Those Wikipedia editors got the net in a tizzy this week when some wise guy reported that comedian Sinbad had died.
As you can see from the below screenshot of Sinbad's current Wikipedia page, it has been locked down to prevent pranksters from spreading more death rumors about the funny "son of a preacher man."
But I've spent a good deal of time this morning looking for Sinbad's original Wikipedia page screenshot that falsely reported his death in the first place.
I'm sure some intrepid 12-year-old grabbed a screenshot of Sinbad's Wikipedia death page, just for giggles.
Wikipedia is a great resource, but I always take it with a grain of salt and perform a lot of back-up research on what is reported therein because of stunts like this.
Remember when the Wikipedians created a whole detailed page about Halle Berry's impending music CD that turned out to be a hoax?
Birthdays are sometimes wrong on Wikipedia.
And then there was that whole scandal about Wikipedia editor "Essjay," actually Ryan Jordan, a 24 year-old from Kentucky.
Essjay claimed he had a ton of credentials and degrees that he didn't hold.
So there you go.
Sinbad is very much alive.
And Wikipedia is very much in need of an editorial overhaul.
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