Google reveals Matt Lauer and Hurricane Irma are 2017's top searches

Donald Trump sparked our interest in 2017

Google said it defines the top trending searches as those "that had the highest spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2017 as compared to 2016".

Lauer was sacked on November 29 from NBC News following a secret meeting where his alleged victim and her lawyer told NBC brass her story of inappropriate sexual behavior from the "Today" show host.

It seems that the country couldn't get the "Why did Katappa kill Bahubali" question out of its collective head because Bahubali 2, the sequel to the blockbuster, was the most searched query of this year.

Turning to the cinema, despite all the hype around the global phenomenon that was La La Land, it did not interest us as much as some other films, reaching fourth place in the searched for movies.

Topping that list were: Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer, Tom Petty, Super Bowl and Las Vegas shooting. Last year, people mourned Prince, got lottery fever and, not surprisingly, searched all about the U.S. election.

Other people on the top global list include Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Gal Gadot and Melania Trump.

Instead, our favourite movie search of the year was Christopher Nolan's Second World War epic Dunkirk, followed by the clown-based horror movie It. Beauty & the Beast finished off the top three. The most searched television shows included "13 Reasons Why", "Game of Thrones" and "This Is Us". The top tech searches were iPhone 8, iPhone X, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Xbox One X. You can see the rest of the popular searches at the link below.

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