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Public Wiki Teaches How to Do Everything

Here is the introduction to the WikiHow site:

wikiHow is a collaborative writing project to build the world’s largest how-to manual. With your contributions, we can create a free resource that helps people by offering clear, concise solutions to the problems of everyday life. wikiHow currently contains 11,984 articles written, edited, and maintained primarily by volunteers. Please join us by writing a new page, or editing a page that someone else has started.

Here is a list of the 10 most read How-To articles:

  1. Survive a Freestyle Rap Battle (296,604 views)
  2. Spin a Pencil Around Your Thumb (280,939 views)
  3. Run up a Wall and Flip (276,505 views)
  4. Get Six Pack Abs (271,591 views)
  5. Sleep Comfortably on a Hot Night (263,846 views)
  6. Get an Upgrade to First Class (244,885 views)
  7. Cheat a Polygraph Test (Lie Detector) (237,376 views)
  8. Be Photogenic (234,246 views)
  9. Read and Write in 1337 (218,143 views)
  10. Solve a Sudoku (216,680 views)

It’s a really a fascinating idea and you are apt to find yourself reading about how to survive a fall from a 50 story building or how to turn your body into a human musical instrument.

Another thanks to Robin Good for the pointer.

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