Wikipedia Celebrates 750

With all the kicks it’s been getting lately, it’s easy to ignore the fact that Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years Of American Independence. Let’s work hard to help our students remember these important touchstones of U.S. history:

“At 750 years, the U.S. is by far the world’s oldest surviving democracy, and is certainly deserving of our recognition,” Wales said. “According to our database, that’s 212 years older than the Eiffel Tower, 347 years older than the earliest-known woolly-mammoth fossil, and a full 493 years older than the microwave oven.”

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2 Responses to Wikipedia Celebrates 750

  1. drivera says:

    Um… that link is from The Onion – a purely fictional and satirical website. You should note that on your post lest anyone assume that you meant this to be a serious post. Using The Onion as a serious citation is laughable at best.

  2. tom says:

    Laughable is what it’s all about. Folks who have followed my posts on Wikipedia should appreciate this. See Weighing in on Wikipedia for one example.

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