A Demolition Team Tore Down the Wrong House, Because of Google Maps

A Demolition Team Tore Down the Wrong House, Because of Google Maps

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A tornado damaged a bunch of homes in a suburb near Dallas back in December. And a demolition team was supposed to tear one of them down on Tuesday.

But they probably should have taken a few seconds to double-check the address . . . because they ended up tearing down the WRONG HOUSE.

The one they were supposed to demolish was one block over. Both homes had tornado damage, but the one they tore down by mistake wasn’t as bad, and the owners were planning to fix it up.

And apparently it happened because the demolition guys used Google Maps to find it, and it pointed them to the wrong address.

There’s no word yet on a lawsuit, but we assume one’s coming. Apparently someone from the demolition company already admitted it’s their fault though.

(WFAA / 9News.com)

 

What Unusual Halloween Costume Does Each State Google More Than Anyone Else?

What Unusual Halloween Costume Does Each State Google More Than Anyone Else?

What Unusual Halloween Costume Does Each State Google

What Unusual Halloween Costume Does Each State Google

I like this study because it’s not about the most popular Halloween costume in each state . . . it’s about each state’s most UNUSUAL costume.

The real estate blog Estately.com analyzed Google searches for the past 11 years to figure out what Halloween costume each state looks up more than anyone else. Here are five highlights:

  1.  People in California search for “pregnant nun” costumes the most.
  2.  People in Wisconsin are the most likely to want to dress up as BEER.
  3.  People in Illinois make the most searches for slutty pumpkin costumes.
  4. People in Texas are looking to explore their feminine side by dressing up as Caitlyn Jenner.
  5.  People in New Jersey search for SNOOKI costumes more than anyone else Keep in mind, the data goes back 11 years, so that covers the whole “Jersey Shore” era. Plus women there already own everything they need for the costume. Hi-YO!
  6.  And people in South Dakota search for the phrase “costume ideas” more than anyone else.

(Estately)

(You can see the top searches for every state here. Sadly, about one in five states didn’t have enough searches for specific costumes to make the list.)

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The Three Brands People Google Most in Each State

The Three Brands People Google Most in Each State

Is there a better way to understand America than by our favorite BRANDS?  No, there isn’t.

A website called Direct Capital just analyzed Google searches to figure out the top three BRANDS people search for in every state.  Or as they’re calling it, the three most POPULAR brands in all 50 states . . . which may or may not be true.

The top brand in a lot of states is a huge company headquartered there . . . like Microsoft in Washington, Anheuser-Busch in Missouri, FedEx in Tennessee, KFC in Kentucky, Ford in Michigan, and Walmart in Arkansas.

The second-most popular brand is a lot less predictable . . . some are companies based in the state, but there are a lot of food and alcohol brands too.

By the time you get down to the third-most popular brand, it’s rarely something with its headquarters in the state, so you get down to what people REALLY want . . . like Playboy in Virginia, Gucci in Georgia, and Taco Bell in Idaho.

Here are five highlights we picked out . . .

1.  Connecticut’s second-most popular brand is Natural Light beer, which is amazing.  Iowa’s second-most popular brand is Busch Light . . . if it weren’t for Connecticut’s pick, that would be the cheapest beer to crack this thing.

2.  Nevada’s top three brands are all amazing representations of the “alcohol and money” gambling culture:  Ferrari . . . Belvedere Vodka . . . and Lamborghini.

3.  Arizona and New Mexico are in a clear TEQUILA war.  The most popular brand in Arizona is Jose Cuervo . . . the most popular brand in New Mexico is Patron.

4.  Coors and Coors Light didn’t crack Colorado’s top three . . . but Budweiser did, coming in third.  Coors Light WAS the second-most popular brand in North Dakota, for what it’s worth.

5.  And finally, Nebraska clearly has its priorities straight . . . its top three brands are Blue Moon beer, Burger King, and Doritos.

(Direct Capital)

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