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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 1,800 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 1,865 pages as of May 20, 2022.

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  • 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 as one of “the most interesting, weird, and awesome websites” (May 2021).