Crowdsourcing Dumb: 4 Stupid Google Searches

13 Aug

I once watched a movie about the foibles of an American warship and her crew during World War Two. Early on in the film, one of the characters remarked that the warship, “… was designed by geniuses to be run by idiots.” Now I don’t know anything about the wits of WW2-era American sailors, but this sounds remarkably similar to Google. Just look at the searches below.

1. A Tenuous Grasp on Reality

What an intriguing question. Let us refine our search.






stupid Google searches

This is so dumb that it’s surreal. I imagine that if one were to hit Salvador Dali or Dr. Seuss across the head with a frying pan then force them to watch daytime TV for eight hours (lest they get the frying pan again), they would ask a question like this.

2. Celebrity Obsessions

All of the above.

And so much more.

3. Cause for Concern

stupid Google searches

I really hope it’s kids asking questions like this…or just anyone who can’t vote.

4. Prejudice

stupid google searches

No. No, they are not:

Swedish Chef Sesame Street

This guy really likes Björk.


14 Responses to “Crowdsourcing Dumb: 4 Stupid Google Searches”

  1. whatimeant2say August 14, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    ARE Swedes and turnips the same thing? I guess I need to Google it now.

  2. Kylie August 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    Reblogged this on Whatever… and commented:
    How true…I do wonder however why you would ever Google ‘if i eat myself’…pretty irrelevant what Google adds after that….why did you type it in the first place?

    • counterfeitcolumnist August 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

      I typed the query,”if I eat myself,” into Google because if one types in the query, “if I eat,” the first suggestion Google provides is, “if I eat myself.” But, yah, thanks for pointing that out. I’ve updated the post so that includes this refinement of search terms.

      • Kylie August 20, 2012 at 1:05 am #

        Ahhhh….do you suffer from curiosity too? Googling a google suggestion is the sort of thing I do. lol

  3. JWB August 22, 2012 at 3:16 am #

    This was hilarious by all means.

  4. shovonc August 23, 2012 at 5:43 am #

    This is a very crucial study that you’re conducting. Please keep up the good work.

  5. IzaakMak August 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    LMAO!!!! 😀

  6. minimissk September 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Bril! Can’t believe people actually search for some of these questions.

  7. pierrepeter December 27, 2012 at 12:29 am #

    Hahahaha wonderful post. Lots of these things to be found when “lazy-typing” at google

  8. becomingcliche June 10, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    I’m pretty sure Swedes and turnips are identical.

  9. chrissyginger August 5, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    LOL! I loved your post! Thank you for following escapefromcrazytown — apparently, there are still many who are living there as evidenced by your documentation.

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