Wiki Wormhole: The trial of the century only comes along a dozen or so times a century

With more than 5.3 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute or checking box office numbers to affirm that boycotting the Fast/Furious series until The Rock agrees to marry you is having an impact. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,391,266-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: Trial of the century

What it’s about: A legal drama so sensational, so scandalous, so captivating to the nation, that it only happens once every hundred years! Or, you know, 18 times or so every hundred years. Seemingly every few years, a high-profile trial gets tagged as the biggest of the century, a designation which is forgotten only a few years later as the crown is passed to the next showstopper.

Strangest fact: Clarence Darrow, the most famous lawyer in America a …

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