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The Top U.S. Google Searches Of 2017
Wondering what was on everyone’s mind last year? Well, according to Google it was Hurricane Irma.
The search engine just released their list of the most popular searches on the site this past year, and in the U.S., the Category 4 storm that devastated the Caribbean and hit Florida in September tops the list.
Although Matt Lauer’s sexual harassment scandal just hit a few weeks ago, enough people wanted to find out about it that his name came in second on the list, followed by rocker Tom Petty, who passed away in October.
Top Ten U.S. Google Searches of 2017
- Hurricane Irma
- Matt Lauer
- Tom Petty
- Super Bowl
- Las Vegas Shooting
- Mayweather vs McGregor Fight
- Solar Eclipse
- Hurricane Harvey
- Aaron Hernandez
- Fidget Spinner
Google also released the top “How To” questions of the year. “How to make slime” came in at number one. This year’s solar eclipse also influenced this list, with “how to make solar eclipse glasses” and “how to watch the solar eclipse” coming in second and third, respectively.
Top Ten U.S. Google “How To” Searches of 2017
- How to make slime
- How to make solar eclipse glasses
- How to watch the solar eclipse
- How to watch Mayweather vs McGregor
- How to buy Bitcoin
- How to freeze your credit
- How to solve a Rubix Cube
- How to make a fidget spinner
- How to cook a turkey in the oven
- How to screen record
Source: USA Today
Who Is The Best Mascot In College Football?
USA Today had fans vote on the best mascot of 2017. Here are the results…
Here’s the complete list of top mascots:
1. Uga, Georgia Bulldogs
2. Brutus, Ohio State Buckeyes
3. Albert and Alberta, Florida Gators
4. Ralphie, Colorado Buffaloes
5. Bucky, Wisconsin Badgers
6. Dubs, Washington Huskies
7. Sebastian the Ibis, Miami Hurricanes
8. Sparty, Michigan State Spartans
9. Tusk, Arkansas Razorbacks
10. HokieBird, Virginia Tech Hokies
MAN FLU IS THE REAL DEAL
Researchers in Newfoundland have discovered that the man flu is real -- and went on to explain why guys suffer more than women when they get sick.
The study authors say men are not exaggerating about the symptoms when they’re fighting illness. Instead, it seems the higher testosterone levels in men messes with their immune systems.
Because that immune system is suppressed, it takes the body longer to fight back against bugs and causes the body to endure more discomfort. (The Guardian)
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