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Where is Chuck Norris? Who are Rubberbandits?… what Google wants you to know

Have a look at some of the unusual suggestions Google makes in your search bar…

"Where is Chuck Norris?" - a common question for Google
Image: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File

WHEN YOU’RE SEARCHING for something on the internet, good old Uncle Google is likely to be fairly high on the list in terms of ports of call.

And Google is a fan of suggesting what you might be searching for or offering what if thinks you might be trying to find out.

Anything from “Barack Obama is…  your new bicycle” to “please stop finishing my… sentences” to “why does…everyone hate Nickelback?” and “is Google… making us stupid”.

So what else does Google think you want to know. Or maybe what does Google want you to know?

We asked the search engine some basic questions:

Where is Chuck Norris? Who are Rubberbandits?… what Google wants you to know
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  • What is the.....?

    "What is the internet" is somewhat worrying, given that it's being Googled... on the internet.
  • Where is... ?

    You don't ask where Chuck Norris is! He is everywhere!
  • Why... ?

    A lot of dog curiosity going on...
  • Who are the... ?

    Until they remove the plastic bags, we may never know who the Rubberbandits are.
  • Who is the... ?

    I for one am DYING to know who the father of Snooki's baby is.
  • Are there... ?

    While uses of Google.com are somewhat worried about whether or not St. Patrick did his job with the snakes....
  • Are there... ?

    ....Google.ie reveals that Irish people are much more concerned about what's lurking in their own back gardens.
  • Please stop...

    Google can be cheeky sometimes.
  • Why are... ?

    The manhole covers question rears its head again.
  • Chuck Norris can...

    There is little Chuck Norris can't do, and Google knows it.

In 2011 the top search terms worldwide according to Google were Rebecca Black, Google +, Ryan Dunn, Casey Anthony and Battlefield 3. Ireland’s fastest rising searches were Donedeal, iPhone 5 and Rugby World Cup, while ‘how to shuffle’ was one of the top queries, followed by ‘how to study’.

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