#1 By: Rob Beschizza, January 28th, 2014 11:03
#2 By: Gladeye, January 28th, 2014 11:13
People wonder why some states are so haunted? And we're fighting to keep a worldwide lead in science and technology.
#3 By: Donald Petersen, January 28th, 2014 11:15
I'm not buying it. Alabama is surrounded by poor, cheap, racist, backward, and hot, and a plurality of folks wonder why Alabama is so "good"?
Maybe I oughta visit.
#4 By: Christopher Waldrop, January 28th, 2014 11:24
So Tennessee is racist while Mississippi is merely poor. How things have changed.
#5 By: Stephen Schenck, January 28th, 2014 11:24
How do we know Google wasn't autocompleting about the OTHER Georgia?
#6 By: Nate, January 28th, 2014 11:33
Methinks it has all to do with college football. Same as with Oregon.
#7 By: xzzy, January 28th, 2014 11:34
I'd really like someone to address the Illinois one.
All states have corruption, but it feels like they've made it an art form here in the land of Lincoln.
#8 By: crashproof, January 28th, 2014 11:34
Maybe they're wondering why Lynyrd Skynyrd liked it so much, and they're curious about what could possibly be good about it.
#9 By: Suzanne, January 28th, 2014 11:39
I grew up near Birmingham, AL. I imagine the football thing is a big part of the reason for that particular Google search. In fact, if you have any questions about Alabama, football is likely the answer.
Still, having lived in Georgia, having my sister and mom in Mississippi, and dipped my toe in Florida a couple of times, I'd say why is Alabama so good is a pretty good question considering the other places. Everytime I go through lush, impoverished Mississippi I think, "Why is it so darn poor here?" and everytime I am in Georgia i think, "Why is this land so ugly?" and when I am in Alabama I think, "Alabama the Beautiful!" damn straight!
#10 By: Suzanne, January 28th, 2014 11:40
Or it could be that they recorded in Muscle Shoals
#11 By: Mellivora Capensis, January 28th, 2014 11:52
#12 By: Mellivora Capensis, January 28th, 2014 11:53
I've always thought Oregon and Alabama were a lot alike.
#13 By: Drew_Gehringer, January 28th, 2014 12:08
As an Oregonian dating an Alabaman, I have to admit Alabama reminded me more of home during my visit than I expected.
#14 By: Shuck, January 28th, 2014 12:12
I really expected Florida and Texas (at least) to autocomplete to "fucked-up." I'm disappointed
#15 By: Raines Cohen, January 28th, 2014 12:34
In the Department of Need More Data: Now I want to know: how do the results for a given state compare for queries in-state vs. outside? Do they vary in a predictable way with distance?
#16 By: Jardine, January 28th, 2014 12:35
Florida's so fucked up that Fark has a tag just for stories from it.
#17 By: Bryan Larsen, January 28th, 2014 12:52
Had to try it with the Canadian provinces & territories:
British Columbia: expensive
Nova Scotia: poor
New Brunswick: (no completion)
PEI: (no completion)
Yukon: sparsely populated
Northwest Territories: (no completion)
The weirdest one, to me, was Ontario's.
#18 By: Paul Sampson, January 28th, 2014 12:52
Maybe an illustration of context? Don't know, just askin'
#19 By: El Mariachi, January 28th, 2014 13:29
I got “poor” for New Brunswick, no completions for NWT and PEI unless I used the abbreviation, then it thought I might be trying to ask something about wrinkly Chinese dogs.
#20 By: Sasha Hendrix, January 28th, 2014 13:59
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