|What do beavers, Oscar Wilde and deep-space rocks have in common?|
You go onto the site to look up one thing, and through a series of links and "Hmm, I'd like to know more about thats" you end up somewhere completely different.
Take this morning. I visited Wikipedia out of boredom and saw that the featured article was about the Kuiper Belt. Being an amateur astronomer, I began reading the article.
Makemake (left), a plutoid with such a funny name that I had to visit.
When it was first discovered, close to a certain holiday, Makemake was given the code name "Easter Bunny," so I had to visit the Wikipedia article about that particular holiday icon.
celebration of Lent, which led to that article.
Reading about Lent, I was astonished to discover that some churches allowed the consumption of beaver tails during the normally meat-free (except for seafood) period. So I read about beavers.
The Picture of Dorian Gray -- an article I somehow refrained from reading.