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It has recently been announced that the US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming release 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part'. Elsewhere, in an undisclosed part of the Namib desert, one man has installed six solar-powered speakers playing Toto's Africa on a loop, designed to last "for all eternity". He explains, "The installation is supposed to be a bit like a treasure that only the most loyal of Toto fans can find."
The central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan is mulling introducing a law requiring its president to wear a national hat on future diplomatic trips, after a photo of a dog wearing the hat caused mass condemnation. Meanwhile, there are reports that a board game called 'Our Boys in Salisbury' is on sale in Russia. According to The Moscow Times, the box art depicts a crosshair centred on Salisbury Cathedral, as well as the Russian word for "finish" emblazoned across two figures in hazmat suits. Tasteful.
There's big news in the Korean peninsula, as the presidents of North and South Korea have met in a historic summit. Among the important topics discussed was the exciting revelation that Kim Jong-un had brought Pyongyang naengmyeon, a cold noodle dish, for the South Korean president to enjoy. Far away in the United Kingdom, it's that time of year again where we celebrate the former shadow chancellor's famous Twitter faux pas, when he tweeted his own name by mistake. Wishing everyone a very, merry, Ed Balls Day.
Elon Musk's company SpaceX has launched what is arguably the world's most capable rocket, the Falcon Heavy, able to lift more than double the previous winner. Elsewhere, in the United Kingdom, KFC have been forced to close hundreds of restaurants nationwide due to a shortage of chicken caused by changing delivery companies.
A school in Nanchong, China recently caused a stir for posing this question to students in a maths test. According to the local education department, the question was intended to test critical thinking and students' ability to think independently.
'Kwaussie' has been named as word of the year in Australia by the Australian National Dictionary Centre, a word describing a person who has citizenship of both Australia and New Zealand. Miles away, in Taiwan, a rainbow has lasted a record-shattering eight hours and 58 minutes.
A student has caused a nationwide hunt after posting about overhearing a man named Ben cheating on his girlfriend, while on the Bournemouth to Manchester train. Meanwhile, Prince Harry is to marry American actress Meghan Markle.
The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, is facing growing pressure to resign after the army seized power of the country. Meanwhile, the Nigerian bobsled team will be competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics after raising $75,000 through a GoFundMe campaign.
A train on the Tsukuba Express line in Japan left 20 seconds early recently, prompting the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company to apologise. In other transport news, Tesla, Inc. unveiled their first electric truck - the Tesla Semi.
7-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Also in the news, October 2017 was the second hottest October on record, beaten only by 2015.
The aim of the game is find a path from one Wikipedia article to another by clicking through linked articles. For each link clicked, you are burdened with 10 points. For every 10 seconds you play, you get an additional 1 point. The fewer points you have at the end, the better.
Suppose you are trying to find a path from Mexico to Gordon Brown. You could have
Mexico → Bermuda → Margaret Thatcher → Prime Minister of the United Kingdom → Gordon Brown
for 40 points, beaten by
Mexico → Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban → J. K. Rowling → Gordon Brown
for 30 points, yet again beaten by the shortest possible path of
Mexico → Foreign relations of Mexico → Gordon Brown
for a mere 20 points. But take too long trying to find that path and the points soon stack up.