Almost every Wikipedia page ends in Philosophy

Clicking on the first link in the main text of a Wikipedia article, and then repeating the process for subsequent articles, usually eventually gets one to the Philosophy article (admittedly, this is somewhat arbitrary, as the same can be said of ‘problem solving’, the article the first link from ‘philosophy’ leads to). As of February 2016, 97% of all articles in Wikipedia eventually lead to the article Philosophy. The remaining articles lead to an article without any outgoing wikilinks, to pages that do not exist, or get stuck in loops. This has gone up from 94.52% in 2011. The median link chain length to reach philosophy is 23. Notably, starting from the Philosophy article itself, it takes 7 steps to return to it as of January 6, 2017.

For example,

Computer -> Computer programming -> Computing -> Mathematics -> Quantity -> Property (philosophy) -> Philosophy.

Try your combinations here .

Source: Wikipedia:Getting_to_Philosophy

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