MAP: What we're known for — and it's not Minnesota State University

Some states are known for their universities. Not us.

Someone recently said that if you Googled a university, chances are you’d find more results for the head football coach than you would for the president.

Here’s a twist on that idea:

You know how Google has that auto-complete feature that finishes off your search terms based on the most popular searches?

Cartoonist Dorothy Gambrell wanted to see what would come up if she Googled all 50 states — beginning with the state name and then seeing what came after.

The results: Some states had been searched mostly for their universities — such as Georgia Tech, Iowa State University and Indiana University. Others had been searched for their college sports teams — Wisconsin Badgers, or “Alabama Football” and “Ohio State Football.”

What did we get?

Minnesota Vikings.

See The Huffington Post’s take here.

  • Dave

    I get Minnesota State Fair, Wisconsin Dells. She must have additional criteria not listed on the post.