Saturday, October 07, 2006

| wikying - the new hype

I may not be studying. I may not be facing my exams. I may not be working right now but dammit, I'm still gaining knowledge through Discovery, Animal Planet, and National Geography channels! Yeap~ I'm a Natgeo guy, and chicks dig it deep. Write that down guys. ahaks~

So yea, I do quite a lot of studying, some trivial, some really serious stuff. Other than watching those good ol' tv shows, I gain more knowledge from wikying. Yeap, you heard me. Wikying, which derived from the words wiki and 'ing, is the new slang I made up for surfing wikipedia about a certain subject. Recently I've been wikying a lot cool and interesting stuff. I'm a sucker for angels (since i believe myself to be one, hehe~), and I read up about the folklores of angels and the various names and hierarchy of angels. Pretty cool stuff.

After watching Natgeo's Martial Arts Week on Tuesday, Ninjas caught my attention. Ergo I wikied about ninja and read through a whole stuff about their history, purpose, common myths, bla bla bla. Which then lead me to read on how they disguise themselves as normal townspeople or monks. From there I read through their various arsenal from the popular shuko or handclaws, to the greatly exaggeration of kunais, and finally to their famed martial arts ninjutsu.

Funny how things keep linking up to the next interesting stuff and so on, so forth. While still reading the article about ninjas, under 'specialized weapons and tactics', I came across one rather painfully funny link, quoting wikipedia; "..a technique might include simply dropping underneath a punch and striking the groin".

They have a link about low blow! Ouch!

What's even MORE interesting was what I found under the *ahem* 'striking the groin' link was this, (from wikipedia);

Certain groin attacks are prohibited in the Bible.
Deuteronomy 25:11-12 states:
If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.

Now that's something I didn't know and I remember reading pass the book of Deuteronomy a couple of times. Guess I missed that part. heh~

So yea, sometimes I spend a couple of hours digging through wikipedia about things that I'm curious in such as 'the answer to life, the universe, and everything'. Try typing that into a google search. Other things that I recommend gamers to read is the The Stormtrooper Effect. Had lots of laughs with that one.

wikipe-smith! double-kawaii~

Well, good nites peeps. Don't let Smith take you away.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

glad to know that u are making good use of ur holiday..
looking forward to read more about ur interesting findings..
enjoy wikying!!
-shu lin-

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