Halloween is coming, and the country is hard at work Googling costume ideas. Are you feeling the pun? Do you have enough friends for a group costume? It's prime time to showcase your cleverness, so you're going to want to go with something original.
Google has a new feature and portmanteau, Freightgeist, that harnesses all its data for an impressive tool. Search your idea to calculate your odds of still being an original at your party. Google wants to encourage individuality, writing, "Before you go chopping up a perfectly good white bedsheet, pick something a bit unique this year." You can click "trending nationally" to see the country's top costumes and "trending locally" for "the scene near you."
There are so many addictive features and factoids, your ability to be productive at work today is officially done.
Here are some highlights of what the site will teach you:
If you click on a city, it will tell you the trending searches, and also ones that are strangely popular. Apparently, Groot continues to be strangely popular in Madison, Wisconsin, and the entire state of Montana particularly loves Maleficent.
The top ten in the whole country are very pop culture and sci-fi inspired:
At the end of the day, you might just want to be yourself for Halloween, because everything else is already taken.