Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Female parts, according to Wikipedia

Recently, if one were to look up Female reproductive system (human) on Wikipedia, the reader would be introduced to the article with the following two sentences:

The female reproductive system contains two main parts: the vagina and clitoris, which act main things that help a woman have an orgasm. This is when a female recieves sexual pleasure by fingering herself or using a dildo.


This was the scientific "truth" for exactly 3.161 days. Judging from the Henrik-o-meter from the month of June (as a surrogate for July traffic), we can assume that the article in question gets about 509 page views per day.

So, we can estimate that this travesty of content was opened approximately 1,600 different times.

And none of those readers fixed it.

I thought we're constantly told by the Wikipediots that Wikipedia is so wonderful because of how self-correcting it is, and how crummy paper encyclopedias are because they can't be quickly corrected the way Wikipedia can.

Well, I doubt 1,600 people have ever opened Encyclopedia Britannica to learn that the female reproductive system is dedicated to "when a female recieves sexual pleasure by fingering herself or using a dildo".