Here's What Every State Was Googling in 2016

Vermont, for example, really wanted to see Orlando Bloom naked
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2016 4:30 PM CST
Turn off the "safe search" feature, Vermont.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Using Google Trends, Estately has looked back at 2016 in Google searches to determine what each state googled more often than any other state during this "absolute garbage year." The results left the blog with one thought: "Let's hope 2017 offers much better things to occupy our internet searches." Estately lists a number of uniquely popular searches for each state; here's a sampling:

  • Alabama: "Was Scalia murdered"
  • Alaska: "Alan Rickman"
  • Arizona: "Brock Turner sentence"
  • Arkansas: "Kobe Bryant retirement"
  • California: "2016 worst year ever?"
  • Colorado: "Petyton Manning retirement"
  • Connecticut: "Billy Bush"
  • Delaware: "Brangelina divorce"
  • Florida: "Pulse Nightclub"
  • Georgia: "New Comey letter"
  • Hawaii: "fanny pack"
  • Idaho: "How did Trump win?"
  • Illinois: "Craig Sager"
  • Indiana: "Harambe meme"
  • Iowa: "ISIS"
  • Kansas: "LGBT"
  • Kentucky: "Axl Rose"
  • Louisiana: "Alton Sterling shooting"
  • Maine: "Sausage Party"
  • Maryland: "Simone Manuel"
  • Massachusetts: "Brexit"
  • Michigan: "Gordie Howe"
  • Minnesota: "Prince"
  • Mississippi: "Clowns"
  • Missouri: "McDonald's breakfast all day"
  • Montana: "White nationalism"
  • Nebraska: "Pepe meme"
  • Nevada: "Colin Kaepernick"
  • New Hampshire: "Abe Vigoda"
  • New Jersey: "Donald Trump"
  • New Mexico: "Gary Johnson"
  • New York: "Pizza box made out of pizza"
  • North Carolina: "Transgender bathroom laws"
  • North Dakota: "Dirty Grandpa"
  • Ohio: "3-1 lead"
  • Oklahoma: "Kevin Durant decision"
  • Oregon: "Syria"
  • Rhode Island: "How did Clinton lose?"
  • South Carolina: "KKK victory parade"
  • South Dakota: "Glenn Frey"
  • Tennessee: "Mr. T dead"
  • Texas: "Dallas police shooting"
  • Utah: "Zoolander 2"
  • Vermont: "Orlando Bloom naked"
  • Virginia: "Eric Fanning"
  • Washington: "Man in tree"
  • West Virginia: "Nancy Reagan"
  • Wisconsin: "Reince Priebus"
  • Wyoming: "Chewbacca Mom"
See the full list here. (Read more Google stories.)

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