With more than 5.2 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to determine whether the Songhai Empire had any PokéStops. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,230,623-week series, Wiki Wormhole.
This week’s entry: Assassination of James Garfield
What it’s about: James A. Garfield is one of our lesser-known presidents, having only held office for four months before being shot by “disappointed office-seeker” Charles Guiteau on July 2, 1881. He died two months later, and was as likely killed by incompetent doctors as the assassin’s bullet.
Strangest fact: Twitter user @crushingbort once looked back fondly on “that one time we shoved whiskey and beef bouillon up a president’s butt until he died.” While Garfield wasn’t expected to live through the night, he survived for 80 days, convalescing first at the White House, and