Ten things Google wants to tell you about Norway

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The Local - [email protected] • 29 Jan, 2014 Updated Wed 29 Jan 2014 11:15 CEST
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Google's search engines have a habit of trying to finish your sentences, but what do their predictive algorithms have to say about Norway and the Norwegians? We've collected some of our favourites.

We've all been there. A quick Google search about something offers up an unusual pre-emptive search on the same topic.
 
Type "How to make..." into Google, and immediately you're given several options such as "money" and "a Minecraft server". 
 
 
 
But what happens when you start searching "Why are Norwegians so..." or "Why is Norway..."?
 
And what do the results say about stereotypes about the country?
 
For example, if you type "Why do Norwegians", Google's auto-complete function comes up with "hate Swedes", "eat lutefisk" and "drink so much." If you type in "Why is Norway" you get "better than Sweden".
 
There's hours of entertainment to be had, but never fear, we've condensed it all down to the best ten predictive searches. Even more fun is comparing with the Swedish list.
 
Enjoy.

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