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Answers to Top 5 Most popular questions on Google South Africa


Google South Africa has revealed the most-asked questions on the platform this week, with “Is pumpkin a fruit?” taking top spot.
This information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what South Africans have been searching for and asking Google this week.
“Other matters being pondered by South Africans included: Who is Fidel Castro?, What is academic transcript?, and How did Black Friday come about?” said Google.
The top trending questions on Google SA this week were:

1. Is pumpkin a fruit?

The other parts of plants are considered vegetables. These include the stems, leaves and roots — and even the flower bud. The following are technically fruits: avocado, beans, peapods, corn kernels, cucumbers, grains, nuts, olives peppers, pumpkin, squash, sunflower seeds and tomatoes.

2. Who is Fidel Castro?

Cuban leader Fidel Castro (1926-2016) established the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere after leading an overthrow of the military dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959. He ruled over Cuba for nearly five decades, until handing off power to his younger brother Raúl in 2008.

3. What is academic transcript?

An academic transcript is a certified record of your full enrolment history at UNSW, including all courses attempted, results received and awards conferred. It cannot be altered or separated, e.g. between undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

4. How did Black Friday come about?

Black Friday (/ˈblæk ˈfraɪdeɪ/) is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November). Since 1952, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the U.S., and most major retailers open very early (and more recently during overnight hours) and offer promotional sales. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but California and some other states observe "The Day After Thanksgiving" as a holiday for state government employees, sometimes in lieu of another federal holiday such as Columbus Day.

5. Who won Idols 2016?

Noma Khumalo, who was crowned the winner of Idols SAseason 12

6. Is Mxolisi leaving Uzalo?

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7. How to make fast money?


8. What does Black Friday mean? Why Is Black Friday Called Black Friday?



Black Friday is the name given to the shopping day after Thanksgiving. It was originally called Black Friday because so many people went out to shop that it caused traffic accidents and sometimes even violence. The Philadelphia Police Department coined the phrase to describe the mayhem surrounding the congestion of pedestrian and auto traffic in the downtown area.

The name was first recorded in 1966 by Earl Apfelbaum, a dealer in rare stamps.


In his ad, he said, "'Black Friday' is the name that the Philadelphia Police Department gave to the Friday following Thanksgiving Day. It is not a term of endearment for them. 'Black Friday' officially opens the Christmas shopping season in center city, and it usually brings massive traffic jams and over-crowded sidewalks as the downtown stores are mobbed from opening to closing." (Source: The Chicago Tribune, "Black Friday - Why and When?)

9. What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. The term "Cyber Monday" was created by marketing companies to persuade people to shop online. The term was coined by Ellen Davis and made its debut on November 28, 2005 in a Shop.org press release entitled "'Cyber Monday Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year".

10. What time is the rugby?

I don't know