Today I Learned

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Get Random Images From Unsplash

Here is an image from unsplash.com.

random images

I don’t know what image I am showing you though. That’s because the URL being sourced for the above image is https://source.unsplash.com/random/1200x600. This tells unsplash to randomly serve us a 1200x600 image. Try refreshing the page and you’ll see that it is different each time. Cool!

This is a bit of a novelty, but could be useful on occasion. The Gatsby docs use it to great effect in a tutorial so as to not get caught up with the details of serving a specific image.