Year in Search 2016

2016 Breakout searches
 

Our methodology

As 2016 drew to a close, we noticed that many search terms were setting new record highs in search interest. The topics ranged from current events (Orlando, Bastille Day) to curious one-offs (nachos, cupping therapy). The Google News Lab data team was intrigued, so we dug deeper. We compared each topic’s interest by week dating back to 2004, then filtered down to searches that were higher over a full week this year than at any other time in Google Search history. We then curated these results to get a representative sample of the top moments in Search over 2016. The data within this site is the result of our findings.

2016 Breakout searches

January Raccoons Three-toed sloth Flint Baptism Book of Genesis Tulum El Niño Flat Earth Snow Cotton candy Herbal tea Kimchi Pot roast Superfood Coin flipping Olly olly oxen free Powerball Minimum wage O. J. Simpson Steven Avery Tsai Ing-wen Charles Perrault Megyn Kelly War and Peace microRNA Alan Rickman Channing Tatum Grease Professor Severus Snape Sean Penn Céline Dion David Bowie Earth, Wind & Fire Hotel California Tran Thanh Becky Alchemy Epiphany Duct tape Million Angelique Kerber James Corden Lip Sync Battle Matthew Perry Netflix The X-Files Monarch butterfly
February Puppy Carnival Parade Gravitational wave Girl Scout Cookies Guacamole Nachos Black Desert Online Teddy bear Burpee Bernie Sanders Super Tuesday Green Eggs and Ham Harper Lee Umberto Eco Alicia Vikander Deadpool Leonardo DiCaprio Zoolander Leap year Cam Newton Academy Awards Big Ang Full House John Oliver Priyanka Chopra General relativity
March Selfie Zaha Hadid Brussels Havana Easter egg Holi International Women’s Day Sweet sixteen Climate Brunch Fish and chips Mimosa Corruption Merrick Garland GloboNews Daredevil Supergirl Le Chat Noir Empowerment Hourglass Shadow Miesha Tate Nate Diaz Deep learning Patty Duke Adidas Superstar
April Dreadlocks Panama Hanuman Ghee Kebaya Lemonade Protein bar Street food Impeachment Grammatical gender Melissa McCarthy Axl Rose Beyoncé Prince Purple Rain Wednesday Chyna Kobe Bryant Stanley Cup Playoffs Doris Roberts HBO
May Gorilla Vulture Halley’s Comet Nankai Trough Severe weather Warby Parker Water bottle DOOM Sunscreen Transgender Bouldering Lego minifigure The Kentucky Derby Civil War Data science Beauty and the Beast Chewbacca Chris Evans Chance The Rapper Ozzy Osbourne Running Man Sharpie Golden State Warriors Leicester City F.C. Mr. T Muhammad Ali Premier League Hodor RuPaul’s Drag Race EgyptAir Succulent plant
June Mosquito Oaxaca Orlando Reykjavik Istanbul Northern Ireland Poland Romania Adhan Ramadan Great Barrier Reef Monsoon Kurta One-piece swimsuit Curry Jalebi Meatloaf Strawberry Blood donation Road trip Boris Johnson European Union Petition Referendum Bud Spencer Tom Hiddleston Qawwali LGBT Hamilton Hammock Pound sterling Cleveland Cavaliers Copa América Game seven Jamie Vardy Kyrie Irving The NBA Finals Bab Al-Hara Penny Dreadful Voltron
July Cruelty-free Swan Henna Eyelash extensions French braid Hi-top fade 7-Eleven Baghdad Baton Rouge Munich Nice Dallas France Portugal Bastille Day Mother Teresa Jupiter Fanny pack Cold brew coffee Ice cream Okra Go Pokémon Gym Glamping Paddleboarding Coup d’état Demagogue Police Trans-Pacific Partnership Yuriko Koike Plagiarism Roger Ailes Sözcü Balayage Evolution Ghostbusters Godzilla Jason Bourne Tarzan The BFG Winona Ryder Calvin Harris Dan Middleton Tony Robbins Black Lives Matter Minute Antoine Griezmann Cristiano Ronaldo Kevin Durant Ultimate Fighting Championship Wimbledon Airbnb Robot Wars Carpool Promise
August Grasshopper Nike Cortez Rio de Janeiro Shibuya Jainism Ketchup Roblox Cupping therapy Playground slide Water slide Cinderella Gene Wilder Harley Quinn Joker Leslie Jones Pete’s Dragon DJ Snake Frank Ocean Juan Gabriel Nas The Chainsmokers Caste Break a leg Altruism 10K run Miles per hour Badminton Beach volleyball Colin Kaepernick Freestyle wrestling Gymnastics Judo Medal Michael Phelps Simone Biles Lyft Top hat
September Elon Musk Charlotte Ganesha Full moon Scholarship Business casual Claire’s Granola Pineapple Debate Loki Proper noun Algebra Bias Iron Spacetime Akira Banjo Shawn Mendes Trap music Alexis Arquette Pablo Escobar Supercouple Inequality Subjectivity Ballpoint pen Nightmare Arnold Palmer Paralympic Games Headphones Machine learning Video blog American Horror Story MacGyver Cable car Long division Cloud
October Palm Springs Promised Land Katha Orionids Beret Choker Ripped jeans Windbreaker Juice Taco Hippocampus Inferno Nobel Prize in Literature Troll Urdu poetry Doctor Strange Luke Cage Robert De Niro Shailene Woodley Tom Hanks Bob Dylan Twenty One Pilots Clown Maat Burgundy Unicorn Chicago Cubs Los Angeles Dodgers Virtual reality Dinesh Lal Yadav Max Steel The Walking Dead Uber
November Flight jacket Trampoline Hillary Clinton Fidel Castro Donald Trump Melania Trump Millennials Opposite Penny Internet meme
Donald Trump Cambridge
Powerball Kempton Park
Prince Minneapolis
David Bowie Brighton
Pokémon Bacoor
Hillary Clinton Newton
France Rueil-Malmaison
Ramadan 10th of Ramadan City
Orlando Doctor Phillips
Academy Awards London
Chicago Cubs Ottawa
Medal El Puerto de Santa MarIa
Portugal Lagos
The Walking Dead Valparaiso Region
International Women’s Day Barrancabermeja
Netflix Canoas
Deadpool Gomel
Michael Phelps Boston
Rio de Janeiro Queimados
Alan Rickman Leicester
Pound sterling Hounslow
Juan Gabriel Iguala
European Union Kosice
Debate Los Mochis
Leonardo DiCaprio Tbilisi
Muhammad Ali Louisville
Clown Ann Arbor
Copa América Port-au-Prince
Beyoncé Krugersdorp
Poland Sochaczew
Munich Krailling
Wimbledon Mitcham
Holi Muzaffarpur
Gymnastics La Plata
Leap year Busan
Brussels Anderlecht
Cristiano Ronaldo Conakry
Dallas Highland Park
Carnival Cádiz
Gorilla Cincinnati
Golden State Warriors Daly City
Nice St-Laurent-du-Var
Panama San Miguelito
Minute Silopi
Premier League Juba
Istanbul Istanbul
Police Francisco Beltrão
Lemonade Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
Snow tp. Hung Yen
Super Tuesday Somerville
Melania Trump Stamford
The NBA Finals Cleveland
Badminton Subang Jaya
Fidel Castro San Jose de las Lajas
Ultimate Fighting Championship Lucan
Evolution Maputo
Cleveland Cavaliers Lakewood
Gene Wilder Stamford
Kobe Bryant Cerritos
Doctor Strange Pasig
Chyna Ontario
Mother Teresa Taleigao
Coup d’état Ouagadougou
Yuriko Koike Higashimurayama
Ganesha Ulhasnagar
Leicester City F.C. Broughton Astley
Impeachment Santa Cruz do Sul
Romania Otopeni
Referendum Envigado
Puppy Hattiesburg
Bud Spencer Vác
Climate San Luis
Harley Quinn Ladrillera
Kevin Durant Oklahoma City
Gym Nottingham
Simone Biles Clarksburg
Paralympic Games Niterói
The Kentucky Derby Saint Matthews
Uber Oldenburg
Bernie Sanders Burlington
Cam Newton Indian Trail
Charlotte Mint Hill
Headphones Zhonghe District
Selfie Banjarmasin
