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20 Questions we desperately wanted Google to answer in 2015
Did you ever stop and try to remember life before Google? You know, before you could find the answer to such life-altering questions as "how do I tuck my pants into my boots?" or "is the post office open on Christmas?" with just a few keystrokes? Let 2015 go down as the year we spent a whole lot of time trying to get the Internet to answer our "how tos" and "what is."
And thanks to Google's 2015 Year in Search, we now know the burning questions that weren't just on our minds, but on our friends', family's and the rest of the world's too. So what is it we just couldn't stop Googling?
What is a lunar eclipse? — Many a science teacher is hanging their head at the notion that so many Americans don't know that sometimes the Earth's shadow blocks the sun's light that usually reflects off the moon. But now you do know.
What is ISIS? — Unfortunately there are few who don't know about the terrorist group these days.
What is Red Nose Day? — Hint: Who walks around in big, floppy shoes, mismatched clothes and a curly wig? If you said "clown," you're on the (red) nose, and you can guess the day is meant to use comedy to raise money for sick kids.
What is a blue moon? — Besides being a popular beer, it's the second full moon in one month (and it's rare... hence the phrase "once in a blue moon).
What is listeria? — Thanks to countless recalls of late, we've had to worry a lot about this foodborne illness.