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By Conor Lastowka, Josh Fruhlinger

ISBN-10: 1466346981

ISBN-13: 9781466346987

Do you want aid telling the variation among a Renaissance Pope and an oracular octopus? do you want info on what irrelevant physique components the attendees at Wing Bowl divulge to each other? do you want an accounting of which videos within the Air Bud sequence include the fewest fart jokes? thankfully, most of these evidence are lovingly recorded on Wikipedia, hence pleasurable the desires of generations of students who labored in the direction of a compendium of the world’s most crucial details.

But how are you going to locate those information, hidden as they're between uninteresting proof approximately technology and background and stuff? worry now not: for almost years, the weblog [Citation wanted] has sifted in the course of the better of Wikipedia's Worst Writing. 1000 entries later, Conor Lastowka and Josh Fruhlinger have handpicked over 2 hundred in their favourite examples of putrid prose and picked up them right here. each one access good points hilarious statement from the authors, yet they're convinced you'll already be giggling by the point you get to it.

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"Wikipedia has lengthy been my preferred resource of doubtful scholarship, unverified assertions, press-release hagiography, and complicated recaps of comedian books in lengthy run-on sentences. it's not purely that this fabric comes in handy to a author of pretend minutiae. there's additionally an odd excitement that is available in witnessing very undesirable writing and puzzling over on the human brain that conceives it, and why that brain is so preoccupied with the drama behind the curtain of apartment celebration four. i'm simply joyful that I now have the easiest of the worst, all hilariously annotated through Fruhlinger and Lastowka, and all sure in a single non-internet quantity such that i will be able to get pleasure from those bits of grim, awkward human poetry with no feeling tempted to get right into a large on-line struggle over the load of Mr. Belvedere." -John Hodgman

"You aren't stunned to find lots of Wikipedia’s worst writing comes from entries with nerdy matters, contain Care Bears (and their suspect genders), grownup Diaper fetishes, extraordinary assumptions approximately He-Man characters, and extra. I’m confident Topless robotic readers will love the hell out of it...Frulinger and Lastowka aren't approximately as mean-spirited as i'm and approximately 5 million instances funnier. The booklet is out there right here at Amazon for $11. in case you have a Kindle, the book is just $1, that is the main absurd leisure worth I’ve noticeable in particularly a few time." -Rob Bricken,

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Fünf der neun "At LargeH Direktoren wurden im Jahr 2000 gewählt, wobei im Jahr 2002 31 eine weitere Wahl vollzogen wird. Demzufolge werden die momentan im Board vertretenen restlichen vier "At Large" Direktoren ausscheiden und durch direkte Wahlen legitimiert werden. 32 Die Direktoren müssen hinsichtlich ihrer Amtsausübung im Board unabhängig sein. Sie dürfen daher weder Vertreter einer nationalen Regierung - also gewählter Politiker oder Regierungsbeamter - noch Vertreter einer multinationalen Organisation sein.

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