Belly Ache

In this issue of Belly Ache... Smoushonds, Payload Asia editor, old Dutch dogs and pirates, as well as Katy Perry playing peek-a-boo in Dubai.


As part of our ‘investigation’ into how this possibly could have happened, we tried a few Google searches of our own.

I’m sure you will agree with us that one search in particular has turned up one pretty interesting result. What follows is a real search conducted on Google for “picture of an almost retired Dutch dog”.

belly2 Screen grab showing the results from the Google image search for “picture of an almost retired Dutch dog”.

We were however a bit dumbfounded to see that Nol not only appeared miraculously in the search results, but is sharing the space with Piet Hein (1577– 1629), who appears on Wikipedia’s list of “known pirates, buccaneers, corsairs, privateers, river pirates, and others involved in piracy and piracy-related activities.” Hmm, the Belly Achers are smelling the sweet aroma of reward money! But we digress again.

After serving as a Spanish galley slave for four years, Piet Hein later spirited away 11,509,524 guilders of cargo from the Spanish treasure fleet. We’re not quite sure what Piet is doing on the Google search results for ‘almost retired Dutch dog’, because clearly he is retired, although we do have a slightly better understanding of why Nol appears there.