Searching for turkey? You're not alone.

Google Trends on what we've got on the brain this holiday season.

By Farhad Manjoo
November 21, 2007 3:35PM (UTC)
main article image

The picture above is from Google Trends, the fun tool that lets you measure the popularity of various keywords on the search site.

The blue line shows a spike in searches for "turkey" every year on Thanksgiving, followed by another smaller spike around Christmas; the red line, measuring the popularity of the search term "diet," shows that come January, many of us are looking to turn over a new leaf.


Thanks to Philipp Lenssen of Google Blogoscoped for pointing this out. Philipp found it on Reddit, where folks noted many other interesting search graphs:

Pokemon vs. Ron Paul vs. Hillary Clinton vs. John Edwards.

Jesus vs. porn.

Hangover (check out the New Year's spike).

Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is a Salon staff writer and the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.

MORE FROM Farhad Manjoo

Related Topics ------------------------------------------