Dog: A Man's Best Friend, Not Google's
Dogs have LESS Google results than cats?
Dogs are a man's best friend, right? Well, while that may be so, they actually yield about half as many Google results as cats. Looking up "dog" on Google, I found there to be about 317,000,000 results. I then looked up "cat" expecting to get somewhere around 100,000,000 results. Boy was I wrong. In fact, the word "cat" yields an astonishing 699,000,000 results on Google! Confused, I decided to try a different search engine. So, I ventured to Yahoo and entered "dog" to find that it had 1,310,000,000 results. Now that was more like it. So then I looked up "cat." I was in shock yet again. Cat yields an incredible 1,780,000,000 results on Yahoo. I was very intrigued by my findings and decided to see if dogs really are as popular as cats. At http://ask.yahoo.com/20070504.html I found that "about 88.3 million "owned cats" and around 74.8 million "owned dogs" in the United States" in 2007, and "44.8 million American households own[ed] a dog, while just 38.4 million own[ed] a cat." These results, though, don't have a conclusive answer as to which animal is more popular. Furthermore, they are only relevant for the United States while Google and Yahoo show results from all countried. The world may never know what "man's best friend" really is, but the internet certainly seems to prefer cats!
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- Dogs vs. Cats
In this hub I look at some real life numbers to find out which is truly more popular: Dogs or Cats.