17 Wikipedia Pages That’ll Send You Into A Week-Long Wikihole

6. Jonestown


Suggested by smithal1 and zaelysapellicierp.

On 18 November 1978, almost a thousand people – most of them American – in a remote commune in Jonestown, Guyana, died of apparent cyanide poisoning. They were all members of the Peoples Temple, a religious organisation led by Jim Jonesthat has since been referred to as a cult. The deaths at the commune were viewed as a mass suicide, though survivors consider it to be mass murder. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, there’s a whole Wikipedia article on the conspiracy theories surrounding the incidents.

7. Genealogy of the British Royal Family

Genealogy of the British Royal Family

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Suggested by kodiet and oliviah10.

This specific article is basically just a list of all the monarchs Britain has ever had (spoiler alert: it’s a lot) and their families. It’s all organised by the different family trees, and it’s honestly really detailed and confusing – but there are so many links there that you can fall into a days-long Wiki hole. You won’t even recognise yourself in the mirror when you come out the other side.

(Psst… If you want something a bit easier to get into, there’s always the List of English Monarchs.)

8. Feral Children

Suggested by catherinelawrenceb and marianoa3.

A feral child is basically a person who has lived in isolation from human contact from a young age, and therefore has no experience of human behaviour. Again, this article itself is more of a wormhole into an infinity of ridiculously interesting articles you won’t be able to stop reading. I once spent an entire night reading about Genie (the girl in the photos), who until the age of 13 was kept locked alone in a room by her father. Upon being rescued from her abusive family home, Genie was taken into government care and became the subject of examinations and research into human behaviour. Her article alone (and the documentary you can find on YouTube) are enough to keep you occupied for hours.

9. The Dancing Plague of 1518

The Dancing Plague of 1518

Suggested by kellies481eed797.

This is a short one, but if you don’t know about it already, you absolutely have to read it. In July 1518, in Strasbourg, France, a woman began to randomly and enthusiastically dance in the middle of the street. Within a month, 400 people were dancing. There are theories, but nobody can be certain why it happened. You just need to know about it.

10.Passengers of the RMS Titanic

Passengers of the RMS Titanic

Suggested by oliviaf49ce43f10.

We all know the story of the Titanic’s first and last voyage, but if you’ve ever found yourself wondering about the lives of the people on board, this article is the one for you. While many of them don’t have their own Wikipedia pages (there are hundreds of them, after all), the most interesting ones do, and there are enough to keep you entertained for days. There’s no Jack or Rose though. Sorry.