Locally created website wins North American honour

How do chickens communicate?

What does an electrician study in school?

Those are only two of the riddles that recently made locally created website www.joe-ks.com the number one humour and games site in North America.

(For those who are baffled, the answers are: With fowl language and current events.)

Ashley Wray

Abbotsford News

 

How do chickens communicate?

What does an electrician study in school?

Those are only two of the riddles that recently made locally created website www.joe-ks.com the number one humour and games site in North America.

(For those who are baffled, the answers are: With fowl language and current events.)

The voting was conducted by the website About.com, a part of The New York Times Company, in a contest named the About Web Search Readers’ Choice Awards.

Joe Defries of Abbotsford, a two-time Guinness World Record holder for the longest Sudoku marathon and for solo handbell playing, created the site 16 years ago and is thrilled with the win.

In last year’s contest, his website placed second.

Defries credits the win to some recent updates, making the website easier to navigate.

The content on the site, which ranges from kids jokes to trivia, is reader submitted from across the globe, including Holland, Australia and Germany, providing a broad perspective of humour, says Defries.

The contest had 10 different categories with five nominees in each, all chosen by the public.

Categories ranged from family/kids sites to best multimedia sites and best music site.

To Defries, a retired BC Hydro employee, the website is more than just a hobby – “it’s a time consuming passion.”

“Living happily ever laughter – it’s what I’m living for right now.”