Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Pirates of the Car(r)ib(b)ean vs. Superman Returns

After Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest blew up at the box office, I thought I'd see if Google Trends reflected the same lopsided interest in the flick over the current runner-up, Superman Returns.

A quick search shows us that recent searches for Superman Returns are beating the crap out Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the #1 movie in the world times 6!

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot?

I had to get to the bottom of this. How was this possible? Was it because the world was so agonizingly stupid that they searched for a misspelling of "Caribbean" as "Carribean" almost equally with the correct spelling?

Yes. Yes it was.
A little tweak of our search and we see that Pirates is, in fact, back on top. Ah, Google Trends...how we hardly know ye.

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