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The Interesting Button

Wikipedia has had a “random” button for years, but this button is different. Instead of a giving you just any page, I’ve narrowed the list down to the 2,100 or so most interesting articles on Wikipedia.

Click or tap the link below, and an interesting page will appear in a new tab. The article could be about anything—but I guarantee it’ll be good reading for at least a few minutes.

Have any questions? Know something I should include? Send me an email at, and I’ll get back to you.

There are 2,186 pages as of November 22, 2023.

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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).