Most googled terms by state

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As a Google user, sometimes you're a Colorado and sometimes you're a Wisconsin. Meaning, sometimes you want to learn more about the Syrian civil war and sometimes you just want to get hip with the kids and you have to Google: "What does bae mean?" 

That's what we learned from Estately's annual list of what each state Googled more than any other state. And looks like Wisconsin is asking the really important questions, meaning they searched for the definition of "bae" the most out of all 50 states.

"Estately ran hundreds of search terms through Google Trends to discover what people in each state searched for more with more frequency than people in any other state," the site explains. You'll see a lot of the usual suspects on the list, like Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift and Donald Trump. But you'll also basically see a recap of what Americans cared about in 2015, like marriage equality, weed legalization, Deflategate and all the tragic terrorist attacks that happened around the world.

2015's Most Googled Terms by State

You can get the full list of the terms that each state Googled the most over at Estately's blog, but below are our personal favorite revelations from the data:

SCOTUS gay marriage ruling celebration

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Alabama: Same-sex marriage, Ben Carson, Laverne Cox

Alaska: Barack Obama, Game of Thrones, 3D Printing

Arizona: Second amendment, Jen Welter

Arkansas: Blood moon prophecy, 19 Kids and Counting, ISIS

California: Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump hair, Ben Affleck nanny, Love wins, drought

Nicki Minaj, VMA's

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Colorado: Water on Mars, mass shootings, Syrian civil war

Connecticut: Speaker of the House, Frank Gifford 

Delaware: Pope Francis, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj 

Florida: Obamacare, Marco Rubio, Trump net worth

Georgia: Whip dance, stanky leg dance, Blake Shelton divorce

iPhone 6, Apple iPhone


Hawaii Nepal earthquake, Apple Watch, selfie stick 

Idaho: Refugees, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, vaccines

Illinois: Super Blood Moon

Indiana: Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Jared Fogle

Iowa: Elizabeth Banks, Bachelorette, The Bachelor 

Amy Schumer, Hollywood Film Awards

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Kansas: World Series, Koch Industries

Kentucky: American Pharaoh, Rand Paul, Kim Davis

Louisiana: Ashley Madison hack, Blue Bell recall

Maine: Amy Schumer

Maryland: Trevor Noah, Viola Davis, Iran nuclear deal, Bill Cosby

Straight Outta Compton

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Massachusetts: Charlie Hebdo, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Aziz Ansari, Jon Snow, Dad bod

Michigan: What is transgender, marriage equality

Minnesota: Black Lives Matter, Scott Weiland, Cecil the Lion

Mississippi: Straight Outta Compton, Bobbi Kristina Brown, booty, Megyn Kelly

Missouri: Amy Schumer photo, right to keep and bear arms

Selena Gomez, American Music Awards 2014

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Montana: Wolves

Nebraska: Kaley Cuoco

Nevada: Floyd Mayweather, Khloe Kardashian, Selena Gomez, The Weeknd, Britney Spears

New Hampshire: Deflategate, Paris terrorist attack, Hilary Clinton, Jeb Bush

New Jersey: FIFA, Hilary Clinton email, Pierre Paul

Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm

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New Mexico: Pluto, Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, Wiz Khalifa

New York Greece, Mr. Robot, Drake, Charlie Sheen HIV, Jennifer Aniston wedding, Rihanna, Hoverboard scooter

North Carolina: Blake Miranda divorce, Confederate flag meaning

North Dakota: NFL draft

Ohio: Marijuana legalization, Anna Duggar, Randy Quaid


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Oklahoma: Je suis Charlie, Stuart Scott, Caitlyn Jenner, Patricia Patricia Arquette

Oregon: Syria, Islam, Nicky Jam, Shakira

Pennsylvania: Jon Snow dead, Creed, Royal baby, Blake Lively baby

Rhode Island: Brian Williams, Adele, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande

South Carolina: Charleston shooting, Nae nae dance, Confederate flag

Jurassic World, '00s Movie Couples

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South Dakota: Back to the Future, Ed Sheeran, Fitbit

Tennessee: Fred Thompson, National Rifle Association 

Texas: James Harden, clock boy, Miranda Lambert divorce, lion hunting, Greg Hardy

Utah: Man bun, Spotify, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, Sister Wives

Vermont: Bernie Sanders, The Daily Show, 87th Academy Awards

Katy Perry, Super Bowl

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Virginia: Abdel Fattah el-Sis, Islamic State

Washington: Leonard Nimoy, Super Bowl, Left Shark, Mad Max: Fury Road 

West Virginia: Magic Mike XXL

Wisconsin: Paul Ryan, What does bae mean, Koch brothers

Wyoming: Mars, Blake Shelton + Gwen Stefani, Firearm, Playboy

Considering all of this, we must award the Best Google Search of 2015 to Wisconsin for "what does bae mean?"

(Psst….we're still not 100 percent sure what "bae" means besides "before anything else," but we do know that Idris Elba = bae so that's good enough for us.)

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer both killed it in 2015 and became best friends! And this is how they'll kick off 2016 together:

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