satirical website that parodies Wikipedia

Uncyclopedia, "the content-free encyclopedia", or "fake Wikipedia", is a website A parody of Wikipedia.

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The content-free encyclopedia that anyone can edit
Type of site
OwnerWorks are owned by their authors, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (English-language version)
Created byJonathan "Chronarion" Huang
RegistrationOptional (free)
LaunchedJanuary 5, 2005; 15 years ago (2005-01-05)
Current statusActive

Uncyclopedia was started by Jonathan Huang and his friend named "Stillwaters". It was made on January 5, 2005. Uncyclopedia's logo is a hollow potato named Sophia. This makes fun of Wikipedia's globe logo.

Uncyclopedia is a joke wiki that pretends to be useful. Every page is filled with made up facts and jokes. Users make fun of things by creating pages about them.[2][3]

They have a guide on writing called HTBFANJS (How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid).[4] This page helps users learn how Uncyclopedia is not like Wikipedia. It also helps people write so it matches the rest of Uncyclopedia.

Most encyclopedias try not to have opinions on things. They just try to tell facts. Uncyclopedia has its own opinions about things. These opinions are often silly. For example, Uncyclopedia thinks that Oscar Wilde was the best man ever. These opinions become memes that are added into jokes all over Uncyclopedia.


  1. "Uncyclopedia:Donate" (Wiki). En.uncyclopedia.co. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  2. Schorow, Stephanie (April 8, 2005). "This wiki-cool Web site lets Net surfers define world". Boston Herald. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2006.
  3. Schofield, Jack (April 14, 2005). "Web Watch". Guardian Unlimited. London. Retrieved July 18, 2006.
  4. "Uncyclopedia:How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid". Uncyclopedia. Retrieved 10 December 2013.

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