Each State's Biggest Stereotype, According to Google

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Everybody knows that Arizona is hot and Minnesota is cold. But what does Google autocomplete have to say about each state's defining stereotype?


Over the weekend, the Twitter account @Amazing_Maps ran a simple test involving each of the 50 states and autocomplete. They simply queried the search engine: "Why is [X state] so…" and recorded the top autocomplete suggestion on a map yielding the biggest stereotypes from each state. While some of the outcomes are obvious—duh, Texas—some are pretty surprising (who knew Pennsylvania was so spooky?).

And this is only the beginning of what Google autocomplete can tell us about the country we call home. For more, check out these maps. [@Amazing_Maps viaThe Wire]



New Hampshire expensive? I call shenanigans. It's one of the cheapest states to live in, with possibly the lowest tax rates in the country, let alone New England. This could be coming from the fact that I live in one of the most expensive regions of the country, but according to the random cost of living calculator provided by a google search, I'd bank an extra 30k a year by moving.

Maybe the "Why is New Hampshire so expensive?" search is tongue-in-cheek...