Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wiki Wednesday - Edition One

I read this over at Planet Books who in turn got it from Verbatim. It's a neat concept. Here's how Verbatim explains it :

Wiki Wednesday
Time to learn something!

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. Click on "Random article" in the left-hand sidebar box.
3. Post it!

Neat-o! Here's what I got :
Yseult Island

Yseult Island (66°44′S, 140°56′E) is a small rocky island 0.7 miles (1.1 km) east of Tristan Island and 0.4 miles (0.6 km) north of the east point on Cape Jules. Photographed from the air by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946-47. Charted by the French Antarctic Expedition under Barre, 1951-52, and so named because of its twin relationship with Tristan Island. Yseult is the French spelling of Isolde, legendary heroine incorporated into Arthurian legend and later popularized by Richard Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde.
Now I did not know that! Live and learn. So, if you're also doing a Wiki Wednesday, copy the explanation above and include that in your Wiki post. Then leave a link in the comments for all to visit.
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2 comments :

  1. Neat game. Now I just have to figure out how to capture a page like that. I know I read something somewhere about it....

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  2. I used blockquote if that helps. Don't forget to leave me a link if you participate in this.

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