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Search Suggestions from Google

Posted by ScalarMotion on August 22, 2009

Last week I needed to find out how to perform a particular operation in Linux. I tried googling for it. As soon as I typed “how to” in the box, a list of auto-complete suggestions from Google dropped down. One of them read “how to get pregnant”, and I was like “no way that can be a popular search question”. So I dug around some more. I typed words like how/what/why/when/who to find out what common questions people were asking on the internet. I was in for some surprise. Look at these snapshots for some samples:

01_google_how_to

So, tying a tie has people in knots!

02_google_how_can_i

"How can I lose weight fast?" ... "How can I watch free movies online?"

03_google_why_d

"Why do men have nipples?" ... Proponents of intelligent design, please answer.

04_google_why_does

Hmm, why would things float ...

05_google_why_do_i

"Green"? Too much broccoli, may be?

06_google_do_they

Beer will indeed make hell a lot more tolerable.

07_google_who_can

"Who can I sue?" Are you really just looking for one?

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