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I just wanted to know how late the donation centre was open. Not this…


All I wanted to know was how late the closest Value Village location was open. I’m helping my sister sort through the belongings and paperwork which belonged to our mother (and in some instances, our father), and after packing up 16 boxes to donate, I went to ask Google how late the store was open.

All I managed to type was, “When”, as in “when does… close”, and before I could type any more, Google fired back with the most popular searches beginning with “when”, and they were;

  • will I die
  • will minecraft shut down
  • will it snow in Toronto
  • does the time change
  • will Iran retaliate
  • will the sun die
  • when will it snow

Those are some pretty deep questions, along with a timely one (re: Iran). I mean, when the citizens leaving your country want to be referred to as Persian rather than Iranian, it’s a pretty good sign that the government is not looking after the best interests of the citizens…

So, being an Internet dinosaur – according to my kids – I decided to type “why” and see what is stressing out the world wide web on this day.

I think the “whens” won the day.

Here are the “Why” questions:

  • why is Australia on fire
  • why is the sky blue
  • why don’t we
  • why am I so tired
  • why do cats purr
  • why is it called black Friday
  • why am I always so tired

Much deeper questions, however, outside of Australia, I’m not sure why someone would type into Google questions like “why don’t we”. It just seems like an unusual question to ask…

Now I’m thinking that it might be a kid thing… Maybe I’ll have to look it up. OR not.

So what showed up as the top item when you typed one of those things into Google? And… Why don’t we???