Pablo Escobar Belen de Escobar
Colin Kaepernick Turlock
Iron Pak Prieo
Scholarship Gorakhpur
Joker Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl
Bob Dylan Uppsala
Adhan Khamis Mushait
Becky Ito
Antoine Griezmann Thionville
American Horror Story Edmonton
Airbnb Boulogne-Billancourt
Bastille Day Valenciennes
Luke Cage Baltimore
Judo Ulaanbaatar
The X-Files Halifax
Céline Dion Trois-Rivières
Northern Ireland Holywood
Los Angeles Dodgers Pico Rivera
Nate Diaz Stockton
Beach volleyball Rimini
HBO Santa Monica
Baton Rouge Westminster
Ice cream Boston
Big Ang Bronxville
Tom Hiddleston Oxford
Great Barrier Reef Port Douglas
Game seven Pasay
Frank Ocean Berkeley
Professor Severus Snape Ipswich
O. J. Simpson Santa Monica
EgyptAir Sharm El-Sheikh
Roblox Taguig
Channing Tatum Virginia Beach
Charles Perrault Erbil
Steven Avery Appleton
Minimum wage Maturin
Baptism Panotla
Arnold Palmer Lawson Heights
Algebra Sterlitamak
Sean Penn Ontario
Pineapple Honolulu
Full moon Zurich
Patty Duke Coeur d’Alene
Miesha Tate Charleston
Sözcü Azganlık Belediyesi
Bab Al-Hara Revaya
Strawberry Utsunomiya
Parade Slidell
Gravitational wave Pisa
Epiphany Joliette
LGBT Bogor
Daredevil Carapicuiba
Zaha Hadid Najaf
Alexis Arquette Chino
Go gorod Khabarovsk
Purple Rain Saint Paul
Nas Valenca
Teddy bear Jalandhar
Taco Los Mochis
Million Gurgaon
Curry Itabashi
microRNA Kuta
Troll Arak
Godzilla Kita
Oaxaca Reyes Mantecon
Mosquito Fengshan District
Easter egg Walsall
Full House Yerevan
Severe weather Waldstetten
Virtual reality Volta Redonda
Jupiter Ewa Beach
Opposite Ambato
Lip Sync Battle Sudbury
The Chainsmokers Dasmarinas
Brunch Annan District
Urdu poetry Kharian
Henna Seeb
Black Lives Matter Ithaca
7-Eleven Zhunan Township
Water slide Chilliwack
Grease Bakersfield
Supercouple Macapa
Chewbacca Bay Lake
Doris Roberts Manchester
Orionids Rancho Cordova
Running Man Batu Caves
Alicia Vikander Gataland County
Stanley Cup Playoffs Bethel Park
Petition Lusaka
Akira Bhilai
Flint Flint
Cupping therapy Addu City
Merrick Garland Stanford
Leslie Jones Burbank
Boris Johnson Kennington
Trans-Pacific Partnership Cutral Có
Black Desert Online Vasteras
Calvin Harris Paradise
Angelique Kerber Flensburg
Priyanka Chopra Bharatpur
Kyrie Irving Lorain
Sunscreen Shiraz
The BFG Watford
Twenty One Pilots Mesa
El Niño Cumana
Tarzan Gujranwala
Civil War Pasig
Jamie Vardy Ibstock
Internet meme Chula Vista
Megyn Kelly Thousand Oaks
Beauty and the Beast Bay Lake
Transgender Providence
John Oliver Somerville
Tom Hanks Ann Arbor
Umberto Eco Terni
Hamilton Maplewood
Shawn Mendes Bandar Seri Begawan
Millennials Santa Monica
Penny Dreadful Granada
Harper Lee Merced
Plagiarism Vellore
Ozzy Osbourne Lusaka
Cloud Baguio
Juice Arnos Vale
Chris Evans Kampala
Ghostbusters Bandar Seri Begawan
Baghdad Al Wihda
DOOM Vladivostok
Zoolander Bergamo
Jason Bourne Daejeon
Wednesday Da­li
Unicorn Leesburg
Melissa McCarthy Dartmouth
Cinderella Bandar Seri Begawan
Banjo Westminster
Blood donation Münster
Axl Rose Merlo
Alchemy Khorramabad
Trampoline Clayton-le-Woods
Robert De Niro Sarajevo
Adidas Superstar Split
Penny Veszprém
Paddleboarding Kaanapali
Sweet sixteen Deer Park
Chance The Rapper Cheswold
Grasshopper Bursa
Shailene Woodley Bacoor
Carpool Cayenne
James Corden Farnborough
Meatloaf Regina
Palm Springs Palm Springs
Inferno Florence
Shibuya Meguro
Dreadlocks Krugersdorp
Hotel California La Paz
Earth, Wind & Fire Redan
Loki Debrecen
10K run Coningsby
Supergirl Astana
Miles per hour College Station
Corruption Palu
Kurta Taleigao
Elon Musk Hawthorne
Nobel Prize in Literature Skellefteå
War and Peace Terk
Okra Kagoshima
Kebaya Sukoharjo
Roger Ailes McLean
GloboNews Tijucas
Claire’s Boulogne-sur-Mer
Havana Santa Marta
Hammock Deer Park
Promised Land Santo Antônio de Jesus
Demagogue Arlington
Mimosa Cannes
Trap music Krugersdorp
Guacamole Trondheim
MacGyver Bergen
Hanuman Karimnagar
Water bottle Oakville
Dan Middleton Hill Top
Hourglass Alkmaar
Ballpoint pen Rasht
Winona Ryder Long Beach
Girl Scout Cookies Bloomington
Freestyle wrestling Khasavyurt
Nachos Barcelona
Qawwali Kharian
Kimchi Hoa
Flight jacket León
Hodor Windsor
Max Steel Caruaru
Nankai Trough Takanabe
Caste Rajahmundry
Fish and chips Geelong
Monsoon Taleigao
Duct tape Springfield
Inequality Cambridge
Choker Guayana City
Reykjavik Grindavik
Ketchup Vinnytsia
Lyft Daly City
Burgundy Nassau
Granola Victoria
DJ Snake Krugersdorp
Tran Thanh Tien Giang
Flat Earth Depok
Succulent plant Pingtung City
Voltron Glendale
Mr. T Uelzen
Nightmare East District
Tony Robbins Calabasas
Bias Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Video blog Vientiane
Tsai Ing-wen Zhudong Township
Katha Bharatpur
Road trip College Station
Balayage Talca
Dinesh Lal Yadav Gopalganj
Pete’s Dragon Dunedin
Altruism Kermanshah
Jainism Jalgaon
Swan Fa Ham
One-piece swimsuit Dordrecht
Coin flipping Granby
Promise Tha It
Book of Genesis Rishon LeTsiyon
Shadow Be’er Sheva
Hippocampus Wako
Subjectivity Palmas
Cotton candy Virginia Beach
Herbal tea Sari
Matthew Perry Leicester
RuPaul’s Drag Race West Bridgford
Empowerment Gaborone
Tulum Tulum
Cable car Dolina
French braid Kielce
Proper noun Benghazi
Eyelash extensions Abbotsford
Beret Ussuriysk
Pot roast Massapequa
Sharpie College Station
Playground slide Zhubei City
Maat Rijssen
Vulture Ombada
Windbreaker Oxnard
Jalebi Ouargla
Halley’s Comet La Serena
Street food Aarhus
Machine learning Roorkee
Superfood Noord
Warby Parker Northampton
Burpee Tours
Robot Wars Milton
Ghee Mangaluru
Monarch butterfly Bailey’s Crossroads
Spacetime Durango
Glamping Castlebar
Cold brew coffee Somerville
Protein bar Oak Brook
Data science Stanford
Green Eggs and Ham Bloomington
Top hat Deer Park
Bouldering Superior
Raccoons Makiivka
Business casual Stillwater
Fanny pack Salamanca
Long division Athens
Le Chat Noir Geneva
Lego minifigure Billund
General relativity Kennington
Grammatical gender Benghazi
Deep learning Hangzhou
Ripped jeans Angeles
Nike Cortez Olivet
Cruelty-free New Westminster
Olly olly oxen free Las Vegas
Break a leg Shah Alam
Three-toed sloth Varese
Hi-top fade Moreno Valley
Algeria
  • Jalebi
Argentina
  • Axl Rose
  • Pablo Escobar
  • Police
Armenia
  • Full House
Australia
  • Channing Tatum
  • Road trip
  • Superfood
  • Tony Robbins
  • Zoolander
Belgium
  • Brussels
Bermuda
  • Big Ang
Bolivia
  • International Women’s Day
Brazil
  • Daredevil
  • GloboNews
  • Impeachment
  • Netflix
  • Paralympic Games
  • Promised Land
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Supercouple
  • The Walking Dead
Brunei
  • Running Man
Canada
  • Elon Musk
  • John Oliver
  • Long division
  • Luke Cage
  • Meatloaf
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Olly olly oxen free
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Stanley Cup Playoffs
  • The X-Files
  • Water slide
Chile
  • Balayage
  • Scholarship
  • Winona Ryder
China
  • Deep learning
  • Machine learning
Colombia
