Let Google take you through 2013 (video)
Watch a video of the 100 most-googled things, and explore the tech giant’s breakdown of the year in terms of what sparked the most searches
Wed Dec 18 2013
It wouldn't be the end of the year without music mash-ups, film supercuts and round-ups from just about everyone. Never one to stay out of the fun, Google released a list of the 100 most-searched things of 2013. You can check it out by category, from books and beers to calorie searches and celeb pregnancies and everything in between—events, memes, TV show finales and famous Internet animals (naturally, Grumpy Cat emerged triumphant). There is even a hilarious list of the most frequent "What is…?" search terms, the most common question being, "What is twerking?" Ah, 2013—keeping it classy.
Google also created a heartwarming video to depict the year in review visually based on top trending searches. It's all there: Nelson Mandela's demise, the Boston Marathon, San Francisco's Bat Kid and the ubiquitous Harlem Shake.
You might also like
What do you think? Tell us below!
Send tips and cat photos to:
Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob)
See more recent blog posts
City stories: Cecelia Gomez, 57; Bushwick, Brooklyn
Join the Kickstarter block party as we count down the city’s five best crowd-funded restaurants and bars
More details and renderings of New York's +POOL revealed
Photo of the day: Check out this incredible balloon's-eye view of New York
It’s William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! Where and how are you celebrating?