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The world is in trouble

Here are just a few of the important questions people are asking. Yes, it has come to this.

Questions like "Why can't I sell my kidney?" and "How can I keep from singing?" shake my faith. Deeply.

Zeitgeist Sampling

General Issues

How could I ask for more?

How do people do extreme couponing?

How can I sell my soul?

Who can I sue?

Why can't I hold all these limes?

Why can't I sell my kidney?

Why don't people like me?

Why do people hear voices in their head?

Why do I always feel like murdering everyone?

Why do I never see baby pigeons?

I don't understand how Lost ended.

I don't understand where I went wrong.

What's up with the World

Is the world really flat?

is the world being controlled by aliens?

Has the world gone mad or is it me?

What in the world is god doing?

How in the world can a poor man eat?

Who in the world am I, ah that's the great puzzle.

Will the world be a better place without religion?

What do people see when they close their eyes?

Why do I always see the same time on the clock?

Limits & Desires

I need to poop.

Why can't I make myself vomit?

Where can I find Chuck Norris?

What happens if I make a formal commitment to Satan?

Love & Heart

What is my husband doing online?

Is my wife right?

Will my girlfriend get fat?

How can my son get out of a gang?

Why isn't my girlfriend affectionate?

Why is my boyfriend so insecure?

Why is my girlfriend so emotional?

Why isn't my boyfriend romantic?

Money

Can money make me happy?

How do I finance an engagement ring?

How do I cheat at poker?

Career & Education

Is my job redundant?

Is my boss reading my email?

Can my job be given to someone else?

Should I study or sleep?

Health

Is my doctor useless?

Is my body hair normal?

My head is full of pretty lumps.

How do I heal a broken heart?

Why is my poop green?

Sizes & Extremes

What is the smallest unit of life?

What was the most common form of sacrifice in Aztec society?

Who is the most powerful Jedi?

Where is the hardest part of your head?

Religion & Faith

What will heaven be like?

Is faith a gift from god?

Is god an alien?

Can Jesus microwave a burrito?

Can I pray with my eyes open?

Should I pray for a husband?

World's Most Popular Questions — Today's Zeitgeist

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Man's Earliest (and Toughest) Questions

Even before we explored outside our caves, mankind has been plagued by unanswerable questions.

How do I heal a broken heart?  ·  Why do I never see baby pigeons?  ·  I don't understand how Lost ended

What we know defines us as much as what we ask. Let's look at who we are.

Modern Look at Questions, Old Yet Ever New

Using Google's autocomplete feature, which suggests the most similar searches to the one you have entered, you can discover a great deal about what kind of Google searches people perform.

This process yields insight into the zeitgeist of thoughts, interests and problems of the population.

Specifically, if you apply the autocomplete to words that start a question, you can discover the most popular questions of the time. Systematically constructing a question, term by term, can reveal very entertaining, if alarming, patterns.

To visualize a comparison between suggestions for two terms, use Web Seer.

Questions and Statements

While most of the phrases listed here are questions, some are statements (see Limits & Desires, e.g. I need to vent.).

Example

Below are combinations of the terms why can't I and how can I with the words make, have, buy and sell.

What are people looking to sell? What do people want to have, but can't? Autocomplete suggests an answer, in the form of a question!