  • Petition
  • Referendum
  • Subjectivity
Cuba
  • Fidel Castro
  • Havana
Czech Republic
  • DOOM
Côte d’Ivoire
  • France
Denmark
  • HBO
Ecuador
  • Altruism
  • Opposite
Egypt
  • Cotton candy
  • EgyptAir
  • Ramadan
El Salvador
  • Nike Cortez
Finland
  • MacGyver
France
  • Airbnb
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Bastille Day
  • Carpool
  • Claire’s
  • Coup d’état
  • Judo
  • Mother Teresa
  • Roger Ailes
  • Yuriko Koike
Germany
  • Angelique Kerber
  • Blood donation
  • Munich
  • Severe weather
  • Uber
Greece
  • Full moon
Guinea
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
Guyana
  • Juice
Honduras
  • Halley’s Comet
Hong Kong
  • Mosquito
  • Virtual reality
Hungary
  • Bud Spencer
  • Penny
Iceland
  • Reykjavik
India
  • Akira
  • Banjo
  • Caste
  • Dinesh Lal Yadav
  • Ganesha
  • Hanuman
  • Holi
  • Jainism
  • Monsoon
  • Teddy bear
Indonesia
  • Calvin Harris
  • Flat Earth
  • Gymnastics
  • Jupiter
  • Kebaya
  • LGBT
  • Million
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Spacetime
  • Wednesday
  • microRNA
Iran
  • Alchemy
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Burgundy
  • Cupping therapy
  • Okra
  • Sunscreen
  • Troll
Iraq
  • Baghdad
  • Charles Perrault
  • Cinderella
Ireland
  • Academy Awards
  • Dan Middleton
  • Glamping
  • Hi-top fade
  • Miesha Tate
  • Nate Diaz
  • Northern Ireland
  • O. J. Simpson
  • Penny Dreadful
  • Protein bar
  • Steven Avery
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
Israel
  • Book of Genesis
  • Granola
  • Shadow
Italy
  • Gravitational wave
  • Inferno
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Mimosa
  • Three-toed sloth
  • Umberto Eco
Jamaica
  • Ripped jeans
Japan
  • Becky
  • Bouldering
  • Curry
  • Evolution
  • Godzilla
  • Nankai Trough
  • Shibuya
  • Strawberry
  • Water bottle
  • Windbreaker
Jordan
  • Bab Al-Hara
Kazakhstan
  • Deadpool
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Inequality
  • Supergirl
Kenya
  • Leicester City F.C.
  • Plagiarism
Lebanon
  • Zaha Hadid
Libya
  • Grammatical gender
  • Proper noun
Macau
  • Hippocampus
Malaysia
  • Badminton
  • Ice cream
  • Pineapple
Mexico
  • Baptism
  • Climate
  • Clown
  • Harley Quinn
  • Joker
  • Juan Gabriel
  • Max Steel
  • Oaxaca
  • Sean Penn
  • Taco
  • Tulum
Moldova
  • Tarzan
  • Video blog
Monaco
  • Nice
Mozambique
  • Nas
Nepal
  • Katha
  • Priyanka Chopra
Netherlands
  • Maat
  • One-piece swimsuit
New Zealand
  • Cruelty-free
  • Fish and chips
  • Grease
  • Medal
  • Monarch butterfly
  • Orionids
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership
Nicaragua
  • DJ Snake
Nigeria
  • Corruption
  • Empowerment
Norway
  • Guacamole
  • Le Chat Noir
Oman
  • Ghee
Pakistan
  • Kurta
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Qawwali
  • Urdu poetry
Panama
  • Copa América
  • Panama
Philippines
  • Break a leg
  • Chris Evans
  • Civil War
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Cloud
  • Game seven
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Hodor
  • Kevin Durant
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Pokémon
  • Professor Severus Snape
  • Roblox
  • Selfie
  • Shailene Woodley
  • The Chainsmokers
  • The NBA Finals
Poland
  • French braid
  • Loki
  • Poland
Portugal
  • Adidas Superstar
  • Portugal
Puerto Rico
  • Epiphany
  • Orlando
  • Paddleboarding
Reunion
  • Herbal tea
Romania
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Romania
Russia
  • Algebra
  • American Horror Story
  • Beret
  • Go
San Marino
  • Succulent plant
Saudi Arabia
  • Adhan
Serbia
  • Robert De Niro
Singapore
  • Data science
  • Doctor Strange
  • Ghostbusters
  • Hourglass
  • Lego minifigure
Slovakia
  • Cable car
  • European Union
Slovenia
  • Melania Trump
South Africa
  • Beyoncé
  • Dreadlocks
  • Frank Ocean
  • Powerball
  • Trap music
South Korea
  • Jason Bourne
  • Leap year
Spain
  • Fanny pack
Sri Lanka
  • Hotel California
Sudan
  • Freestyle wrestling
  • War and Peace
Sweden
  • Alicia Vikander
  • Black Desert Online
  • Bob Dylan
  • Nobel Prize in Literature
Switzerland
  • Beach volleyball
  • Street food
Syria
  • Vulture
Taiwan
  • 7-Eleven
  • Brunch
  • Headphones
  • Nightmare
  • Playground slide
  • Tsai Ing-wen
Tanzania
  • Céline Dion
Thailand
  • Iron
  • Promise
  • Swan
Trinidad and Tobago
  • Carnival
Tunisia
  • Debate
Turkey
  • Grasshopper
  • Istanbul
  • Minute
  • Sözcü
Uganda
  • Premier League
Ukraine
  • General relativity
  • Ketchup
  • Raccoons
United Kingdom
  • 10K run
  • Alan Rickman
  • Boris Johnson
  • David Bowie
  • Easter egg
  • Flight jacket
  • Gym
  • James Corden
  • Jamie Vardy
  • Matthew Perry
  • Miles per hour
  • Pound sterling
  • Robot Wars
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • The BFG
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Trampoline
  • Unicorn
  • Wimbledon
United States
  • Alexis Arquette
  • Arnold Palmer
  • Baton Rouge
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Bias
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Burpee
  • Business casual
  • Cam Newton
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Charlotte
  • Chewbacca
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chyna
  • Coin flipping
  • Cold brew coffee
  • Colin Kaepernick
  • Dallas
  • Demagogue
  • Donald Trump
  • Doris Roberts
  • Duct tape
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Flint
  • Gene Wilder
  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • Gorilla
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Hamilton
  • Hammock
  • Harper Lee
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Internet meme
  • Lemonade
  • Leslie Jones
  • Lip Sync Battle
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Lyft
  • Megyn Kelly
  • Merrick Garland
  • Michael Phelps
  • Millennials
  • Mr. T
  • Palm Springs
  • Patty Duke
  • Pot roast
  • Prince
  • Puppy
  • Purple Rain
  • Sharpie
  • Simone Biles
  • Super Tuesday
  • Sweet sixteen
  • The Kentucky Derby
  • Tom Hanks
  • Top hat
  • Transgender
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Voltron
  • Warby Parker
Uruguay
  • Parade
Venezuela
  • Choker
  • El Niño
  • Minimum wage
  • Nachos
Vietnam
  • Kimchi
  • Snow
  • Tran Thanh
Yemen
  • Henna
Algeria
  • Jalebi
Argentina
  • Axl Rose
  • Pablo Escobar
  • Police
Armenia
  • Full House
Australia
  • Channing Tatum
  • Road trip
  • Superfood
  • Tony Robbins
  • Zoolander
Belgium
  • Brussels
Bermuda
  • Big Ang
Bolivia
  • International Women’s Day
Brazil
  • Daredevil
  • GloboNews
  • Impeachment
  • Netflix
  • Paralympic Games
  • Promised Land
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Supercouple
  • The Walking Dead
Brunei
  • Running Man
Canada
  • Elon Musk
  • John Oliver
  • Long division
  • Luke Cage
  • Meatloaf
