Tragic celebrity news dominated the list. Here are Google's top 10 search trends of the year. Details:
- World Cup: Russia hosted the 2018 World Cup, which was won by France.
- Hurricane Florence: Dozens ware killed in this powerful hurricane that hit the Carolinas.
- Mac Miller: The rapper died from a suspected drug overdose in Sept at age 26.
- Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain: The high-profile back to back suicides back in June of Spade, a fashion designer, and Bourdain, a celebrity chef, shocked the world and also raised awareness about the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.
- Black Panther: The Marvel superhero film grossed over a billion dollars.
- Mega Millions Results: The jackpot hit its largest number ever, reaching $1.6 billion in October.
- Stan Lee: The legendary comic book writer died in November at age 95.
- Demi Lovato: The singer was rushed to the hospital after a drug overdose in July.
- Election Results: Democrats took the House and Republicans kept the Senate in the midterm elections.