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What folks in your state really want may surprise you

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Utilizing Google Autocomplete, the web site Mashable did an experiment on what folks in each of the 50 states really want, laying out the results in a map of the United States.

As Google explains, when you type within the search box, Autocomplete “helps you find information quickly by displaying searches that might be similar to the one you’re typing.” The image here captures an example of this:


“The resulting map reads like a list of New Year’s resolutions made by Civil War veterans,” journalist Max Knoblauch wrote in response to the number of states that opted for secession — 14 in all.

In addition, Colorado and Maine want to split, Hawaii wants its independence and Vermont wants to join Canada.

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The South gets a bum rap as the results suggest that Mississippi wants a ban on interracial marriages and Louisiana apparently wants to close libraries.

As might be expected New York wants your guns, and for some odd reason, landlocked Wyoming wants an aircraft carrier. But there are a few states so content with life that they don’t want anything at all!



Tom Tillison


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