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Wikipedia-based puzzle

Postby skullturfq » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:29 pm

If I provide the list of categories that appears at the end of a Wikipedia article, can you guess the subject of the Wikipedia article? (The spoiler tags are simply to save space.)

#1:
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1923 births | 2005 deaths | 2012 deaths | Art duos | American children's writers | American illustrators | Cancer deaths in Pennsylvania | Deaths from cancer | Deaths from stroke | Married couples | University of the Arts (Philadelphia) alumni | Writing duos | Artists from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


#2:
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1964 births | 1997 deaths | 20th-century American male actors | Accidental deaths in Illinois | Male actors from Chicago, Illinois | Male actors from Wisconsin | American male film actors | American male television actors | American people of Irish descent | American Roman Catholics | Burials in Wisconsin | Cocaine-related deaths in the United States | Drug-related deaths in Illinois | Marquette University alumni | People from Madison, Wisconsin | American sketch comedians


#3:
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1170 crimes | 1170 deaths | 12th-century births | 12th-century Christian saints | 12th-century English people | 12th-century Roman Catholic archbishops | 12th-century Roman Catholic martyrs | Anglican saints | Archbishops of Canterbury | Assassinated English people | Assassinated religious leaders | Burials at Canterbury Cathedral | Christianity in medieval England | English Roman Catholic saints | English Roman Catholics | English saints | History of Kent | History of Roman Catholicism in England | Lord Chancellors of England | Medieval English saints | People from the City of London | People murdered in England | Saints of the Golden Legend


#4:
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1961 births | Living people | 20th-century English male actors | 21st-century English male actors | 20th-century British writers | 21st-century British writers | Male actors from Berkshire | Alumni of University College London | BAFTA winners (people) | English atheists | Best Musical or Comedy Actor Golden Globe (television) winners | English people of French-Canadian descent | Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award winners | English male comedians | English comedy writers | English male film actors | English film directors | English New Wave musicians | English people of Canadian descent | English people of French descent | English podcasters | English radio DJs | English radio personalities | English screenwriters | English stand-up comedians | English male television actors | English television directors | English television producers | English television writers | Animal rights advocates | English male voice actors | People from Reading, Berkshire | Primetime Emmy Award winners | LGBT rights activists from the United Kingdom | Writers Guild of America Award winners | British secularists | English people of Native American descent | People of Iroquois descent | Showrunners | Critics of religions
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Re: Wikipedia-based puzzle

Postby Bill » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:12 am

Cool idea!

I'll take #1:

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Stan and Jan Berenstain
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Re: Wikipedia-based puzzle

Postby Antproof » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:41 pm

I've a guess for #3, but I feel confident that #2 is

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Chris Farley
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Re: Wikipedia-based puzzle

Postby Antproof » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:46 pm

Ooh, I got #4 on my third guess. But I'll give others a chance to spoil that one.
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Re: Wikipedia-based puzzle

Postby themanwho » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:47 pm

Antproof wrote:I've a guess for #3, but I feel confident that #2 is

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Chris Farley
.


My guess is

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Phil Hartman


. Now to see which of us was right.

Edit: You were. The birth year is what threw me.
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Re: Wikipedia-based puzzle

Postby Joshua Kreitzer » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:40 pm

Is #4 ...

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Ricky Gervais?
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Re: Wikipedia-based puzzle

Postby rockgolf » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:04 am

Is #3
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Thomas a Becket
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Re: Wikipedia-based puzzle

Postby skullturfq » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:15 am

All have now been correctly guessed.
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