It’s tempting to think of the United States of America as one monolithic entity, but in reality it’s made up of a lot of different subcultures, all with their own obsessions and anxieties. Want proof? The home search app Estately has released a map documenting the most embarrassing Google searches by state, and they couldn’t be more different from one another.
Take, for instance, the US’ most infamous state, Florida, the citizens of which seem to have an unhealthy obsession with eyebrow piercings. Racist myths about President Obama’s nationality persist in Arizona, while right next door a much more dangerous interest in the Rob Schneider film The Hot Chick appears to have taken root.
It’s an interesting map, although I don’t know if I’d recommend making any decisions about which state to move or not move to based on it, as Estately seems to be suggesting with tongue in cheek. But you can see the map up at the top, and check out the blog post it comes from over at the official Estately blog right here.