Google's Year in Search 2017: Bahubali 2 was India's top trend

Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer and the late singer Tom Petty were the top three lookups that caused the most traffic spikes in the US this year, according to Google's annual list of the top trending searches for 2017.

You can check out a breakdown of the most popular Google searches by country here.

On the lighter side of searches, the top-queried person after Matt Lauer, not including searches for people who died, was Meghan Markle.

The iPhone 8 is the second most searched keyword on Google this year, next only to Hurricane Irma that caused catastrophic destruction and killed more than 150 people.

Topping that list were: Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer, Tom Petty, Super Bowl and Las Vegas shooting.

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And surprisingly, the making of slime was the most searched for How to. question.

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

The annual Year in Search analyzes Google Trends data to uncover "what the world was searching for". The actress announced her engagement to Prince Harry last month. The most searched television shows included "13 Reasons Why", "Game of Thrones" and "This Is Us".

"How to buy Bitcoin" was the second most asked "How to" question of the year, with "How to mine Bitcoin" in sixth place.

In the Global Consumer Tech section, the top trending search in 2017 was for iPhone 8, followed by iPhone X, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy S8, Xbox One X, Nokia 3310, Razer Phone, Oppo F5, OnePlus 5 and Nokia 6.

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