Wikipedia Article Word Counts, Compared

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History

The Punic Wars: 3,478 words

Star Wars: 13,311 words

 

Horatio Nelson: 15,229 words

Optimus Prime: 16,469 words

 

Ching Shih (the 19th-century pirate queen who commanded one of the largest pirate fleets in human history): 2,115 words

Samus Aran: 4,713 words

Erik the Red: 1,699 words

Conan the Barbarian: 7,330 words

 

Sojourner Truth: 4,402 words

Padme Amidala: 6,107 words

 

Geography

Thebes, Greece (setting of many of Greece’s myths and works of literature, birthplace of Dionysus): 3,197 words

Cybertron: 10,143 words

 

Mecca: 8,240 words

Middle-Earth: 13,079 words

 

Science

Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine: 2,912 words

Starship Enterprise: 2,931 words

 

Harvard Computers (a.k.a. “Pickering’s Harem”, a team of female astronomical researchers who classified thousands of stars): 409 words

Female Autobots: 3,854 words

 

Philosophy

Budai (the fat smiling monk that Americans mistake for the Buddha): 1,237 words

Yoda: 3,563 words

 

Laozi (founder of Taoism): 4,390 words

Jedi: 6,689 words

 

Law

Plessy v. Ferguson: 3,120

Freddy vs. Jason: 3,475

 

Language and Literature

Bantu Languages: 3,103 words

Klingon Languages: 6,153 words

 

Dream of the Red Chamber (a Qing Dynasty novel considered one of the most important works of Chinese literature): 7,781 words

Sega Dreamcast: 14,002 words

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