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One popular Wikipedia article highlighted and summarized each day.

    Dave Myers (presenter)

    Dave Myers (presenter)

    Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.

    With 235,434 views on Thursday, 29 February 2024 our article of the day is Dave Myers (presenter).

    David James Myers (8 September 1957 – 28 February 2024) was an English television presenter, best known as one half of the Hairy Bikers, along with Si King. He was also known for his appearances on the BBC celebrity talent show Strictly Come Dancing. Together, Myers and King presented a multitude

    of television cookery series for the BBC. They also launched their own product called The Hairy Bikers Diet Club.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:14 UTC on Friday, 1 March 2024.

    For the full current version of the article, see Dave Myers (presenter) on Wikipedia.

    This podcast uses content from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    Visit our archives at wikioftheday.com and subscribe to stay updated on new episodes.

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    Until next time, I'm Brian Neural.

    • 1 min
    Richard Lewis (comedian)

    Richard Lewis (comedian)

    Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.

    With 378,040 views on Wednesday, 28 February 2024 our article of the day is Richard Lewis (comedian).

    Richard Philip Lewis (June 29, 1947 – February 27, 2024) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He came to prominence in the 1980s and became known for his dark, neurotic, and self-deprecating humor.

    As an actor, he was known for having co-starred with Jamie Lee Curtis in the sitcom Anything but Love, for playing the role of Prince John in the film Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and for his recurring role as a semi-fictionalized version of himself in HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:46 UTC on Thursday, 29 February 2024.

    For the full current version of the article, see Richard Lewis (comedian) on Wikipedia.

    This podcast uses content from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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    Until next time, I'm Kimberly Neural.

    • 1 min
    Pornhub

    Pornhub

    Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.

    With 162,815 views on Tuesday, 27 February 2024 our article of the day is Pornhub.

    Pornhub is a Canadian-owned internet pornography video-sharing website, one of several such sites owned by adult entertainment conglomerate Aylo. As of December 2023, Pornhub is the 14th most visited website in the world and the 2nd most visited adult website, after XVideos. The site allows visitors to view pornographic videos from various categories, including professional and amateur pornography, or to upload and share their own videos. Content can be flagged if it violates the website's terms of service. The site also hosts the Pornhub Awards annually.

    In December 2020, following a New York Times exposé of non-consensual pornography and sex trafficking, and its associated potential backlash, payment processors Mastercard and Visa cut their services to Pornhub, who then removed all videos uploaded by unverified users, reducing the total content from 13 million to 4 million videos. A 2023 documentary, Money Shot: The Pornhub Story, covers the opposition to Pornhub and the views of some pornographic performers.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:35 UTC on Wednesday, 28 February 2024.

    For the full current version of the article, see Pornhub on Wikipedia.

    This podcast uses content from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    Visit our archives at wikioftheday.com and subscribe to stay updated on new episodes.

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    Until next time, I'm Russell Standard.

    • 1 min
    Self-immolation of Aaron Bushnell

    Self-immolation of Aaron Bushnell

    Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.

    With 306,552 views on Monday, 26 February 2024 our article of the day is Self-immolation of Aaron Bushnell.

    On February 25, 2024, Aaron Bushnell, a 25-year-old serviceman of the United States Air Force, committed an act of self-immolation outside the front gate of the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D. C. During the incident, Bushnell said he was protesting "what people have been experiencing in Palestine at the hands of their colonizers" and declared that he "will no longer be complicit in genocide" before dousing himself with flammable liquid and lighting himself on fire. As he burned, Bushnell repeatedly shouted "Free Palestine!" while local emergency services arrived on scene. The act was livestreamed on Twitch. The D. C. Metropolitan Police Department responded to assist the United States Secret Service after Bushnell set himself on fire, and he was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The Washington D. C. police confirmed Bushnell's death the following day. This was the second self-immolation protesting the war at an Israeli diplomatic station in the United States; another protestor set themself on fire at the country's Atlanta consulate in December.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 03:50 UTC on Tuesday, 27 February 2024.

    For the full current version of the article, see Self-immolation of Aaron Bushnell on Wikipedia.

    This podcast uses content from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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    Until next time, I'm Salli Neural.

    • 2 min
    Shane Gillis

    Shane Gillis

    Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.

    With 346,402 views on Sunday, 25 February 2024 our article of the day is Shane Gillis.

    Shane Michael Gillis (born December 11, 1987) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, sketch comedy writer, and podcaster. He is co-host, along with fellow stand-up comedian Matt McCusker, of Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast, the most subscribed-to podcast on Patreon. In 2019, the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal named Gillis one of its "New Faces".

    Gillis was announced as a new cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live in 2019, only to be fired from the show five days later due to backlash from clips of a 2018 episode of a podcast featuring jokes that contained ethnic slurs. In 2021, Gillis released his first comedy special, Shane Gillis: Live in Austin on YouTube. Gillis is also known for his collaborations with filmmaker John McKeever, on their online sketch series Gilly & Keeves. In September 2023, his second comedy special, Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs, was released on Netflix.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:01 UTC on Monday, 26 February 2024.

    For the full current version of the article, see Shane Gillis on Wikipedia.

    This podcast uses content from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    Visit our archives at wikioftheday.com and subscribe to stay updated on new episodes.

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    Until next time, I'm Kajal Neural.

    • 1 min
    Elimination Chamber: Perth

    Elimination Chamber: Perth

    Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.

    With 536,767 views on Saturday, 24 February 2024 our article of the day is Elimination Chamber: Perth.

    Elimination Chamber: Perth (known as No Escape in Germany) was the 14th Elimination Chamber professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) and livestreaming event produced by the American company WWE. It was held for wrestlers from the promotion's Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. The event took place on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Optus Stadium in Perth, Western Australia, Australia, marking WWE's first event to be held in Australia since Super Show-Down in October 2018, and the only WWE event in the Asia–Pacific region in 2024. This was the third consecutive Elimination Chamber to be held outside of the United States, and it was also the first Elimination Chamber event to take place in an outdoor venue.

    Five matches were contested at the event, including one on the Kickoff pre-show. The event featured two Elimination Chamber matches, one each for the men and women with wrestlers from both brands in each. The men's eponymous match was won by Drew McIntyre, earning a match for Raw's World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XL, while the women's match, which was the opening bout, was won by Becky Lynch, earning a match for Raw's Women's World Championship, also at WrestleMania XL. In the main event, Australia native Rhea Ripley defeated Nia Jax to retain the Women's World Championship.

    This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:48 UTC on Sunday, 25 February 2024.

    For the full current version of the article, see Elimination Chamber: Perth on Wikipedia.

    This podcast uses content from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    Visit our archives at wikioftheday.com and subscribe to stay updated on new episodes.

    Follow us on Mastodon at @wikioftheday@masto.ai.

    Also check out Curmudgeon's Corner, a current events podcast.

    Until next time, I'm Kendra Standard.

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