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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:08 am UTC

1 result for "died in a Nintendo accident". None for Playstation or Xbox. Hmmmmmmm.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby sxiz » Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:26 am UTC

There's only one result for "died in a pitchfork accident". There are numerous results for "platypus attack" though.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Solid Freeman » Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:27 am UTC

Results 1 - 10 of about 28,000 for died in a sneezing accident. (0.24 seconds)

Sounds reasonable enough, until you read the title of the top hit.

"Sneeze blamed in fatal crash" - Sneeze Fetish Forum

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby mmx49 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:23 am UTC

'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:1 result for "died in a Nintendo accident". None for Playstation or Xbox. Hmmmmmmm.


Wiimote through the forehead?

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby gringer » Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:00 am UTC

This reminds me of the other Google game, where you try to find two English words that return precisely one result in Google.

Alternatively, I suppose you could try it with two words that return at least one Google result (i.e. the set of "Googlish" words). Luckily for me (once this posting is recorded in the great Google), interdent forkage will end up being one such grouping.

http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=interdent+forkage

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Solid Freeman » Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:02 am UTC

Not yet, it hasn't. :?
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Chacor » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:10 am UTC

It has now!

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Re: Surprisingly...

Postby UmbralRaptor » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:46 am UTC

Noughmad wrote:Despite the goto comic, there are were no result for either "died in a (ignore) compiling accident" nor "died in a (ignore) goto accident". So I suppose it's perfectly safe to use it?

There is nothing accidental about those deaths. (And yes, this makes Edsger Dijkstra a raptor sympathizer. Or maybe just a raptor who likes good code.)
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby JoeC » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:25 am UTC

Notice that "died in a bizarre gardening accident" has many more hits than without the adjective. Any others whose numbers are improved with modifiers?

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Maurog » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:56 am UTC

Hmm...

Results 1 - 4 of 4 for "died in a stingray accident". (0.23 seconds)
Results 1 - 10 of about 73 for "died in a freak stingray accident". (0.23 seconds)

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby DragonHawk » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:59 am UTC

The problem with coming into a thread late is that all the good jokes have already been used. I'll have to settle for making a lot of snarky replies.

Though I can say that I was actually seriously quite surprised by the total lack of raptor-mention in the comic. Randall's slipping. :)

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I suspect that might cause the number of deaths to increase. Tackling someone holding long, sharpened rods is not recommended.

reydeyo wrote:Anyways, "died in a time travel accident" currently yields 1 hit on google.

It yields more hits next week.

neon wrote:
Results 1 - 4 of 4 for "died in a raptor accident". (0.07 seconds)

They keep growing.

You expected the number of deaths to shrink? Are you also using a time machine?

matiasv wrote:Results 1 - 10 of about 784 for "died in a stupid accident".

Is there such a thing as a "smart accident"?

charmuska wrote:Even more confusingly:
Results 1 - 10 of about 703 for "survived a fatal accident". (0.23 seconds)

An accident involving ten people where one dies is still a fatal accident.

Jahoclave wrote:Nobody has died in a zombie accident either.

That's because one doesn't die in a zombie accident, one becomes a zombie in a zombie accident. Interestingly, this means there's no such thing as a fatal zombie accident, making zombies, and not air-travel the safest form of transportation.

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JoeC wrote:Notice that "died in a bizarre gardening accident" has many more hits than without the adjective.

I'm somewhat reassured by this.

Beorn wrote:"Died in an airship accident" does actually produce results.

Okay, one non-snarky reply: Know how many people died on the Hindenburg? 36. Out of about 100 people on board. All of the passenger deaths occurred from people who panicked and jumped off the ship, falling to their deaths. Those passengers who remained aboard the ship and road it to the ground all survived the crash. The flames were all above the passenger compartment (hydrogen is lighter than air, and fire generally burns up), and the ship burned relatively slowly. Try that with a heavier-than-air-aircraft crash. The reason the Hindenburg is remembered as so awful is that it was the first transportation disaster caught on film. Today, nobody bats an eye when hundreds die in a jetliner crash, but bloody everybody has seen the Hindenburg go down with the "Oh, the humanity" narration. Thus a potentially useful and safe form of travel is forever doomed as "unsafe".
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby random uk » Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:35 pm UTC

