Every month, Google receives more than 100 billion searches. That just goes to show how important Google is to a lot of people! That being said, some searches tend to be more popular than others. Looking back over 2017, Google narrowed down the top trending searches in the United States. Here are five of those top trending searches.
Fidget spinners are little gadgets that are typically made of metal and ball bearings you can twirl between your fingers. These small toys became a huge hit at the beginning of spring last year. They were created to help ease symptoms of ADHD and anxiety.
In August, people over all the country had the chance to see the total solar eclipse. During the event, the moon crosses between the Earth and the Sun and temporarily blocks the sun. It was the first time in 99 years that a solar eclipse crossed the country from coast to coast.
Mayweather vs McGregor Fight
This fight was one of the most anticipated boxing matches of the decade. Pro boxer Flyod Mayweather Jr. defeated mixed martial artist Conor McGregor on August 26. McGregor challenged Mayweather to the fight, and Mayweather came out of retirement to accept the challenge. Per-per-view access price tag went up to $99.95, and it raked in at least $450 million in revenue in the United States alone.
Las Vegas Shooting
This tragedy was one of the deadliest shootings in modern American history, leaving 58 dead and more than 520 injured on October 1 2017 at a country music festival in Las Vegas.
2017 spawned an incredible 10 storms in a row that became hurricanes, a feat that hasn’t happened since 1893. Hurricane Irma hit Florida in the middle of September and was classified as a Category 4 storm. Irma caused 6.5 million people to evacuate and left a trail of destruction in its path.
So far in 2018, some of the top searches include Meghan Markle, iPhone X, Bitcoin, and more. There’s still quite a bit of 2018 left, so it will be interesting to see what makes it to the top of the “most searched” list.