19 Jun The High Five: this week brings the heat
It’s a sweaty High Five this week, as issues heat up at the FBI, in Montana and for an web problem. Here’s a have a look at a number of of the of high trending Google searches from the week of May eight.
This week, many in the U.S. have been centered on the firing of former FBI director James Comey, however the buzz additionally led to searches about Watergate (search curiosity spiked greater than 300%). The variety of searches for Comey surpassed searches for President Trump, with queries associated to Comey’s whereabouts, why he was fired, “Who will replace Comey?” and “How long was Comey FBI director?”
Is it sizzling in right here or is it simply me?
Montana’s Glacier National Park is de facto beginning to heat up (and never in a great way). According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the glaciers are shrinking by a median of 39%. Scientists say the glaciers will possible be gone in our lifetime, so curiosity about Glacier National Park is climbing. People searched to seek out out what’s distinctive about the park, the way it fashioned and “What animals live in Glacier National Park?” (For our animal lovers: Bighorn sheep, boreal toads, western painted turtles and rainbow trout to call a number of). Question from us: will the animals be okay post-melt??
Bow Wow Challenge takes off
This week, rapper Bow Wow was caught red-handed (red-pawed?) when an airline passenger—now web hero—known as him out for flying in Economy as a substitute of the personal jet he posted to Instagram. The web barked again with the “Bow Wow Challenge,” through which individuals publish a deceptive glamorous picture subsequent to the precise less-glamorous photograph. To sustain with the pattern, persons are looking out, “How did the Bow Wow challenge start?” and “What did Bow Wow lie about?” Thanks to this unintended publicity, search curiosity in “Bow Wow challenge” rose 1000% above searches for his music. Woof.
It ain’t over till the Idol sings
We stated goodbye to American Idol in its ultimate season final yr, however now it’s getting an encore. Announced this week, the present is coming again for a 16th season on ABC. Search quantity went up a number of pitches with questions like, “Who will be the judges on American Idol?” and Iis Ryan Seacrest coming again to American Idol?” (As famous in our tendencies from final week, Seacrest has a brand new gig). After the announcement, search curiosity for Kelly Clarkson, unique darling of American Idol, spiked 193%.
Mother’s Day is on Sunday (this is your reminder to select up the cellphone and name). People are hoping Google will help with “what to get Mom for Mother’s Day,” “what to do for Mother’s Day,” and even “what to write in a Mother’s Day card.” Here’s an thought, impressed by the tendencies from this week:
Being my mother is the one job you’ll by no means get fired from, and I sing your praises day-after-day. Global warming apart, my love for you’ll by no means soften and to you I’ll at all times bow. Wow, I’m fortunate to have you ever. Happy Mother’s Day!