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Google releases Year in Search video

December is usually a month for looking back and reflecting on the past year. Google released its annual Year in Search video, pointing out the trending events in 2017. It included the refugee crisis in Myanmar, the hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico and Houston, the #MeToo movement and many civil uprisings.

Top five searches on Google included the iPhone 8 at second place and the iPhone X at third, being surpassed by only the Hurricane Irma disaster. 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.

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