At the top of Google’s annual list of its top searches are Lamar Odom, the tragic attacks in Paris and dinosaurs on the big screen. The incident caused his estranged wife and reality television star Khloe Kardashian to rush to his side while he recovered in a hospital.
While the microsite from Google that carries all these trends for the past 15 years doesn’t have our country listed there, the different searches from other countries give an interesting perspective on what riles an entire country up. The top five was rounded out by Stephen Curry, Manny Pacquiao and Alex Morgan. The Google Trends website lets you browse through all the big events that happened throughout the year, from the recent Paris attacks to the Nepal quake in April.
Fellow Internet giants Twitter and Facebook have also released their own set of trending items. Other top searches included the top athlete, Ronda Rousey, the top actor, Charlie Sheen, and the top meme going to Pepe the Frog.
The most searched term in Australia in December was of course Star Wars, with the latest installment of the legendary franchise hitting cinemas today. Another interesting top search showed more people searching for information regarding gun control than for gun shops throughout the year.
The most-searched movie was “Jurassic World“, which grossed $652 million domestically, while second and third place were “American Sniper” and “Straight Outta Compton”, respectively. The top ten trends was completed by summer blockbuster Jurassic World, the results of the General Election and French magazine Charlie Hebdo – the scene of a separate Paris terror attack in January. The film ranked as the No. 1 trending film and the sixth most popular search overall.