Sunday, November 18, 2007

Round 1

Myrcia fosteri
Mordred (comics)

13 comments:

-P said...

I'll give it a go, but I bet there's a shorter way:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrcia_fosteri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellulose
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_book
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Comics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Marvel_Comics_characters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordred_%28comics%29

Bam! Only... 9 degrees! :)

-Pam

brainie said...
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brainie said...

I got 7:

Myrcia fosteri
Panama
United States
American comic book
Marvel Comics
List of Marvel Comics characters
Mordred (comics)

-Brian

Brett said...
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Brett said...
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Brett said...

6! Snikkety snikkety.

Myrcia_fosteri
Vulnerable_species
Wolverine
Marvel_Comics
List_of_Marvel_Comics_characters
Mordred_(comics)

Adam said...

It's a bit contrived. I don't know if this breaks the rules or not. (New to the game) But here's five:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrcia_fosteri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama

And working backwards from Mordred:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordred_%28comics%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Lee
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States

And Panama links to "United States"

so that's like 2 degrees of separation that meet up with 3 other degrees of separation.

Mike Machenry said...

Sorry, Adam, we've decided that, while you can go in any direction, you cannot make a path that meets in the middle like that but doesn't link up in one direction. We're going to try to be more clear about this in the directions soon.

Paav said...

Haha can't believe I actually finished this... was kind of fun though, not TOO time-consuming.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrcia_fosteri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superhero
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Comics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Marvel_Comics_characters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordred_%28comics%29

So almost the same as brainie, who did in fact get 6.

How did brett get from Myrcia fosteri to Vulnerable species anyway? And that would be 5 degrees of separation, not 6.

Thanks!

Brett said...

paav, the link text is just "vulnerable", but the link actually goes to "vulnerable species".

I also agree that the degrees of separation should be counted as the number of hops, not the number of articles including the first and last. This gives Brian and paav's answers a score of 6, and mine a score of 5.

paav said...

Ah, now I see the "vulnerable" link. Nicely done!

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrcia_fosteri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Stub
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Stub_categories
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Stub_categories&from=M
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Marvel_Comics_stubs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Comics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Marvel_Comics_characters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordred_%28comics%29

Not so good but new :)

John Angliss said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrcia_fosteri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habitat_loss
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_culture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literature
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_book
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Comics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Marvel_Comics_characters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mordred_%28comics%29

8 - a poor show!