THE LIST: Five Heat Wave Related Things We're Googling Right Now


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The U.S. got its first big heatwave of the year this week. So Google Trends put out a bunch of stats on SUMMER things we're googling more than usual right now. Here are the highlights . . .

1. The top "near me" searches this week include: "Swimming near me" . . . "waterparks near me" . . . "pools near me" . . . and "strawberry picking near me."

2. Searches for "beaches" and "swimming pools" skyrocketed. Most of the country wants to know where the closest pool is. People near the ocean are more likely to search for a beach.

3. The phrase "signs of heatstroke" jumped 200% . . . "headache from heat" is up 250% . . . and "heat exhaustion in dogs" jumped 180%.

4. The top "for kids" searches include: "Sprinklers for kids" . . . "plastic pool for kids" . . . "splash pad for kids" . . . and "best sunscreen for kids." We're also searching for "safe sunscreens" three times more than normal.

5. And searches for "ceiling fan direction in summer" are up 300% this week. It should be going counter-clockwise to push the air down, not up. 

(Google Trends)

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