They knew.. . Google hermes Igram Viewer Nat_ what happened in muchly 1870 many: my was there temporary Internet Him a few people searching my pokemon?. Where does it say that someone ever searched for "pokémon" on the internet? This is about books. It counts the usage of a word in all books documented They knew Google hermes Igram Viewer Nat_ what happened in muchly 1870 many: my was there temporary Internet Him a few people searching pokemon? Where does it say that someone ever searched for "pokémon" on the internet? This is about books It counts usage of word all documented
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #2 - brcstar
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(08/03/2014) [-]
Can someone explain this? I am curious and I couldn't find anything on google.
#58 to #2 - anon id: 22150c75
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It's either
a) A fake (someone actually bothered. If so, he or she should really rethink his life)
b) Illuminati
c) Automated statistical analysis for large databases is a very, very difficult thing to program. Minor errors are therefore to be expected.
d) A data entry error, similarity error or other problems encountered when dealing with large ammounts of string type data.

B seems the most reasonable out of these. But I don't want to inspire anything like that. I mean, that would just be silly... right?
#5 to #2 - notjewelry
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it's fake, it looked like someone went on paint and drew a little blue line
#10 to #5 - altrio
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#41 to #10 - burgerfart
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Found out why u got that spike at around 1940...   
 www.google.com/search?q=%22pokemon%22&tbs=bks:1,cdr:1,cd_min:1800,cd_max:1998&lr=lang_en&gws_rd=ssl  Look at the book "Hoot Hoot's haunted forest" and look at production date... Clearly not made by Hitler... Or is it?
Found out why u got that spike at around 1940...
www.google.com/search?q=%22pokemon%22&tbs=bks:1,cdr:1,cd_min:1800,cd_max:1998&lr=lang_en&gws_rd=ssl Look at the book "Hoot Hoot's haunted forest" and look at production date... Clearly not made by Hitler... Or is it?
#68 to #41 - sirtrollio
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User avatar #30 to #10 - strelokkk
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Nazis attempted to create Pokémons in their camps. The experiment failed, though.
#40 to #2 - londontoedinburgh
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(08/03/2014) [-]
This isn't a graph of search history. This shows usage of the word in literature.
User avatar #8 to #2 - I Am Monkey
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The Illuminati attempted to launch the internet in 1870. This resulted in the collapse of the Second French Empire and widespread civil unrest. They then pulled the plug and spent the next century retooling it.
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#1 - invadingaliens
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Where does it say that someone ever searched for "pokémon" on the internet?
This is about books. It counts the usage of a word in all books documented by google.
#9 to #1 - anon id: 6776560b
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But why would they use the word pokemon in 1870?
User avatar #3 to #1 - sumerfag
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so why was the word pokemon used in books before pokemon was a thing
#4 to #3 - invadingaliens
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(08/03/2014) [-]
I've got no idea.
User avatar #17 to #4 - ehzio
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Why is she so buff but her head is so small?
User avatar #29 to #17 - scorcho
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(08/03/2014) [-]
because you can't increase your heads size by training it.
User avatar #42 to #29 - trojanmannn
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(08/03/2014) [-]
not with that attitude
User avatar #53 to #29 - ehzio
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(08/03/2014) [-]
nah bruh protein
User avatar #6 to #4 - violated
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For the love of god sauce on that girl
User avatar #7 to #6 - nwbballplayer
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(08/03/2014) [-]
Sophie Arvebrink
#16 to #3 - azsx
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(08/03/2014) [-]
a japanese book on pocket monsters?
#95 to #3 - anon id: 7b40b197
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It wasn't, it's a mistake in the digitization of old books. Words such as Palæmon and Polemon were autocorrected by google because pokemon is a more recognizable word to google.
User avatar #18 - Funnel
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After some researching (no, not fapping), it turns out its simply Google ******* up. They have gotten "Pokemon" by mistake when scanning old books, either written in handwriting or in old fonts or containing letters no longer used in english, or is simply in such bad shape or poor scanning quality that Google has mistakenly registered the word "Palaemon/Palæmon" as "Pokemon" by mistake.

