### 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

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Posted: **Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:52 pm UTC**

Well, let me jump right into this game.

Posted: **Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:09 pm UTC**

What's going on in south north america?

Money money?

The following may be unsettling. Viewer discretion is advised.

**Spoiler:**

Money money?

The following may be unsettling. Viewer discretion is advised.

Posted: **Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:50 pm UTC**

SuicideJunkie wrote:The following may be unsettling. Viewer discretion is advised.Spoiler:

For those of us without a strong stomach:

(It's hard to get the colours exactly right, though.)

Posted: **Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:01 pm UTC**

More unsettling is the projection *shivers*

Posted: **Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:39 pm UTC**

Raidri wrote:More unsettling is the projection *shivers*

*Greenland intensifies*

Posted: **Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:53 pm UTC**

Raidri wrote:More unsettling is the projection *shivers*

Is this any better?

Posted: **Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:11 pm UTC**

Canard wrote:Raidri wrote:More unsettling is the projection *shivers*

Is this any better?

Not really, my country is blue in that ...

Posted: **Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:08 pm UTC**

Do the answers to Randall's twelve questions uniquely identify every state? I spent a few minutes trying and failing to find a pair that were the same on every map, but I can't claim there isn't one.

Posted: **Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:06 pm UTC**

Holy moley, this is fun and time-consuming!

classic Bill Murray movies (first tier):

classic Bill Murray movies (second tier):

(All data from "last five years")

classic Bill Murray movies (first tier):

classic Bill Murray movies (second tier):

(All data from "last five years")

Posted: **Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:41 pm UTC**

That last graph looks way too useful to fit in with the rest of them.

Posted: **Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:54 pm UTC**

Posted: **Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:56 pm UTC**

Yupa wrote:Do the answers to Randall's twelve questions uniquely identify every state? I spent a few minutes trying and failing to find a pair that were the same on every map, but I can't claim there isn't one.

By the math, 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 4 * 3 (accounting for gray) * 2 *3 (gray again) * 2 * 2 = 18,432 - so we could even identify every county and county equivalent in the entire us, almost 6 times over.

Looking closely, I also could not find any two states that mirrored each other for the entire set of graphs. I would agree that each state could be identified by it's answers. I live in Frostbite-best church-Bigfoot-Etiquette-Little Dog-Shark Attack-Ants-retirement planning-funeral home-N/A-Donald Trump-marco Rubio. Have fun!

Posted: **Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:01 pm UTC**

Godsguy wrote:Yupa wrote:Do the answers to Randall's twelve questions uniquely identify every state? I spent a few minutes trying and failing to find a pair that were the same on every map, but I can't claim there isn't one.

By the math, 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 4 * 3 (accounting for gray) * 2 *3 (gray again) * 2 * 2 = 18,432 - so we could even identify every county and county equivalent in the entire us, almost 6 times over.

Looking closely, I also could not find any two states that mirrored each other for the entire set of graphs. I would agree that each state could be identified by it's answers. I live in Frostbite-best church-Bigfoot-Etiquette-Little Dog-Shark Attack-Ants-retirement planning-funeral home-N/A-Donald Trump-marco Rubio. Have fun!

You live in Maine! I'm in Heatstroke-Best Church-Bigfoot-Etiquette-Little Dog-Childbirth-Snakes-Bungee Jumping-Funeral Home-Resume Tips-What Do I Do-Marco Rubio.

Posted: **Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:32 pm UTC**

Yupa wrote:Do the answers to Randall's twelve questions uniquely identify every state? I spent a few minutes trying and failing to find a pair that were the same on every map, but I can't claim there isn't one.

Godsguy wrote:

By the math, 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 4 * 3 (accounting for gray) * 2 *3 (gray again) * 2 * 2 = 18,432 - so we could even identify every county and county equivalent in the entire us, almost 6 times over.

Looking closely, I also could not find any two states that mirrored each other for the entire set of graphs.

Sadly, this doesn't uniquely identify states. I see pairs in Minnesota-Wisconsin and Arkansas-Tennessee, and I only looked at neighboring states.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but this is due to the fact that the states aren't independent of each other? If they were there'd only be a 0.3% = (18432/18432)^50 chance of states matching?

Posted: **Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:56 am UTC**

DisorderedK wrote:Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but this is due to the fact that the states aren't independent of each other? If they were there'd only be a 0.3% = (18432/18432)^50 chance of states matching?

No. There are 18,432 different possible combinations of responses, but they are not equally likely, since for instance Marco Rubio beats Existential Crisis almost everywhere. Even if responses to individual questions were completely independent, coincidentally identical combinations would still be much more likely than you calculate just because some questions hardly ever distinguish states. If they were all independent and uniformly probable, then the probability of any two given states having identical responses to all twelve questions would be 1/18432, and the probability of at least two matching would be 1 - 18432!/(18382!*18432

Incidentally, there's a typo in your formula. I think you meant 1 - (18431/18432)

Posted: **Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:36 am UTC**

Eebster the Great wrote:DisorderedK wrote:Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but this is due to the fact that the states aren't independent of each other? If they were there'd only be a 0.3% = (18432/18432)^50 chance of states matching?

No. There are 18,432 different possible combinations of responses, but they are not equally likely, since for instance Marco Rubio beats Existential Crisis almost everywhere. Even if responses to individual questions were completely independent, coincidentally identical combinations would still be much more likely than you calculate just because some questions hardly ever distinguish states. If they were all independent and uniformly probable, then the probability of any two given states having identical responses to all twelve questions would be 1/18432, and the probability of at least two matching would be 1 - 18432!/(18382!*18432^{50}) = 6.436%. The details of the calculation can be found in discussion of the "birthday problem."

Incidentally, there's a typo in your formula. I think you meant 1 - (18431/18432)^{50}.

Yeah that seems a lot more reasonable.

Posted: **Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:56 pm UTC**

Are you living dangerously?

Pick your poison:

Pick your poison:

Posted: **Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:11 pm UTC**

Okay, so it's a Yetti if it comes from Tibet, a Sasquatch if it comes from Canada, a Big foot from most of the US and the other thing if it comes from Illinois?

I want to know which place has the most "sexting etiquette", as a compound concept.

Sports teams: New Mexico Ants, Michigan Bees, Idaho Snakes, and the Florida 'Gators.

Super bowl tips versus funeral home tricks.

I want to know which place has the most "sexting etiquette", as a compound concept.

Sports teams: New Mexico Ants, Michigan Bees, Idaho Snakes, and the Florida 'Gators.

Super bowl tips versus funeral home tricks.