Google’s autocomplete can be a fascinating look at American trends: Start typing anything into the search bar, and the search engine will suggest what you might be searching for, based on popular searches around the country.
The results were at times predictable, at times funny, and in the case of our great state, sometimes head-scratchers.
For example, when you search “Why is Mississippi so,” the first guess Google makes is “Why is Mississippi so poor?” followed in close succession by “backwards” and “fat.” (Sorry, Mississippi.)
But for Pennsylvania? The No. 1 result, Google tells us, is “haunted.”
Haunted? That’s what we’re famous for?
Well, we’re apparently also “conservative,” “good at wresting” and “weird.”
Since we’re so haunted, does anyone have any good ghost stories to share?