Searching for turkey? You're not alone.

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


Farhad Manjoo
November 21, 2007 3:35PM (UTC)

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.

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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.

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