Here's what Kobe Bryant, "WAP," sourdough bread, Timothee Chalamet, and "social distancing date ideas" all have in common: they were all popular Google searches in 2020.
The Google search list shows what a weird year 2020 has been. The top trending searches had a high spike in traffic over a long period in 2020 compared to 2019.
As people tried to make sense of it all, the word "why?" was big, as in "why is toilet paper sold out?" Also topping the trending list is "election results" and "coronavirus". Among the top 10 on the list: Zoom, Naya Rivera, Chadwick Boseman and PlayStation 5.
People googled "stimulus checks," and "murder hornets."
Folks also googled this year's prominent losses: basketball star Kobe Bryant, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, George Floyd.
The good Google news is people stepped up to help one another and searched "how to help," and also looked into how to donate blood, plasma and N95 masks, among other things, during the health crisis.
Also "how to cut men's hair at home", and "how to make hand sanitizer."
Check out the rest of the searches HERE, and keep searching. You can always learn something new.