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Man prints every featured Wikipedia entry

As seen in this screenshot of Rob Matthews' website, printing a large portion of Wikipedia results in a gigantic tome.

We're not sure what motivated him to do it, but we do know that a London-based photographer supposedly printed out all 2,559 of Wikipedia’s "featured articles" and had them bound into a book.

Rob Matthews posted photos of his 5,000-page Wikipedia tome well ahead of April Fools' Day, but we're almost secretly hoping that the whole thing is some sort of joke — because just like pop culture site Flavorwire, we're left wondering whether a project like this is a total waste of paper and ink or a clever demonstration of just how much information the Internet helps us store.

We have reached out to Matthews to confirm that this project truly isn't a joke of any sort and will update as soon as we hear back from him.

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Rosa Golijan writes about tech here and there. She's a bit obsessed with Twitter, loves to be liked on Facebook, and wonders if her bookshelf would be able to support a printed version of Wikipedia.