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Proof People are Predictible

http://www.google.com/trends?q=turkey%2C+diet

um…ok

WTF?

If you poke someone with a needle they will squirm and probably make a verbal noise acknowledging the pain too.

More proof.

Heh?

It took me forever to figure out what the hell I was supposed to learn on that page, I’ve never seen a “search trends” graph before!

But yeah, it’s a pretty predictable pattern - were you surprised?

Proof people are predictable or proof florin’s an idiot?

[quote]tedro wrote:
Proof people are predictable or proof florin’s an idiot?[/quote]

The latter. That was a waste of a mouse click.

Search trends is kind of cool.

The news bar on the right was so useless, but managed to confuse me for a second.

“People weren’t searching for turkey because a small virginia woman won an eating contest, they were searching because it was fucking november…” proceeds to feel like an idiot after realizing that wasn’t the point trying to be made

http://www.google.com/trends?q=sex%2C+turkey&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0

Amazingly, after people search for turkey, and likely eat the turkey, they search for sex merely weeks later. You do the math…

So there’s a big spike for turkey on Thanksgiving, a smaller spike for Christmas, and a spike for diet on New Years.

Hey guys, check this out, you’ll never believe it!

http://www.google.com/trends?q=halloween

[quote]The New Guy wrote:
So there’s a big spike for turkey on Thanksgiving, a smaller spike for Christmas, and a spike for diet on New Years.

Hey guys, check this out, you’ll never believe it!

http://www.google.com/trends?q=halloween[/quote]

Even more remarkable, people search for pumpkins at the same time they search for halloween.

http://www.google.com/trends?q=halloween%2C+pumpkin&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0

florin must be from romania

http://www.google.com/trends?q=florin&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0