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Olly olly oxen free
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Stanley Cup Playoffs
  • The X-Files
  • Water slide
Chile
  • Balayage
  • Scholarship
  • Winona Ryder
China
  • Deep learning
  • Machine learning
Colombia
  • Petition
  • Referendum
  • Subjectivity
Cuba
  • Fidel Castro
  • Havana
Czech Republic
  • DOOM
Côte d’Ivoire
  • France
Denmark
  • HBO
Ecuador
  • Altruism
  • Opposite
Egypt
  • Cotton candy
  • EgyptAir
  • Ramadan
El Salvador
  • Nike Cortez
Finland
  • MacGyver
France
  • Airbnb
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Bastille Day
  • Carpool
  • Claire’s
  • Coup d’état
  • Judo
  • Mother Teresa
  • Roger Ailes
  • Yuriko Koike
Germany
  • Angelique Kerber
  • Blood donation
  • Munich
  • Severe weather
  • Uber
Greece
  • Full moon
Guinea
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
Guyana
  • Juice
Honduras
  • Halley’s Comet
Hong Kong
  • Mosquito
  • Virtual reality
Hungary
  • Bud Spencer
  • Penny
Iceland
  • Reykjavik
India
  • Akira
  • Banjo
  • Caste
  • Dinesh Lal Yadav
  • Ganesha
  • Hanuman
  • Holi
  • Jainism
  • Monsoon
  • Teddy bear
Indonesia
  • Calvin Harris
  • Flat Earth
  • Gymnastics
  • Jupiter
  • Kebaya
  • LGBT
  • Million
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Spacetime
  • Wednesday
  • microRNA
Iran
  • Alchemy
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Burgundy
  • Cupping therapy
  • Okra
  • Sunscreen
  • Troll
Iraq
  • Baghdad
  • Charles Perrault
  • Cinderella
Ireland
  • Academy Awards
  • Dan Middleton
  • Glamping
  • Hi-top fade
  • Miesha Tate
  • Nate Diaz
  • Northern Ireland
  • O. J. Simpson
  • Penny Dreadful
  • Protein bar
  • Steven Avery
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
Israel
  • Book of Genesis
  • Granola
  • Shadow
Italy
  • Gravitational wave
  • Inferno
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Mimosa
  • Three-toed sloth
  • Umberto Eco
Jamaica
  • Ripped jeans
Japan
  • Becky
  • Bouldering
  • Curry
  • Evolution
  • Godzilla
  • Nankai Trough
  • Shibuya
  • Strawberry
  • Water bottle
  • Windbreaker
Jordan
  • Bab Al-Hara
Kazakhstan
  • Deadpool
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Inequality
  • Supergirl
Kenya
  • Leicester City F.C.
  • Plagiarism
Lebanon
  • Zaha Hadid
Libya
  • Grammatical gender
  • Proper noun
Macau
  • Hippocampus
Malaysia
  • Badminton
  • Ice cream
  • Pineapple
Mexico
  • Baptism
  • Climate
  • Clown
  • Harley Quinn
  • Joker
  • Juan Gabriel
  • Max Steel
  • Oaxaca
  • Sean Penn
  • Taco
  • Tulum
Moldova
  • Tarzan
  • Video blog
Monaco
  • Nice
Mozambique
  • Nas
Nepal
  • Katha
  • Priyanka Chopra
Netherlands
  • Maat
  • One-piece swimsuit
New Zealand
  • Cruelty-free
  • Fish and chips
  • Grease
  • Medal
  • Monarch butterfly
  • Orionids
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership
Nicaragua
  • DJ Snake
Nigeria
  • Corruption
  • Empowerment
Norway
  • Guacamole
  • Le Chat Noir
Oman
  • Ghee
Pakistan
  • Kurta
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Qawwali
  • Urdu poetry
Panama
  • Copa América
  • Panama
Philippines
  • Break a leg
  • Chris Evans
  • Civil War
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Cloud
  • Game seven
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Hodor
  • Kevin Durant
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Pokémon
  • Professor Severus Snape
  • Roblox
  • Selfie
  • Shailene Woodley
  • The Chainsmokers
  • The NBA Finals
Poland
  • French braid
  • Loki
  • Poland
Portugal
  • Adidas Superstar
  • Portugal
Puerto Rico
  • Epiphany
  • Orlando
  • Paddleboarding
Reunion
  • Herbal tea
Romania
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Romania
Russia
  • Algebra
  • American Horror Story
  • Beret
  • Go
San Marino
  • Succulent plant
Saudi Arabia
  • Adhan
Serbia
  • Robert De Niro
Singapore
  • Data science
  • Doctor Strange
  • Ghostbusters
  • Hourglass
  • Lego minifigure
Slovakia
  • Cable car
  • European Union
Slovenia
  • Melania Trump
South Africa
  • Beyoncé
  • Dreadlocks
  • Frank Ocean
  • Powerball
  • Trap music
South Korea
  • Jason Bourne
  • Leap year
Spain
  • Fanny pack
Sri Lanka
  • Hotel California
Sudan
  • Freestyle wrestling
  • War and Peace
Sweden
  • Alicia Vikander
  • Black Desert Online
  • Bob Dylan
  • Nobel Prize in Literature
Switzerland
  • Beach volleyball
  • Street food
Syria
  • Vulture
Taiwan
  • 7-Eleven
  • Brunch
  • Headphones
  • Nightmare
  • Playground slide
  • Tsai Ing-wen
Tanzania
  • Céline Dion
Thailand
  • Iron
  • Promise
  • Swan
Trinidad and Tobago
  • Carnival
Tunisia
  • Debate
Turkey
  • Grasshopper
  • Istanbul
  • Minute
  • Sözcü
Uganda
  • Premier League
Ukraine
  • General relativity
  • Ketchup
  • Raccoons
United Kingdom
  • 10K run
  • Alan Rickman
  • Boris Johnson
  • David Bowie
  • Easter egg
  • Flight jacket
  • Gym
  • James Corden
  • Jamie Vardy
  • Matthew Perry
  • Miles per hour
  • Pound sterling
  • Robot Wars
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • The BFG
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Trampoline
  • Unicorn
  • Wimbledon
United States
  • Alexis Arquette
  • Arnold Palmer
  • Baton Rouge
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Bias
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Burpee
  • Business casual
  • Cam Newton
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Charlotte
  • Chewbacca
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chyna
  • Coin flipping
  • Cold brew coffee
  • Colin Kaepernick
  • Dallas
  • Demagogue
  • Donald Trump
  • Doris Roberts
  • Duct tape
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Flint
  • Gene Wilder
  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • Gorilla
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Hamilton
  • Hammock
  • Harper Lee
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Internet meme
  • Lemonade
  • Leslie Jones
  • Lip Sync Battle
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Lyft
  • Megyn Kelly
  • Merrick Garland
  • Michael Phelps
  • Millennials
  • Mr. T
  • Palm Springs
  • Patty Duke
  • Pot roast
  • Prince
  • Puppy
  • Purple Rain
  • Sharpie
  • Simone Biles
  • Super Tuesday
  • Sweet sixteen
  • The Kentucky Derby
  • Tom Hanks
  • Top hat
  • Transgender
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Voltron
  • Warby Parker
Uruguay
  • Parade
Venezuela
  • Choker
  • El Niño
  • Minimum wage
  • Nachos
Vietnam
  • Kimchi
  • Snow
  • Tran Thanh
Yemen
  • Henna
Algeria
  • Jalebi
Argentina
  • Axl Rose
  • Pablo Escobar
  • Police
Armenia
  • Full House
Australia
  • Channing Tatum
  • Road trip
  • Superfood
  • Tony Robbins
  • Zoolander
Belgium
  • Brussels
Bermuda
  • Big Ang
Bolivia
  • International Women’s Day
Brazil
  • Daredevil
  • GloboNews
