The next time you chastise yourself for searching a “dumb question” into Google’s search engine (and promptly clear your browsing history) — stop yourself. Yes, there is such a thing as dumb questions. But everyone in your state, and the rest of the country, is asking them too.
In a hilarious analysis of Google Trends, real estate website Estately determined what the most common questions in each state have been over the past 12 years, picking out the odd questions each state searches more frequently than the other 49 states and the District of Columbia. The results: A little high-brow, a little low-brow, and all-around amusing.
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To help you browse all the information at once, Estately created a handy infographic of the United States with one question from each state. But really, we have no idea how they picked just one.
Californians, for example: You can see below that you tend to ask “Is Bernie Sanders vegan?” more than other states (excuse our chuckle). But you have quite a few other questions, too: What is a mullet? When is kitten season? Where is the nearest Starbucks? Do Jellyfish have brains? Oh, and is honey vegan?
New Yorkers apparently ask quite a few questions about themselves: Who unfriended me? Am I bisexual? Am I an alcoholic? Am I a democrat? Where are my dogs? Yet it’s not all about them, because they’re also wondering… Is Hillary Clinton left handed?
Meanwhile, over in Nebraska, folks would like to know what exactly Tinder is, and the good people of Ohio want to get to the bottom of whether they really need to pay taxes or not. People of Maine, you just want to know how to knit — and with the frigid temps up there, we don’t blame you.
And in Texas, apparently, quite a few people are asking: How does sex work? We’ll leave that one alone.
Read the rest for yourself below (full list here), and happy searching.