"killed by ninja" 18,900
"killed by pirates" 935
"killed by a ninja" 12,000
"killed by a pirate" 12,100
"killed by a raptor" 2,610
"robbed by pirates" 1,950
"robbed by ninja" 3
"plundered by pirates" 3,300
"plundered by ninja" 0
"stolen by pirates" 643
"stolen by ninja" 9

okay I registered specifically for this..
I hope I've made it clear..
groups of ninja are much more dangerous than groups of pirates, a lone pirate is equally as dangerous as a lone ninja, both are more dangerous than a raptor, and pirates do a lot more plundering, stealing and robbing :mrgreen:

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Blak » Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:56 pm UTC

Jahoclave wrote:
csours wrote:
Jahoclave wrote:Nobody has died in a zombie accident either.

Some people just don't know how to die properly.


now 2 people have


Both of which are me, and involved in explaining how you can die in a zombie accident. At least I wasn't spamming stupid shit just to be on the search results.



I wonder how long it'll be before my obituary shall be the first to read "died in a post whoring accident"...

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Mikeski » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:16 pm UTC

DragonHawk wrote:Is there such a thing as a "smart accident"?


Well, nobody has died in one. Zero hits. Also zero for "died in an intelligent accident." "Smart accident" alone has hits, but the first page of hits is either comments about a "smart accident victim", a synonym for "fortunate (in hindsight) accident", or as the name of a company.

And the CIA has done well at covering up their missteps; also zero results for "died in an intelligence accident."

I wonder how the CIA does tha...

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Muppetizer » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:45 pm UTC

One result for
"Died in a j-ungle accident"

Three results for
"Died in a f-orest accident"

I think I know where to plan my expeditions now.

Interestingly parks are as dangerous/safe as jungles.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby ttg512 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:23 pm UTC

I put together a quick php hack for which clones the comic in real time after seeing it on /.. Google of course thinks it's some sort of an automated attack but I suppose that's an ok price to pay. You can download the script at http://24.173.248.34:8191/public/xkcd369.txt (just rename to .php & serve). If you want to see a screen capture there is one at http://24.173.248.34:8191/public/xkcd369_ex.jpg from yesterday at about midnight. Here's another from 12:30pm CST. http://24.173.248.34:8191/public/xkcd369_ex_2.jpg.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Solid Freeman » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:37 pm UTC

Results 1 - 10 of about 1,500 for died in a roflcopter accident.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby theyellowhobbit » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:58 pm UTC

No results [yet] for "died in a shiny accident." I suppose most fatal accidents aren't really considered to be shiny.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby gormster » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:09 am UTC

mmx49 wrote:
'; DROP DATABASE;-- wrote:1 result for "died in a Nintendo accident". None for Playstation or Xbox. Hmmmmmmm.

Wiimote through the forehead?

Nope, crammed up the urethra.

Solid Freeman wrote:Results 1 - 10 of about 1,500 for died in a roflcopter accident.
I respectfully disagree.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Solid Freeman » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:33 am UTC

oh yeah, forgot the quotes. :oops:

Hm, this is interesting. Commenting on the lack of a danger seems to cause it to get teh Googlehits.

Your search - "died in a cheesegrater accident" - did not match any documents.

Now we have but to wait. :)
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby TheTankengine » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:55 am UTC

Don't post a link if you have less than 5 posts.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Solid Freeman » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:07 am UTC

Did I? I'm sorry, forgot to check my total. :oops:
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Esc » Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:46 am UTC

Cute, happy, uplifting, lollipop, reading, literary, stingy, planned, intentional, brilliant, glorious, timely, irrational, rational, coincidental, and illiterate don't get any hits.

