Imploding Wikipedia

The Isle of Wight article on Wikipedia is currently citing the BBC quiz show QI as the source for its ongoing “Is the IoW larger than Rutland at low tide?” debate, leading one contributor to note the following:

I also believe that QI has on occasions relied on facts taken from Wikipedia, which would mean that if we were to accept these as authoritative, then it would lead to a cyclical series of refences which would eventually cause the city of New York to explode in a ball of flame. [citation needed]Neil (talk) 11:17, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

If nothing else, I love the citation needed comment at the end… lovely touch 🙂

Citation Needed

Image: XKCD

For what it’s worth, I’ve also been told Bristol is technically a county in its own right, and is smaller than both Rutland and the Isle of Wight. Who do we believe nowadays?