Google Year In Search: Here's What People Most Googled In 2017

14 December, 2017, 16:12 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • Performers participate in the parade at the Notting Hill Carnival in London Britain

In the consumer tech category, the third most search gadget by the general public was Nintendo Switch.

Hurricane Irma, recipes for chicken breasts, Despacito, Matt Lauer and how to make slime topped Google's most searched topics for 2017.

Google has just unveiled the "Year In Search 2017", its annual round-up of the most searched people, new stories, tv shows, movies and more.

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REUTERS/Lucas JacksonHost Matt Lauer pauses during a break while filming NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Center in NY, U.S., May 3, 2013.

Looking only at searches about people, three of the US top 5 were related to the widespread sexual harassment allegations faced by many in Hollywood and Washington, D.C.: Lauer, producer Harvey Weinstein, and actor Kevin Spacey. The Las Vegas Shooting that killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500 was another dismal search. Both stars made it onto the main "searches" list, with Matt in fourth and Meghan in fifth. She was also the most searched actor of the year. The disgraced producer was sacked from the company he founded and the NYPD confirmed it was investigating a rape claim made against him. The most searched television shows included "13 Reasons Why", "Game of Thrones" and "This Is Us".

The most searched movies were "It", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wonder Woman".

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Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas in late August and caused massive flooding, was No. 8 on the list, and the fidget spinner, the top new toy of the year, was No. 10.

Apart from Baahubali 2, Indian users also entered Google searches for the Goods and Services Tax or GST, the CBSE results and the UP elections.

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