  • Impeachment
  • Netflix
  • Paralympic Games
  • Promised Land
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Supercouple
  • The Walking Dead
Brunei
  • Running Man
Canada
  • Elon Musk
  • John Oliver
  • Long division
  • Luke Cage
  • Meatloaf
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Olly olly oxen free
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Stanley Cup Playoffs
  • The X-Files
  • Water slide
Chile
  • Balayage
  • Scholarship
  • Winona Ryder
China
  • Deep learning
  • Machine learning
Colombia
  • Petition
  • Referendum
  • Subjectivity
Cuba
  • Fidel Castro
  • Havana
Czech Republic
  • DOOM
Côte d’Ivoire
  • France
Denmark
  • HBO
Ecuador
  • Altruism
  • Opposite
Egypt
  • Cotton candy
  • EgyptAir
  • Ramadan
El Salvador
  • Nike Cortez
Finland
  • MacGyver
France
  • Airbnb
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Bastille Day
  • Carpool
  • Claire’s
  • Coup d’état
  • Judo
  • Mother Teresa
  • Roger Ailes
  • Yuriko Koike
Germany
  • Angelique Kerber
  • Blood donation
  • Munich
  • Severe weather
  • Uber
Greece
  • Full moon
Guinea
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
Guyana
  • Juice
Honduras
  • Halley’s Comet
Hong Kong
  • Mosquito
  • Virtual reality
Hungary
  • Bud Spencer
  • Penny
Iceland
  • Reykjavik
India
  • Akira
  • Banjo
  • Caste
  • Dinesh Lal Yadav
  • Ganesha
  • Hanuman
  • Holi
  • Jainism
  • Monsoon
  • Teddy bear
Indonesia
  • Calvin Harris
  • Flat Earth
  • Gymnastics
  • Jupiter
  • Kebaya
  • LGBT
  • Million
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Spacetime
  • Wednesday
  • microRNA
Iran
  • Alchemy
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Burgundy
  • Cupping therapy
  • Okra
  • Sunscreen
  • Troll
Iraq
  • Baghdad
  • Charles Perrault
  • Cinderella
Ireland
  • Academy Awards
  • Dan Middleton
  • Glamping
  • Hi-top fade
  • Miesha Tate
  • Nate Diaz
  • Northern Ireland
  • O. J. Simpson
  • Penny Dreadful
  • Protein bar
  • Steven Avery
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
Israel
  • Book of Genesis
  • Granola
  • Shadow
Italy
  • Gravitational wave
  • Inferno
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Mimosa
  • Three-toed sloth
  • Umberto Eco
Jamaica
  • Ripped jeans
Japan
  • Becky
  • Bouldering
  • Curry
  • Evolution
  • Godzilla
  • Nankai Trough
  • Shibuya
  • Strawberry
  • Water bottle
  • Windbreaker
Jordan
  • Bab Al-Hara
Kazakhstan
  • Deadpool
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Inequality
  • Supergirl
Kenya
  • Leicester City F.C.
  • Plagiarism
Lebanon
  • Zaha Hadid
Libya
  • Grammatical gender
  • Proper noun
Macau
  • Hippocampus
Malaysia
  • Badminton
  • Ice cream
  • Pineapple
Mexico
  • Baptism
  • Climate
  • Clown
  • Harley Quinn
  • Joker
  • Juan Gabriel
  • Max Steel
  • Oaxaca
  • Sean Penn
  • Taco
  • Tulum
Moldova
  • Tarzan
  • Video blog
Monaco
  • Nice
Mozambique
  • Nas
Nepal
  • Katha
  • Priyanka Chopra
Netherlands
  • Maat
  • One-piece swimsuit
New Zealand
  • Cruelty-free
  • Fish and chips
  • Grease
  • Medal
  • Monarch butterfly
  • Orionids
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership
Nicaragua
  • DJ Snake
Nigeria
  • Corruption
  • Empowerment
Norway
  • Guacamole
  • Le Chat Noir
Oman
  • Ghee
Pakistan
  • Kurta
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Qawwali
  • Urdu poetry
Panama
  • Copa América
  • Panama
Philippines
  • Break a leg
  • Chris Evans
  • Civil War
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Cloud
  • Game seven
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Hodor
  • Kevin Durant
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Kyrie Irving
  • Pokémon
  • Professor Severus Snape
  • Roblox
  • Selfie
  • Shailene Woodley
  • The Chainsmokers
  • The NBA Finals
Poland
  • French braid
  • Loki
  • Poland
Portugal
  • Adidas Superstar
  • Portugal
Puerto Rico
  • Epiphany
  • Orlando
  • Paddleboarding
Reunion
  • Herbal tea
Romania
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Romania
Russia
  • Algebra
  • American Horror Story
  • Beret
  • Go
San Marino
  • Succulent plant
Saudi Arabia
  • Adhan
Serbia
  • Robert De Niro
Singapore
  • Data science
  • Doctor Strange
  • Ghostbusters
  • Hourglass
  • Lego minifigure
Slovakia
  • Cable car
  • European Union
Slovenia
  • Melania Trump
South Africa
  • Beyoncé
  • Dreadlocks
  • Frank Ocean
  • Powerball
  • Trap music
South Korea
  • Jason Bourne
  • Leap year
Spain
  • Fanny pack
Sri Lanka
  • Hotel California
Sudan
  • Freestyle wrestling
  • War and Peace
Sweden
  • Alicia Vikander
  • Black Desert Online
  • Bob Dylan
  • Nobel Prize in Literature
Switzerland
  • Beach volleyball
  • Street food
Syria
  • Vulture
Taiwan
  • 7-Eleven
  • Brunch
  • Headphones
  • Nightmare
  • Playground slide
  • Tsai Ing-wen
Tanzania
  • Céline Dion
Thailand
  • Iron
  • Promise
  • Swan
Trinidad and Tobago
  • Carnival
Tunisia
  • Debate
Turkey
  • Grasshopper
  • Istanbul
  • Minute
  • Sözcü
Uganda
  • Premier League
Ukraine
  • General relativity
  • Ketchup
  • Raccoons
United Kingdom
  • 10K run
  • Alan Rickman
  • Boris Johnson
  • David Bowie
  • Easter egg
  • Flight jacket
  • Gym
  • James Corden
  • Jamie Vardy
  • Matthew Perry
  • Miles per hour
  • Pound sterling
  • Robot Wars
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • The BFG
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Trampoline
  • Unicorn
  • Wimbledon
United States
  • Alexis Arquette
  • Arnold Palmer
  • Baton Rouge
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Bias
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Burpee
  • Business casual
  • Cam Newton
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Charlotte
  • Chewbacca
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chyna
  • Coin flipping
  • Cold brew coffee
  • Colin Kaepernick
  • Dallas
  • Demagogue
  • Donald Trump
  • Doris Roberts
  • Duct tape
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Flint
  • Gene Wilder
  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • Gorilla
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Hamilton
  • Hammock
  • Harper Lee
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Internet meme
  • Lemonade
  • Leslie Jones
  • Lip Sync Battle
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Lyft
  • Megyn Kelly
  • Merrick Garland
  • Michael Phelps
  • Millennials
  • Mr. T
  • Palm Springs
  • Patty Duke
  • Pot roast
  • Prince
  • Puppy
  • Purple Rain
  • Sharpie
  • Simone Biles
  • Super Tuesday
  • Sweet sixteen
  • The Kentucky Derby
  • Tom Hanks
  • Top hat
  • Transgender
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Voltron
  • Warby Parker
Uruguay
  • Parade
Venezuela
  • Choker
  • El Niño
  • Minimum wage
  • Nachos
Vietnam
  • Kimchi
  • Snow
  • Tran Thanh
Yemen
  • Henna
X

