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jinkydinkydinx

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Google the word "spleen" and the first search result that would pop up is from Wikipedia. However, notice the preview description:


Spleen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The spleen is an organ found in all rappers with important roles in regard to songs and the immune system. In rappers, it is located on the vocal cords. ...
Anatomy - Function - Effect of removal - Disorders
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Click it, the description turns out normal.


Spleen
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses, see Spleen (disambiguation).
Spleen

Spleen

Laparoscopic view of a horse's spleen (the purple and grey mottled organ)
Latin splen, lien
Gray's subject #278 1282
Artery Splenic artery
Vein Splenic vein
Nerve Splenic plexus
Precursor Mesenchyme of dorsal mesogastrium
MeSH Spleen
Dorlands/Elsevier Spleen
The spleen is an organ found in virtually all vertebrate animals with important roles in regard to red blood cells and the immune system.[1] In humans, it is located in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. It removes old red blood cells and holds a reserve in case of hemorrhagic shock, especially in animals like horses (not in humans), while recycling iron.[2] It synthesizes antibodies in its white pulp and removes, from blood and lymph node circulation, antibody-coated bacteria along with antibody-coated blood cells.[2][3] Recently, it has been found to contain, in its reserve, half of the body's monocytes, within the red pulp, that, upon moving to injured tissue (such as the heart), turns into dendritic cells and macrophages while aiding "wound healing", or the healing of lacerations.[4][5][6] It is one of the centers of activity of the reticuloendothelial system and can be considered analogous to a large lymph node as its absence leads to a predisposition toward certain infections.[7]



A true internet oddity!
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When the GoogleBot looked at the page, this vandalised version was the most recent, so Google copied that to its index as the contents of the page.

Google has since re-crawled (at least on mind end, google.com.au) and the search results show]

The spleen is an organ found in virtually all vertebrate animals with important roles in regard to red blood cells and the immune system. ...

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Sometimes the vandals sneak in the vandalism just at the wrong time! :)


Deon :)
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When the GoogleBot looked at the page, this vandalised version was the most recent, so Google copied that to its index as the contents of the page.

Google has since re-crawled (at least on mind end, google.com.au) and the search results show]

The spleen is an organ found in virtually all vertebrate animals with important roles in regard to red blood cells and the immune system. ...

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Sometimes the vandals sneak in the vandalism just at the wrong time! :)


Deon :)



Cool! I never knew there was such a thing! :)
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wikipedia is 100% user generated content. and it can be edited by pretty much anyone on the planet. some sensitive entries are locked, but most are not. this is the reason you should NEVER use wikipedia as your only source of information (and why you should NEVER EVER use it as a citation in a report for work or school)
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:) Waits for ScHwErV
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