Google reveals what the Irish have been searching for this year from news stories, to TV and “how to” oddities.

The world’s most popular search engine, Google, has released lists of what the world has been searching for online over the past 12 months. The Irish lists are revealing and some are very amusing.

From events to sportspeople, politicians to TV shows and music, Google has revealed the top 10 most searched items in a variety of categories. Our favorite list is definitely the “how to?” list which includes “how to get rid of hickeys fast” and “how to get rid of brain freeze”…Nice work Ireland.

Under the “what is?” category “What is ISIS?” topped the list, understandably.

Among the news stories Irish people googled were: the ISIS attacks on Paris – both the Nov 13 massacres and the Jan 7 Charlie Hebdo shooting – were top of the list along with the tragic murder of Irish student Karen Buckley, in Scotland. Also, the Irish seem to loving basketball this year with NBA star Lamar Odom getting into the top ten news search list.

Here’s everything that Google was able to tell us:

Top ten trending overall

1. Rugby World Cup 2015

2. Karen Buckley

3. Conor McGregor

4. Paris

5. Lamar Odom

6. Lady Colin Campbell

7. Jurassic World

8. Eurovision 2015

9. Charlie Hebdo

10. Operation Transformation 2015

 

This list is by far the most amusing.

Top trending “how to?” searches:

1. How to use new snapchat

2. How to make pancake mix

3. How to eat pomelo

4. How to draw a minion

5. How to bleed radiators

6. How to make loom bands

7. How to watch McGregor fight in Ireland

8. How to get rid of hickeys fast

9. How to get rid of brain freeze

10. How to view a solar eclipse

 

Top trending sport events

1. Rugby World Cup 2015

2. Cheltenham 2015

3. Wimbledon 2015

4. Cricket World Cup

5. Ploughing Championships 2015

6. Six nations 2015

7. Mayweather vs Pacquiao

8. Copa America

9. Grand National 2015

10. Champions League Final

 

Top trending politicians

1. Charlie Haughey

2. Leo Varadkar

3. Donald Trump

4. Jeremy Corbyn

5. David Cameron

6. PJ Mara

7. Charles Kennedy

8. Terence Flanagan

9. Ed Miliband

10. Hillary Clinton

 

Top trending TV shows

1. Eurovision 2015

2. Operation transformation

3. Big Brother 2015

4. Oscars 2015

5. Celebrity Big Brother

6. Narcos

7. Better Call Saul

8. Game of Thrones Season 5

9. Strictly Come Dancing 2015

10. Daredevil

 

Top trending news

1. Rugby World Cup

2. Karen Buckley

3. Lamar Odom

4. Paris

5. Eurovision 2015

6. Charlie Hebdo

7. Budget 2016

8. Caitlyn Jenner

9. Greece

10. Wimbledon 2015

 

Top trending music acts

1. Ed Sheeran

2. Adele

3. Eagles of death metal

4. Lil Chris

5. Meghan Trainor

6. Albert Hammond

7. Florence and the Machine

8. Justin Bieber

9. Dr Dre

10. Kelly Clarkson

 

Top trending what is?

1. What is ISIS

2. What is Je Suis Charlie

3. What is lupus

4. What is processed meat

5. What is a frappe

6. What is Ebola

7. What is 0 divided by 0

8. What is Charlie Charlie

9. What is happening in Syria

10. What is a solar eclipse

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