UK's most Googled people and stories of 2018

13 December, 2018, 20:15 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
  • Black Panther was the highest grossing and most searched for movie of the year

Google searches can provide one of the more unvarnished looks into our own psyches ーand the annual compendium of what we searched for often does a better job of capturing a moment in time, or particular mood, than any poll or survey.

Looking at Irish eating habits, vegan recipes made their first appearance in the top 10 of Google's food-related searches and it looks like many were on a health kick, with "healthy dinner recipes" and "Operation Transformation recipes" appearing high in the charts. The next two most popular search topics concern two musicians who died suddenly at a young age: Avicii, who committed suicide in April, and Mac Miller, who died of a drug overdose in September. Indian dancer Sapna Choudhary making it to the top three. News topics such as Section 377, Bitcoin, the Union Budget, and Nipah virus. "Queries such as "What is the kiki challenge" and 'How to solve a Rubik's cube" were among the variety of top questions.




Google's flagship feature, its search engine, is an immensely useful tool and is used by pretty much every person in the world who is on the internet. That honour went to the World Cup.

The ceremony that brought her into said Royal Family, the Royal Wedding, takes third place. You can also sort 2018's search trends by country. In terms of movies, the top searched for titles were Black Panther, Deadpool 2, Venom, Avengers: Infinity War, and Bohemian Rhapsody.

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