Friday 24 November 2017

This 12 year-old boy made himself Prime Minister of Australia for 2 whole days on Wikipedia

PIC: Orley Fenelon Twitter
PIC: Orley Fenelon Twitter
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Never trust Wikipedia.

A 12-year-old Australian boy made himself the Prime Minister of the country on Wikipedia for two whole days before anybody noticed.

Orley Fenelon has become something of a star since the stunt and told Mashable it's the latest in a long line of pranks he has indulged in with friends, although this one generated the most interest.

"I was just bored and it was a running joke among friends. We came up with the joke of fooling around with the prime minister. Me and a couple of friends were editing Wikipedia pages and it kinda went from there," he said.

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull
Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull

"I thought it was just a stupid Internet thing that I would make a joke about, get above average amount of likes on Instagram and just totally forget about forever."

Orley said his parents are "having a great laugh".

 

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