The Historical Events That Drove People to (and From) PornS

We already know people love porn—that's never been up for debate. But have you ever wondered what it would take for the citizens of the world to actually give up their precious personal sexytime? Pornhub certainly has, and the answers, which come to you in the form of this lovely interactive map, actually just might take you by surprise.

Of course, some of the results we could have guessed. It's no real shocker that the London Olympics opening ceremony motivated 27 percent of the UK's porn-watchers to give solo sex a rest in favor of sports. Just as its perfectly understandable that, over on the other side of the pond, Americans actually saw an increase in people who were a little too, er, indisposed to go gaze into the Queen's stoney eyes.

Here are some of the more fun, surprising, and/or inspiring of revelations, and you can play with the full interactive version (not a euphemism) over at Pornhub here. [Pornhub]


The Mayan Apocalypse

The Historical Events That Drove People to (and From) PornS

When the world ends, you should be with those you love most. And for a lot of people, that means a laptop and a willing hand.


New Year's Eve

The Historical Events That Drove People to (and From) PornS

There's a different ball that has your attention tonight.


Religious Holidays (Yom Kippur and Christmas)

The Historical Events That Drove People to (and From) PornS

The Historical Events That Drove People to (and From) PornS

Man's eternal soul cannot live on MILFs alone.


Felix Baumgartner's Epic Space Jump

The Historical Events That Drove People to (and From) PornS

This one's a little hard to explain. We're assuming that after seeing Felix's adrenaline-shattering speed, they just wanted to feel.


London Olympics Closing Ceremony

The Historical Events That Drove People to (and From) PornS

Not even the Queen cares about the end of the olympics.


The Capture and Killing of Osama Bin Laden

The Historical Events That Drove People to (and From) PornS

Nothing gets Americans off like national pride. Unless it's porn about national pride. But that would be ridicu—oh wait.


The iPad 1 Announcement

The Historical Events That Drove People to (and From) PornS

They're just really passionate about Apple, guys.