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The Interesting Button

Wikipedia has had a “random” button for years now, but this button is different.

Instead of a generating just any article, I’ve narrowed the list down to the 1,900 or so most interesting ones. The page that comes up could be anything—but I guarantee it’ll be good reading for at least a few minutes.

Know something I should include? Send me an email at, and I’ll take a look.

There are 1,988 pages as of October 26, 2022.

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  • Argentine news site Cenital says the button “can save you from boredom” (May 2022).
  • Assaf Arkin’s Weekend Reading newsletter calls it “the ultimate timesink” (March 2022).
  • Featured in The Hustle as a “cure for boredom” (March 2022).
  • Listed on Cloudhiker, “a collection of anything interesting, weird or astonishing” (May 2021).