This is a pool for predicting the date at which the number of articles (as defined by the official article count presented on the Special:statistics) in the EnglishWikipedia reaches 5,000,000 (five million). The person who comes closest to the actual date is the winner (of eternal fame). The current number of articles in the English Wikipedia is 6,562,893.
The English Wikipedia article count reached 2,500,000 on August 11, 2008 at about 22:29 (UTC), thereby closing the pool. This pool opened on March 21, 2005, shortly after the 500,000th article was created.