I generally try to avoid Wikipedia.
Not because I’m one of those people who talks about how inaccurate it is, but because I find it to be altogether too fascinating. I’ll go to Wikipedia to read an article on something I’m interested in only to discover links to other articles that I’m interested in, and before I know it, I have 12 tabs open in my browser of different articles and I’ve lost 40 minutes of my life.
I say all that to introduce the fact that the other day I found myself on Harry Belafonte’s page without knowing how I got there. In addition to discovering some interesting facts about his life, I also came across the record cover to Belafonte’s hit album Calypso:
This fascinating photo leads me to two very important questions: (1) Did Harry Belafonte really have 7 fingers on his left hand, and if he did, (2) Why isn’t this very important fact mentioned in his Wikipedia entry?