Just when we thought the year 2016 couldn’t possibly be topped as one of the worst 12 months of our lifetimes, along comes the year 2017 telling us to hold its beer.
Think about it. In 2017 Hugh Hefner, Chester Bennington, Tom Petty, Bill Paxton, Chris Cornell, Roy Halladay, Gregg Allman, Don Rickles, Robert Guillaume, Mary Tyler Moore, Jerry Lewis, Malcolm Young, Adam West, Judge Wapner and Joanie from Happy Days all died.
Then there was Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria and Mayweather vs. McGregor. Aaron Hernandez died in prison. Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Louis C.K., Bill O’Reilly and many others in Hollywood were dismissed in disgrace. Martin Shkreli was still a douche, but now he’s being one from prison. And goddammit, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced they’re getting a divorce.
Throw in multiple mass shootings, Equifax getting hacked, United Airlines being United Airlines, Comcast being Comcast, Cosby being Cosby, Anthony Weiner being Anthony Weiner, Iron Fist, the “Cash Me Ousside” girl, and Blake Shelton being named the Sexiest Man Alive and it’s no wonder we couldn’t wait for 2017 to mercifully come to an end.
And despite 2017 being a complete mess of a year, we still just HAD to find out MORE every time something awful happened because we simply can’t help ourselves. Proof of which is shown in a study done by the fine folks over at The Daily Dot who tallied up what each state searched for on Google more frequently than any other state in the union over the past year.
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Here are some of the lowlights…
ALABAMA: Usher herpes.
ARKANSAS: Eye damage from solar eclipse.
HAWAII: North Korea sanctions.
ILLINOIS: Celebrities accused of sexual assault.
INDIANA: What is a solar eclipse?
IOWA: Net neutrality.
KANSAS: National anthem boycotts.
MICHIGAN: Giant penguin. Wait, what?
NEVADA: Selena Gomez kidney transplant.
NEW YORK: Rose McGowan.
NORTH DAKOTA: Bump fire stock.
OHIO: Ken doll man bun.
PENNSYLVANIA: Meek Mill prison.
SOUTH DAKOTA: Tiger Woods mugshot.
TEXAS: Bathroom bill.
WEST VIRGINIA: How to make fidget spinner.
Never change, West Virginia. Never change.
Check out a snazzy map as well as the rest of the blow-by-blow of what each state Googled the most in 2017 right here.
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