The Internet Archive is a show stopper

Internet Archive is a nonprofit digital library with the goal of backing up the entire internet. And if that wasn’t ambitious enough, they also archive TV news programs that are searchable via their closed captioning transcripts. Lord love a duck!

Syntax: !archivetv keyword or phrase (using quotes may help narrow down results)

Example: !archivetv “Lord love a duck”


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I’ve got news for you

The Economist is a weekly magazine that provides analysis and opinion on current affairs around the world. Supplementing the print edition is their regularly updated website. For DuckDuckGo users, a time-saving tip: just type !economist and you’re there.

Syntax: !economist (keywords don’t work here)

Usage: !economist


Critical Stimulus

Critical Stimulus is a proven method for uncovering repressed emotions, self-denial, hidden agendas and much more. Discover the truth about anyone, even yourself.

 

Get your money’s worth

Ready for some straight talk about money? Then Mr. Money Mustache is right up your alley. Let !mrmoney get you there economically. Add a single keyword if you want to read up on a specific topic.

Syntax: !mrmoney keyword

Example: !mrmoney wealth


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Type password into DuckDuckGo to generate random passwords instantly. For even stronger passwords, include the number of characters you want the password to be (e.g. password 10).

 

“The Gray Lady” has many stories to tell

The New York Times (weirdly nicknamed “The Gray Lady”) is one of the longest running and most widely read newspapers. She has collected many stories over the years. You can search this massive archive online with the !nyt bang.

Syntax: !nyt keywords (put phrases in quotes for better results)

Example: !nyt “the gray lady”


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Use bangs in your browser’s address bar by making DuckDuckGo your default search engine. Here’s how to switch in Chrome. For Firefox, install the plugin.

 

Don’t wing it: Get the facts with Snopes

Learn the truth about urban legends, Internet rumors, and other stories of unknown or questionable origin on Snopes.com. Like when Donald Duck was banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

Syntax: !snopes topic keywords

Example: !snopes donald duck banned in finland


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A search hack for Hacker News

For those who want the bleeding edge of technology and the sciences, there is Hacker News. Now there’s a better way to search the vast archives of news and nerdrage.

Syntax: !hn keywords

Example: !hn DuckDuckGo Bangs


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Wheatbin is Open Source project management software that combines Kanban methodology with the Law of the Harvest. Visit Wheatbin.com.

 

For fast relief of burning ears

Find out if people are talking about you online with the !smention bang. It does a real-time social media search of your name (or whatever topic you wish) on Social Mention.

Syntax: !smention keyword(s) (use quotations if the topic is two or more words).

Example: !smention “cheeky duck


Search engine for sales tax

Is It Taxed? tells you instantly if there is !tax on thousands of items sold in Canada. Discover money saving strategies and make your dollar go farther.