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WikiTrails: From Van Gogh to Mario

We played WikiTrails today! Our goal was to make it from Vincent Van Gogh to Nintendo’s Mario, we were able to do it in 16 jumps.

Vincent van Gogh

 

This post-impressionist painter was practically unheard of in his own time. Now his paintings are among the most popular (and expensive) in the world. This lead us to a… 

List of most expensive paintings

The Card Players by Paul Cézanne is currently the most expensive painting ever sold. So we investigated that page…

The Card Players

This painting sold for more than $250 million in 2011!

We decided to check out another post-impressionist painter…

Paul Czanne

French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century.

It turns out that Cézanne’s paintings weren’t accepted to the famous Paris Salon, we wondered what kind of place would reject this artist…

Salon (Paris)

Between 1748 and 1890 it was the greatest annual or biannual art event in the Western world.

We were then interested in the city where this event still happens…

Paris

The Paris Coat of Arms

We learned about the oldest known site of human habitation in Paris, a settlement of hunter-gatherers dating to between 9000 and 7500 BC, which lead us to…

Senones

The Senones were an ancient Celtic Gallic culture who, in 400BC crossed the Alps into…

Italy

We looked into the history of Italy for a connection that would lead us closer to Mario. We didn’t have to look much further than the second world war and the…

Tripartite Pact

This was the pact that established the Axis Powers of World War II. It was signed in BerlinGermany on September 27, 1940 by representatives of Nazi Germany (Adolf Hitler), Fascist Italy (foreign minister Galeazzo Ciano) and the…

Empire of Japan

The Empire of Japan, which lasted from the Meiji Restoration on January 3, 1868 to the enactment of the1947 constitution of modern…

Japan

Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands. Where you can find a…

List of Japanese games

On this list we found…

Video game

These electronic games that involve human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device come in a few varieties, one of which is the…

Video game console

This is a product which came into the public lexicon around the mid 70’s and the market when through two major “crashes” the most severe of which was in 1983. Many console game manufacturers fell into bankruptcy making room for…

Nintendo

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Earning ¥7.099 billion last year Nintendo is a power house of gaming with one of the most iconic characters to ever grace the gaming world…

Mario

And that’s how you get from one of the most famous 20th century painters to a digital “jumpman”.

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