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The top Google searches of 2017

Google released its annual "Year in Search" list for 2017, detailing the topics around that users around the world were most curious about.

One notable omission on both the U.S. and D.C. lists: Any mention of President Trump or his policies as the top searches tended to focus more on cultural trends and newsy items.

Top U.S. searches:

  • Hurricane Irma
  • Matt Lauer
  • Tom Petty
  • Super Bowl
  • Las Vegas Shooting
  • Mayweather vs McGregor Fight
  • Solar Eclipse
  • Hurricane Harvey
  • Aaron Hernandez
  • Fidget Spinner

Top searches in D.C.:

  • Hurricane Irma
  • Tom Petty
  • Aaron Hernandez
  • iPhone 8
  • Game of Thrones
  • iPhone X
  • Washington Wizards
  • Solar eclipse
  • Charlie Murphy ("Chappelle's Show" star and Eddie's brother dies in April at 57)
  • Mayweather vs McGregor fight

Top 10 "how to" searches:

  • 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 Rubik's Cube
  • How to make a fidget spinner
  • How to cook a turkey in the oven
  • How to screen record