19 November 2008

One vs. Two vs. Three vs. Four vs. Five

Numbers are everywhere, aren't they? I had a look at the first five:

No. 1 was... one, clearly so. Hmm... Maybe we should include the actual digits too—Google Insights for Search counts only the numbers by themselves, i.e., 1 but not 102.

Lo and behold, two was now no. 1. Why would that be? Also, when I read the country rankings in the first analysis, Lithuania was first for one. Something tells me that there may be a Lithuanian word written "one" but with a different meaning. Then came the Philippines and the US. In the second graph, the top number, two or 2, was searched the most in Japan, followed by Estonia and Israel. Oh well...

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