Google's 'how to…' searches by town prove regional stereotypes pretty accurate

 

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Google is full of interesting auto-fill questions and queries that that give an insight into the real questions burning in people's minds (see: 'why am I so alone'), but for the first time Google has broken down their popularity by city.

It released the top three 'How to…' searches for each location as part of its Year in Search zeitgeist review, ranging from the thrilling ('how to kiss') to the mundane ('how to crochet'), and they often say a lot about what's going on in each city.

London is lonely and needs to de-stress…

How to kiss

How to draw

How to meditate

Oxford is suitably academic…

How to paraphrase

How to draw

How to crochet

Bristol is a city of lazy anarchists…

How to squat

How to hack

How to sleep

Manchester loves crafts…

How to crochet

How to draw

How to knit

Edinburgh is struggling with new-fangled technology…

How to kiss

How to Skype

How to study

Cardiff is into really old web-trends…

How to draw

How to watch

How to plank

Belfast still doesn't know how to shuffle…

How to shuffle

How to hypnotize

How to animate

Leeds also struggling with 'the PC'...

How to kiss

How to study

How to Skype

Glasgow might be using search #3 as an answer to #1...

How to kiss

How to draw

How to hypnotize

Birmingham is pretty norm…

How to draw

How to kiss

How to sleep

Newcastle does a lot of decorating…

How to kiss

How to draw

How to wallpaper

Liverpool gets its hands dirty…

How to draw

How to kiss

How to plaster

Brighton is disappointingly mundane in its searches…

How to kiss

How to draw

How to plank

Nottingham needs better schools…

How to kiss

How to hypnotize

How to spell

Cambridge sounds idyllic…

How to massage

How to shuffle

How to decorate

 

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