Krzysztof is a 10+ year YouTube researcher who spends hours researching, analyzing, and uncovering YouTube trends, challenges, and media.
The Strangest Global Google Questions
Google has become our online encyclopedia because we google anything that comes to mind.
This includes weird, random searches that apparently a lot of people are into though what's hip and now matters too.
For example if the Grammy Awards were on last night you'd find people searching for artists, performances, or songs.
The same goes for the most popular award shows or events. Other immediate, high-volume searches include celebrity deaths especially if it's shocking and unexpected. Those could trend high for days, weeks, or months and may even top the most searched list for that year.
However the most random questions are always the most fun, so let's examine which searches really broke the internet.
1. Why Is My Poop Green?
Yup this question comes up as a top search all the time and I'm at a loss for words.
You would think a lot of people are eating or drinking things they shouldn't be otherwise why would they ever search this.
It's a pretty funny question when you first hear it, and it's hard to believe so many people are that curious.
Perhaps that explains why people are in need of health insurance considering they're spewing green fecal matter from their bum, but then again who am I to judge?
As an American I know how unhealthy many of us are, and I doubt the green color is from eating too many fruits and vegetables.
2. Why Do Men Cheat?
This question comes up right away when you start Google searching, and it's quite interesting because it unsurprisingly delivers sexist stereotypes and confusions about the subject.
Apparently a lot of women (or men) have had experiences with their significant other cheating on them. I mean why else would they ask such a question right?
The other assumption is that they believe in this gender stereotype so much that they're curious as to why men cheat constantly. If you're wondering why men cheat, then look it up for yourself and see if the stereotypes are true.
3. Am I Pregnant?
Pregnancy is a major health topic, so I'm not surprised this is a hot ticket search item.
Women want to know the signs, symptoms, and more about either pregnancy or if they're pregnant.
With this question in mind you might assume that a lot of women are either anxious about the possibility of being pregnant or they're excited at the idea of expecting.
Depending on who they are, they're either hopeful or concerned and this question answers both.
This question could also serve as a guide to what health/medical supplies to purchase and how to prep for such an event.
There are a plethora of questions and topics related to pregnancy, so I'm not shocked as to why people search for it but the speculations surrounding it are intriguing.
4. What Is Ebola?
In 2014 Ebola was very popular and was one of those hot topics that change from year to year.
Anything that involves health and disease will always be searched for because the health industry dominates the globe, and the threat of an emerging pandemic would top headlines.
In the future we'll likely see new diseases become popular search items, but the ones that make national and global headlines will rise to the top of the list.
Be mindful that the bark is usually worse than the bite as was with Ebola in the United States, however; this disease was no laughing matter in West Africa and it's still a big problem in 2019.
5. How Can I Make Money?
Who doesn't want to know how they can make money?
Money makes the world go round, and I'm not surprised this question gets asked frequently.
However I would like to know exactly what people were hoping to find. Were they looking for easy ways to make a lot of money or was it career based. Anytime money is involved everyone wants a piece of the pie and ways to retrieve it.
Unfortunately the results are not as aspiring as the inquiry, so do expect to be disappointed.
Also be mindful of the multitude of online scams regarding easy money.
6. Why Do Cats Purr?
I believe everyone asks this question because they're just curious.
A lot of people have cats and maybe one day they were bored and looked at their cat.
The saying is that curiosity killed the cat, but us humans are just as curious about the cat as they are with the world around them. I'm curious about this question myself, and I don't even have a cat.
That's what's so amazing about the internet. It's okay to ask those kinds of questions because we won't get judged.
So what if I want to know why cats purr? At least I'm learning and next time someone asks me (yeah right) I can tell them.
7. Does It Snow in California?
Ah yes California is known to be the beautiful golden state that's warm and perfect, but can it snow?
Apparently a bunch of people don't realize that California has several mountain ranges including the well known Sierra Nevada range where it does in fact snow.