Idea

Cruelty-free

Cruelty-free is a label used for products that aren’t tested on animals.

Peak week

7/31/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

New Westminster

British Columbia, Canada

  1. New Zealand
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Australia
  4. Canada
  5. Ireland
X

Thing

Gorilla

“Gorilla” soared to new heights because of Harambe, a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. Harambe captured the world’s attention when a young boy fell into his pen.

Peak week

5/29/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Cincinnati

Ohio, United States

  1. United States
  2. Japan
  3. Canada
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Australia
X

Thing

Grasshopper

Little critter, big spike. Grasshopper jumped in search this year.

Peak week

8/14/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Bursa

Bursa, Turkey

  1. Turkey
  2. Thailand
  3. Indonesia
  4. Malaysia
  5. Kenya
X

Thing

Mosquito

“Mosquito” spiked as a result of the Zika virus, which is transmitted through the insect. The Fongshan District in Taiwan searched for it most, though no outbreak had been reported there.

Peak week

6/19/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Fengshan District

Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

  1. Hong Kong
  2. Taiwan
  3. Singapore
  4. Vietnam
  5. Thailand
X

Thing

Puppy

Who’s the cutest? Every puppy, pretty much, as evidenced by puppy hitting an all-time high in search volume.

Peak week

2/7/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Hattiesburg

Mississippi, United States

  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Australia
  4. Canada
  5. Ireland
X

Thing

Raccoons

The raccoon is a medium-sized mammal native to North America, known for its distinctive facial mask and uncanny knack for removing garbage can lids.

Peak week

1/17/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Makiivka

Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine

  1. Ukraine
  2. Russia
  3. Belarus
  4. Panama
  5. Costa Rica
X

Thing

Swan

Swans are of the largest flying birds, known for their beauty and tendency to mate for life. They appear frequently in mythology and literature.

Peak week

7/31/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Fa Ham

Chiang Mai, Thailand

  1. Thailand
  2. Slovakia
  3. Indonesia
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Saudi Arabia
X

Thing

Three-toed sloth

Three-toed sloths, those slow-moving, tree-living mammals were more lovable this year than ever before.

Peak week

1/24/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Varese

Lombardy, Italy

  1. Italy
  2. Russia
  3. Belarus
  4. Kazakhstan
  5. Ukraine
X

Thing

Vulture

A vulture is a scavenging bird of prey, known for traveling in a group.

Peak week

5/1/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Ombada

Khartoum, Sudan

  1. Syria
  2. Jordan
  3. Sudan
  4. Yemen
  5. Egypt
X

Thing

Nike Cortez

Nike’s first ever track shoe, the classic Cortez, peaked in search interest this year.

Peak week

8/28/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Olivet

Centre-Val de Loire, France

  1. El Salvador
  2. Honduras
  3. France
  4. Portugal
  5. Guatemala
X

Thing

Henna

Henna, a flowering plant, is also the name of the dye used in temporary body art.

Peak week

7/3/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Seeb

Muscat Governorate, Oman

  1. Yemen
  2. Oman
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Malaysia
  5. Morocco
X

Thing

Selfie

Smile for your camera. Selfie hit an all-time high in search interest this year.

Peak week

3/6/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Banjarmasin

South Kalimantan, Indonesia

  1. Philippines
  2. Indonesia
  3. India
  4. South Africa
  5. Pakistan
X

People

Zaha Hadid

Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid passed away this year. Hadid was a world-renowned architect responsible for the MAXXI in Rome and the Bridge Pavilion in Spain.

Peak week

3/27/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Najaf

An-Najaf, Iraq

  1. Lebanon
  2. Iraq
  3. United Arab Emirates
  4. Jordan
  5. Iran
X

Thing

Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks, rope-like strands of hair formed by matting or braiding, made a comeback this year, reaching a new high in search interest.

Peak week

4/3/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Krugersdorp

Gauteng, South Africa

  1. South Africa
  2. Kenya
  3. Nigeria
  4. United States
  5. New Zealand
X

Thing

Eyelash extensions

Eyelash extensions, individual synthetic, mink, or silk lashes glued to existing lashes, gained in popularity this year.

Peak week

7/10/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Abbotsford

British Columbia, Canada

  1. Kazakhstan
  2. Australia
  3. Canada
  4. Ukraine
  5. Russia
X

Thing

French braid

A french braid differs from a regular braid in that it begins at the crown of the head.

Peak week

7/24/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Kielce

Swietokrzyskie, Poland

  1. Poland
  2. Ireland
  3. Japan
  4. United Kingdom
  5. United States
X

Thing

Hi-top fade

The late 80s/early 90s are back, as the hi-top fade, a hairstyle where hair is kept short on the sides and long on top, peaked in search interest.

Peak week

7/24/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Moreno Valley

California, United States

  1. Ireland
  2. United States
  3. South Africa
  4. Philippines
  5. United Kingdom
X

Place

7-Eleven

7-Eleven, the ubiquitous convenience store and purveyor of the Slurpee, peaked in search interest.

Peak week

7/10/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Zhunan Township

Taiwan

  1. Taiwan
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Thailand
  4. Singapore
  5. Philippines
X

People

Elon Musk

Interest in Elon Musk peaked when SpaceX, the aerospace company he heads, tested their Falcon 9 launch vehicle. It exploded upon liftoff.

Peak week

9/25/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Hawthorne

California, United States

  1. Canada
  2. South Africa
  3. Singapore
  4. Norway
  5. United States
X

Place

Baghdad

Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, was the site of the 2016 Karrada Bombing on July 3, 2016.

Peak week

7/3/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Al Wihda

Diyala, Iraq

  1. Iraq
  2. Jordan
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Lebanon
  5. Turkey
X

Place

Baton Rouge

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana a police officer shot and killed Alton Sterling on July 5, 2016. The shooting was recorded and posted online.

