Using Giphy to generate random numbers

While talking on Slack one day, we were discussing generating random numbers with Python, and how we might go about doing it without the random module (or os.urandom()). Of course, there are many possible ways to achieve this, but Matthew Nunes jokingly suggested using Giphy as a source of random data.

I decided to give this a bash — it seems to work! Obviously, it’s very silly and shouldn’t be used for anything at all important. It was more of a “just because” exercise…