Have you ever searched anything about Ilion, New York on Google? The results may surprise you, and bum you out a bit.

Google is such a handy tool, isn't it? All the information and knowledge you could ever need is right at your fingertips. Plus it's fun to search random and ridiculous things, too.

An online challenge has been going around about searching your hometown in google, but with the following phrase: "Why is __(town/city)__." It was done with Utica with some surprising results.

So we decided to try it with other areas of Central New York, starting with Ilion. What was the result?

Screenshot of Searching 'Why is Ilion' on Google
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...Nothing.

 

We tried rephrasing the question - Searching for other things about Ilion...

Screenshot of Searching 'Ilion New York is' on Google
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Screenshot of Searching 'How Come Ilion New York' on Google
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Screenshot of Searching 'Ilion New York is Best Known for' on Google
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...Still nothing.

 

It seems like no one is wondering things about Ilion. It's not terrible news - It's obviously better than having people search for bad things about the area. We can't help but be a little bummed out, though. Doesn't anyone care about what's going on with Ilion?

Try it with your hometown. Just search in google "Why is" and the name of your area. You may be surprised at the results you get, too.