Peak week

7/17/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Westminster

Louisiana, United States

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. United Kingdom
  4. France
  5. Germany
X

Place

Brussels

In Brussels, the capital of Belgium, three coordinated suicide bombings occurred on March 22, 2016, two at the airport and one at the train station.

Peak week

3/20/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Anderlecht

Brussels, Belgium

  1. Belgium
  2. Netherlands
  3. France
  4. Switzerland
  5. Ireland
X

Place

Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina was the site of protests this year in response to the police shootings of Jonathan Ferrell and Keith Scott.

Peak week

9/18/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Mint Hill

North Carolina, United States

  1. United States
  2. Denmark
  3. France
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Netherlands
X

Place

Flint

The drinking water in Flint, Michigan was contaminated with lead, resulting in a serious public health issue.

Peak week

1/17/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Flint

Michigan, United States

  1. United States
  2. Ukraine
  3. Canada
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Australia
X

Place

Havana

When U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations began to soften and travel bans lifted, interest in Havana peaked.

Peak week

3/20/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Santa Marta

Matanzas, Cuba

  1. Cuba
  2. Colombia
  3. Spain
  4. Uruguay
  5. Argentina
X

Place

Munich

In Munich, Germany a shooting occurred at a shopping mall on July 22, 2016.

Peak week

7/17/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Krailling

Bavaria, Germany

  1. Germany
  2. Austria
  3. Switzerland
  4. Spain
  5. Netherlands
X

Place

Nice

Nice, France was the site of a terror attack that took place on July 14, 2016.

Peak week

7/10/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

St-Laurent-du-Var

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

  1. Monaco
  2. France
  3. Switzerland
  4. Italy
  5. Ireland
X

Place

Oaxaca

In Oaxaca, Mexico on June 19, 2016, clashes between striking teachers and police turned deadly.

Peak week

6/19/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Reyes Mantecon

Oaxaca, Mexico

  1. Mexico
  2. United States
  3. Canada
  4. Spain
  5. India
X

Place

Orlando

Orlando, Florida peaked in search interest this year after the shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016.

Peak week

6/12/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Doctor Phillips

Florida, United States

  1. Puerto Rico
  2. United States
  3. Canada
  4. Venezuela
  5. United Kingdom
X

Place

Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a desert city in the Coachella Valley of California. It’s known for its resorts and retirement communities.

Peak week

10/9/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Palm Springs

California, United States

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. Australia
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Mexico
X

Place

Promised Land

The Promised Land is a term related to religious texts that hit an all-time high in search interest this year.

Peak week

10/16/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Santo Antônio de Jesus

State of Bahia, Brazil

  1. Brazil
  2. Portugal
  3. Argentina
  4. Chile
  5. Colombia
X

Place

Reykjavik

Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital and also its largest city, was established in AD 874. It’s one of the cleanest and greenest cities in the world.

Peak week

6/26/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Grindavik

Southern Peninsula, Iceland

  1. Iceland
  2. Norway
  3. Ireland
  4. Denmark
  5. Switzerland
X

Place

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the second-largest city in Brazil. It was the home of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Peak week

8/7/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Queimados

State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  1. Brazil
  2. Portugal
  3. Argentina
  4. Australia
  5. Netherlands
X

Place

Shibuya

Shibuya, located within Tokyo, Japan, borders Shibuya Station and is one of Japan’s major centers of fashion and nightlife.

Peak week

9/18/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Meguro

Tokyo, Japan

  1. Japan
  2. Singapore
  3. Hong Kong
  4. Philippines
  5. South Korea
X

Place

Dallas

Police in Dallas were ambushed in a shooting that left five officers dead and nine others wounded.

Peak week

7/3/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Highland Park

Texas, United States

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. Australia
  4. Mexico
  5. United Kingdom
X

Place

France

France, located in western Europe, is a member of the European Union. Paris is its capital and most populous city.

Peak week

7/10/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Rueil-Malmaison

Île-de-France, France

  1. Côte d’Ivoire
  2. France
  3. Reunion
  4. Algeria
  5. Tunisia
X

Place

Istanbul

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. It was known throughout history as Constantinople and Byzantium.

Peak week

6/26/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

  1. Turkey
  2. Azerbaijan
  3. Iran
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. United Arab Emirates
X

Place

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland, created in 1921, peaked in search interest this year.

Peak week

6/19/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Holywood

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

  1. Ireland
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Kenya
  4. Germany
  5. Austria
X

Place

Panama

The release of the “Panama Papers,” 11.5 million documents that revealed details of secret offshore entities, sparked interest in Panama.

Peak week

4/3/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

San Miguelito

Panama, Panama

  1. Panama
  2. Costa Rica
  3. Venezuela
  4. El Salvador
  5. Ecuador
X

Place

Poland

Poland is a country in Central Europe. It’s the 69th largest country in the world, and 9th largest in Europe.

Peak week

6/26/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Sochaczew

Masovian Voivodeship, Poland

  1. Poland
  2. Belarus
  3. Ukraine
  4. Germany
  5. Slovakia
X

Place

Portugal

Portugal peaked in search interest this year when their national football team won the 2016 UEFA European Championship.

Peak week

7/10/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Lagos

Faro District, Portugal

  1. Portugal
  2. Angola
  3. Mozambique
  4. Switzerland
  5. France
X

Place

Romania

Romania, located in Europe, is a country of almost 20 million citizens.

Peak week

6/5/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Otopeni

Ilfov County, Romania

  1. Romania
  2. Moldova
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Israel
  5. Italy
X

Idea

Adhan

The adhan, the Islamic call to worship, means “to listen, to hear, to be informed about.”

Peak week

6/5/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Khamis Mushait

Aseer Province, Saudi Arabia

  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. Turkey
  3. Jordan
  4. Kuwait
  5. Iran
X

Idea

Baptism

Baptism, the Christian rite involving water and admission to the faith, hit an all-time high in search interest this year.

Peak week

1/17/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Panotla

Tlaxcala, Mexico

  1. Mexico
  2. Philippines
  3. Portugal
  4. Argentina
  5. Ecuador
X

Idea

Bastille Day

This year on Bastille Day, the French national holiday, a deadly terror attack occurred in Nice, France.

Peak week

7/10/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Valenciennes

Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

  1. France
  2. Australia
  3. Ireland
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Belgium
X

Thing

Book of Genesis

The first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament, the Book of Genesis, hit a new high in search interest.

Peak week

1/17/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Rishon LeTsiyon

Center District, Israel

  1. Israel
  2. El Salvador
  3. Honduras
  4. Panama
  5. Dominican Republic
X

Thing

Carnival

Carnival, which occurs in February or early March, is a celebration and parade before the start of the Christian period of Lent.

Peak week

2/7/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Cádiz

Andalusia, Spain

  1. Trinidad and Tobago
  2. Brazil
  3. Uruguay
  4. Bolivia
  5. Portugal
X

Thing

Easter egg

Searches for “easter egg” spiked due to the annual Christian holiday, but overall interest grew because of hidden experiences in games and websites.

Peak week

3/20/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Walsall

England, United Kingdom

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Ireland
  3. Australia
  4. New Zealand
  5. United States
X

Idea

Ganesha

Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity, is one of Hinduism’s most recognizable and worshipped deities.

Peak week

9/4/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Ulhasnagar

Maharashtra, India

  1. India
  2. Thailand
  3. United Arab Emirates
  4. Singapore
  5. Indonesia
X

Idea

Hanuman

Hanuman is one of the central figures in the Hindu epic, Ramayana. A god himself, he is a devotee of another god, Rama.