Results 1 - 7 of 7 for "died in a disastrous accident:. (0.28 seconds)
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Number » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:13 am UTC

The numbers are rather inflated by now, since a large number of fora and blogs now have "died-in-a-[...]-accident" on them (1,640 for "died in a knitting accident", 17,400 for "died in a blogging accident"). What was that again about experiments that destroy their own results?
This one gives me hope...Results 1 - 1 of 1 for "died in an accidental accident." Our world isn't hopelessly redundant.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Eldan » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:50 am UTC

However, no result for:
"Di3d in a natural selection accident"

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby ZZCat13 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:40 am UTC

Here are a list of some of the things that came up with zero hits (as of midnight Monday):
"Died in an underwater basket weaving accident"
"Died in a underwater basket weaving accident"
"Died in a boa constrictor accident"
"Died in a TV watching accident"
"Died in a video gaming accident" (Shows you how accurate Google is!)
"died in a flesh eating disease accident" (See above comment...)
"died in a brain eating amoeba accident"
"died in a cow milking accident"
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Remy » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:02 pm UTC

2 results: "died in a restaurant accident"
0 results: "died in a snackbar accident" (also 0 with snack bar)
3 results: "died in a pizza accident"
0 results: "died in a fish accident"
1 result: "died in a barbecue accident"
0 results: "died in a frying accident"
0 results: "died in a dessert accident"
0 results: "died in a steak accident"
0 results: "died in a cake accident"
0 results: "died in a lobster accident"

I like food you know.

How about more sports:

1 result: "died in a basketball accident"
2 results: "died in a golf accident"
93 results: "died in a polo accident"
3 results: "died in a soccer accident"
2 results: "died in a tennis accident"
0 results: "died in a dance accident"
86 results: "died in a base jumping accident"
6 results: "died in a bungee accident"
915 results: "died in a skiing accident"
1350 results: "died in a scuba diving accident"
0 results: "died in a nordic walking accident"

Other:

1 result: "died in a repair accident"
1 result: "died in an oil platform accident"
0 results: "died in a ufo accident"
127 results: "died in a space accident"
0 results: "died in a bingo accident"
2 results: "died in a bar accident"
1 result: "died in a hospital accident"

Oh well.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby larsh » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:21 pm UTC

StarLite wrote:So does "Died in a died in a drumming accident :shock:
This is going to be a new hobby for the week... link unsuspecting surfers to Google results pages in languages they don't expect.
E.g. died in a cat-bathing accident.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby larsh » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:41 pm UTC

larsh wrote:
StarLite wrote:So does "Died in a died in a drumming accident :shock:
This is going to be a new hobby for the week... link unsuspecting surfers to Google results pages in languages they don't expect.
E.g. died in a cat-bathing accident.
P.S. the above searches have no results, but this one gives two hits: cat-bathing accident
One of them is humorous, but the other is for real! :shock: (No death though. Although it was close.)

Note that in both cases, the search phrase was preceded by "freak" in context.

By contrast, there was only one dog-bathing accident, and the victim was the dog (non-fatal).
Guess that's our excuse for not bathing our cat.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby H2SO4 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:58 pm UTC

"Died in a suicide accident" - 0
"Died in a chopstick accident" - 0
"Died in an exercising accident" - 0
"Died in a hazing accident" - 6

You know...What if we look up weird PLACES to die, and not weird WAYS to die?

"Died in his bedroom" - 59,800
"Died in her bedroom" - 98

Apparently, being a guy makes your bedroom about 610 times more dangerous than if you're a girl.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Avram » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:17 pm UTC

"died in her washing machine" - 0
"died in his washing machine" - 345

"killed in a PC accident" - 0
"killed in a Mac accident" - 1

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Solid Freeman » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:52 am UTC

I think, in the spirit of the comic, we should restrict searches to "died in a ______ accident"

Your search - "died in a humorous accident" - did not match any documents.

Whew :mrgreen:
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby 5ir 3ntropy » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:18 am UTC

I put this together in physics today:

After Randall Munroe's "Dangers" comic on January 11, 2008, the following Google results changed dramatically (data taken January 14, 2008).

Estimated result numbers obtained at 2pm, actually found numbers obtained at 8pm, both GMT -8 Pacific Standard Time

Omitted results are not included in actually found totals. Actually found obtained by advancing the page until no more results were available.

