty in explaining the phenomenon.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. December 1, 2020. Rainbows in culture. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 13, 2021, from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbows_in_culture

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rainbows_in_culture&oldid=991804444

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Where Rainbow Rises
Wing-Chi Poon, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons






Death of JonBenét Ramsey

Jan 16, 2021


JonBenét Patricia Ramsey was an American child beauty queen who was killed at the age of six in her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado. A lengthy handwritten ransom note was found in the home.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. January 13, 2021. Death of JonBenét Ramsey. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 13, 2021, from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_JonBenét_Ramsey

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Death_of_JonBenét_Ramsey&oldid=1000160531

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JonBenét Ramsey
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Bliss

Jan 9, 2021


Bliss is the default computer wallpaper of Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system. It is a virtually unedited photograph of a green hill and blue sky with clouds in the Los Carneros American Viticultural Area of California’s Wine Country.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. August 24, 2020. Bliss (image). (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved December 17, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bliss_(image)

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bliss_(image)&oldid=974640937

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Bliss
Used for purposes of illustration in an educational video about the entity represented by the image.






Disappearance Of Rebecca Coriam

Jan 2, 2021


Early on the morning of 22 March 2011, Rebecca Coriam, a British crewmember on the cruise ship Disney Wonder, was captured by CCTV in the crew lounge, having a phone conversation that appeared to be causing her some emotional difficulty. Several hours later, she missed the beginning of her work shift and could not be located anywhere aboard the ship, then off the Pacific coast of Mexico.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. December 10, 2020. Disappearance of Rebecca Coriam. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved December 17, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Rebecca_Coriam

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Disappearance_of_Rebecca_Coriam&oldid=993360213

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Rebecca Coriam
Depicted appearance of missing person, which might be useful in helping to resolve case. This image has been widely distributed to that goal.






Cow Clicker

Dec 26, 2020


Cow Clicker is an incremental social network game on Facebook developed by video game researcher Ian Bogost. The game serves as a deconstructive satire of social games.

Article Source:

Wikipedia contributors. November 26, 2020. Cow Clicker. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved December 13, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_Clicker

Article As Narrated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cow_Clicker&oldid=990697772

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Cow Clicker Logo






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