Back in the 20th century stone age, people had no internet. Left to their own devices, humans had to seek intellectual enrichment at their local public library, and learned how to do things without the aid of computer algorithms and the world wide web.
Now, when curious about how to register to vote or how to grow marijuana, people turn to Google. Estately’s newest map shows the most common “How To” searches across the United States -- and they’re telling of the deeply guarded and weird things people really wish they knew how to do, like twerking.
Most of these queries pertain to big, resounding questions: For Texans, it’s “How to sell your soul,” and in Illinois, “How to sell Beanie Babies” is a predominant concern. The American southwest seems preoccupied with things of a conspiratorial bent, given that Nevada would like to know “How to survive a zombie apocalypse,” and Arizona asks “How to join the Illuminati.”
Estately notes its map doesn’t show the most prominent Google searches in each state, but rather “it simply shows the searches each state Googles more frequently than the other 49 states and the District of Columbia.”