Twenty years ago, the internet changed forever. Wikipedia went live, gifting the world with a cavern of endless information, both helpful and potentially questionable. The ease with which you can look up Hannibal’s Retreat is matched only by the ease with which you can look up what happened in the season premiere of Hannibal—and you have Wikipedia to thank for that.
In the past 20 years, Wikipedia has been a shorthand source for facts both useful and useless—but it’s also been an incredible outlet for time-wasting, for clicking from page to page until you’re in so deep you can hardly remember where you started. Sometimes you return from those journeys with nothing, but other times, you come back with something you’ll never forget.
To celebrate, The Ringer is exploring the weirdest Wikipedia wormholes, the best worst NBA photos, and more.