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'Why do men have nipples?' and other strangely popular Google search terms

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 What's the strangest thing you've seen pop up in Google auto-complete? Weigh in below. (CBC News)

Would you be comfortable letting someone else look through your internet search history?

It's only human nature to try and seek out answers to the strange and curious questions that pop into our heads, but in a pre-Google world most of these queries remained private -- or at the very least, unarchived.

Thanks to modern technology, we can find just about anything our hearts desire with just a few keystrokes.

The catch? Those keystrokes are permanent, logged into Google's system to provide helpful (and sometimes disturbing) auto-complete suggestions for the benefit of users everywhere.

Australian SEO agency Search Factory recently rounded up some of the strangest Google auto-complete suggestions they found by volume to show exactly how many people are looking for things like "why do men have nipples?" and "cat dating."

As it turns out, more than 18,000 people per month ask themselves (er, Google) about men's nipples, while only 110 are looking for feline love per month worldwide.

"Is Santa Real?" accounts for 60,500 Google queries per month on average and, surprisingly, 4,400 people per month actually Google "How do I Google something?"

The results of Search Factory's experiment were compiled into the infographic below. Take a look at it and let us know about the strangest thing you've seen pop up while Googling in the comments section below.


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