Friday, September 18, 2009

Question Of The Day: 18th September, 2009

Thanks for the warm & encouraging welcome to Inquizzitive once again!

Today's question is a little different from the usual format. You need to explain which object of daily use was the keyword whose search trend is shown in the graph. The picture in the right hand bottom corner should serve as a hint. If you are unacquainted with Google Trends, then you may want to refer to this post from 2006.

I have selected 'All Regions' as the geographic setting to generate this chart, which means search data from all countries of the world.



And the correct answer is:



Shoe





The spike in searches was because of the famous shoe-throwing at George Bush incident in Iraq in December 2008. And the picture below is that of Muntezar Al Zaidi, the shoe thrower after he was released last week.

24 comments:

Darkstar said...

Shoe, I guess. That's the shoe-happy Zaidi in the pic who was released recently.

- Rahul

Rohit Nair said...

shoe!

Aniruddha Biswas said...

The item being searched is the Shoe.
The pic shows the guy who threw his size 11 shoe at George Bush in Iraq,which led to the spurt in search queries.

Arunava said...

shoes

Safiuddin Syed said...

The object of daily use is 'Shoes' which was thrown at former US President George Bush by an Iraqi journalist.

Deepak said...

Shoes!

quetzalcoatl said...

shoe...

poseidon said...

One of the better events of last year. Muntadar al-Zaidi iraqi journalist threw his Shoe. Google trend for 'Shoe'. Btw what made you think of this? Planning a vacation over the long weekend on a 'shoe string' budget? (ab tho manager ho -all this is bhoka kaam. Ki bol)

Alekhya H said...

The object is a "shoe", part of a string searched in dec '08, when the Iraqi journalist Zaidi threw his shoes at Bush.

nikhil said...

baydan shoes . the ones thrown at g.w. bush.

Tarun said...

The historic shoe :)

Arjun Kolady said...

Shoe. Thrown at Bush.

Sujatha said...

Shoe..or rather the hurled one :)

Vinayak said...

Shoe. The pic is of Muntathar-al-zeidi after he was released from custody

Pranav Agarwal said...

shoe

Aneesh said...

Shoe
The one that almost hit Mr. Bush

shubhadipa said...

I guess it's Shoe. The hint picture is that of the guy who threw a shoe at President George Bush (after his release).

brilliantnut said...

Shoe.

I had the answer from the hint, before actually confirming with google trends to get exactly the same graph :)

Dude in the picture is the Iraqi journalist who threw a shoe at Bush, getting released from custody.

Anonymous said...

Yeh kya hai ?

Chappal

Kaun sa ?

kolhapuri

Number ?

:)

(How to get actual timestamp of sms response when posting comment on blog next day? Even the answer to my previous question does not seem like the first by a Googler.)

ARK.

Anonymous said...

Swine Flu Vaccines

Rajat said...

shoe.
when the iraqi journalist(shown in pic) hurled it at Bush.

Srikant said...

Shoe

Crescent said...

Muntazer al-Zaidi, the man who threw shoe at Bush

N1khil said...

Muntadhar al-Zaidi - the shoe thrower ??