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Google Just Released A List Of The Most Popular Searches In 2018. Did The Most Popular Person Surprise You? 

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Jena Greene Reporter

Google released a list of the most searched terms, people, athletes and news stories of 2018. Some of the results are surprising.

2018 was marked with political turmoil, untimely celebrity deaths and rarer global events (think: Winter Olympics, World Cup, and the Royal Wedding). Since several celebrities died unexpectedly this year, some of the top 10 trending searches were dominated by key words like Anthony Bourdain, Avicii, Mac Miller, and Kate Spade. (RELATED: Medical Examiners Reveal Surprising Detail About Anthony Bourdain’s Suicide)

According to Google Trends, the top five most searched terms were:

  1. World Cup
  2. Avicii
  3. Mac MIller
  4. Stan Lee
  5. Black Panther

The top news searches:

  1. World Cup
  2. Hurricane Florence
  3. Mega Millions Result
  4. Royal Wedding
  5. Election Results

And the top searched people:

  1. Meghan Markle
  2. Demi Lovato
  3. Sylvester Stallone
  4. Logan Paul
  5. Khloe Kardashian

Top searched athletes:

  1. Tristan Thompson
  2. Alexis Sanchez
  3. Lindsey Vonn
  4. Shaun White
  5. Khabib Nurmagomedov

To commemorate the past year in search, Google also released a video celebrating human decency.

“In a year of ups and downs, the world searched for ‘good’ more than ever before,” Google captions its video.

It’s worth a view. Watch it below:

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