PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– What do back-shaving, thumb wrestling and David Hasselhoff have in common? They’re all part of the top Google searches by states in the area according to Estately – the national online real estate search site that conducted the study. Ok, so David Hasselhoff tops the list of most searched things for Maryland, but it’s close enough and we couldn’t resist listing the ‘hoff’ somehow.
Estately says they “ran hundreds of search queries through Google Trends to determine which words, terms, and questions each state was searching for more than any other.”
But really, are Pennsylvanians THAT hairy? The study found that “back-shaving” was the most Googled in Pennsylvania, followed by beer. Others on the list: “competitive eating,” “Eagles” (the band), “Freedom,” “Furries,” “Heroin” and “Jello Wrestling,” “Madden NFL” (video game), “Malt Liquor,” “Married with Children (the TV show),” “MLB,” “NHL,” “Online Dating,” “Oxycodone,” “Taylor Swift,” and “what is ketchup.” That last one is definitely interesting. So, this list has to make you wonder, what exactly are Pennsylvanians up to these days? Even Estately thinks, “it might be time for other states to organize an intervention for Pennsylvania.”
And across the river, well, here’s a shock, New Jerseyans love Bon Jovi, hate being bald, wear girdles to get six pack abs and like to thumb wrestle. Maybe not, but here are the most ‘Googled’ things In New Jersey: “Bon Jovi,” “Britney Spears,” “Cure for Baldness,” “Girdles,” “New Jersey Jokes,” “Pantaloons,” “Six Pack Abs,” “Teletubbies” and “Thumb Wrestling.”
Delaware isn’t off the hoff, er, hook, either. The first state is perhaps the most boring of the three. Their tops searched items list includes: “Delaware,” “Joe Biden,” and “What is Delaware?” That one is definitely a head scratcher.