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What The World’s Been Searching For Online In 2017

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With millions of searches every day and a huge slice of the world’s available information and knowledge available, just what were the most popular searches on Google in 2017?

The everyday queries show our obsession with celebrities, technology and the arcane, such as how to make slime or cook a chicken breast.

Matt Lauer and Royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle top the list of personalities we wanted to know more about, while those we have lost still haunt the internet – led by Tom Petty and Chester Bennington.

Some of the least surprising top searches included asking about US President Donald Trump, while Brexit does not figure.

The global charts have a distinctly North American flavour, probably due to the number of Americans online.

The full list is on Google Trends, but here are some of Google’s top global searches for 2017:

Top 10 – All Categories

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. iPhone 8
  3. iPhone X
  4. Matt Lauer
  5. Meghan Markle
  6. 13 Reasons Why
  7. Tom Petty
  8. Fidget Spinner
  9. Chester Bennington
  10. Indian National Cricket Team

Top 10 – Global news

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. Bitcoin
  3. Las Vegas Shooting
  4. North Korea
  5. Solar Eclipse
  6. Hurricane Harvey
  7. Manchester
  8. Hurricane Jose
  9. Hurricane Maria
  10. April the Giraffe

Top 10 – TV Shows

  1. Stranger Things
  2. 13 Reasons why
  3. Big Brother Brasil
  4. Game of Thrones
  5. Iron Fist
  6. Big Boss
  7. Riverdale
  8. American Gods
  9. The Kapil Sharma Show
  10. Mindhunter

Top 10 How to…

  1. Make slime
  2. Solar eclipse glasses
  3. Buy Bitcoin
  4. Watch Mayweather vs McGregor
  5. Make a fidget spinner
  6. Watch a solar eclipse
  7. Freeze your credit
  8. Play Powerball
  9. Screen record
  10. Lose belly fat fast

Top 10 Losses

  1. Tom Petty
  2. Chester Bennington
  3. Chris Cornell
  4. Bill Paxton
  5. Hugh Hefner
  6. Aaron Hernandez
  7. Lil Peep
  8. Kobayashi Mao
  9. Charlie Murphy
  10. David Cassidy

Top 10 People

  1. Matt Lauer
  2. Meghan Markle
  3. Nadia Toffa
  4. Harvey Weinstein
  5. Kevin Spacey
  6. Gal Gadot
  7. Melania Trump
  8. Floyd Mayweather
  9. Michael Flynn
  10. Philippe Coutinho

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