For April Fool’s Day, Wikipedia editors collected such a wonderful set of links and articles that it seems a shame to let it perish in the daily update. So here, for posterity, is the Did You Know section from the home page of English Wikipedia for April 1st, 2011.
Did you know…
- … that the Australian government requires high-risk sex workers to wear full-face respirators?
- … that Ntrepid was paid $2.76 million by the U.S. military to create sock puppets?
- … that Batman is half female?
- … that nesting is not used by breeding Mute Swans but they do use this thing?
- … that Robert Tappan Morris was convicted of a crime for releasing a worm?
- … that Dr. Who‘s parents are Brazilians from a family known for pineapples?
- … that even small amounts of dead cat can explode when heated?
- … that Europe was ruled by a child during the American Revolutionary War?
- … that a typical Labia minor is chocolate brown, up to 7 mm long, and equipped with pincers?