“Brexit” Beats “Porn” On Google Search

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“Brexit” Beats “Porn” On Google Search

For the hours leading up to the “Brexit” vote as well as in the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s colossally stupid decision to leave the European Union, the term “Brexit” was search more around the globe than porn which is really quite staggering as the Internet is still built on porn.

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“Brexit” shocked the world, and left porn searches to take a back seat for a day

Despite Donald Trump hailing the vote as a “great thing” before showing (once again) hit unfitness for the presidency while celebrating the pound’s precipitous drop following the vote owing to the fact that more American’s would visit his Scottish golf course, Turnberry. This gaffe was made even more pronounced when he made his remarks seemingly unaware that Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay in the European Union prompting some fantastic name calling from the Scottish on Twitter that I wish I was allowed to print here.

Around the world, and quite strangely in the United Kingdom, searchers for the portmanteau, which combines the words “Britain” and “Exit” was searched voraciously around the vote.

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A vote that saw searching of the word “Brexit” surpass porn searches for “porn” and that is no easy feat. In addition, with two major football tournament going on at the same time: the Copa America and the UEFA European Championship, searches for either lagged well behind “Brexit” as well. Additionally, the “impressive feat” was only fleeting, as  porn has already surpassed Brexit in Google trends.

The “leave” vote saw the pound lose over 15% against the dollar the day after the vote, while crushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average for two days as well as other major market indexes. Analyst’s are even going so far as to predict a parity between the pound and the U.S. dollar later this year, which will be the first time in history but there are certainly no guarantees that this will happen.

All said, it was a sad day for the United Kingdom and its Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced that he would be stepping down as a result of the vote and he would not be responsible for filing Article 50 which would give the United Kingdom two years to finish its decade long membership in the European Union.

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H/T Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

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