It’s quite hard to imagine a time when Google didn’t exist. I turn to Google more than I turn to anyone or anything else when I have questions, and I imagine plenty of people are the same. You can literally find anything on this search engine, and people have all sorts of questions to ask. Based on data from March 2021 and according to semrush.com, we’ve compiled 15 out of 100 most Googled questions, and we answer them. Well, not we as in ourselves. We Googled these exact questions, and see what came up. Check out what are the most Googled questions globally below!
1) What dinosaur has 500 teeth
I don’t know about you, but when I think about something having 500 teeth, I imagine it to be a carnivore. Nigersaurus isn’t, though: it eats plants! It’s also about 30 feet long, and lived about 110 million years ago in what is now known as Niger’s Sahara Desert. It had a wide muzzle filled with more than 500 replaceable teeth, and the rate of replacement was rapid at about 14 days.
2) Why were chainsaws invented
Answer: Originally invented to help with childbirth
The image that popped up in my mind is horrifying. Anyway, the story is that chainsaws, invented in 1780, helped remove pelvic bones in a less messy and less time-consuming manner. (For when the baby got stuck in the birth canal, or other complications arose.) And before chainsaws were invented, the bone was removed using a small knife and saw. In the middle of childbirth. Without anaesthesia. (Thank God for medical advancement.) These medieval chainsaws aren’t the gigantic things we associate with lumberjacks (a small relief); they actually look like a modern-day kitchen knife with teeth that wound in an oval.
3) What is love
Ah yes, the elusive question. What, is love? Everything that popped up on my search results first include YouTube MVs of songs entitled “What Is Love?” and then it tips straight into deep, philosophical, and in certain cases, religious meanings of love. Here are the top three results that showed definitions of love:
- theconversation.com: Love is an emotion that keeps people bonded and committed to one another.
- verywellmind.com: Love involves emotions and behaviors characterised by passion, intimacy, and commitment. While it is usually positive, love is complex and variable.
- goodtherapy.org: Love is complex.
If you ask me, love is food, thank you very much.
4) What time is it in California
Answer: It depends on what time you Google it
I actually have a follow up question to this: why do people want to know the time in California, specifically? But if you want to know, Malaysia is 15 hours ahead of California at time or writing. That may change depending on daylight savings.
5) How are you
Answer: “Fine, and you?”
Just to be clear, I didn’t come up with that answer, but according to the first result I clicked on, this is the only correct way to answer the question “how are you?” Personally, I always give it a bit of thought before I answer, and it also depends on who’s asking, but to each their own. My current answer: Good, you? Other top results also show similar educational methods on how to answer this question.
6) What happened to Monday
Answer: What Happened to Monday is a 2017 dystopian science-fiction action-thriller film directed by Tommy Wirkola and stars Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close and Willem Dafoe
If I’m being honest, I’m actually much more interested to know the answer to “what happened to Monday” as a day, but okay. Otherwise known as Seven Sisters, the plot follows a family of identical septuplets (seven genetically identical girls) who live in a world where due to overpopulation each household is allowed only one child. When one of the sisters goes missing, the others must find her while remaining unknown to the outside world.
7) How many countries in the world
According to worldometers.info and data in 2020, China is the most populous country with a population of more than 1,000,000,000 while the Holy See is the least populous one with a population of 801.
8) How many people are in the world
Answer: Approximately 7.9 billion
Again, this is according to worldometers.info, and they have a live world population clock, if you would be inclined to check it out. The top 3 most densely populated countries are China, India, and USA.
9) How do you say sorry in Spanish
Answer: lo siento (from Google translate)
I’m not sure why Spanish specifically, but there you go. Apparently there’s even a whole blog post on How to Say Sorry in Spanish and Master the Art of Apologising, if you really, really have to convey how sorry you are. In Spanish.
10) How do you say thanks in German
Answer: Vielen Dank (from Google translate), though Danke seems more of a common phrase
There are 16 best ways to say “thank you” in German, and you can learn them all here.
11) How long does covid last
|No symptoms||10 days after a positive test|
|Mild or moderate illness||10 days after symptoms appear, and after 24 hours with no fever (without using medications)|
|Severe illness||Up to 20 days after symptoms appear|
I’d actually like to know how long the pandemic would last, so I can manage my expectations. But apparently results point towards how long does the virus last inside your body if you’ve been infected, which I guess makes much more sense. Regardless, take good care, guys!
12) What is a prime number
Answer: A number that is divisible only by itself and 1 (e.g. 2, 3, 5, 7, 11)
This is probably the most straightforward question on this list, so we’ll leave it at that.
13) How many seconds in a year
Answer: 31,536,000 seconds
Interesting fun fact, good for “did you know?” type of situations. There are also 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days (for non-leap years), 8760 hours, and 525,600 minutes in a year, if we’re calculating “in a year” stuff.
14) Where can I find happiness
Obviously, answers would vary by a lot, especially if you have set conditions on what “makes” you happy. According to medium.com (the top result), here are some tips: expect less, live for today, choose happiness, enjoy your work, and don’t compare yourself to others to name a few. These sound like pretty solid tips to get started on the pursuit of happiness, and they also have a quote from Mahatma Gandhi: “Happiness is when what you think what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
15) Is the squeeze squoze
I… literally have no idea what this means, or why the squeeze isn’t squoze, but it seems like it has something to do with GME? In any case, may I direct you to a website called isthesqueezesqouze.com so that I do not confuse you, and myself, further? It’s a single page telling you all about is the squeeze squoze, and they encourage you to do more research of your own, which I will not be doing, because I don’t really care is the squeeze squoze, but you’re welcome to it!