Google Labs has introduced Google Correlate, which lets you explore temporal or geographic correlations between search queries. The temporal correlator lets you draw an arbitrary curve on the timescale, and see what queries match it:
I do wish it could connect points with a spline, instead of making you draw the whole curve freehand.
Here are some geographic correlations I’ve found:
- I believe this nation should commit itself, to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing an emu on the moon and returning him safely to the farm.
- I'm Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, pronounced with the “Artman.” From now on you will speak only when spoken to, and the first and the last word out of your filthy sewers will be “Sir.” Do you maggots understand that?