On the relevance of search results

Something darkly funny: was reading something with my daughter and came across something to do with gazelles and how they dance1, and thought, “hey, let’s look up videos of gazelles on Youtube! I’m sure we’ll find some good animal videos!”

Bad idea. Very bad idea.

In case you didn’t click through, the top results (as I see them right now) include:

“Cheetah high speed gazelle hunt”

“Springboks Antelops vs Cheetahs” (huh?)

“Cheetah chasing gazelles”

“There’s a Theory that Gazelles Style On Predators… Just Because”

“Gazelle mother trying to regain her children from eagle but can not”

“Must see! Leopard hunts gazelle on Safari tour, Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa”

“Crocodiles catch whole herd of migrating gazelle” (with two variations on this theme)

“Shaky video! Cheetah playing with baby gazelle before eating it”

“Cheetah vs gazelle | super hunting skill of of cheetah”

… and my favorite:

“Warthog attacks newborn gazelle fawn”

Further down, the only graceful gazelle to be found was Shakira’s character from Zootopia.

  1. In Louise Trapeze did not lose the juggling chickens, if you must know

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