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We’ve all turned to Google for answers to seemingly simple questions. This list humorously highlights the everyday tasks and basic how-to’s that send everyone, from beginners to pros, searching for guidance online. It’s a fun look at the common, yet sometimes baffling, queries that unite us in our quest for knowledge.
How to Tie a Tie
This classic conundrum has everyone knotting up in confusion. Whether it’s for a wedding or a job interview, mastering the elusive Windsor knot often sends people scurrying to Google for help.
How to Change a Lightbulb
It may sound simple, but when you’re standing on a chair with a burnt-out bulb in hand, even the basics can be baffling. Google becomes the go-to guide for ensuring you don’t end up in the dark.
How to Boil Water
Months into adulthood and you finally need that cooking water advice you ignored years ago.
How to Do Laundry
You’ve shrunken one too many shirts and need a crash course in laundry 101.
How to Swim
Your doggie paddling isn’t cutting it anymore for the upcoming beach vacation.
How to Read a Measuring Tape
All those numbers and fractions are hieroglyphics when you’re used to eyeballing it.
Is it Rude to _______?
Google is the new etiquette expert when you’re unsure if various behaviors breach social graces.
How to Use a Dishwasher
You loaded and hoped for the best one too many times. Time to learn this machine’s purpose.
How to Pump Gas
Growing up in a city has perks, but knowing how to pump gas isn’t one.
How to Iron Clothes
Crumpled job interview attire has you speed-Googling fabric flattening tips quick.
How Much to Tip for ______
You value Google’s tipping opinions more than your stingy dad’s to avoid embarrassment.
How to Jumpstart a Car
Stalled vehicles have met their high-tech savior: smartphone tutorials.
How to Ask Someone Out
Your grade school recess approaches clearly need some refining before entering the dating scene.
How to Get Stains Out
You’ve tried and failed to remove that spaghetti sauce blot enough times.
How to Fold a Fitted Sheet
These elusive cotton burritos best you every laundry day. Time to learn origami.
How to Mail a Letter
You haven’t licked a stamp since elementary school book reports. Times have changed.
How to Crack an Egg
Shell shards in food and slippery egg-on-hand mishaps lead many to seek this basic cooking guidance.