What Weird Things Are Illinoisans Searching For On Google?
A while back in this space, I posted a piece entitled "What are Illinoisans Asking Google About?" In a nutshell, it was a look at what each state, starting with our own, was asking Google about more than any other state. Some of the entries were a bit on the odd side, so today, let's go all the way to the weirdness.
To come up with the stranger things that people are Googling, Estately.com:
Ran hundreds of search queries through Google Trends to determine which words, terms, and questions each state was searching for more than any other. The results ranged from mildly amusing to completely disturbing. No doubt this information will come in handy for anyone trying to decide which state they want to buy a home in, especially for those curious how their potential neighbors spend their time online.
Let's get started with our own beloved Land of Lincoln, and what oddities we're looking for:
Burrito / Deep Dish Pizza / Dennis Rodman (idiot) / Golf Injury / Oasis (band) / Pizza / Racist Jokes / Thin Crust Pizza / “Workaholics” (TV show)
So, here in Illinois, it's a free racist joke with the purchase of two medium deep-dish pizzas.
How about up in Wisconsin?
Beanie Babies / Green Party / Log Rolling / Menthol Cigarettes / Mike’s Hard Lemonade / Oprah’s Book Club / Survival Shelter
Wisconsin knows full well that in the event of an economic collapse, dollars will be replaced by a currency of cigarettes, alcohol, and Beanie Babies. And, assuming it's available, KerryGold butter.
As for Michigan:
Knock-Knock Jokes / Little Caesars / Omelette / Taco Bell / Topless Bar / Where do babies come from?
Apparently, in Michigan, some knock-knock jokes and a Taco Bell Grande count as foreplay.
Over in Iowa:
Bacon / Corn / County Fair / Drake (sadly, not the rapper) / First Amendment / Gay Marriage
Say what you will, but at least bacon is a high priority for Iowans.
What weird stuff does the "show-me" state of Missouri want to learn about:
Family Circus (comic) / Nelly (rapper)
Okaaaaay. I guess that confirms that the WiFi has been out in Missouri for a number of years.
And, finally, in Indiana:
Avon / Creationism / Communism / Diabetes / I have a rash /Jared Fogle (Subway spokesman) / Pacifism
I honestly have absolutely no idea where to go with that, Indiana.