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    Posted: 24 Jan 2023 at 11:18pm
A couple years back, someone posted a thread during the Short Story Competition asking: 

What was the most interesting or random thing you googled while researching your story?

The results were entertaining, so if you're looking to procrastinate, or you just want to help your fellow writers procrastinate, let us know what you googled!
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I googled "when were time zones invented?" 

Prior to 1883, the U.S. had over 144 local time zones.
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Mine is boring! im pretty sure the only thing I googled was a grim reaper name generator -- and *maybe* about scythes? but otherwise I  was lucky to not need to lol
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I don't want to give away the *strangest* thing I've googled just yet. After midnight on Saturday, I will.  But the most stupidly worded thing I've googled was, "how long do lambs stay lambs?" Confused
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Originally posted by crez crez wrote:

I googled "when were time zones invented?" 

Prior to 1883, the U.S. had over 144 local time zones.

What in the tom-foolery? That is insane. 
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How to make wine. More specifically what grapes make what kind and does the type of wood of the barrel make a difference. 
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Originally posted by WhistlerCrowe WhistlerCrowe wrote:

I don't want to give away the *strangest* thing I've googled just yet. After midnight on Saturday, I will.  But the most stupidly worded thing I've googled was, "how long do lambs stay lambs?" Confused

I don't see what's stupid about that, or how to word it better... all I can think of in terms of wording it differently is "when do lambs turn into sheep?" or "when are lambs considered adults?" - both of which seems waaaaay stupider. LOL

Can't wait to hear what your strange google was!!!
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My searches this round have been fairly mundane, but I'm still waiting for a knock on my door after 100 word micro:

"How to get rid of body"
"Can you flush cat down toilet"
"Can you flush person down toilet"

... "How to unclog toilet"

(Honestly though, there's no way NYCM can assign me horror + flushing something down a toilet and NOT expect my mind to go to some weird places.) Ermm
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currently "World's largest puppet"
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I like to think that, somewhere in Google HQ, they play a game based on people's search histories called 'serial killer or writer?'
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