Google's 2015 Searches: Stale Memes, Celebs, and Shia LaBeouf

By Chris Mills on at

Every year, Google rounds up all the arcane crap that’s flowed through its internet portal, crunches the data, and tells us how badly we’ve misused the internet. Here’s 2015, you awful people.

Google’s list of top searches is exactly what you’d expect: just the right mix of breaking news events, surprise celebrities, and movies. Oh, and Fallout 4 sneaking in there at the end, presumably from desperate partners trying to work out what has stolen their loved ones.

Top Trending Searches

  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Jurassic World
  3. American Sniper
  4. Caitlyn Jenner
  5. Ronda Rousey
  6. Paris
  7. Agario
  8. Chris Kyle
  9. Fallout 4
  10. Straight Outta Compton

The list of people is also depressingly predictable. Remember, if we all stop Googling Donald Trump, there’s a very small (but worthwhile!) chance he may stop existing.

Top Trending People

  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Caitlyn Jenner
  3. Ronda Rousey
  4. Donald Trump
  5. Ruby Rose
  6. Charlie Sheen
  7. Brian Williams
  8. Rachel Dolezal
  9. Adele
  10. Josh Duggar

Less topical and more storied are the lists of memes and GIFs. C’mon people: Rick Astley and Pepe?

Top Trending Memes

  1. Pepe the frog
  2. Rickrolling
  3. Who Knows
  4. Florida Man
  5. O Rly
  6. Rick Astley
  7. Jontron
  8. Ceiling cat
  9. Bread meme
  10. Nothing much meme

Top Trending Selfies

  1. Malia Obama
  2. Miss Lebanon
  3. Al Roker
  4. Bald Eagle
  5. Anna Kendrick
  6. James Franco
  7. Lady Gaga
  8. Miley Cyrus
  9. Kylie Jenner
  10. Kim Kardashian

Top Trending Gifs

  1. Just do it
  2. John Cena
  3. Drake
  4. That’s racist
  5. Rihanna
  6. Football
  7. How rude
  8. Good morning
  9. Kanye
  10. Happy birthday

[Google]


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