The Things Everyone (Including You) Googled in 2017

Voting Rules
Of the most searched terms worldwide in 2017, vote up the ones you definitely typed into Google at one point.

A look through the most searched terms in 2017 offers a fun glimpse into the cultural zeitgeist and review of the biggest news events in 2017. Google released their list of most searched on Google in 2017 and it shows popular search terms like solar eclipse, fidget spinner, April the Giraffe, bitcoin price, and "what is a hurricane?" Other sites such as Merriam-Webster's dictionary also named their top words of the year based on Internet searches. "Feminism" was the year's winner, beating out's "complicit." So 2017, right? A time capsule of our lives.

Some people spent their lunch hours furiously searching the names of accused sex offenders: Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Bill O'Reilly, and Louis CK all made the list. Other people turned to Google to keep tabs on the protests going on, but first they had to make sure they knew what DACA, net neutrality, and the Paris Climate Agreement are. People searched for athletes, sports events, and news stories. A lot of the most searched words on Google were of up and coming actors who starred in movies and TV shows in 2017 (and one who got engaged to a prince). 

Look through this list of the most searched keywords (their ranking on Google's list is included below) and vote up the words that you definitely remember searching for in 2017.

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  • Tom Holland
    113 votes

    #8 in Actors

    Why: The English actor starred in Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017.

    Thomas Stanley Holland (born June 1, 1996) is an English actor and dancer. A graduate of the BRIT School in London, he is known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), so far ...more
  • Social Eclipse

    Social Eclipse

    111 votes

    #3 in News, #7 in Searches

    Why: On August 21, Americans watched a total solar eclipse move across the continent.

  • Las Vegas shooting

    Las Vegas shooting

    117 votes

    #2 in News, #5 in Searches

    Why: On October 1, a gunman inside the Mandalay Bay hotel opened fire on the crowd of the Route 91 Harvest music festival, killing 58 people and injuring 546 more.

  • North Korea
    96 votes

    #6 in News

    Why: In 2017, North Korea conducted a series of truly alarming missile and nuclear tests that demonstrated the country's nuclear abilities.

    North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The capital and largest city is Pyongyang. North Korea ...more
  • Hurricane Harvey

    Hurricane Harvey

    100 votes

    #4 in News, #8 in Searches

    Why: From mid-August until early September, the hurricane devastated the Houston metropolitan area, inflicting an estimated $200 billion in damage.

  • Hurricane Irma

    Hurricane Irma

    99 votes

    #1 in Searches, #1 in News

    Why: The most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States since Katrina in 2005, Irma made landfall in Florida in late August, killing at least 134 people.