The citizens of the United Kingdom have voted for the country to leave the European Union. The result of the referendum is already having a massive impact, not just in the United Kingdom but also in the rest of the world.
The slim 52-48 margin for the vote is supported by the fact that 72 percent of surveyed Britons cast their vote with confidence. However, with such an important decision in their hands, it would seem that the citizens of the United Kingdom only thought of the implications of their choice after the polls closed.
According to Google Trends, "What is the EU?" is the second most asked question in the United Kingdom since the announcement of the official results of the referendum voting.
The top question was "What does it mean to leave the EU?", with the third most asked query being "Which countries are in the EU?", followed by "What will happen now we've left the EU?", and "How many countries are in the EU?"
Again, these questions were asked through Google after the voting has finished, with the queries being asked through the night after the closing of the polls at 10 p.m. local time.
The top questions are discouraging ones for the result, as it would seem that citizens had no clue what they were getting into when they sent in their votes.
Search queries on pound sterling reached an all-time high, as the value of the currency of the United Kingdom crashed against the U.S. dollar. Searches for "buy gold" also saw a 500 percent increase, while "getting an Irish passport" saw an over 100 percent spike and "move to Gibraltar" saw a more than 680 percent increase in United Kingdom searches. Gibraltar is a United Kingdom enclave located in Spain.
The vote is now over, and the results have been finalized. The whole world was stunned and thrown into turmoil with the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, and to make matters worse, it would seem that citizens only started to think about the effects of such a move after they cast their votes.
Among the citizens not happy with the results of the vote were the cast and writers of Doctor Who, who turned to Twitter to express their disappointment, anger and disgust over the decision.
Massively popular HBO TV series Game of Thrones will likely also see budget cuts coming its way with Brexit now happening, revealing that the move spans across economies and industries all over the world.