WIKI WORMHOLE

wiki wormhole |ˈwikē| |ˈwərmˌhōl|

noun

When an insignificant curiosity starts on Wikipedia and becomes an involved series of following links within wiki pages to other pages, until you can no longer remember where you even began. Hence, the wiki-wormhole effect.

I don’t know when I first heard about Wikipedia wormholes (or wiki-wormholes as they’re called on Urban Dictionary). This inability to recall where I heard about them seems fitting, like the idea was born spontaneously within me. And once I possessed the knowledge of their existence, I could not remember a time when I did not about them. Before beginning this, I thought momentarily about searching for “Wikipedia wormhole” on Wikipedia, but I thought I might break the internet. The goal was to get lost but not irreparably so.

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