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What we googled in 2014Google has put out its list of the top trending searches for 2014. With 100 billion searches per month worldwide, what do our searches reveal? CNET's Kara Tsuboi tells us what took the top spots in categories such as current events, "how to" questions...
In a year when Ferguson, ISIS, and the ALS ice bucket challenge made headlines, it was Robin Williams who topped the list of top trending searches on Google. We saw a lot of searches for quotes from his movies, pictures, memes. And also even we saw a spike in searches during the week after his passing related to mental health. And signs of depression. The World Cup sits in the number two spot, followed by Ebola, Malaysia Airlines, and the ever-frustrating mobile game Flappy Bird. The top people who piqued America's interests were a mix of athletes in trouble and Hollywood celebrities. Hunger Games star and iCloud hacking victim Jennifer Lawrence was the most popular, beating out Kim Kardashian, Tracy Morgan, Ray Rice, and Tony Stewart. [MUSIC] People couldn't quite let go of Frozen which came in as the top trending search for movies. It was definitely the year of the selfie. Ellen's Academy Award stunt made Oscar selfie the top trending search in that category. But, it's the questions we ask that may be the most revealing. In the how to category, the top trending searches were how to Air Drop for Apple's new mobile feature. How to contour. How to vote and how to kiss. [NOISE] We also use Google to help figure out what's going on with our dogs, with the top questions being why do dogs eat grass? And do dogs dream? Interestingly enough, there's more searches for dogs than cats on Google. And what might be popular in 2015? The royal baby was big news last year, and I think now that Kate Middleton is expecting baby number two, we'll see a lot of searches for that next year. We'll have to wait and see, and search. In San Francisco I'm Kara Tsuboi, Cnet.com for CBS news.