These Were The Most Googled Questions Of 2016

I remember receiving a few large boxes in the mail one Christmas when I was about nine. My overseas family had treated my older sister and I to a full set of encyclopedias and honestly, I just remember feeling like I was suddenly the fountain of all knowledge. Want to know about dinosaurs? Holla at your girl. Curious about the population of Russia? You know I was there to help.

A few years later my prized set of encyclopedias was suddenly rendered slightly useless when we got dial up internet at home (I can honestly still hear that dialing sound as I write this) and Google entered my world. Like many millennials, I actually can no longer imagine a world without Google and I would totally be lying if I said that I didn’t Google random questions on a daily basis.

Turns out basically everyone else does too and to round out the year, Google has compiled a fairly comical list of the most Googled questions of the year. Of course Pokemon Go related questions feature in there, as does Brexit. The classic screenshot inquires, IP address questions and resume searches are present too. My personal favourites however would have to be “why is my poop green?” and “where is Home and Away filmed?”

Just the important questions in life, ya know.

Why is . . .

  1. Why is there a leap day
  2. Why is the sky blue
  3. Why is my internet so slow
  4. Why is my poop green
  5. Why is my computer so slow
  6. Why is Australia in Eurovision
  7. Why is the ocean salty
  8. Why is biodiversity important
  9. Why is my period late
  10. Why is my eye twitching

What is . . .

  1. What is my IP address
  2. What is a plebiscite
  3. What is Pokemon Go
  4. What is the weather today
  5. What is the time
  6. What is all purpose flour
  7. What is love
  8. What is Brexit
  9. What is gluten

How to . . .

  1. How to tie a tie
  2. How to screenshot on mac
  3. How to make pancakes
  4. How to play Pokemon Go
  5. How to draw
  6. How to write a cover letter
  7. How to get rid of pimples
  8. How to download from YouTube
  9. How to lose weight fast
  10. How to write a resume

Where is . . .

  1. Where is NSW
  2. Where is Brussels
  3. Where is my phone
  4. Where is Bora Bora
  5. Where is Rio
  6. Where is Home and Away filmed
  7. Where is Malta
  8. Where is the Great Barrier Reef
  9. Where is Perth
  10. Where is Mount Everest

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