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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!

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary, we’re doing a $100 giveaway! Throughout the month of June 2021, post your favorite picture of you using Bacon Ipsum however you see fit and tag it with #baconipsum. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc, doesn’t matter which social media platform, we’ll find it.

We’ll announce a winner in early July. That person will receive a $50 gift certificate to their company of choice, and we’ll also donate $50 to a charity of their choice. And we’ll send you some Bacon Ipsum stickers if you’d like!

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