We all Google whatever random thought pops into our heads . . . and we don’t seem to really care that Google is keeping records of ALL of that.
The real estate website Estately.com just finished a study that figured out what people in every state Googled more than anyone else. Here are some of the highlights . . .
1. Dead celebrities got a lot of attention. Minnesota’s top search was Prince . . . Indiana’s was Florence Henderson . . . Kentucky’s was Muhammad Ali . . . Vermont’s was David Bowie . . . and Wyoming’s was Gene Wilder.
2. And in Tennessee, the top search was “Mr. T. dead.” He’s not. Apparently they were just double-checking?
3. The election led to lots of searches as well. New Jersey Googled Donald Trump more than anyone else . . . Idaho’s top search was “How did Trump win?” . . . and Alaska’s biggest search was the Pizzagate conspiracy theory.
4. The top search in Ohio was “3-1 lead” . . . because the Cavs came back from a 3-to-1 deficit in the NBA Finals in June, and the Indians lost a 3-to-1 lead in the World Series in November.
5. And California summed it all up by searching for “2016 worst year ever?” more than any other state.
Here are New Jersey’s top Google searches…
Donald Trump (President-elect of the U.S.) / Copa América 2016 / Hoboken train wreck / Bridgegate verdict / Garry Marshall (legendary actor/director/producer who passed in 2016) / Monte Irvin (pro baseball player who passed in 2016) / George Michael (singer-songwriter who passed in 2016)