They measured each states’ grossness based on air quality, percentage of trash in landfills, and how diseases spread in each state. These are all pretty fair factors to look at when determining how nasty a place is. But here’s the kicker, they also made determinations based on google searches.
They looked at google metrics for popular searches in each state and the yuckiness of those searches. This is entirely opinion based, so how is that fair? They say that searches for “mayo-based recipes” and “crocs” also add to how icky a state is. How does that even make sense? Honestly, crocs are a fine choice of footwear. And while mayo may not be for everyone, it literally keeps you from having a dry sandwich, so…
Well okay, so how did PA find itself at the tippy top of the 50 states on the scale of grossness? The percentage of trash in landfills. Pretty…not…good. But, get this. Our best friend and neighbor New Jersey is ALSO on the list. They fall just below us. But they’re there for the same reason…now here’s some math for you. 0.0191% of Pennsylvania is used to store trash in landfills. 0.0421% of New Jersey is landfill. If I’m not mistaken, that’s a larger number for New Jersey? So why are we higher than them?
Pennsylvania is a beautiful state, truly. With so much to offer in terms of scenery, how can you call it gross?