Interstellar Adventures

October 11, 2006

Thursday Thirteen, Ed. vii

Filed under: Thursday Thirteen — by InterstellarLass @ 10:46 pm

Thirteen Random Articles at All thirteen articles were found by using the Random Article link in Wikipedia. I love Wiki. It’s fun to read when you’re bored and you learn lots of new stuff!

1. Joliet Prison – Used in the Blues Brother’s movie! I think old prisons are so cool.

2. Probabilistic encryption – Can someone help me understand? The word algorithm scares me.

3. Julie Clary – Napoleon’s sister-in-law. I with there was a time machine so I could go back and interview historical characters.

4. Anthony Marreco – Junior Counsel at the Nuremberg Trials and a founder of Amnesty International.

5. Resampling – Some mathematical statistic thing. My eyes glazed over.

6. Garden Types – Despite my half-ass efforts, my flower beds didn’t turn out as dazzling as I hoped this year. Must read later.

7. Butler County, PA – Named for a Revolutionary War Hero.

8. Garbage (album) – I adore Shirley Manson – she’s gorgeous and I love her accent and her voice. This was their debut album.

9. Ford Parklane – A one-year wonder of a vehicle.

10. Follow-On – A cricketing term. The game, not the insect. A game that is confusing.

11. Raymond of Sabunde – 14-15th Century Spanish philosopher/scholar. I would consider getting a 2nd BA in Philosophy.

12. High Courts of India – I can’t even navigate the American judicial system!

13. Aluminium phosphide – A poison used for stored cereal grains. I hope there’s none in my Cheerios.

Happy Wiki-Reading!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. Crazed Mom
2. Susan
3. Amy
4. Courtney
5. Katia
6. Andrea
7. TC
8. Carmen
9. Silver Pools
10. Christina
11. Chelle Y.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


  1. This is one of the most fun TTs I’ve seen – and not only b/c I’m addicted to wikipedia!! I might have to steal this idea one of these days but I’ll be sure and cite you! (like a good wiki-er 🙂 I’m a brand new TTer so please link me if you have a second. Happy TTing!

    Comment by Susan — October 11, 2006 @ 11:33 pm |Reply

  2. Where did you come up with this? You did a great job!

    Comment by amy — October 12, 2006 @ 12:09 am |Reply

  3. This was such a great idea for a list that I’m stealing the idea. I tried to come up with my own, I swear!

    Comment by Courtney — October 12, 2006 @ 1:08 am |Reply

  4. Great idea!!! And interesting reads, too.

    Comment by Katia — October 12, 2006 @ 2:40 am |Reply

  5. That’s a neat idea for a TT. Going to read a few of those now.

    Happy TT

    Comment by Andrea — October 12, 2006 @ 4:30 am |Reply

  6. What a great idea for a TT! How fun!

    Comment by TC — October 12, 2006 @ 5:37 am |Reply

  7. i’ll have to give this a try.

    Comment by carmen — October 12, 2006 @ 6:23 am |Reply

  8. Oooh, very nice – I will have to use that random article link myself 🙂 Happy TT!

    Comment by silverpools — October 12, 2006 @ 7:02 am |Reply

  9. lol – was logged into the account I had to make to get my Akismet code – this is my real blog.

    Comment by Silver — October 12, 2006 @ 7:03 am |Reply

  10. I did not even know you could do that! Those were all interesting….Little worried about 13 and my cereal.

    Comment by nancy — October 12, 2006 @ 9:26 am |Reply

  11. What a great idea for a list! It’s amazing what you can find on Wikipedia.

    Comment by Christina — October 12, 2006 @ 10:21 am |Reply

  12. I didn’t know Wiki did that? Wow- more things to waste my time on!

    Comment by creative-type dad — October 12, 2006 @ 10:22 am |Reply

  13. Wow, you’re a teacher’s greatest dream! 🙂

    Comment by Chelle Y. — October 12, 2006 @ 10:29 am |Reply

  14. I wish wiki was around when I was in school! Think of the time that would’ve saved! I might even be smarter now too!

    Comment by AbbyNormal — October 12, 2006 @ 11:06 am |Reply

  15. As my daughter would say, “that was random” 🙂

    I love the idea of an automotive one-year-wonder!

    Comment by Uisce — October 12, 2006 @ 12:25 pm |Reply

  16. Oh the resampling…do you remember last summer when I was taking the dreaded Statistics class? You know how non-mathy I am? And how traumatic that was? I’m working now at a public opinion research firm…um, yea statistics galore. For the love!!!

    Comment by carnealian — October 12, 2006 @ 3:46 pm |Reply

  17. Once I learned anyone can post to Wiki, it really made me not like it much. Cause I know alot of people that think they’re pretty smart, smart enough to post an entry…only they talk outta their ass…scarey I say.

    Comment by KaraMia — October 12, 2006 @ 5:55 pm |Reply

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