Fidget Spinners Were The 4th Most Searched Term On Google This Year

by : UNILAD on : 14 Dec 2017 09:33

They were pretty popular at the start of the year and it’s lead to fidget spinners becoming 2017’s fourth most searched term on Google.


Google has revealed its most popular search terms in the UK for the year and it makes for some interesting reading.

It’s also released its ‘Year in Search’ for the UK, for all sorts of categories, including top trending, ‘How to…?’, ‘What is…’, news events, people, recipes, sporting events, TV and film, UK number one singles and Premier League teams.


Prince Harry’s fiance Meghan Markle topped two categories this year – top trending overall and top trending people.


Bitcoin is obviously featured on the list because it seems to be a talking point this year.

Surprisingly, the Mayweather v McGregor match was only the fourth most Googled sporting event this year, but without further ado, here’s Google’s ‘Year in Search’:

UK top trending:

  1. Meghan Markle
  2. iPhone 8
  3. Hurricane Irma
  4. Fidget spinner
  5. Manchester bombing
  6. Grenfell Tower
  7. 13 Reasons Why
  8. Tara Palmer Tomkinson
  9. Shannon Matthews
  10. iPhone X

UK top trending How To…? questions:

  1. How to make slime?
  2. How to buy Bitcoin?
  3. How to stay young?
  4. How to watch Mayweather vs McGregor?
  5. How to watch Joshua vs Klitschko?
  6. How to mine Bitcoins?
  7. How to make Yorkshire pudding?
  8. How to make a fidget spinner?
  9. How to vote in the general election?
  10. How to lose belly fat fast?

UK top trending ‘What Is…?’ questions:

  1. What is a hung parliament?
  2. What is an exit poll?
  3. What is the Confederations Cup?
  4. What is Bitcoin?
  5. What is the Antikythera mechanism?
  6. What is a pangolin?
  7. What is a general election?
  8. What is waterboarding?
  9. What is the DUP?
  10. What is Pink’s real name?

UK top trending news:

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  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. Manchester bombing
  3. Grenfell Tower
  4. North Korea
  5. London Bridge attack
  6. General election
  7. Harvey Weinstein
  8. Catalan independence
  9. Las Vegas shooting
  10. Kevin Spacey

UK top trending people:

  1. Meghan Markle
  2. Tara Palmer Tomkinson
  3. Shannon Matthews
  4. Charlie Gard
  5. Jack Maynard
  6. Donald Trump
  7. Chester Bennington
  8. Bruce Forsyth
  9. Harvey Weinstein
  10. Jodie Whittaker

UK top trending sports events:

  1. Wimbledon
  2. Grand National
  3. World Cup 2018 draw
  4. Mayweather vs. McGregor
  5. ICC Champions Trophy
  6. Tour De France
  7. Confederations Cup
  8. Joshua vs. Klitschko
  9. FA Cup Final
  10. Champions League Final

UK top trending TV shows:

  1. 13 Reasons Why
  2. I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!
  3. Strictly Come Dancing
  4. Celebrity Big Brother
  5. Game of Thrones
  6. Peaky Blinders
  7. Three Girls
  8. Taboo
  9. Little Boy Blue
  10. Love Island

UK top trending films:

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  1. Beauty and the Beast
  2. It
  3. Dunkirk
  4. La La Land 
  5. Logan
  6. Murder on the Orient Express
  7. Justice League 
  8. Fast & Furious 8
  9. Wonder Woman 
  10. Blade Runner 2049

UK top trending ‘number one singles’:

  1. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
  2. Harry Styles – Sign of the Times
  3. Dua Lipa – New Rules
  4. Post Malone – Rockstar feat. 21 Savage
  5. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do
  6. Clean Bandit – Symphony feat. Zara Larsson
  7. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee – Despacito feat. Justin Bieber
  8. Calvin Harris – Feels feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean
  9. Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes
  10. Camila Cabello – Havana feat. Young Thug

UK top trending recipes:


  1. Chilli con carne
  2. Spaghetti Bolognese
  3. Beef bourguignon
  4. Beef stroganoff
  5. Hot cross buns
  6. Dauphinoise potatoes
  7. Omelette
  8. Millionaire shortbread
  9. Bechamel sauce
  10. Chicken thighs

UK top trending Premier League teams:

    1. Manchester Utd
    2. Liverpool
    3. Arsenal
    4. Chelsea
    5. Tottenham
    6. Everton
    7. Manchester City
    8. West Ham
    9. Newcastle Utd
    10. Leicester City

This time last year, who’d have predicted this?

Topics: News


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