Disclaimer: this is a fairly useless experiment!! Yeah! Because we like doing fairly useless experiments on Sunday niiiiights B)
If I type “Middle East” on Google…
- I get about 532,000,000 results in 1.03 seconds
- The first result of all is the related Wikipedia page, which starts like this: “The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia and Egypt. The corresponding adjective is Middle-Eastern and the derived noun is Middle-Easterner. Wikipedia | Countries: Syria, Egypt, State of Palestine, Cyprus” [interesting selection, no?]
- Images are subdivided into the following suggested groups: culture | flags | people | desert | city | countries and the first twenty un-subdivided rows or so are all geographical, geo-political and/or satirical maps of the region. The first two images of a different kind that come up are
this place [I wonder where it is] and
this superlative vignette I honestly didn’t understand 😛
- Google Maps quotes Wikipedia too and points to a dot in the desert in the North of Saudi Arabia
- The first two pieces of news right now are ‘Alarming scale’ of youth unemployment in Middle East, OECD … | CNBC–4 hours ago | Youth unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa region is at an “alarming scale” while women’s participation in the workforce is low in .. and Is Trump a saviour for Middle Eastern Christians? | Aljazeera.com–12 hours ago | It is precisely such statements that have made Trump the darling of some MiddleEastern Christians in the midst of what they perceive to be a …
- the first two videos that appear are UN accused of suppressing Middle East report | News | Al Jazeera▶ http://www.aljazeera.com/…/accused-suppressing-middle–east-report-170… | Jan 26, 2017 | The UN denies it suppressed a report critical of the way Middle Eastern governments treat their citizens. and See How Life Has Changed in the Middle East Over 58 Years ▶ 9:27 video.nationalgeographic.com/…/see-how-life-has-changed-in-the-… | Oct 11, 2016 | Filmed by Jennifer Smart, the entirety of the Middle East Institute Colbert Held Archive is housed in the Oman … – I think I will watch this second one actually!!
- first book: Middle East https://books.google.it/books?isbn=1742203590 | Anthony Ham – 2009 – Preview – More editions | This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip. – right on point!
End of experiment.
I told you it was fairly useless 😉