The Internet is damaging our brains

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The capital of South Dakota.
The name of that other Baldwin brother.
The actual lyrics to the “I’m Blue” song.

There are a lot of things we don’t always remember, but thankfully, the answers are a mere Google search away. Not so thankfully, Google Search is corroding our brains.

According to this infographic from, the collective 7.2 billion times we visit the online giant each day has altered the way we store information—meaning that we don’t store it because we don’t have to.

See what other ways the Web has taken its toll on our minds. And if you don’t have time to look through all the facts right now, at least bookmark it. Chances are you’ll forget where you read this.