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Why is there an abnormally high number of searches for "skulls" on Google in mid-late 2007?

Asked by richardhenry (12659points) April 12th, 2008

You can see this on Google Trends. Ideas, anyone? http://www.google.com/trends?q=skulls&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=1

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trogdor_87's avatar

People search random things, and skull just happened to be the one random thing everybody searched.

peedub's avatar

Perhaps it has something to do with this ‘emo’/Hot topic youth culture nowadays.

gooch's avatar

I recall someone made a diamond encrusted skull and it was selling for millions of dollars…maybe people wanted to see what it looked like.

trogdor_87's avatar

@gooch
haha…gooch…haha
But yeah now you have me interested in skulls.
Also your name made me laugh.

zarnold's avatar

it could have something to do with the skull-related achievement in halo 3, as it was beta tested/released in this timeframe

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

Remember “don’t Tase me bro?” in Florida?

The question he asked John Kerry right before the police grabbed him was,” is it true that you and George bush were both in skull and bones?”

I had several people google it. I don’t know how much relevance it has to your question, but it was around that time, and multiple people I know , googled it.

richardhenry's avatar

Figured it out; the Indiana Jones movie. Probably that combined with everything you guys suggested. Cheers.

sable's avatar

I was thinking that maybe it had to do with pirate movies and Talk Like a Pirate Day! Maybe it inspired people to get skull tattoos and they were searching for artwork. Just speculation, of course.

Thesilvertiger's avatar

I don’t know let me google it. Skulls right=>

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