If aliens do stumble across Wikipedia as a result of scientists beaming the website into space, they may come across these bizarre and interesting facts.
Experts at California’s The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute will apparently use radio telescopes to make contact but after viewing these pages, the aliens may not reply.
9. The Star Wars Jedi Knight census phenomenon
If real Jedis discover Wikipedia they’ll be pleased to know there’s a lot them already on Earth.
That’s according to several censuses, which were filled out by people who put down the order as their religion.
8. Spite houses
People build homes just to spite each other when they have disputes.
When Joseph Richardson wasn’t happy with an offer he received on his land in 1895 he built one such home to annoy the bidder.
7. The hum
There’s a mysterious humming noise only a few people can pick up and it has been heard in Bristol (I can’t hear it).
Humans are turned on by ants and other insects when they are bitten and crawled on by them.
5. Bullet proof vests
When you’re a convicted criminal like late rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard (ODB) (which means people may want to kill you) you’re not allowed to wear a bullet proof vest.
PS: He wasn’t killed by a gunshot.
4. Rat king
According to Wikipedia this monstrosity of intertwined rats exists.
3. Small penis rule
Saying someone has a small penis can save you from a libel lawsuit as no-one wants to admit they have a small penis.
The crafty rule was thought up by some authors in America when writing about people in books.
2. List of unusual deaths
People die in very silly ways as shown in this Wikipedia entry. They include dying by laughter and having a horn pushed up your anus.
1. Dancing Plague of 1518
Dancing uncontrollably for days is also one of the silly ways in which they die.