The Most Random Things Aussies Googled In 2018
Which we've answered for you.
No, it's OK, no need to minimise your screen now -- we already know what you've typed into that magic little rectangle box -- and we've got proof.
Google has released its most searched items for 2018 and there are some doozies.
From cutting ties with social media to learning how to make corned beef (what?), Australia, here's a round-up of Australia's most WTF questions of 2018 -- which we've happily gone answered for you.
Because we're super helpful and nice like that.
Who needs Siri?
Question: How To Delete Instagram and How To Delete Facebook
Answer: OK, let's start with Instagram:
Here's What You Do:
- Go to the delete your account page. If you're not logged into Instagram on the web, you'll be asked to log in first.
- Select an option from the drop-down menu next to 'Why are you deleting your account?' and re-enter your password.
- Click or tap permanently delete my account.
Now, it's Facebook's turn:
- Click the account menu down arrow at the top right of any Facebook page in your web browser.
- Select 'Settings'
- Choose 'General' in the left column.
- Click 'Manage your account'
- Press 'Deactivate your account', and then follow the steps to confirm your decision.
Question: How To Win Powerball
Answer: According to mathematician Adam Spencer there's "no formula".
"The numbers are going to come out the way they come out," he told 10 daily.
"What most people don’t realise is that the numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6 are just as likely to come up as whatever combination you put in."
Spencer had this advice for those hoping to win big: "The main way to win is to take the money you would spend on a Powerball ticket and spend it at something you'd like."
Question: What Is The Capital Of California?
Answer: We're handing this one over to our resident American, 10 daily views producer Katherine Kalk.
"If someone asked me what the capital of California was, I better f***ing get it right or my dad would disown me. When I was a kid, every time he drove us anywhere he made us recite all the US states and capitals and quizzed us on it before we could get out of the car... I can now recite all the US states in alphabetical order in under 15 seconds." Amazing.
Oh, and the correct answer is Sacramento.
Question: What Is Ball Tampering?
Answer: According to 10 daily's esteemed Sports Editor Ant Sharwood, ball tampering is as follows:
"In cricket, the ball moves a lot and it's hard to hit -- and by tampering with the ball, you can make it even harder. If you rough up one side of it, the ball will swing alarmingly to one side when you bowl it. What the Aussies did -- using sandpaper on one side of the ball -- was give themselves an unfair advantage, by making it move more, and therefore making it a lot harder to hit with the bat."
Question: Why Is Nick Cummins Called 'The Honey Badger'?
Answer: Look, we'll let Mr Honey Badger answer this one himself:
Question: Why Is My Poop Green?
Answer: Uhh... OK, we'll leave this one up to the Mayo Clinic to answer.
Question: What Is Ligma?
Answer: This one is steeped in fake news. Earlier this year a rumour started circulating that a guy named 'Ninja' -- who is the biggest Fortnite streamer in the world -- had died from a disease called 'Ligma'.
Turns out 'Ninja' is still very much alive and 'Ligma' is a completely made up disease.
Question: How To Make Corned Beef
Answer: According to TheSpruceEats.Com, curing your own corned beef at home basically involves soaking a brisket of beef in a brine -- a mix of water, salt, and pickling spices like mustard seeds and peppercorns -- in the fridge for up to seven days.
Delicious. Unless you're a vegetarian of course.
Question: How To Cook Rice In The Microwave?
Answer: Believe it or not, you can actually cook up a delicious bowl of rice in the microwave in under 20 minutes.
- One microwave-safe baking dish.
Here's What You Do:
- Combine one cup of white rice with two cups of water.
- Whack the dish in the microwave uncovered.
- Blast it for around 15-18 minutes.
Feature Image: AAP