Hurricane Irma, eclipse, Bitcoin top Google's 2017 Year in Search

Hurricane Irma, eclipse, Bitcoin top Google's 2017 Year in Search

The natural disaster trended to the top of Google searches in 2017.

Hurricane Irma, bitcoin, sex scandals, and royal romance are among the hottest public topics for the year, according to Google's search statistics.

Among the most wanted people in Google is also the American actress Megan Marcel, the bride of Britain's Prince Harry. It was a tough year in many aspects, and the searches reflect it accordingly. In 2017, tragedy and controversy took center stage, none more than Hurricane Irma. North Korea was on the fourth spot, while the solar eclipse rounded up the top 5 global searches. The Las Vegas shooting was a leading search. Here is a look at the top 10 in each notable category.

Google estimates that the growth in "best" mobile searches for face lotion and moisturizers rose 115% in the past two years.

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More endearing, however, is the fact that people conducted a lot of searches on how to help in various situations. They asked how to help hurricane victims in Texas, how to make a protest sign, how to watch the eclipse and how to be a good parent, a strong woman or a superhero - and how to make a difference in the world.

Users also turned to Google in droves to find out more about Starbucks' unicorn Frappucino.

Humanity shone through as people asked "how do I help?"

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