Rauwerda in Bushwick, Brooklyn, near the park where she organized the Perpetual Stew Club. In 2023, Rauwerda visited the longest running perpetual stew in Bangkok, Thailand, which has been cooking for nearly 50 years. With almost seven million articles—in English alone—covering every subject imaginable, Wikipedia can teach you about more than just academic subjects and pop culture. If you’re willing to dig, it will also reveal to you the true extent of human absurdity. Plumbing the online encyclopedia’s strangest corners is the specialty of 23-year-old Annie Rauwerda, whose social media account Depths of Wikipedia became a viral sensation over the pandemic. She unearthed pages most users would never come across, like an entry on “extreme ironing, ” a sport practiced on mountaintops and motorways that “combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt”; the “bald-hairy pattern” which dictates that Russian leaders alternate according to their hairlines; This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fifty Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 50 Close Knit Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestry-making alive. Arts & Culture Issue 50 The Old Gays Inside a Californian TikTok “content house” of a very different stripe. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian agriculture collective sowing seeds of community. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Free Wheelers On the road with London’s Velociposse Cycling Club. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Keeping Up Appearances “The question arises: Can you ever really manufacture community?” Arts & Culture Issue 46 Community Inc. Can a brand be friends with its fans?