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Friday, 31 July 2009

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The world's most successful on-line encyclopaedia was in turmoil earlier today when it was broken by a simple enquiry made by a Spoof writer. By looking up 'Wikipedia' the writer created an endless loop which locked up all the Wikipedia servers worldwide.

Across the globe millions of people suddenly realised they had no idea how to find anything out. Businesses that were just beginning to recover from the recession began to collapse at an unprecedented rate, and students who had left it until the last moment for doing their research started to panic.

Administrators at Wikipedia put out an emergency notice that forbade further circular searches on their system, and tried to track down the Spoof writer who had committed the offence.

The Spoof writer, who has asked to remain anonymous, issued the following statement:

Sorry.

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