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It's a slow news day for Apple folks, but that doesn't mean there's not some noteworthy stuff lurking out there in the data streams. For one, Cult of Mac reports (via Business Insider) that you if you ask Siri what the fox says, she'll give you a number of responses from the insanely popular viral video made by Norwegian comedy group Ylvis.
Just ask Siri the magic question--"What does the fox say?"--and she'll answer "Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!" or "Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!" or "Chacha-chacha-chacha-chow!" or "Ring-ding-ding-dingeringeding." Cool stuff, but I noticed that it doesn't work with "What's the fox say," which is the question actually used the most in the video. In that case, Siri just whipped up a Wikipedia article for vulpes vulpes.
"The Fox: (What Does the Fox Say?)" was the big viral hit of 2013, and to date it's racked up more than 332 million views on YouTube. Beyond that, the silly song held the number 6 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a full three weeks, and emerged as the list's most popular song by an Norwegian act since "Take on Me" in 1985.
The big joke about all this is that Norwegian duo never intended this. "The Fox: (What Does the Fox Say?)" was meant to be nothing more than a funny intro to the new season of their television show, with the joke being that they briefly had access to high-caliber production values and this was the best they could come up with. Joke's on them, looks like.
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