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Google has unveiled its annual ‘Year in Search’ and, beyond just a digital record of events, it showed what topics mattered to the society in recent times.

The 2018 results showed that people around the world is transfixed over one wedding, a sporting event, natural disasters and celebrity deaths.

Seven out of 10 Google searches globally were on celebrities that passed in 2018 including author Stephen Hawking, DJ Avicii, Marvel comic book creater Stan Lee, rapper Mac Miller, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade.

Black Panther also made the top 10 global list, together with former actress Meghan Markle, who married Prince Harry. In the US, the top searches had the same pattern with new additions such as the election results and ‘Hurricane Florence’.

The top news searches in the US are World Cup, ‘Hurricane Florence’, ‘Mega Million’, ‘Hurricane Michael’ and election results. Google also revealed that US users loved to search for eyelashes trends, 1980s fashion, Unicorn cake and how to register to vote. The Florida shooting as well as the Royal wedding rounded up the top 10 searches in US.

Google also tracked that people in the US asked questions about Bitcoin, racketeering, ‘Yanny or Laurel’ illusion and Fortnite. Fortnite also happened to be the most searched video game as well.

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