Wikipedia is down so fictional facts run wild

As most of you will of been aware this week Wikipedia and a number of other sites held a ‘blackout’ and stopped access to their sites in protest against some American legislation known as SOPA and PIPA.

Wikipedia BlackoutMe discussing would be both boring and pointless as I’m sure there are many more places on the web covering the importance of this. Instead I’m going to give you a list of ‘facts’ that got posted on Twitter taking advantage of Wikipedia being down. Some of these were fantastically witty so m going to share them here. I am on twitter so if you use it feel free to follow me @dave_furness

Just think….without websites like Wikipedia some poor people may actually believe the ‘facts’ below.  If you came across any good ones, leave them in the comments below.

1. Stonehenge is the scaffolding for a project which lost funding in a Bronze Age recession.
2. The speed of light is slower at night
3. The plate was invented by Plato
4. When a Cat purrs, he is actually pretending to be a helicopter
5. The Volkswagen Beetle was names after The Beatles
6. Before Sir Isaac Newton invented gravity in the 17th century, everything had to be nailed down.
7. International Credit Crunch is an imported breakfast cereal
8. France has lost its AAA rating and can no longer sell small batteries
9. Hot Dogs were names after a British Earl of the same name
10. Star Wars is based on a lesser known Shakespeare work “Thy Force Be Stronge”
11. Michael Jackson taught both Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin how to moonwalk.
12. In 1971 the Labour government came within days of calling in the troops to remove the Wombles from Wimbledon Common
13. Pluto is no longer a planet due to a copyright infringement by Disney

My Invitation to Unthink

This evening I received an invitation to join the Unthink social revolution as a BETA tester.  This is quite exciting as some of you will know I have been following Unthink since they first went public a few months ago, and you can see my earlier articles on Unthink, part 1 here, and part 2 here.

I feel quite lucky to be given a chance to get the first look at this and will post a more in depth review of what it is like in the next week or so.  Il hopefully get some pics up as well but I imagine there will be plenty circulating in the next few days.

unthink logoDue to the initial demand of the BETA invites the Unthink website is currently down due to demand and they are currently as I write this I am told buying up more server space to cope with the hits.  Having spoken toa couple of people who work for Unthink over in Tampa Florida this will hopefully be sorted in the next day or so.

I imagine there will be a function similar to Google+ for you to invite people to join, so if anyone would like an invite (if it turns out to be possible) just leave me a comment below and i’l hopefully see you in the social revolution.

Viva Unthink


Unthink Now LIVE – The Latest Update


Some may have seen my earlier post regarding the Social Revolution that is Unthink but for those who haven’t you can find it here.  This will give you a bit more insight in to Unthink if you haven’t heard about it yet and what it is they are doing in the world of social networking.

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Unthink – The Start Of A Social Revolution Or Nothing But A Dream?

What is Unthink?

I first stumbled upon this only on Wednesday and other than one mention on my twitter feed, I haven’t heard anything else about ‘Unthink’.  So I was intrigued and decided to do a little bit of digging to see what the story was Read more