Interesting Facts About Wikipedia You Must Know

Wikipedia, the all knowing grand parent for all of us, is celebrating its 15th birthday today. Here I'm sharing some interesting facts you should know about ;)

  • Launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger in January 15, 2001.
  • It's world's seventh most popular website.
  • There are 38 million articles in 289 languages on Wikipedia.
  • The first edit made on Wikipedia was "Hello World".
  • The most edited Wikipedia page is about George W. Bush.
  • There are around 80,000 volunteers all around the world who write and edit on Wikipedia.
  • People who work in Wikipedia are called "Wikipedians".
  • A pair of quail was the first ever photo uploaded on it.

  • Wikipedia never runs ads on its site. It's solely funded by donations.
And the bests are yet to come ;)

Happy Birthday Wikipedia, may you live long :)

Reference: Wikipedia itself!









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