Google says Maine is cold. Quelle surprise.

Listicle factory Buzzfeed recently conducted a survey of what Google thinks about every state in the country, based on autocomplete options.

Colorado is for hustlers, Idaho is a myth, Utah is weird, and Maine, well …


Maine is cold.

But look! Fourth option down: Maine is the best state! Yes! According to the list, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Wisconsin also autocomplete with “the best state,” so we’re all tied. (New Jersey, on the other hand, is straight-up “the best.”)

And Maine definitely could do a lot worse than “cold” — Alabama and Tennessee both autocomplete as “the worst state.” Ouch.