If you thought it was wonderful enough to have Wikipedia on your phone and at your beck and call to answer questions like “What’s the atomic weight of helium” or “What’s the demographic breakdown of Crimea?”, prepare to be out-wonderfuled. A town in Wales called Monmouth has put QR code plaques on basically everything a tourist could possibly want to scan. When you scan the code, the Wikipedia article about the building you scanned pops up in your own language, which basically turns your phone into a tiny tour guide.
They’re not those sticker QR codes either--these are legit plaques that wouldn’t look totally out of place next to landmark signs. Monmouth has rightfully declared that it’s the first WIkipedia town in the world, which is something that would have sounded like a terrible plague back in the ‘50s. Or the ‘90s.
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