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Top Googled questions beginning with “what is.”
For this week’s Ask/answered, The Sentinel is answering some of the top questions entered into Google during the last week in the Harrisburg, Lancaster and York metro area.
What is SCOTUS?
SCOTUS is an acronym for the Supreme Court of the United States.
It is probably unsurprising that this question made its way into the top Google searches this week as the Supreme Court recently wrapped up another term by releasing opinions in several major cases that garnered a lot of media coverage.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, often seen as the swing vote on the court, also announced last week that he was retiring from the court.
What time is “Big Brother” on?
Now in its 20th season, “Big Brother” airs three nights a week on CBS.
The show airs at 8 p.m. Sundays, 9 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 p.m. Thursdays.
CBS has also made live streams of the inside of the “Big Brother” house available online at cbs.com for people with a CBS All Access account.
What is ICE?
This question actually came up twice in the top asked questions on Google as both “what is ICE” and “what is ICE immigration.”
ICE is an acronym for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, an agency with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
As the name suggests, the agency is responsible for enforcing “federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration,” according to the agency’s website.
ICE was created along with the Department of Homeland Security in 2003 under then President George W. Bush as part of an overhaul of the federal government as a result of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
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What is a strawberry moon?
Strawberry moon refers to the full moon in June, which is generally the brightest and most colorful full moon each year, according to Time.com.
The annual event, which occurred June 27 this year, is known by different names throughout the world, including the honey moon, full rose moon and hot moon, according to Time.com.
The North American strawberry moon moniker comes from the Algonquin Native American tribes because the event took place during the time of year when the tribes would harvest strawberries.
What is “The Electric Slide” about?
Rumors swirled last month that the song “The Electric Slide” — a staple at any wedding reception — was about, delicately speaking, an electric intimate device.
These rumors are not true, according to songwriter Neville Livingston — known as Bunny Wailer.
In a statement to the music publication EDM.com, Livingston set the record straight and said the song was inspired solely by Eddie Grant’s tune “Electric Avenue.”
“To state otherwise is a falsehood and offends my legacy, the legacy of the singer Marcia Griffiths, and tarnishes the reputation of a song beloved by millions of fans the world over,” Livingston wrote in the statement, according to EDM.com.
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