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dakegra
dakegra
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The Internet proudly presents: The Find Sherlock Holmes game!!
1) Go to Wikipedia.
2) Click Random Article (on the left navigation bar)
3) From there, only using links in articles, navigate yourself to Holmes's page
4) Post your path here.

1. Random article = Dipterichthys
Hmm. Some kind of...

2. Prehistoric fish
This could be tricky. Wait one second though - what's this?

3. Lists of fish on stamps
We have stamps here in England. We're good at stamps. Let's go see what we can find.

4. List of fish of stamps of the Falkland Islands
I love the internet. Now, the Falkland Islands belong to us, despite being tiny and waaaaaay over there. Let's see....

5. Communications in the Falkland Islands
on the basis that they communicate with the UK, and that's where we'll find Sherlock. Aha. Now we're getting somewhere.

6. Edward VIII postage stamps
A British monarch. Bit late for Sherlock, but we're on the right patch of land. All we need now is a more general subject to give us access to Sherlock's time. Aha!

7. Postage stamps of the United Kingdom
That's the badger. Right...

8. List of British postage stamps
*scrolls down the list*
... which contains: 1993 - Sherlock Holmes. Centenary of the Publication of The Final Problem, 12 October... which gives us

9. Sherlock Holmes!


ayethankewe.

*bows*
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jmanna From: jmanna Date: November 21st, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC) (linky)
1. The Miracle of Father Malachia

2. The Writer of that movies was Bruce Marshall, a Scot.

3. He was a writer (this seemed a bit like cheating...Except to it lead to a rabbit warren of ever more specific lists....

3. So I cheated and went back to Bruce Marshall and then to Scotland. Stupid that I didn't pick this to begin with.

4. Which lead to Arthus Conan Doyle (duh!)...

5. ... Then to the target: Sherlock Holmes.
jugglebug From: jugglebug Date: November 21st, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC) (linky)
impressive.
I tried this and got

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santo_Onofre_River

a stub, with three links on.

I gave up shortly after :-)

No staying power me
martinoh From: martinoh Date: November 22nd, 2009 01:36 am (UTC) (linky)
Pretty straightforward really :-)

The Santo Onofre River is in Brazil.
Brazil is a major participant in the FIFA World Cup,
as is England, an examination of which country's Victorian Era points one to the archive of the Illustrated London News which references the publication of the Sherlock Holmes story "A Study in Scarlett" in 1887.
jugglebug From: jugglebug Date: November 22nd, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC) (linky)
Straightforward if you have an attention span longer than a goldfish.
However once it gets past 9.30pm thats roughly what mine reduces to.
Unless I am playing cards that is. Money = Focus :-)
shriker_tam From: shriker_tam Date: November 22nd, 2009 10:32 am (UTC) (linky)

1. Random article: Avon Inn http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avon_Inn

2. Disambiguation page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanitarium

3. Sanatorium http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanatorium

4. Antibiotic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antibiotic

5. Medicine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicine

6. Commonwealth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_Nations

7. London http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London

8. Sherlock Holmes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes

Would have been faster if I'd gone straight from Antibiotics to England, to London - but I was hoping for a Watson or Opium link in all the medical stuff...
dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 24th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC) (linky)
I think linking through London, the UK or Scotland should be banned. Makes it more interesting!
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