We make a lot of assumptions about anything include a state's weather features. They help fuel a lot of these Google searches because we want to know if what everyone says is true or not.
So it's shocking people want to know whether this warm, sunny state ever experiences snow.
8. How Old Is Madonna?
I was surprised by this question because I couldn't figure out if this was a general question or if it was based on current events.
I stated celebrities trend high if there's a newsworthy event involving them, but Madonna is no Miley Cyrus in today's social media world.
Maybe people were curious how old she is because of how she dresses and acts plus there was that Drake kiss.
We love to ask age related questions involving celebrities because they always seem to surprise us.
Oh and by the way she's in her early 60s as of 2019.
9. Can It Rain Frogs?
This question has stumped me because it's not something I would usually think about. I'll look this up myself to see if it can.
I know people love to ask seemingly random questions, but it's unusual that so many people seem to ask the same random questions.
Does this mean we are even more similar than we thought? Maybe not and it's very likely this is just a coincidence but it's a humorous coincidence.
10. What Does the Fox Say?
I can't lie and say we're all wondering what an actual fox is trying to say but this question isn't about a fox, it's about a very popular viral hit song/video from 2014.
The song titled"The Fox" by Ylvis became popular for the insane, ridiculous lyrics and equally insane video of people dressing up as animals and performing thriller style dances.
It's impossible to predict what will go viral but when it does things get crazy. At one point this song was everywhere and no one was immune to it. The same occurred with "Gangnam Style" by Psy back in 2012.
If a viral hit is powerful enough, then it'll definitely top the annual Google search list.
peachy from Home Sweet Home on July 08, 2015:
i use it daily too, what else and where else can we go?
Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on April 24, 2015:
Maybe we should start writing hubs based on those questions considering how many people ask them.
Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on April 24, 2015:
This is an interesting topic. It's nice to know what questions are most prominently in people's minds. I like Ylvis, but not the Fox song.
Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on April 23, 2015:
Strange but true, I believe I've also read a couple articles on frogs actually coming down with the rain. Quite an intriguing phenomenon.
peachy from Home Sweet Home on April 23, 2015:
can it rain frogs? I remember i read a piece of news that indeed it did rained frogs in egypt, look out at christiansanswers, i read it there
Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on March 15, 2015:
Thank you I used to be surprised at some of the things that come up but not anymore. The stuff you'd think people would be interested in is rarely a top search.
temptor94 on March 14, 2015:
Cool hub! People Google about all kinds of crazy things.. but wow.. could not imagine that green poop would be one of the top searched phrases!! :D Btw, the fox song is a nice catchy one. Always, though foxes howl like wolves. Voted up!
Suzie from Carson City on March 13, 2015:
Krzys.....Yes, I really enjoyed this hub. Our own billybuc did a series of these "google question" hubs which were quite funny and very popular. It amazes me what people will google. I'm happy to say that I've not ever found it necessary to google any of the questions in your interesting hub.
I do admit though, I have no idea how any of us survived BEFORE google. Being a Boomer, of course I remember encyclopedias & the "library" well, but now it seems like a hundred years ago!
We all appreciate google! In fact I wrote a Poetic tribute to google that was well-accepted. Thanks for your contribution and BTW...welcome to Hubpages. I see you are a pretty new member. Best of Luck to you! Up+++...Peace, Paula
Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on February 16, 2015:
Yes I was amazed too when I began googling to see what people were searching for. It boggles my mind when someone writes a masterpiece that's mostly ignored but something silly goes viral and is a top search item. You begin to question yourself whether to write strictly for that demographic or for something more upscale.
John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 16, 2015:
Hi Chris, this is a very interesting hub. A lot of us (especially hubbers) may complain about Google and how it rates our hubs etc, but we are kidding ourselves if we think it isn't a big part of our lives. It amazes me what some of the top searches are however...are so many people really so..for want of a better word.. dumb? Anyway, voted up. Well done.