"Died in a snake charming accident"
Before: 0
After (estimated): 2890
Actually found (after): 147

"Died in a haberdashery accident"
Before: 0
After (estimated): 373
Actually found (after): 32

"Died in a blogging accident"
Before: 2
After (estimated): 18900
Actually found (after): 167

"Died in a knitting accident"
Before: 7
After (estimated): 1890
Actually found (after): 162

"Died in an ice skating accident"
Before: 94
After (estimated): 83
Actually found (after): 20

"Died in a gardening accident"
Before: 100
After (estimated): 200
Actually found (after): 20

"Died in a camping accident"
Before: 166
After (estimated): 192
Actually found (after): 18

"Died in a skateboarding accident"
Before: 473
After (estimated): 510
Actually found (after): 43

"Died in a surfing accident"
Before: 496
After (estimated): 522
Actually found (after): 82

"Died in an elevator accident"
Before: 575
After (estimated): 1170
Actually found (after): 141

"Died in a skydiving accident"
Before: 710
After (estimated): 1620
Actually found (after): 189

Reference points:
"Died in a car accident"
After (estimated): about 286000
Actually found (after): 828

"Died in a boating accident"
After (estimated): about 15400
Actually found (after): 778

"Died in a vehicle accident"
After (estimated): about 17000
Actually found (after): 423

"Died in a gun accident"
After (estimated): 767
Actually found (after): 40


That's right, blogging is more dangerous than playing with guns. Thank you Randall for bringing this to our attention.

If we are to use this method on a faith basis and allow the Great Google's page count estimates to guide our way, we would do well to be extra careful while blogging. Even if one is skeptical and feels they must look deep into the pages of the Great Google to find the Number of the last page, it is still rather disconcerting how unsafe such an activity appears to be. By these numbers, if ratios are to be believed, well over a thousand people die every year while blogging.

But seriously folks, it does look like Randall used the estimated page counts for his comic's numbers.

Remember everyone, when doing your searches, you have to use "QUOTES" otherwise it doesn't count. Like the sneezing thing.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:35 am UTC

Heh, this reminds me. I came up with the best headline ever the other day:
8 BILLION KILLED IN TUBA ACCIDENT
Naturally, I had to try it: no results for "died in a tuba accident", but one for "died in a trombone accident". Could be interesting to try other instruments.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Kewangji » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:09 am UTC

Your search - "died in a sexy accident" - did not match any documents.

Needs moar sadism.

Results 1 - 10 of 10 for "died in a car accent" . (0.27 seconds) Didn't realize how dangerous words could be.
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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby vwspeedracer » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:08 am UTC

Results 1 - 1 of 1 for "killed in a flame thrower accident"


The humanity!

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby vwspeedracer » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:12 am UTC

H2SO4 wrote:"Died in his bedroom" - 59,800
"Died in her bedroom" - 98

Apparently, being a guy makes your bedroom about 610 times more dangerous than if you're a girl.


On the contrary, it could easily be more dangerous to be a girl. Just stay out of his bedroom, ladies!

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby phlip » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:37 am UTC

vwspeedracer wrote:
H2SO4 wrote:"Died in his bedroom" - 59,800
"Died in her bedroom" - 98

Apparently, being a guy makes your bedroom about 610 times more dangerous than if you're a girl.


On the contrary, it could easily be more dangerous to be a girl. Just stay out of his bedroom, ladies!

"he died in his bedroom" - about 24,100
"she died in his bedroom" - no results
"he died in her bedroom" - no results
"she died in her bedroom" - about 10,200

(incidentally, I get about 41,400 for "died in her bedroom" and about 64,200 for "died in his bedroom")

Either your much more likely to die in your own bedroom, or reporters avoid using both gendered pronouns at once.

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby droptone » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:13 pm UTC

Just to let you folks know, the people at Slashdot have a story about this incident: XKCD Inadvertently Causes Googlebomb

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Re: "Dangers" discussion

Postby Maurog » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:09 am UTC

The sudden spike has been faithfully recorded by Google... HERE
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