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Variola

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« Reply #25 on: 28/03/2009 16:23:22 »
n fact I have just used it to look up the word 'Castor' in reference to something Dr B said, as far as I knew castors were the rolling wheels under sofas etc, however thanks to Wiki I have just been enlightened.  ;D
Although I stillhave no idea what Dr B is on about..
 

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« Reply #26 on: 28/03/2009 16:31:01 »
The wikipedia has more featured articles than the other pedias have articles.

Featured articles are uniformly well referenced, have been through a peer review and are generally pretty good.

The number of featured articles is going up, I haven't checked but I think its going up faster than other pedias are growing.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_articles
 

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« Reply #27 on: 28/03/2009 18:07:14 »
n fact I have just used it to look up the word 'Castor' in reference to something Dr B said, as far as I knew castors were the rolling wheels under sofas etc, however thanks to Wiki I have just been enlightened.  ;D
Although I stillhave no idea what Dr B is on about..

Ever wondered where Castor oil comes from? As a child I could never understand why I was made to take spoonfuls of stuff that was clearly intended to lubricate sofa wheels.

Now we're told it comes from beavers - what next?
 

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« Reply #28 on: 28/03/2009 18:18:22 »
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Ever wondered where Castor oil comes from? As a child I could never understand why I was made to take spoonfuls of stuff that was clearly intended to lubricate sofa wheels.

Now we're told it comes from beavers - what next?

 ;D ;D Welll quite. Look up castors on Wiki.. I never knew it was such a multi-purpose word!!!
Mayve one day I will write an article to publish on scholarpedia on castors..  ;)
 

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« Reply #29 on: 28/03/2009 20:56:09 »
I've written articles for sites and I have to agree that the level of submission does, in general, tend to be very low.
 

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