Most of us are probably familiar with Wikipedia, the open-sourced online encyclopedia that is free to the public. Now, however, there’s a sarcastic and hilarious spoof of the famous online encyclopedia on Tumblr called TL;DR Wikipedia that provides entries in a significantly shorter (and funnier) format.

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For the uninitiated, TL;DR is an internet acronym that stands for “too long, didn’t read.” This was the approach taken by the blog – take a Wikipedia entry and drastically shorten it by turning it into a witty joke, sarcastic observation or dark bit of humor. They’re a far cry from the often lengthy and thorough entries found on some subjects in Wikipedia.

Wikipedia gets a lot of flack for being open to edits from anyone online, but there are a lot of automated bots that check for malicious edits and dedicated communities that discuss controversial changes. But if all of that is too much for you, then TL;DR Wikipedia is an excellent source of academic information.

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