I keep forgetting that I have duckduckgo set as my default browser. Just now I searched for duck puns in Chrome. Up comes the DuckDuckGo website with their duck logo, and “duck puns” in the search bar. Pretty amusing!
What would be the equivalent experience on Google? It wouldn’t be searching for Google on Google. People do that all the time—and it’s too literal. Instead, maybe the equivalent would be like googling: nonsense words.
A local Chicago TV station tweeted a few ADORABLE pics of some baby ducks at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. I simply had to reply with something clever—hence the search for duck puns.
Here’s my cheesy reply:
I got that joke from the second result on DuckDuckGo, a comment on Reddit.
And somewhat related story about geese this morning. (being kinda related to ducks).
Today I watched two geese swim towards each other in the Chicago River. Each were squawking at each other while they got closer. I stopped to watch them, anticipating a fight.
Once they got together, they simply turned, and swam towards the shore. One immediately hoped onto the edge. The other stayed in the water a bit, and used his/her head to pour water onto its back.
And then it finally hopped onto the shore, and shook off all the water. It’s rather amazing to see a goose go from swimming in the water, to hopping up on the edge of a riverbank. The edge was probably about three feet higher than the water. The do a mini flight.But that their wings can get them to hop up out of the water and onto the shore. I don’t understand how they can do that.
So this brings to mind Duck Duck Goose, which I imagine we all played in preschool. When I first moved to MN I was totally rattled when people called it Duck Duck “Gray Duck.” Quacks!
Wikipedia says Duck Duck Gray Duck comes from Sweden, “Anka Anka Grå Anka”
So I wonder where the goose comes from? Canada? =)
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