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The Great Wikipedia Six Degrees of Separation Game

Updated on November 22, 2010

The object of the game is to get from one page of Wikipedia to another, using no more than six intervening links.
You may leave Wikipedia, but obviously no URL in between may be a search engine's.

The winner will be the one who does it with the lowest number of in-between links.
In case of a tie, not leaving Wikipedia will count as a bonus, and in case there's still a tie, the fastest answer will win.

Here's an invalid example (because it uses seven and not six levels of separation):

To get from Jay Leno to the Roman Republic, you may follow the following trail:

  1. Jay Leno
  2. The Sunday Times
  3. socialism
  4. political theory
  5. Republic
  6. Res publica
  7. Roman Republic

See also Saar's four (!) steps solution in the Comments below.

Please give your solution in the comments below (don't forget to mention which puzzle you are solving).

Enjoy!


2010.11.22

How to get from Colophon to Semper fidelis ?

End of contest: 2010.12.02 at 00:00 UTC

2010.11.19

How to get from Email to the Battle of Stalingrad ?

End of contest: 2010.12.01 at 00:00 UTC

2010.11.18

  1. How to get from Khandahar to Quetzalcoatl ?
  2. How to get from Ginseng to Scipio Aemilianus ?

End of contest: 2010.12.03 at 00:00 UTC

2010.11.17

How to get from zygote to Aardvark ?

End of contest: 2010.12.02 at 00:00 UTC

2010.11.16

How to get from snowboarding to predestination ?

End of contest: 2010.12.01 at 00:00 UTC

2010.11.15

How to get from Jerusalem to Gulliver's Travels ?

End of contest: 2010.11.30 at 00:00 UTC

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      geve 

      5 years ago

      Jay Leno, Italy, Roman Republic

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      YuvalYel 

      7 years ago

      Zygote -> Mammal(ian) -> Aardvark

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      Yuval 

      7 years ago

      Jerusalem -> Roman Republic -> Hannibal -> Gulliver's Travels.

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      ronbarak 

      7 years ago from Haifa, Israel

      Saar,

      point taken.

      However, even with common-denominators, the solutions (those in the right direction ;-) aren't too short (4-5 steps) so the problem is not that bad.

      BTW, all solutions above are different than those I envisioned, so - in a way - it gives the riddles more "flavour".

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      Saar 

      7 years ago

      erm i guess challenges need to be more carefully selected to be able to avoid the common-denominator links like countries and such

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      ronbarak 

      7 years ago from Haifa, Israel

      Yuval and Saar: please note that the riddle was:

      "How to get from Jerusalem to Gulliver's Travels ?"

      and not the other way around.

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      Yuval 

      7 years ago

      snowboarding

      germany

      lutheranism

      predestination

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      Yuval 

      7 years ago

      gulliver's travels

      Fumi-e (link "trampling upon the crucifix")

      jesus

      Jerusalem

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      saar 

      7 years ago

      snowboarding

      free-ride

      canada

      lutherans

      predestination

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      saar 

      7 years ago

      jerusalem

      english

      ireland

      jonathan swift

      gulliver's travels

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      Saar 

      7 years ago

      gulliver's travels

      freemasons

      knights templar (masonic bodies)

      history of the knights templar

      baldwin king of jerusalem ( burial)

      jerusalem

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      Saar 

      7 years ago

      Jay Leno

      Dynasty

      Roman Empire

      Roman Republic

      p.s. Mauahahaha

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