The Government May Have Made the Greatest GIF of All Time

The U.S. Census Bureau, winning the Internet -- and our hearts -- with the data ferret.

. The website is similarly Nineties-tastic. It has a PowerPoint about Data F.E.R.R.E.T.T., . It also has a ferret wearing a Sherlock Holmes hat.

The U.S. Census Bureau works with a lot of data. That makes sense, because they have a lot of data! So they need a tool to collate it, organize it, sort through it, sniff through it… a weasel-like tool… a…

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A Data F.E.R.R.E.T.T. Data F.E.R.R.E.T.T. is the tool you use to sort through US Census data. To advertise it, the Census Bureau has a data ferret GIF:

It has a website, too: which are presented as images

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