Don’t lie. You’ve typed your own name into Google before just to see what other words pop up on autocomplete. (How else would I know there are Tyler Thompsons out there that ride bulls, play football, and still have MySpace pages?) Well, venture capitalist Renee DiResta did the same thing when she moved across the country and became intrigued by how people from different U.S. regions stereotype one another. She compiled her research in a handy dandy state map of the states, in which you can scroll over each state and see the top answers to the question “Why is [insert state]…” Kentucky’s results?
Well, at least they got the first one right. The other results are pretty terrible, but don’t seem so bad when you compare them to some other states:
“Why is North Carolina…so bad this year?”
“Why is North Carolina…getting away with academic fraud” (Okay, I made that one up.)
“Why is Tennessee…so fat?”
“Why is Tennessee…so stupid?”
“Why is Maryland…so ghetto?”
“Why is Nebraska…so important to the Big 12?”
Here’s the map in full. Take a break from googling your own name to go play with it.
H/t to @KeThCl