The UK's Top Google Searches After Brexit Were Both Hilarious And Terrifying
The moment that the UK left the European Union – thereby ending its 40-year membership – the British economy plummeted. In a single day, the pound's value dropped to its lowest level since 1985. And the market is set to continue to suffer for the foreseeable future.
Of course, everyone was warned that this sort of thing would happen. But as the day goes on, it's becoming more and more clear that many UK citizens didn't exactly give any of this much thought.
They are now regretting their decision.
We previously reported on a man who was surprised that his vote counted, and is now deeply worried.
"... I'm shocked that we actually have voted to Leave, I didn't think that was going to happen."
This bizarre sentiment seems to be shared by many.
As one woman hilariously explained,
"Even though I voted to leave, this morning I woke up and I just — the reality did actually hit me."
Well now, Google has released a bit of very telling data regarding searches on the website in the aftermath of this historic vote:
Yeah, in a country with an over 70 percent voter turnout for this vote, the second most popular question Googled in the UK was, "What is the EU?"
Many have pointed to the stoking of xenophobic fears regarding immigration and Muslim refugees as the main impetus for the vote to leave.
Nigel Farage – who spearheaded the Brexit movement with the UKIP party – insisted that the EU would make the UK welcome to many supposedly dangerous immigrants "who hate us and want to kill us."
So, they went out and voted accordingly.
Unfortunately -- according to their own Google searches -- they didn't actually think it was all that important to know anything about, you know, the thing they were all voting to leave.
That is, until the economy had already taken a nose dive. By then, it was too late.