Google Czech live long, Google Prague, get rich

Resuming Czblogging after a hiatus with the amazing news that simply Googling Czech can have beneficial consequences. A new Google mashup StateStats shows correlations between US states' socioeconomic characteristics and the frequency of particular search terms originating from those terms.

And wouldn't you know it? Searching for the word 'Czech' strongly correlates with life expectancy and negatively with child mortality and illiteracy. Not surprisingly the most Czech-eager states are Nebraska, Iowa, District of Columbia, New York, Illinois, Texas, Minnesota.

Searching for Prague, correlates positively with income and negatively with obesity and suicide. For some reason, Minnesotans lead the Prague-searching league.

(On a personal note, searching for my first name correlates with density. Is that a hint?)