Here is one example, where they have written "Palaemon" as "Palæmon" and google has registered it has "Pokemon".
books.google.no/books?id=kmM5AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA206&dq=Pokemon+diversimane&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GxjeU_iSHqPuyQO104CoCw&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Pokemon%20diversimane&f=false

There are a ******* of examples like this, if you go to google and search for books, then click "search tools" and select "any time" then "19th century" and search for "Pokemon".
User avatar #43 to #18 - uzerc
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That's what they get for using ReCaptcha.
I used to put “******” in the scanned word.
#50 to #18 - notreposter
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Nice try illuminati.
User avatar #51 to #50 - Funnel
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We do not exist.
#60 to #51 - notreposter
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then, how can I know why the kids love the taste of cinnamon toast crunch.
Check mate illuminati.
User avatar #19 to #18 - jalthelas
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You're that guy that everyone needs to figure stuff out.
#36 - hankhillofthe
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>Why was there temporary internet

>Completely unaware they're looking at a chart about how often a term was used in writing

>MFW something called Pokémon being written about in the 1870's
#46 - arcticassassin
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For anyone who wants it
#33 - stefanovic
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It was predicted
User avatar #57 to #33 - fedak
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I think that's probably where the term came from. I doubt that it was invented just for the war
#34 to #33 - stefanovic
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Also this... I didn't know TES was this old
#44 to #34 - burgerfart
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Because of Hitler
Because of Hitler
#78 - sedativechunk
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Being the computer scientist I am, I decided to do this search myself on Google Ngram viewer for a logical explanation. So let's get one thing straight; Ngram viewer is not just searching the internet but books dating back to the 1800's (or earlier) as well. Either that or Marty McFly done ****** up. Moving on....
The search results of Pokemon from the 1800's were from a book titled "A Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology, and Geography Based on the Larger Dictionaries" by Sir William Smith. It was published in 1884. In this book, there is a passage about a greek figure named "Polemon" on page 594:
books.google.com/books?id=lmYaAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA594&dq=%22pokemon%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=V6PeU8uXKMSryAS5kIHIDw&ved=0CEwQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=%22pokemon%22&f=false

I'm pretty sure Google has the whole book free on there because the author has been dead 70+ years now. Anyway, Google search isn't perfect, especially when it comes to the OCR scanner. As you can see in this book, "Polemon" actually contains accented letters and appears very much like 'Pokemon". Hence, Google logged it as a potential search for Pokemon.
There is also a log from the 1940's, I'm not sure what that is about but I'm assuming it's another thing similar to the greek god. That is all.

tl;dr - Google searched confused "Pokemon" with "Polemon", a greek/mythological figure from a passage in a book from the 1800's
User avatar #83 to #78 - zebess
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This guy though.
#89 to #78 - Damionic
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(08/03/2014) [-]
Literally.
#90 to #78 - xcoreyx
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(08/04/2014) [-]
You da real MVP
#21 - jalthelas
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(08/03/2014) [-]
Look at that, people back then knew a true challenge
#25 - RipperMan
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(08/03/2014) [-]
dang, WW2 had a big impact on swag
User avatar #91 to #25 - drl
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(08/27/2014) [-]
swag my meaty ass faggot
#92 to #91 - RipperMan
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you're a little late to the party
User avatar #93 to #92 - drl
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it is never to late to party
#94 to #93 - RipperMan
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party hard then
party hard then
User avatar #54 to #25 - blokrokker
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1820s had swag all over the ******* place.
User avatar #77 to #25 - wtfduud
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They had more swag in 1820 than we have today
#88 to #77 - RipperMan
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you'regoddamnedright.gif
User avatar #37 - whypop
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(08/03/2014) [-]
Man that eye thing is actually pretty adorable when used like that