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New Google Trend has Safety Officials Scratching Their Heads

New Google Trend has Safety Officials Scratching Their Heads

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Paul Nelson, KSL NewsradioA trend that's being monitored on Google trends has some local safety officials puzzled.

Look up Google trends and type in the phrase "make bombs" to see which areas have people looking up that phrase most often. The first American city to appear on the list is Salt Lake City, which ranks number 10 in the world.

Salt Lake City Bomb Squad Sgt. Carl Merino says, "Initially, it was a little disturbing." He says this trend is interesting, but not necessarily dangerous. "I haven't seen an increase in our activity, so it doesn't necessarily upset me."

But, Merino says there has been an increase in actual explosive devices found since 2002. He says, "Up until that time, most everything we saw was a hoax."

Merino says this trend may be due to people making bombs as a hobby, and blowing them up in the open desert.

The Top Ten Cities:
1. New Plymouth, New Zealand
2. Auckland, New Zealand
3. Perth, Australia
4. Brisbane, Australia
5. North Shore, New Zealand
6. Adelaide, Australia
7. Melbourne, Australia
8. Sydney, Australia
9. Halifax, Canada
10. Salt Lake City, Utah

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