If you’re like most people, you’ve probably found yourself with more free time on your hands than ever before – thanks in no small part to a global pandemic that’s put the world on pause and kept us all indoors.
And with that free time, and perhaps in an attempt to learn something new, you’ve taken to looking up random things on the internet.
Don’t worry. This is a judgment-free zone. And in fact, you’re not alone.
Career resources website Zippia recently used Google Trends to determine the most interesting thing each state has googled more than any other during the quarantine. Of course, “most interesting” is subjective, but some of these results are out there to say the least.
Turns out, Mississippi has used the past few months to experiment with alcohol and frozen treats . The “Magnolia State” has googled “Vodka Pops” more than any other in the country.
So while it might be ill-advised to gather in large groups right now, we expect some refreshing boozy treats the next time we’re all together.
What’s everyone else searching?
Compared to other states, Mississippi’s search history is fairly tame. Here’s a look at other states around the country.
Tennessee loves Cracker Barrel (honestly, who doesn’t?). But it appears as though folks in the volunteer state feel like something is missing from the menu as they’ve googled “Cracker Barrel Alcohol” more than anyone else.
New Mexico has started “day drinking.” Colorado is looking up “how to stop drinking.”
A few states have used their free time for a little DIY – New Hampshire is looking to build a patio, while their neighbors in Maine are searching for ways to build a chicken coop.
Lousiana is asking “how often you should wash your hair.” The rest of us are asking why.
Oklahoma loves chicken nuggets. Arkansas loves Little Debbie’s. Alabama loves BBQ.
Pennsylvania has spent the majority of the pandemic murdering plants, and now they’re on the hunt for answers.
Utah is worried about a “Dr. Pepper shortage” and quite frankly, we should all share their fear.
And lastly, either Missouri has used their to catch up on Breaking Bad or they’ve decided to follow in the footsteps of Walter White and create a drug empire. They just need the recipe for meth first. Maybe we should check on them?
There you have it, folks. Fifty of the most bizarre Google searches since the pandemic began.
What was your favorite? Or better yet, what have you used your free time doing? Be sure to let us know!