Mostly, December is seen as a month for reflecting back on what has transpired in the past year. Google has released its annual Year in Search video which points the trending events in 2017. They are the refugee crisis in Myanmar, the hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico and Houston, the #MeToo movement and many civil uprisings.

According to Google, the Hurricane Irma disaster top the list, while the iPhone 8 claimed the second place and the iPhone X could only boast of the third. Consumer Tech category reveals that the third most searched
gadget was the Nintendo Switch which already sold 10 million units.

In other categories, Meghan Markle is the most searched actor, Matt Lauer was at the top spot in the People list, while Tom Petty and Chester Bennington were the most mourned people.

Google says many questions started with “how”. Coincidentally or not, the most searched meme was “Cash me outside, how bow dah?”

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