What does the first sentence of a typical Wikipedia article look like?

My "arbitrary" choicesEdit

As of Wed, 7 Sep 2011, 11:30pm.

  1. Bashar al-Assad
    Bashar al-Assad (Arabic: بشار حافظ الأسد‎, Baššār al-ʾAsad; born 11 September 1965) is the President of Syria and Regional Secretary of the Ba'ath Party.
  2. Borneo
    Borneo (Malay: Borneo, Indonesian: Kalimantan) is the third largest island in the world and is located north of Java Island, Indonesia, at the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia.
  3. hummingbird
    Hummingbirds are birds that comprise the family Trochilidae.
  4. "Bette Davis Eyes"
    "Bette Davis Eyes" is a song written in 1974 by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon and made popular by American singer-songwriter Kim Carnes.
  5. paper clip
    A paper clip (or sometimes paperclip) is an instrument used to fasten sheets of paper together.
  6. acid rain
    Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it possesses elevated levels of hydrogen ions (low pH).
  7. abstract expressionism
    Abstract expressionism was an American post–World War II art movement.
  8. loom
    A loom is a device used to weave cloth.
  9. Welsh language
    Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg, pronounced [kəmˈrɑːɨɡ, ə ɡəmˈrɑːɨɡ]) is a member of the Brythonic branch of the Celtic languages spoken natively in Wales, by some along the Welsh border in England, and in Y Wladfa (the Welsh colony in Chubut Province, Argentina).
  10. Moral responsibility
    Moral responsibility usually refers to the idea that a person has moral obligations in certain situations.

Random articlesEdit

Using Special:Random, as of Wed, 7 Sep 2011, 11:35pm.

  1. UltraCats
    UltraCats (ウルトラキャッツ), formed October 19, 2001, is group consisting of members Ucchan, Ōtake, Udo, and Jinny.
  2. Utran
    Utran is a census town in Surat district in the Indian state of Gujarat.
  3. Spear Spur
    Spear Spur (82°38′S 52°22′W / 82.633°S 52.367°W / -82.633; -52.367) is a rock spur 3 nautical miles (6 km) east of Clinton Spur and 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) west of Kelley Spur, on the south side of Dufek Massif, Pensacola Mountains.
  4. Nicolas Champion
    Nicolas Champion (Nicolas Liégeois, Clais le Liégeois) (c. 1475 – 20 September 1533) was a Franco-Flemish composer and singer of the Renaissance.
  5. Bernard Mohlalisi
    Bernard Mohlalisi O.M.I. (born March 16, 1933) was the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maseru in Lesotho.
  6. MaryAnn Lippert
    MaryAnn T. Lippert (December 21, 1953 - ) is a Wisconsin health educator, health administrator, and Republican politician who served one term as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.
  7. Flag of Michigan
    The Flag of the State of Michigan depicts the state's coat-of-arms on a dark blue field, as set forth by Michigan state law.
  8. "The Devil's Horns"
    "The Devil's Horns" is the 4th pulp magazine story to feature The Avenger.
  9. Wilhelm Beiglböck
    Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Beiglböck (born October 10, 1905, Hochneukirchen, Lower Austria, Austria – November 22, 1963, Buxtehude, Lower Saxony, Germany) was an internist and held the title of Consulting Physician to the German Luftwaffe during World War II.
  10. NIP (model theory)
    In model theory, a branch of mathematical logic, a complete theory T is said to satisfy NIP (or "not the independence property") if none of its formulae satisfy the independence property, that is if none of its formulae can pick out any given subset of an arbitrarily large finite set.

Main Page TFA'sEdit

Most recent; first quote is current state of the article, as of Tue, 20 Sep 2011, 8:30am; second quote is (latest version of) blurb as actually seen on the Main Page.

  1. Rhabdomyolysis
  2. "Stark Raving Dad"
  3. Second Ostend Raid
    • The Second Ostend Raid (officially known as Operation VS) was the latter of two failed attempts made during the spring of 1918 by the United Kingdom's Royal Navy to block the channels accessing the Belgian port of Ostend as a part of their conflict with the German Empire during World War I.
    • The Second Ostend Raid was the latter of two failed attempts by the Royal Navy to block the channels accessing the Belgian port of Ostend in 1918 during the First World War.
  4. Gumbo
  5. Sherman Minton
  6. Bodiam Castle
  7. MissingNo.
  8. Galerina marginata
  9. History of the New York Jets
  10. American Airlines Flight 11

U.S. universities named after states or citiesEdit

As of Tue, 20 Sep 2011, 12:00pm.

  1. University of Oklahoma
    The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a coeducational public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma.
  2. University of California, Los Angeles
    The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, USA.
  3. City University of New York
    The City University of New York (CUNY; /ˈkjuːni/) is the public university system of New York City, with its administrative offices in Yorkville in Manhattan.
  4. University of Connecticut
    The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a public research university in Connecticut.
  5. University of Michigan
    The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (commonly referred to as Michigan, U-M, UMich, or U of M) is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States.
  6. University of Florida
    The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida, UF or U of F) is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida.
  7. Boston University
    Boston University (BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts.
  8. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) is a public, coeducational university located in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada, USA.
  9. University of Texas
    The University of Texas at Austin (informally University of Texas, UT Austin, or simply UT) is a public research university located in Austin, Texas.
  10. University of Chicago
    The University of Chicago (U of C, UC, UChicago, or simply Chicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, USA.