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Britons ask Google ‘what is the EU?’ after UK votes to leave bloc

The second most asked question on the Brussels-based European bloc by UK Google users on Friday was 'What is the EU?'

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As the saying goes, there’s no such thing as a stupid question. But as a recent analysis on web search giant Google shows, there is such a thing as a question asked too late.

The second most asked question on the Brussels-based European bloc by UK Google users on Friday was “What is the EU?” hours after more than 17.4 million Britons voted to leave it.

The third most asked question, which also showed that many voters had not done their homework, was on how many countries are in the 28-member bloc.

The surprise vote on Thursday – which came after many polls suggested that the country would choose to remain the EU – made headlines around the world on Friday, scuttled London’s financial markets and triggered the resignation of Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron.

Britain, along with the rest of Europe, is unsure what steps to take next.