May 8th, 2017 – Jokes are built from many things. Sometimes they’re based in reality. Other times they’re formed from imagination. And often times they’re created based on stereotypes.
The folks over at Estately have given us some stereotypical and some non-cliché answers for what people from each state shopped for online with more frequency than all other states during the past 12 months.
Would you have guessed that Californians would search more often for Baywatch swimsuits, Bob Marley posters, avocado slicers and Armani jeans? What about Hawaii searching for GoPro Hero, spear guns and aloha shirts? Texas stocking up on Daisy Duke shorts and concealed carry corsets? OK, maybe. And Florida seems to be holding strong to stereotypes.
But does a stereotype happen because it’s true or is it just an oversimplified go-to point? It’s been said that if you want to find the truth you should follow the money. This time, the money came from Google Trends to measure internet searches using the Google Shopping feature. As the number crunchers said:
“The results were both terrifying and informative. For instance, Washington state is simultaneously preparing for both a natural disaster and a giant shellfish feed, Wyoming is stockpiling an arsenal, and Ohio and Pennsylvania are preparing for some sort of tragic fashion showdown.”
Take a look at the breakdown and remember that soon your web browsing history may be less private than you once thought.
ALABAMA: adult diapers / Curry 2 Low / Paula Deen Air Fryer / CPAP mask / roller skates
NEW MEXICO: PlayStation VR / digital camera / Bluetooth headphones / instant camera / jackalope / Baseboard Buddy / Chia Pet / dreamcatcher / brass knuckles / prayer flag / food dehydrator / cowboy hat / cosmetics / snow cone machine
NORTH CAROLINA: padded underwear / pet snakes / THC vape juice / laser tag set / dog Halloween costume
NORTH DAKOTA: noise-cancelling headphones / George Foreman Grill / Total Gym / nickname / Jet Ski / Wii / capri pants / cat costume
OHIO: Donald Trump tie / beard trimmer / nose hair trimmer / zombie garden gnome / Kate Spade fitness tracker / indoor putting green / denim vest / camo lingerie
OKLAHOMA: sidewalk chalk / Kevin Durant jersey / ExtenZe / gas mask bong / throwing knives / Neodymium magnet toys / smoked ham / zombie survival kit / participation trophy / dog life jacket / 50 cal sniper rifle
PENNSYLVANIA: Amazon Fire Stick with Alexa / trigger lock / head massager / soap on a rope / mesh shirt / pinky rings / camo stethoscope
RHODE ISLAND: rat trap / Speedos / bodysuit
SOUTH CAROLINA: Amazon Fire TV / samurai sword / adult Underoos
SOUTH DAKOTA: Exploding Kittens / Play-Doh / Cards Against Humanity / Catan / kegerator / slow cooker / Spanx / Ivanka Trump clothes / catheter / Lite-Brite / catapult / tube top / rod holders
TENNESSEE: colostomy bags / adult coloring book / Dapper Dan Pomade / crack pipe / toupee / two-way radio / women’s overalls / bulk dog food / gator meat / Gucci mink coat
TEXAS: Confederate flag bumper sticker / Igloo mini fridge / Hillary toilet paper / urinary catheter / truck gun rack / motorized kayak (the Rascal of kayaks) / cowboy hat rack / boot-cut jeans / five-toe shoes / 90s overalls / Daisy Duke shorts / leather cuffs / concealed carry corset / Nazi memorabilia / casket sprays / waterless urinal
UTAH: Legos / mermaid tails / unicycle / Tanakh / Nintendo 3DS / belt buckle
VERMONT: Selfie stick / Battleship / Slim Jim / Quran / Magic 8-Ball
VIRGINIA: Thighmaster/ Bacon of the Month / hip flask / choose your own adventure books / puka shell necklace / bulk supplements / legal steroid / pet clothes
WASHINGTON: temporary tattoo paper / emergency kit / emergency rations / earthquake kit / Canadian tuxedo / squid jig / crab pot / clam gun / shrimp pot
WEST VIRGINIA: PlayStation 4 / Slip ‘N Slide / laptop / tablet computer / rebel flag / Flags of the Confederate States of America / mini fridge / Red Copper Square Pan / duct tape / Confederate flag bikini / futon / bong / handgun / shotgun / electronic cigarette / lingerie / plus size lingerie / Etch A Sketch / FitBit / moonshine still / Beanie Babies / bikini / pogo stick / Xbox One / NES Classic Edition / concealed carry purse / vape juice / creatine / anabolic steroid / butter churn
WISCONSIN: truck nuts / Bacon Salt / Stihl chainsaw parts / The Sopranos Season 6 / Big Mouth Billy Bass / healing crystals
WYOMING: Kindle Fire / Rubik’s Cube / ammunition / bulk ammo / P90X / Snuggie / Proactive / Bowflex / first aid kit / grenade / Fabletics (Kate Hudson’s workout clothing brand) / gas mask / gun safe / Turducken / Rumba / inline skates / bolo tie / long underwear / dog food / bagpipes / fishing pole / paintball / AK-47 / Colt AR-15 / bulletproof vest / body armor
Did your state’s top Google searches surprise you? What was the funniest item on the list? Give us your thoughts in the comments section!