How Google determines its pecking order.
I've often wondered how Google determines its 'ranking' for the sites that it indexes. Now it appears that it should properly be called 'pecking order' as it uses pigeon technology in determining the page rank.
When a search query is submitted to Google, it is routed to a data coop where monitors flash result pages at blazing speeds. When a relevant result is observed by one of the pigeons in the cluster, it strikes a rubber-coated steel bar with its beak, which assigns the page a PigeonRank value of one. For each peck, the PigeonRank increases. Those pages receiving the most pecks, are returned at the top of the user's results page with the other results displayed in pecking order.