(Meredith) - Most people wouldn't think to associate a Disney movie with a global health crisis. But for some reason, the animated film "Tangled" became a top coronavirus-related Google search over the weekend.

The movie is about Rapunzel, and it debuted in 2010. So, why did it suddenly start trending a decade later?

For those unfamiliar with the movie, Rapunzel lives in a fictitious kingdom called "Corona," which unfortunately shares its name with the coronavirus. 

Not only does the film take place in "Corona," its main character was forced into isolation. 

After people started tweeting about the bizarre coincidence, others turned to Google for answers. According to Mashable, the top question was: "What was the name of the kingdom in 'Tangled'?" 

The answer shocked some.

"When you realize Rapunzel was quarantined for 16 years, and the fictional kingdom where she was born is called 'Corona' ... WE LIVING IN A TANGLED WORLD," one person jokingly tweeted. 

If you're curious, the word "corona" comes from the Latin word for "crown." Coronaviruses are so-named because of the crown-like spikes on their surface when viewed under a microscope.

As of today, March 26, the top trending questions in the U.S. are a little less bizarre: 

  1. When is Easter?
  2. When will coronavirus stop?
  3. When will Disney reopen?
  4. How many deaths from coronavirus in US?
  5. How long does coronavirus last on surface?

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Frederick Fukov

Dam..so you're trying to tell us that "Tangled," is based on a true story, and that we're all going to be quarantined for 16 years?

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