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Seasonal Interest in Exercise Machines

A Google Trends graph of searches for “treadmill” and “elliptical” reveals an unsurprisingly persistent annual pattern:

Google Trends Graph: Treadmill and Elliptical

Look at that mid-year surge in search volume for treadmills in 2006: What happened? Was Britney Spears photographed in a compromising position on a treadmill? (And I wonder how many people will now find this post in a search for compromising pictures of Britney Spears?)