Revision as of 17:15, 10 June 2013
Title text: Zero results: 'snake charming' and 'haberdashery'. (Things like 'car' and 'boating' and such are of course the highest, by a huge margin.)"
This comic is a chart of the frequency of certain phrases in Google search results, based on the format "died in a ______ accident". If you enclose search terms in quotation marks, Google will look up the exact phrase rather than the individual words in any order.
"Died in a blogging accident" was very rare in Google until this comic appeared. It now can be found on over 10000 web pages. Similarly, both snake charming and haberdashery accidents also return hundreds of Google results.
- Indexed by the number of Google results for
- "Died in a _____ Accident"
- [A bar chart showing "Type of Accident" vs "Google Results" each with a bar representing a number]]
- Skydiving: 710
- Elevator: 575
- Surfing: 496
- Skateboarding: 473
- Camping: 166
- Gardening: 100
- Ice Skating: 94
- Knitting: 7
- Blogging: 2