Arch Chinese learning system is “su pah”

If you’re learning Chinese, you’ll need a good English-Chinese reference. Arch Chinese has you covered with a dictionary, worksheets, flashcards and more. Avoid calling your mother a horse and check with !archchine first!

Syntax: !archchine keyword or phrase (English or Chinese)

Example: !archchine ji tong ya jiang


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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.

 

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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The time is ripe for urban micro farms

RipeNearMe is a startup that believes backyards, balconies, roofs, vacant blocks and other urban spaces are perfectly good places to grow food. They help connect local growers with buyers who want fresh local produce.

Syntax: !ripenearme location

Examples: !ripenearme Detroit Michigan


RSSPBRRY is a free and open source RSS feed reader and Internet tastemaker (more information forthcoming). The software is available for download on Github.

 

As a duck readeth

If you’re looking for a book, you’ll probably find it at BookZZ. With almost 3 million titles, they boast it’s the world’s largest ebook library. Just use !bzz and the book title.

Syntax: !bzz keywords

Usage: !bzz As a Man Thinketh (author name works well too)


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.

 

By the numbers

Use the bang !gossip and any number from 1 to 9999 and Number Gossip will tell you everything you wanted to know about it, and then some. Possibly handy. Definitely nerdy.

Syntax: !gossip n (stick with whole numbers)

Example: !gossip 153


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

 

Get the dirt behind the ditty

Stop the music and go visit Songfacts.com. Songfacts is a searchable database where you can find out the meaning and motivations behind the hits. The search feature plays nice with DuckDuckGo too:

Syntax: !songfacts “song title only”

Examples: !songfacts “disco duck”


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Want to be a musician? Join the ‘Club

If you ever wanted to learn an instrument, check out Cifra Club. With the use of video and simple diagrams, instructors will show you how to play popular songs fast and for free (here’s an example). The website is in Spanish but music is the language they speak.

Syntax: !cifraclub song title and/or artist

Example: !cifraclub radioactive imagine dragons


Sesshin meditation posters

Sesshin meditation posters are unique and are not available anywhere else. Visit Sesshin for a powerful new way to improve your meditation practice.

 

Wikipedia for tech startups

CrunchBase is a database of the startup ecosystem that includes investors, incubators and events. For fun, type the bang !cb along with any word in the English dictionary and hit enter. There’s probably a startup with that as a name (or similar).

Syntax: !cb keywords (search for an organization, person, event or product)

Example: !cb quack


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“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.

 

Translate text in over 100 languages

No comprendes? Translate text from one language to another with Google Translate. Google Translate supports over 100 languages at various levels. The syntax is simple:

Syntax: !gtranslate word or phrase

Example: !gtranslate el amor todo lo puede


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

 

Food52 is number one for recipes

You don’t have to be a foodie to be a fan of Food52 and it’s 41,000+ recipes. The dishes are both tasteful and tasty, and most are easy to prepare. To instantly search for a recipe, do !52.

Syntax: !52 keywords

Examples: !52 vegan soup | !52 kale mushrooms pepper


RSSPBRRY is a free and open source RSS feed reader and Internet tastemaker (more information forthcoming). The software is available for download on Github.

 

Buy your next book with a bang

Regardless of the e-reader you own, DuckDuckGo bangs can help you find your next ebook. Use !a for the Amazon Kindle, !bn for the Barnes & Noble Nook or !kobo for your Kobo eReader.

Syntax: !a “title of the book” (quotes optional) | !bn title of the book (no quotes) | !kobo title of the book (no quotes)

Examples: !a “docbook definitive guide” | !bn philosophy bites again | !kobo moby duck


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Duck Go Bang has it’s own bang! Use !gobang to search the growing list of bang posts. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Let Cheeky Duck know via the contact form.

 

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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