The most mysterious node is actually node number negative one. (http://www.everything2.com/?node_id=-1
) If you access this node, you temporarily escape the matrix
and get a raw, plain, vanilla, black-on-white page, with no themes and the following message:
Can't use string ("-1") as a HASH ref while "strict refs" in use at /usr/lib/perl/5.6.1/Everything/NodeBase.pm line 2080.
For help, please send mail to the webmaster (email@example.com), giving this error message and the time and date of the error.
The existence of this secret garden, this escape from color and HTML 3+, this strange land where the sole meaning of "jukka" is onomatopoeia for the play of the running brook in the distance, this shady grove that provides a moment of solitude and zen stoicism for all your meditation needs, stands alone. All of the other negative numbers give the standard "Hm... that's strange. There's nothing there!"
There truly is no other node like it.
Welcome to the real world Neo...
If you stare
into an abyss long enough it begins to stare back into you. --Friedrich Nietzsche
(r) Fruan says you also cause the horizontal scrollbar of doom. Over doubling the width of the browser window is just not cool. I'm guessing, from this, that you have your monitor set to some ungodly resolution.
Fine. I'll go over nate's head. Please bear in mind that, in nate's original, the <tt> line is actually <pre>, and thus causes the aforementioned horizontal scrollbar of doom. (I had not noticed because Konqueror, my browser, has this bug in many of the nodes it renders, for reasons that are beyond me.)
(r) fuzzie says re What's in Node Number One?: There isn't another node like it because the node doesn't exist, surely, which is kinda cheating.
Yes, but no other node does not exist in the same way and, for that matter, no other node merely does not exist. The rest of the nodes are not non-existant and, moreover, they are common. Truly this node is unique.