16 Weird Ways Readers Made It to the RFT Website in October


It takes a ton of guesswork to figure out what readers are interested in, both in print and online. We hunch over spreadsheets with knitted brows and watch as our stories hit -- or miss -- and try to puzzle out the reasons. One of the tools we've got is Google Analytics, and among the data it computes, we can tell in real time what search terms people are entering to reach our site. And what we've concluded is that the Internet is a very strange place. Some of the things that drew people to www.riverfronttimes.com -- do possums eat meat? how do you make meth? -- were so amusing that we just had to share. Here are 16 of the weirdest from last month. Note: We do not have access to any identifying data that corresponds with these searches, so chill.