Wondering what was on everyone’s mind last year? Well, according to Google it was the World Cup.
The search engine just released their list of the most popular searches on the site this past year, and the World Cup soccer championship in Russia, which was won by France, topped the list.
Last year Hurricane Irma was the most Google searched term, and this year another hurricane lands in second place, Hurricane Florence, followed by rapper Mac Miller, who died in September of a drug overdose. Other tragic deaths also landed on the list, with Kate Spadeand Anthony Bourdain, who both committed suicide this year, rounding out the Top Five
Top Ten U.S. Google Searches of 2018
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Google also released the top “How To” questions of the year, and it seems the midterm elections influenced the top question, “how to vote,” with “how to register to vote” coming in second. And it seems a lot of folks were dreaming of striking it rich, with "how to play Mega Millions" coming in third.
Top Ten U.S. Google “How To” Searches of 2018
How to vote
How to register to vote
How to play Mega Millions
How to buy Ripple
How to turn off automatic updates
How to get the old Snapple back
How to play Powerball
How to buy Bitcoin
How to screen record
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