The Top 10 Things You Should Never Google
In most cases, Google can be a great help in finding something you need. However, sometimes it can work against you.
We at Bright Side made a list of things you should refrain from googling.
10. Your symptoms
First of all, let’s talk about your health problems. There are many websites that specialize in such content, and, of course, most of them are not managed by medical professionals. Looking up the meaning of your symptoms on the internet will definitely not help you. Quite the reverse — it will make you feel worse and panicked. If you have any kind of health issues, don’t ask "Doctor Google." Schedule a visit to a real doctor instead.
9. Anything criminal
Ok, this one is serious. You may try to look up things like “how to make a bomb“ or ”how to make amphetamines" out of pure interest. However, keep in mind that security and drug control services always track these kinds of searches, and your IP address can appear in such a database. You don’t want to get in trouble because of your curiosity, do you?
This is the case where the less you know, the better you sleep. There are so many types of this disease, and most of them occur with symptoms that could be very common for many other harmless conditions. Most people experience such things as dizziness, weakness, nausea, etc, so you’ll probably mistake something else for cancer and start panicking.
7. Bedbug infestations
You’ve probably heard about these little monsters, especially from any kind of hotel reviews. And maybe even some of you have experienced their harm on your own skin. But have you ever thought what bedbug infestations look like? If you want to continue sleeping at night, you won’t look it up. Please, don’t.
6. Skin conditions
There are many diseases connected with the skin, and most of them look really bad. For some reason, you can find online images of almost all of them. However, it’s much better to stay ignorant in this case because this kind of content can be extremely disturbing. Please do not look up genital infections either.
5. Smokers’ lungs
Many of us smoke, and from time to time we think about the harm smoking does, especially to our lungs. The web is full of images of the abnormal lungs of heavy smokers, which you could possibly take too seriously and freak out. You can, of course, try googling this if you need a strong motivation for quitting, but it’s better not to.
4. Dangerous animals
Please, stay away from such a list unless you want to acquire new phobias. There are a lot of really terrifying animals on our planet, and some of them will probably turn out to be in your region. Moreover, such a phobia may discourage you from traveling. You don’t want that to happen, right?
3. Your name
It’s not a big secret that in the era of the internet our privacy is greatly questioned. If you try to google your name, most probably you will stumble upon some unpleasant results. Bad photos of you, outdated information, irrelevant content — we take such things way too seriously. If you find something like this, you’ll want to delete it all. However, that’s not a simple thing to do. Maybe we should take it easy? Or simply don’t google it.
2. Blackhead removal
Well, this one is a bit different. It will definitely not scare you or get you in trouble, but it will take up all your time. You won’t be able to stop. It’s so weird that blackhead removal causes such visual satisfaction for many, but it sure does. So we advise you to stay away from this.
1. Giving birth
We’ve all seen those scenes in movies. Women yelling loudly, doctors trying to calm them down — it all looks really stressful, even in a movie. However, the real process of giving birth is a hundred times more disturbing. It’s especially dangerous for women to watch and may even discourage them from having children at all. So don’t even try to search for this. This goes for Caesarians as well.
What to google then?
However, instead of looking for the unpleasant things in this list, you can always have fun with Google. Just try searching for anything starting with “why,“ ”how," “do,” etc. The most popular searches will show up, and you will be surprised by what many people are interested in. Enjoy!