I often play around with keywords in Google Suggest to see what could be what most people type.
It’s very interesting and sad to see what are the top 10 “why” questions from about 148 million people that used Google as of last month.
Top 10 “Why” questions in English
I guess some people are very jaded, or don’t get why do we have poems. I’d say this would be the same as “Why Music”, “Why Movies”. Sad… or maybe they’re looking for poems that ask the question “why”? I don’t get this one.
The top 3 US states asking “Why Poems” are Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
A lot of suicidal people looking for answers in Google, crazy shit. Let’s hope Google’s first result page is very encouraging to keep living. The first result goes to suicide.com. Again, Sad, but interesting to see that there’s a lot of people who ask themselves that question. I must be one very happy person, never crossed my mind such a thing.
The top 3 states with suicidal tendencies on Google seem to be Kentucky, Iowa and Rhode Island. Things must be hard in those places these days.
There seems to be a bunch of “why” jokes around. The first search result takes you to a long ass list of jokes that start with the word “why”. For example:
Why is “abbreviated” such a long word?
The top 3 states in need of why jokes are currently Michigan, Indiana and Iowa.
why jason aldean
No clue who’s this dude, but let’s see why they ask why him…
First search result takes you to a YouTube Music video of a country love song. Good choice of a word, I bet there’s been lots of “Why” songs, but this one is the one kicking ass now.
The top 3 states where this question comes from are, West Virginia, Kentucky and Maine.
why is the sky blue
This is a very popular one, and Google often uses it on it’s PSAs for Google Adsense.
The answer lies in light and the atmosphere.
The top 3 states wondering about the color of the sky are Michigan, Kentucky and Utah. They must have pretty blue skies over there.
why to men have nipples
Good one! This is a very tough to answer, there’s really no definite explanation, mine would be that we have still a few thousand or more years to go until we mutate and get rid of them, pretty much evolution in the process is my belief.
Top 3 states wondering about man nipples are Nevada, Tennessee and Indiana.
why did michael jackson turn white
This one truly cracked me up. Out of all why questions in the world, the majority of people using google are wondering about what happen to one man. Leave the poor guy alone. The first search result takes you to a cronological essay about Michael Jackson’s morphosis, I bet it does answer it. The second result is an answer in Wiki Answers which tells us 3 theories, but in the end none knows how he actually did it, it’s all rumors that eventually will come out unless all the parties involved die and no documentation is left behind about the procedures.
I guess if someone knew how to do this and it was an easy process there would already be one huge industry for self-racists to convert to white. I know a few myself that would be inline as soon as they’d have the money.
The top 3 states wondering about Michael Jackson’s pigmentation changes are Florida, New York and New Jersey.
why do dogs eat grass
So I guess a lot of Dog owners can’t figure out why their carnivore pets tend to be mowing the lawn or eating grass and then vomiting.
Top 3 dog owner states wondering about this behaviour are Oklahoma, Louisiana and Kentucky.
I’m starting to think that people in Kentucky need to have a lot of questions answered, where the hell did we ask for questions before Google, I guess we lived in a world ruled by rumors and miss-information since most people didn’t really go to the library to have mundane questions answered.
why did I get married
Again, some people think of Google as their psychologist or as a frustration release text box… or maybe they’re just looking to find out about a movie, which comes up as the first search result.
Top 3 states having second thoughts about their marriage are Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia.
What’s with the people in the south of this country?
why is my poop green
This tendency seemed to have picked up towards the end of 2008 on Google trends. The first result takes us to a Yahoo! Answers page, and it seems to be related with vegetarians pooping green, with iron, with colorants in food, or deficiencies in the digestive process.
Top 3 states pooping green are Wisconsin, Missouri and Indiana.
Sources: Google and Google Trends.