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Wikipedia has defined itself as the ever changing and always evolving online resource for just about anything. Spot an error and you're given the power to make the change. And if you simply want to add more detail, well that's okay too. And while crowd-sourced content may have its limitations, the continuous flux of Wikipedia has allowed it to top other traditional encyclopedias, as the more current, expansive source. Fortunately, this approach isn't reserved just for online encyclopedias. A com


Obviously, we spend a lot of time trawling the Internet looking for interesting automotive news. When we find it, we're often curious to get a little more backstory. Sometimes we need some of the big players identified, due to our own lack of familiarity with what's going on in the larger world of pop culture that has nothing to do with cars. For that task, we occasionally rely on Wikipedia to help us dig up additional sources – probably just the same as you do.

Okay, this is just getting ridiculous. Remember the story we brought you a couple days ago about the Mercedes employee in Spain who trashed Lewis Hamilton on Wikipedia? Yeah, pretty ridiculous, we know. But the British media, if you can believe it, is actually taking it seriously.

Mercedes-Benz, which supplies the engines to the McLaren team where British rookie Lewis Hamilton and Spanish champion Fernando Alonso have been battling it out on and off the track all season, is hunting down one of its employees in Spain. The as-yet unidentified employee, evidently an Alonso fan, logged on the Wikipedia and posted some less-than-flattering remarks about Hamilton, who enters the final round of the 2007 F1 season with a commanding lead over his rivals.

Every city in the world has at least one intersection that its residents avoid at all costs. My commute back in college, for instance, included a seven-way intersection that contained no right angles. We can all thank our lucky stars, however, that we don't live in Moscow and have to make a left turn from Rosanov Street onto Khoroshev to get where we're going. In order to complete the manuever a driver must go through approximately nine right turns and two left turns that involve swirling around

Carjunky has a somewhat strangely worded article up on how a hydrogen fuel cell turns hydrogen into heat and water while powering a motor. If you’re unsure about this new hydrogen economy that we’re always getting promised, perhaps the details in this piece may help you understand at least the general idea that hydrogen is fed into a porous anode and a catalyst separates the electrons and ions in the hydrogen. The electrons combine with oxygen, producing water and, depending on the f