When faced with a question or obstacle in life, odds are you’ve turned to Google for guidance once, twice, or maybe a few hundred times.
Well, thanks to a new website created by Google’s News Lab and visual data journalist Xaquin G.V., you can take comfort in knowing you’re not alone in your frantic and somewhat embarrassing searches.
The website, called how-to-fix-a-toilet.com, compiles data from 100 of the most popular “How to” searches typed into Google’s search engine worldwide, giving users the option to filter the inquiries by location to gain a better understanding of trends.
Simply type in a location, such as the United States, into the site’s search bar and upon doing so, an interactive picture of a semi-furnished home interior appears. The bigger an item or appliance is shown in the picture, the more it’s been searched for. Seems like it takes a lot of people searching to change a lightbulb…. see more