Internet 911

Internet 911

Teen Lights Himself on Fire Attempting Viral ‘Fire Challenge’

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“The cinnamon challenge” once captivated the viral video lovers, but it seems things have escalated.

A teenager was seriously injured after lighting himself on fire attempting a “challenge” that’s been popping up across the Internet.

After seeing videos of “the fire challenge” on Facebook and YouTube, the 15-year-old Kentucky boy poured alcohol on his chest and Read More

Internet 911

Wikipedia Goes Down, Internet Immediately Becomes Dumber

The error message. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Good thing school’s out for summer. Wikipedia, the Internet’s favorite knowledge base, has been down for the last 45 minutes.

The Wikimedia foundation tweeted that its engineers are currently working on solving the problem. Betabeat can access individual articles, but gets the above error message when trying to navigate to the main page. Hopefully it should be back up soon.

In the meantime, if you’re jonesing for your Wiki fix, here’s a pro tip: just read the Google cache version of the article. Or just continue to freak out.