Fire Sprinkler to Philosophy in 23 steps

Philosophy to fire sprinklersHow can you get from fire sprinklers to philosophy well apparently you can in 23 steps, all you need to do is to type fire sprinklers into Wikipedia and then click on the first link which appears in each article and continue doing this until you get to philosophy. 

Apparently it’s not just fire sprinklers which will lead you to philosophy but 95% of articles in Wikipedia and Wikipedia own entry Wikipedia:Getting to Philosophy leads to philosophy in 13 steps and hydralic calculation only takes 11 steps.

BBC Four documentary ‘the Joy of data’ explains this phenomenon and other interesting facts about enormous datasets and how they can be used.  Is it useful that fire sprinklers leads to philosophy in Wikipedia I don’t suppose it is but it is an interesting fact and if you really interested the 23 steps you need to take are:

 

Fire sprinkler
Fire sprinkler system
Active fire protection
Fire protection
Fire
Oxidization
Redox
Chemical reaction
Chemical substance
Matter
Atoms
Chemical elements
Proton
Subatomic particle
Physics
Natural science
Science
Knowledge
Awareness
Consciousness
Quality (philosophy)
Attribute
Property (philosophy)
Philosophy