By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Wyomingites have had hot wings on the brain during the pandemic, according to our Google searches.
Career resource website Zippia recently unveiled all 50 states’ most interesting Google searches since the pandemic began, and Wyoming’s search was all about hot wings.
This was tame compared to some other state searches over the last five months, such as Missouri’s “meth recipe, Florida’s “how to sleep at work” and Michigan’s “making cannabutter” (also known as cannabis butter) inquiries.
Of course, “most interesting” is subjective. How did they determine “most interesting?”
Zippia explained they used Google Trends to determine “what each state was googling more than any other state during quarantine.”
That still seems pretty subjective. Regardless, staff members searched hundreds of terms, ranging from outdoor activities to do-it-yourself projects, foods and drinks, self-improvement and more.
The time period ranged from April to August. Five months of quarantining and social distancing has caused us all to start googling weird subjects.
The Western region’s Google searches varied wildly, with Coloradoans focusing on how to stop drinking, Utahans looking up information on a Dr. Pepper shortage and Idahoans trying to figure out how to delete Facebook.
Some other weird searches included Tennessee’s hunt for “Cracker Barrel Alcohol,” South Dakota’s “how to move to Canada” and Nevada’s “going vegan.”
Our favorite might be Florida (home of Florida Man). Their top search: “How To Sleep At Work”.