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Ten Years of Bacon Ipsum Giveaway

How It Started

June 3rd 2011. A silly idea popped into my head: “Why not make a lorem ipsum generator using all words of meat?” After some array randomizing and string concatenation, the initial functioning code was done.

A short time later, after purchasing the domain name and launching the site, I passed it along to my co-worker Sarah, who later designed our iconic pig logo.

After a few tweets, it started going viral a few days later, and the rest is history!

How It’s Going

Ten years later, there’s still thousands of people each week coming to the web site and JSON API to generate their meaty filler text!

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