The real estate blog Estately has researched what we’re all researching, and the results are kind of surprising. As Estately and many other digital content producers are wont to do, the site produced a map of which question people in each state ask Google most disproportionately compared to other states. Here’s how the blog went about this project, as post author Ryan Nickum explains: “Using Google Autocomplete, we compiled hundreds of the most common questions Americans type into the Google search bar. We ran those searches through Google Trends to determine which state queried each of these selected searches the most over the past 12 years.” So what are people asking the internet?
- In Arkansas, “Who won the Civil War?” (Wow. Really, Arkansas?)
- In Colorado, “Where is Waldo?” (That’s cheating, Colorado.)
- In Delaware, “How to get away with murder?” (Hahahahaha… ha? Hey, everybody be nice to Delaware.)
- In Iowa, “Do penguins have knees?” (What a ridiculous ques- actually, now I’m curious…)
- In Kentucky, “How to make a baby?” and in Tennessee, “Where do babies come from?” (Well, when a man and woman love each other very much…)
- In Mississippi, “Am I pregnant?” (Hey, they’re further along than the folks in Kentucky and Tennessee.)
- In Pennsylvania, “Why can’t I poop?” (Not touching that one.)
- In South Dakota, “Why is my poop green?” (OK, everyone. Maybe start calling your doctors about this stuff.)
- In West Virginia, “Where is Chuck Norris?” (Everywhere.)
- And in Wyoming, “What is Wyoming?” (How existential.)
Click here to see the full map and a list of results by state. So what about people here in Maine? The top four questions for Maine are: “Who won ‘Survivor?’,” “What is a blue moon?,” “How to knit?,” and “Is Bernie Sanders Jewish?” And for some one-stop shopping for all your internet curiosities: Michele Fitzgerald; the second full moon in a month or the third full moon in an astronomical season with four; like this; and yes. Featured main page photo by CollegeDegrees360, used under Creative Commons license.