These are the most Googled questions and phrases of 2019
17 December 2019, 16:32
From 'how to pronounce Psalm' to 'what is Area 51?' - these are what the public have been Googling this year.
The most Googled questions and phrases of 2019 have been revealed, and UK trending topics range from the Rugby World Cup to Kim Kardashian's youngest child.
Kirstin Wright, a Google Trends expert said in a statement: “The 2019 Year in Search lists not only reveal the most popular trends from the past 12 months, but also give insight into the biggest events in the news, politics, sports, entertainment and even the latest lingo.
“As people continue to look for information in new and different ways, Google Search keeps evolving to make the world’s information accessible and useful to all.”
The top search term in the country was 'Rugby World Cup', followed by 'Cricket World Cup - due to England's successes in the competitions.
Many Brits were also searching for TV shows - notably Game of Thrones and Chernobyl - and Caitlyn Jenner was also the most searched for celebrity, due to her appearance on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star beat out Prime Minister Boris Johnson ( who came fifth), Love Island finalist Tommy Fury (who came fourth) and Prince Andrew (who came third).
The search engine also revealed the top most search for 'how to' and 'What is' search terms of the year.
The top 10 'How to' search terms of 2019:
1. How to watch Champions League Final
2. How to watch Game of Thrones
3. How to floss dance
4. How to pronounce psalm
5. How to watch KSI vs. Logan
6. How to vote in European elections
7. How to eat pineapple
8. How to register to vote
9. How to tame a fox in Minecraft
10. How to watch Chernobyl
The top searched 'What is' articles of 2019
1. What is Area 51
2. What is the backstop
3. What is D Day
4. What is Finn’s Law
5. What is a super over in cricket
6. What is Article 50
7. What is a dead ting
8. What is Article 13
9. What is a VSCO girl
10. What is quark