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‘FRINKIAC’ Search Engine Matches Any Simpsons Quotes With Its Screenshot

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Find a seat and take a deep breathe, for the greatest and most cromulent website of all time has just been released. Simply titled ‘Frinkiac‘, this website is a Simpsons-based search engine that consists of three million screenshots from the first 15 season of the show. Yes you read correctly, three MILLION.

All one has to do is type their favourite Simpsons quote into the site’s search bar and they’ll be presented with the exact screenshot from when it occurred. On top of this, Frinkiac also gives you the ability to create a meme out of the image you found. It scares me how addictive this will become.

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In an interview with Wired, the site’s creators Sean Schulte, Paul Kehrer and Allie Young revealed that they got the idea when they realised they couldn’t find screenshots of their favourite Simpsons moments on Google. From there it was a quick process.

“The majority of the code was written in about a week, to parse the video files and upload them to the server and index them and search them,” explains Schulte.

The only downfall? It’s impossible to share directly from the site (hey, just take a screenshot), however as Kehrer mentions, updates are already on the cards. “We have lots of ideas, but much of it is geared around trying to make the search “‘smarter.’”

For now though we highly recommend you bask in the glory that is Frinkiac, as you join us in clogging up everybody’s news feed with classic Simpsons memes.

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