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Always Good for a Laugh

January 14th, 2010

Just about every day I check my Flickr account to see what people are searching for to end up on my photos. It’s not that I particularly care, it’s just good for a laugh. It seems like every day I have a couple very funny search terms that resulted in someone stumbling across one of my photos. Check out these from Google.

I got a good laugh when I saw “barista MMMM.” They ended up on the photo of Mr Chiots making lattes, I’m wondering what exactly they had in mind when they typed that into Google.

Of course sometimes it’s not the search term that’s humorous but it’s the photo they ended up finding through their search. For example search #2 on this day was: Ballet Toes (and this is a common search that leads people to this specific photo).

This photo is titled “Practicing my Ballet Toes”, so that’s how people end up there when searching for ballet toes. I bet this isn’t quite what image they were thinking about when they typed “ballet toes” into google images. Oddly enough, there are many cat photos that come up.

There are days when I’m baffled by search terms, like this one. What exactly are you looking for when you type “driving minivan” into a search engine?


I also wonder what exactly people are looking for when they search for things such as “scary sewer” on this day (oddly this isn’t the first time someone has searched for this and ended up on one of my photos).


I don’t know what’s worse, that someone is searching for “scary sewer” or that one of my photos popped up.

Then there are those time when I have no idea what exactly someone was looking for. What is a brussels sprouts map anyways?

At least they stumbled upon this lovely photo to hopefully entice them cook up some brussles sprouts at home.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve turned up when searching on-line?

14 Comments to “Always Good for a Laugh”
  1. pam on January 14, 2010 at 7:55 am

    How funny! I didn’t even know you could see how people ended up on your pictures!
    .-= pam´s last blog ..Cricket – Pomegranate Raspberry Green Tea =-.

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  2. Nancy on January 14, 2010 at 8:18 am

    I have been meaning to tell you how much we have enjoyed your wonderful warm brussel sprout salad this winter, it is just the best. I check every morning on your blog and have learned so much already. nancy

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  3. Frugal Trenches on January 14, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I’ll have to try to remember or search but some odd stuff sends people my way :)
    .-= Frugal Trenches´s last blog ..Things Happening At My House =-.

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  4. Dave on January 14, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Funny searches. I wonder if the Brussel sprouts map was a typo and they were looking for Brussels Belgium.
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..Stone in the Winter Garden =-.

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  5. Seren Dippity on January 14, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Maybe they were looking for a zone map in reference to Brussels Sprouts. Before I attempted to grow them, I tried to find out if they would even have a chance in my climate.

    I have no idea where to find the Referrers, I’ll have to browse around. .

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  6. stefaneener on January 14, 2010 at 11:00 am

    That’s funny. I don’t know where it took them, but someone was looking for “does it count where you open mysterious egg ?”

    It’s like a zen koan. Does it? And what makes the egg mysterious? Are they all mysterious, do you think?

    Ballet toes and cats make perfect matches, I think.
    .-= stefaneener´s last blog ..Harvest Monday Lunch Bowl =-.

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  7. Dan on January 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I get a kick out of the keyword searches too. I have analytics on my blog and it certainly is quite interesting what some people search for… :-)

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  8. the inadvertent farmer on January 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I couldn’t count the times people found my by searching ‘ugly camel’ I just don’t tell Gizmo…tender ego you know! Kim
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..BaaBaa Black, Pink, and Blue Sheep? An easy yarn Craft =-.

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    • Susy on January 14, 2010 at 2:06 pm

      Too funny – poor Gizmo.

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  9. Melissa on January 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Too funny! I like to see the search phrases that link people to my blog, too. You never know what you’re going to get.
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Things of days past, treasured once again =-.

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  10. kaela on January 14, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I check my blog’s search phrases most days, again for the laugh. I’m always amazed at the one-word wonders: “herbs” or “pie” or “jam.” How in the world, with a bizillion cooking blogs out there, did a single-word Google lead them to my page?

    Although I enjoy the strange ones too – today’s best is “the mustard is running out.” Oh no!!

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  11. Helen on January 14, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Having read a similar post a while I go I have been looking at the searches on my blog but there never seem to be any interesting or amusing ones – how dull

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  12. nic @ nip it in the bud on January 14, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I’ve had some peculiar referrals on my blog but never thought to check my Flickr photos. ‘yum yums’, ‘cats and tea’, ‘i love pie’ and ‘apple and clove jelly’ seem to be the most frequent route to my blog. Flickr is very quiet but someone has been looking at my soya bean plant and cobnuts today!

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  13. Elizabeth Davis on January 15, 2010 at 1:11 am

    This post is hilarious! I have really had quite a chuckle. I love your blog!

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