why can't i
make have buy sell

why can't i…

poop

sleep

get pregnant

why can't i

lose weight

download itunes

download apps

download ios 8

cry

get a job


why can't i make…

friends

myself throw up

calls on my iphone

calls

a new folder

a fence in minecraft

a decision

friends in college

money

up my mind


why can't i have…

sex

a baby

you

a castle

fun

friends

a bowel movement

her

an organism


why can't i buy…

minecraft

gems on clash of clans

vc on 2k15

a gun

driveclub

the iphone 6

apps

buy

destiny

anything on steam


why can't i sell…

my adder

my house

on ebay

my car in gta online

my car

sell

my car in gta 5

my tf2 items

on amazon

players on madden mobile

retrieved on 26-11-2014 from Google
how can i
make have buy sell

how can i…

keep from singing

how can it be

make money

get taller

find my iphone

get pregnant

make money from home

ease the pain


how can i make…

money

my hair grow faster

money from home

money online

my boobs bigger

myself throw up

my butt bigger

my computer faster

my period start

my water break


how can i have…

twins

a miscarriage

a boy

a girl

a baby girl

a baby

twins naturally

sex with a dead body

2 instagram accounts

good dreams


how can i buy…

stock

a house

alibaba stock

bitcoins

iphone 6

gold

apple stock

a star

penny stocks

viagra


how can i sell…

my eggs

my car

my timeshare

my car fast

my hair

on amazon

my kidney

my soul

my iphone 5

on ebay

retrieved on 26-11-2014 from Google
why is my
life body boyfriend girlfriend

why is my…

eye twitching

poop green

hair falling out

internet so slow

period late

computer so slow

tongue white

mac so slow

printer offline

iphone so slow


why is my life…

so boring

so hard

boring

so empty

such a mess

miserable

so messed up

so complicated

like this

important


why is my body…

sore

always hot

so itchy

so hot

shaking

so tired

always cold

so sore

always warm

hot


why is my boyfriend…

so mean

so cute

gay

so insecure

so stupid

so annoying

so controlling

so selfish

so weird

jealous


why is my girlfriend…

mad at me

so annoying

always mad at me

being distant

so controlling

so jealous

so mean to me lately

always cold

so clingy

pushing me away

retrieved on 26-11-2014 from Google
why isn't my
life body boyfriend girlfriend

why isn't my…

iphone charging

imessage working

hair growing

phone charging

facetime working

wifi working

internet working

iphone turning on

ipad charging

car starting


why isn't my life…

like a movie

working out

going anywhere

better

my life is not working

like a situation comedy

my life isn't exciting

my life isn't moving forward

my life isn't getting better

my life isn't changing


why isn't my body…

absorbing iron

absorbing vitamin b12

symmetrical

going into labor

healing

burning fat

absorbing vitamin d

digesting food properly

building muscle

absorbing water


why isn't my boyfriend…

affectionate

romantic

sexually attracted to me

texting me

jealous

texting me back

talking to me

calling me

proposing

happy


why isn't my girlfriend…

texting back

talking to me

jealous

getting pregnant

texting me

getting her period

affectionate

getting wet

texting me back

my girlfriend isn't sexually attracted to me

retrieved on 26-11-2014 from Google
I don't understand
the why how who where

I don't understand…

i don't understand

in spanish

meme

gif

in japanese

in french

what my husband is saying

the question and i won't respond to it


I don't understand the…

question and i won't respond to it

ice bucket challenge

poor

bible

leftovers

movie enemy

ending of lost

movie third person

maze runner

ending of the giver


I don't understand why…

i don't understand why

i sleep all day

im here

he loves me

he likes me

alice left wonderland

you love me

i love you

i like him

im sad


I don't understand how…

i don't understand how

to play destiny

icloud works

to kiss

to use the health app

college works

you're number one

you're number 1

twitter works

i feel


I don't understand who…

i don't understand that reference

i don't understand that's what she said jokes

i don't understand

i don't understand dr who


I don't understand where…

i'm sorry all of this is coming from

retrieved on 26-11-2014 from Google
I think
I you he she people everybody

I think…

therefore i am

we're alone now

i wanna marry you

i'm turning japanese

i love you

i love my wife

i have ebola

i found my berries


I think I…

wanna marry you

I think i'm turning japanese

love you

love my wife

have ebola

found my berries

I think i'm in love

I think it's going to rain today


I think you…

freaky

i think your crazy

i think you're swell

i think you're wonderful

i think you're a nazi

i think you're a contra

i think your tractor's sexy


I think he…

likes me

loves me

likes me quiz

i think he's cheating

i think he's losing interest

came in me

i think he's the one

i think he's gay

was asian


I think she…

likes me

was a she

ready

knows

i think he's cheating on me

i think she's hungry wow

likes me billy gilman


I think people…


I think everybody…

should like everybody

i think everyone hates me

i think everyone is lying to me

i think everyone is talking about me

i think everyone is better than me

i think everyone is judging me

i think everyone is attractive

i think everyone is gay

i think everyone is mad at me

i think everyone is beautiful

retrieved on 26-11-2014 from Google

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