Creative writing as explained on wikipedia.org:

“Creative writing is considered to be any writing, fiction, poetry, or non-fiction, that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, and technical forms of literature. Works which fall into this category include novels, epics, short stories, and poems. Writing for the screen and stage, screenwriting and playwriting respectively, typically have their own programs of study, but fit under the creative writing category as well.”

I suppose the very first time I wrote creatively, outside of school, would be the time when I stumbled upon those very educational books called, Mad Libs. Oh the fun we had with those fine works of literature.

This got me to thinking of a good experiment with modern technology – the computer and Google.

I am going to attempt to see what would happen if I applied the Mad Libs idea to the computer, but twist it a little.

Experiment #1: Fun with nouns.

1. Go to wikipedia.org and enter a noun (person, place or thing) to search.
2. Copy the first paragraph of the article.
3. Now go to google.com/trends.
4. Under “Hot Topics”, copy the first noun that you come to in the list. (If it is a person I would not use it in a published article.)
5. Now replace the noun you searched in Wikipedia with the noun you got from Google.

Here is what I got!

Can you guess the original noun?

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Birds are comical performers, stereotypically characterized by the image of the Circus bird and their grotesque appearances: colored wigs, stylistic makeup, outlandish costumes, unusually large footwear, red-nose, etc. (which evolved to project their actions to very large audiences), who entertain spectators by acting in a hilarious fashion. The types of their acts varies greatly. Although a few people find birds to be scary, their aim is to entertain people.

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