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Immortal Wombat
17-07-2006, 13:30:45
Root vegetables on the whole reach a peak of googling activity over the winter period, except for radishes, which are more popular in summer salads. (http://www.google.com/trends?q=radish%2C+turnip%2C+rutabaga%2C+beetroot)


Poor pantaloons, completely outmarketed by the modern trend of "trousers", and their modern underwear equivalent. (http://www.google.com/trends?q=trousers%2C+pantaloons%2C+underpants)

But wait! All three terms are entirely outclassed by the world-conquering American terminology. U.S.A., U.S.A. (http://www.google.com/trends?q=trousers%2C+pantaloons%2C+underpants%2C+p ants)

Why does Dundee google for "verdant" 15 times as much as anyone else? (http://www.google.com/trends?q=verdant)

Religious googling seem to vary in the same way throughout the year, regardless of the religion in question. The broad trends might perhaps be explained by school holidays, but the synchronicity of smaller spikes is remarkable. (http://www.google.com/trends?q=christianity%2C+judaism%2C+hinduism%2C+bu ddhism%2C+taoism%2C+shintosim)

nature > politics (http://www.google.com/trends?q=frogs%2C+flies%2C+worms%2C+Prescott)

Some fruits. Limes have grown in popularity to outstrip that of their rivals, the lemons. (http://www.google.com/trends?q=lemon%2C+lime%2C+grapefruit&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all)

Nav
17-07-2006, 13:44:42
fall of a pop star (http://www.google.com/trends?q=britney&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all)

Heinken the most popular dutch beer? (http://www.google.com/trends?q=grolsch%2C+amstel%2C+heineken&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all)

Superheroes! Super! (http://www.google.com/trends?q=superman%2C+spiderman%2C+batman&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all)

King_Ghidra
17-07-2006, 13:51:23
Originally posted by Nav

Superheroes! Super! (http://www.google.com/trends?q=superman%2C+spiderman%2C+batman&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all)

and very popular with the mexicans too, apparently

Scabrous Birdseed
18-07-2006, 09:20:56
Society is becoming less cultured... and more crude. Oh my. (http://www.google.com/trends?q=porn%2C+art&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all)

February 2nd, 2004: the horrible, horrible day. (http://www.google.com/trends?q=fun&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all)

To go with nav's- an even quicker decline... except for in India. (http://www.google.com/trends?q=britney+nude&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all)

The cities were most men are sexually deficient in order: Buenos Aires, Dublin, Brentford. Hey, isn't Keith from Brentford? (http://www.google.com/trends?q=escorts&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all)

Mr. Bas
18-07-2006, 09:43:53
Despite being crap, Ajax continue to be the most popular Dutch football club and even increase their lead. Especially outside of the Netherlands. (http://www.google.com/trends?q=ajax%2C+feyenoord%2C+psv&ctab=1&geo=all&date=all)

Scabrous Birdseed
18-07-2006, 10:03:45
I think I like the "top regions" thing better. Did you know that Chile is really, really into Grunge music?

Scabrous Birdseed
18-07-2006, 10:20:44
I'm currently typing in old bands and seeing where they're most popular. The Carpenters are huge in the Philippines and the Czech really dig ex-Velvet Underground member John Cale, for instance.

Mr. Bas
18-07-2006, 10:22:09
Chile seems to be into heavy music in general.... Santiago tops the metallica search, they are third for dimmu borgir (behind Oslo and Helsinki) and is generally in the top three for any metal related search I can think of. I never knew Latin America was that much into metal and hard rock anyway.

Diss
18-07-2006, 10:26:46
Originally posted by Mr. Bas
Chile seems to be into heavy music in general.... Santiago tops the metallica search, they are third for dimmu borgir (behind Oslo and Helsinki) and is generally in the top three for any metal related search I can think of. I never knew Latin America was that much into metal and hard rock anyway.

Well Sepultura was from Brazil...

Mr. Bas
18-07-2006, 10:26:49
Hmmm, the Dead Kennedys seem to be relatively popular throughout the world, but Minor Threat is virtually unknown in Norway, Denmark and Ireland while they really seem to dig Husker Du there. The Minor Threat list is unsurprisingly topped by Chile. :D

Mr. Bas
18-07-2006, 10:40:24
Indonesia is massively into Muse and grindcore, although they don't seem to show up anywhere else. This is quite fun, actually.

King_Ghidra
18-07-2006, 10:59:24
well let's not confuse searches/interest with popularity/liking

after all, are people searching for 'hitler' nazis?

Funko
18-07-2006, 11:40:48
Is everyone searching for porn a wanker?

Mr. Bas
18-07-2006, 11:45:14
:D

I think that in the case of music these searches are definitely a good indicator of (relative) popularity. People will in general google for bands they like or are interested in knowing more about, give or take a few exceptions where some band or singer got in the news for something else.

Greg W
18-07-2006, 11:47:55
Pakistanis (http://www.google.com/trends?q=animal+sex&ctab=1&geo=all&date=all) lead the world in searches for animal sex. By a long way too. :eek:

And no, don't ask what made me think of that particular gem. :nervous:

Greg W
18-07-2006, 11:56:09
South Korea are the biggest searchers for a russian bride (http://www.google.com/trends?q=russian+bride&ctab=1&geo=all&date=all)? :eek:

Greg W
18-07-2006, 12:01:23
And the dutch are the biggest searchers for a DD cup (http://www.google.com/trends?q=DD+cup&ctab=1&geo=all&date=all). :D

Immortal Wombat
18-07-2006, 12:58:13
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Society is becoming less cultured... and more crude. Oh my. (http://www.google.com/trends?q=porn%2C+art&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all)
That one's interesting by region.

King_Ghidra
18-07-2006, 13:00:54
more people in the us searched for art than porn. hail the superpower.

King_Ghidra
18-07-2006, 13:02:30
although Art is a well-known first name in the US, don't know if that is skewing the stats

Funko
18-07-2006, 13:12:12
Maybe people in the US are more sophisticated in their porn searches.

Koshko
18-07-2006, 19:35:31
We like the artful porn.

Koshko
18-07-2006, 19:40:41
ROOFLES

http://www.google.com/trends?q=counterglow&ctab=1&geo=all&date=all