Have you searched for any of the most popular Google Search queries?
It is estimated that there are around 5.6 billion google searches every day. This adds up to around 2 trillion searches per year. To get an idea of the scale of this – 2 trillion is around 263 times the population of the globe. That’s a LOT of searches. Out of all these searches, here are 10 of the most searched queries of all time, along with their answers!

1) “Where am I?”
To be honest, we don’t know exactly where you are – and it would be slightly concerning if we did! Generally speaking, however, you are currently on planet Earth, which is 151.23 million km from the sun, 4.246 light years from the next solar system and 2.5 million light years away from the nearest galaxy. If you want to know your exact location on Earth, search this term into Google to view your current

2) “Why is the sky blue?”
And no, this isn’t because the sky reflects the blue of the ocean – a common misconception. In fact, the sky gets its blue colour because of a phenomenon called ‘Raleigh scattering.’ When white light enters our atmosphere, tiny air molecules cause it to scatter. Blue light has the shortest wavelength, meaning that blue light is scattered the most, giving the sky its blue colour during the day. To find out more about this phenomenon, take a look at this article.

3) “How to tie a tie?”
The answer to this question varies depending on the type of knot you are looking to achieve. We’ll keep things simple and describe a classic simple knot in 6 easy steps!
Step 1: Start with the back of the tie facing away from you with the tip of the tie in line with your stomach.
Step 2: Bring the wide end of the tie to the left, creating a loop.
Step 3: Fold the wide end back over the small end to the right.
Step 4: Bring the wide end of the tie up through the neck loop from underneath.
Step 5: Now, bring the wide end down through the loop you have just made at the front.
Step 6: Pull the bottom down to tighten and slide the knot up to adjust!

This may be a little easier with a visual aid. Visit https://www.ties.com/how-to-tie-a-tie/simple to view a simple to follow diagram.

4) “What time is it?”
This is another question that depends on where you are at this current moment, but a simple Google search will tell you. Unless you’re reading this blog from the far future where Google no longer exists. In that case, we don’t know what to tell you – look at a clock, if those still exist!

5) “Why is there a leap day?”
The reasoning for a leap day is because there are not exactly 365 days in a year. There is, in reality, around 365 and a ¼ days every year. This means that every four years, an extra day is accumulated, creating the need for an extra leap day on February the 29th.

6) “How to register to vote?”
This depends on where you are, but in the UK, where Learning 247 is based, you can fill out an online form to register to vote. You can register to vote at 16, but you cannot exercise your right to vote until you are 18 years or older. This will vary in different countries and regions, so be sure to check for your country’s own registration instructions!

7) “When is Mother’s Day?”
The answer to this question is also location reliant, as it differs from country to country. If you’re from the UK, Mother’s Day is different every year, as it falls three weeks before Easter and is almost always in March. In the USA, it is celebrated on the second Sunday every March. In Japan, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. To find out the date of Mother’s Day in your location – carry out a simple Google search!

8) “How to screenshot on a Mac”
Taking a screenshot on a Mac is simple. All you have to do is hold the Shift, Command and “3” keys together. If you want to take a screenshot of a specific portion of your screen, simply swap the 3 for the 4 key, drag the crosshairs to the area you would like to capture and press the space bar.

9) “What is my IP address?”
If you type this query into Google, you will be able to see your unique IP address displayed. “IP” stands for “Internet Protocol.” Your public IP address will consist of 4 decimal numbers separated by full stops. IP addresses change depending on your location and the network you are using to access the internet.

10)  “How many ounces in a pound?”
The formula for converting pounds into ounces is to multiply the mass value by 16. This means that one pound is equivalent to 16 ounces.

Have you ever searched for any of the above search queries? Are there any searches that you didn’t expect to see?

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