Having Fun With Google’s Auto-Complete Function
With a major case of writer’s block, I decided to have some fun with Google search’s auto-complete and see if it could generate some ideas. Here are a few questions Google thinks are interesting to people.
Why does ice float?
Ice is less dense than water. Most liquids actually become more dense when they freeze, but not water. That’s because hydrogen bonds in water molecules adjust when the temperature drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) to hold negatively-charged oxygen atoms apart, explains Dr. Anne Helmenstine on About.com.
Image of polar bear on an ice floe via Shutterstock
Why does my cat lick me?
Your cat is grooming you. Cats lick each other to groom each other and share scents, so as Discovery’s Animal Planet explains, you cat is “cleaning you and claiming you.” When cats scratch at something, they are also releasing scent from glands on their paw pads to mark their territory.
Image of a cat licking a child via Shutterstock
Why Does My Eye Twitch?
Most likely, it’s:
If it’s persistent, it could be:
Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids)
In rare cases, it could be a symptom of a disorder, such as:
Where is Chuck Norris?
Chuck Norris lives on a ranch near Navasota, Texas, according to a Yahoo article written by William Tapscott. It is called the “Lone Wolf Ranch.” Tapscott describes it: “The ranch Chuck Norris lives in is a lot like Chuck himself. It is rugged, unique, and a massive demonstration of martial arts and action hero paraphernalia.”
No mention of Chuck Norris is complete without one of the ever-popular Chuck Norris jokes.
This came up in the Google search for where Chuck Norris is:
Chuck Norris (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Where is the love?
In your heart.
What is the most expensive car in the world?
The Lamborghini Veneno: $3,900,000.
The Veneno goes from 0 to 60 mph in a swift 2.8 seconds, able to hit a top speed of 221 mph. Only three cars are made available every year.
Also see: World’s 10 Most Expensive Cars
Image of a Lamborghini Veneno via Shutterstock
What is the most expensive college in the United States?
According to Business Insider, New York University is the most expensive, with annual costs reaching nearly $62,000:
Total Cost: $61,977
Tuition and Fees: $44,845
Room and Board: $16,622