Wikipedia monument to be built in Poland

"I’m ready to drop to my knees before Wikipedia," says the man who proposed it

Friday 10 October 2014 16:24 BST
The statue will be unveiled on 22 October
The statue will be unveiled on 22 October (AP)

A university professor says that a western Polish town is taking up his suggestion and will put up a monument to honor the authors of Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia which allows anyone to contribute.

Krzysztof Wojciechowski, director of the Collegium Polonicum in Slubice, said on Thursday that he is in awe of the huge and reliable job done by Wikipedia, vastly popular in Poland. More than one million entries in Wikipedia are in Polish, rivaling the number in French or Spanish.

“I’m ready to drop to my knees before Wikipedia, that’s why I thought of a monument where I could do it,” Wojciechowski told the Associated Press.

The 47,000 zloty (£8,860) fiber and resin statue is funded by Slubice authorities and will be unveiled on 22 October.


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