Wikipedia compiles a list of weird articles
Actually, according to its editors, it's a list of "a bit unusual articles", but I think that you've got the point. So, instead of browsing Wikipedia's 5+ million articles to find something interesting and/or amusing, you can refer to the link at the end of this article to go straight to the funny and/or weird stuff.
Here are just a few of my favorites:
- A list of fictional countries which are said to be located upon islands.
- Spite houses, buildings constructed with the sole purpose of irritating the neighbors.
- Monte Kaolino, a sand dune in Hirschau, Germany, which is used as a ski resort and for other similar activities.
- Spreuerhofstrase, one of the world's narrowest streets, which can be found in the city of Reutlingen, Germany. Its full width ranges from 12 to 20 inches!
- The dancing plague of 1518, which occurred in Strasbourg, Alsace. Around 400 people danced for several days without resting; then, over a period of several weeks, many of them died of heart attack, stroke, or exhaustion.
- The Indiana Pi Bill, the name of the 246th bill at the 1897 sitting of the Indiana General Assembly. The bill, written by amateur mathematician Edward J. Goodwin, was supposed to set the value of pi to 3.2. Fortunately, it didn't pass.
- The month of February contains only 28 days, or 29 days in a leap year, right? And yet, February 30 was a real date in Sweden, back in 1712. Find out why.
You can find the entire list here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Unusual_articles. However, you should be aware of the fact that it took me several hours to go through about 20% of the entire list. You've been warned!