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The Weird Things Each State Googles About Thanksgiving

In Alabama, Indiana, Georgia, and Kentucky, people were searching for “Restaurants open on Thanksgiving near me.” 

Google knows everything…literally. Think about it, when you don’t know something…what do you do?

“Google It!”

The fact that we are so prone to ‘google’ things makes for some pretty awesome content when someone dives into the data. In this case, the thing being googled is Thanksgiving.

A new study looked at searches from last November to find what people in every state were Googling way more than people in most other states.  Here are the highlights . . .

1.  The top search for 10 states was “What is Thanksgiving?” and the top search for another 10 was “When is Thanksgiving.”  On the bright side, no states had searches for “Who is Thanksgiving?

2.  In Colorado, the top search was “turkey bowling” . . . which involves rolling a frozen turkey at bottles.

3.  Three states asked “Does England celebrate Thanksgiving?” . . . those were Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia.  And in Missouri, they asked “Does Canada celebrate Thanksgiving?”

4.  South Dakota apparently needed help finding meaning in the holiday, because the top search was “Things to be thankful for.”

5.  And finally, four states had searches that showed NO confidence in whoever was cooking for Thanksgiving . . . in Alabama, Indiana, Georgia, and Kentucky, people were searching for “Restaurants open on Thanksgiving near me.” 

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