Peak week

4/17/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Karimnagar

Telangana, India

  1. India
  2. Thailand
  3. Indonesia
  4. United Arab Emirates
  5. Singapore
X

Idea

Holi

The Hindu festival, Holi is known for its bright colors. It occurs at the start of spring to represent the victory of good over evil.

Peak week

3/20/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Muzaffarpur

Bihar, India

  1. India
  2. Nepal
  3. United Arab Emirates
  4. Singapore
  5. Pakistan
X

Idea

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, grew in popularity in 2016 with campaigns for gender equality from the UN and others.

Peak week

3/6/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Barrancabermeja

Santander Department, Colombia

  1. Bolivia
  2. Colombia
  3. Ecuador
  4. Honduras
  5. Guatemala
X

Idea

Jainism

Jainism is an ancient Indian religion. One of its most important tenets is non-violence, as well as love toward all living beings.

Peak week

8/28/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Jalgaon

Maharashtra, India

  1. India
  2. France
  3. United Arab Emirates
  4. Pakistan
  5. Singapore
X

Idea

Katha

Katha is a style of religious storytelling, performed as a ritual event in Hinduism.

Peak week

10/16/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Bharatpur

Central Region, Nepal

  1. Nepal
  2. India
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. United Arab Emirates
  5. United States
X

People

Mother Teresa

Almost 20 years after her death, Mother Teresa was declared a saint in 2016 by Pope Francis.

Peak week

7/10/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Taleigao

Goa, India

  1. France
  2. Iran
  3. Tunisia
  4. Greece
  5. Turkey
X

Thing

Parade

Who doesn’t love a good parade? In 2016, the world couldn’t get enough of them, sending the term to a new high in search.

Peak week

2/7/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Slidell

Louisiana, United States

  1. Uruguay
  2. Iraq
  3. Netherlands
  4. United States
  5. Brazil
X

Place

Tulum

Tulum, Mexico is a stunning coastal vacation spot and home to some of the most well-preserved Mayan ruins in Mexico.

Peak week

1/3/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Tulum

Quintana Roo, Mexico

  1. Mexico
  2. Turkey
  3. Argentina
  4. Canada
  5. United States
X

Idea

Ramadan

In Islam, Ramadan is a time of fasting that commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad.

Peak week

6/5/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

10th of Ramadan City

Cairo Governorate, Egypt

  1. Egypt
  2. Libya
  3. Yemen
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. Oman
X

Idea

Sweet sixteen

Sweet Sixteen is a party in honor of a 16th birthday, usually for girls and similar to a quinceañera.

Peak week

3/20/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Deer Park

New York, United States

  1. United States
  2. South Africa
  3. Netherlands
  4. Canada
  5. Philippines
X

Thing

Climate

Climate is like weather, but different. It’s the statistics behind the weather, measuring a number of different factors.

Peak week

3/6/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

San Luis

Baja California, Mexico

  1. Mexico
  2. Argentina
  3. Uruguay
  4. Paraguay
  5. Bolivia
X

Thing

El Niño

El Niño describes the presence of warmer than usual ocean temperatures that cause abnormal and disruptive weather systems.

Peak week

1/3/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Cumana

Sucre, Venezuela

  1. Venezuela
  2. Peru
  3. Panama
  4. El Salvador
  5. Honduras
X

Idea

Flat Earth

Earth may be round, but that didn’t stop flat earth from peaking in search interest this year.

Peak week

1/24/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Depok

Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  1. Indonesia
  2. Canada
  3. United States
  4. New Zealand
  5. Australia
X

Thing

Full moon

Full moons occur every month when the earth is directly between the sun and the moon.

Peak week

9/11/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland

  1. Greece
  2. Switzerland
  3. Austria
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Canada
X

Idea

Gravitational wave

Gravitational waves, predicted in Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, were detected for the first time this year.

Peak week

2/7/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Pisa

Tuscany, Italy

  1. Italy
  2. Hong Kong
  3. South Korea
  4. Spain
  5. Taiwan
X

Thing

Great Barrier Reef

If you want to see the world’s largest coral reef system, pay the Great Barrier Reef a visit.

Peak week

6/19/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Port Douglas

Queensland, Australia

  1. Philippines
  2. United States
  3. Canada
  4. New Zealand
  5. Australia
X

Thing

Halley’s Comet

Halley’s Comet is the only known comet visible to the naked eye from earth. It last appeared in 1986 and will be visible again in 2061.

Peak week

5/1/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

La Serena

Coquimbo Region, Chile

  1. Honduras
  2. Chile
  3. Bolivia
  4. Ecuador
  5. Mexico
X

Place

Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft shared the first in-orbit view of the fifth planet from the sun.

Peak week

7/3/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Ewa Beach

Hawaii, United States

  1. Indonesia
  2. Romania
  3. United States
  4. Denmark
  5. India
X

Thing

Monsoon

During a monsoon, the winds reverse and the skies open up. The strongest monsoons occur at the convergence of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Peak week

6/19/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Taleigao

Goa, India

  1. India
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Pakistan
  4. United Arab Emirates
  5. United Kingdom
X

Thing

Nankai Trough

The Nankai Trough, located off the coast of Japan, is a trough or basin extending 900 km offshore. It could be a source of hydrocarbon fuel.

Peak week

5/15/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Takanabe

Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan

  1. Japan
  2. Hong Kong
  3. New Zealand
  4. Singapore
  5. South Korea
X

Thing

Orionids

The Orionid meteor shower, shortened to Orionids, can be seen from a large portion of the sky and tags along with Halley’s Comet.

Peak week

10/16/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Rancho Cordova

California, United States

  1. New Zealand
  2. Taiwan
  3. Netherlands
  4. Norway
  5. Japan
X

Thing

Severe weather

Severe weather, a term used to describe potentially dangerous meteorological systems, hit an all-time high in search this year.

Peak week

5/29/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Waldstetten

Baden-Württemberg

  1. Germany
  2. Austria
  3. Switzerland
  4. United States
  5. Australia
X

Thing

Snow

If the weather outside is frightful, chances are snow might be in the forecast.

Peak week

1/17/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

tp. Hung Yen

Hung Yen Province, Vietnam

  1. Vietnam
  2. Australia
  3. United States
  4. New Zealand
  5. Canada
X

Thing

Scholarship

Scholarships are essentially free money for college. Who doesn’t like that?

Peak week

9/25/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Gorakhpur

Uttar Pradesh, India

  1. Chile
  2. Nigeria
  3. India
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Mexico
X

Thing

Beret

The beret, which entered production in the 19th century, is a style of hat often associated with military or police uniforms.

Peak week

10/9/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Ussuriysk

Primorsky Krai, Russia

  1. Russia
  2. Belarus
  3. Kazakhstan
  4. Ukraine
  5. Israel
X

Idea

Business casual

Business casual is the ever-changing and often confusing, dress code popular at office workplaces in Western countries.

Peak week

9/11/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Stillwater

Oklahoma, United States

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. Philippines
  4. Switzerland
  5. Singapore
X

Thing

Choker

A choker is a snug-fitting necklace worn around one’s neck, and they are in style this year.

Peak week

10/2/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Guayana City

Bolívar, Venezuela

  1. Venezuela
  2. Ukraine
  3. Russia
  4. Kazakhstan
  5. Belarus
X

Place

Claire’s

Claire’s is an accessories and jewelry store, found in malls across America and beyond.

Peak week

9/25/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Boulogne-sur-Mer

Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

  1. France
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Ireland
  4. Belgium
  5. Switzerland
X

Thing

Fanny pack

Fanny packs are back. They may not suit everyone’s style, but they sure hold a lot of stuff.

Peak week

7/17/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Salamanca

Castile and León, Spain

  1. Spain
  2. United States
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Brazil
  5. Finland
X

Thing

Flight jacket

Flight jackets kept pilots warm before cockpits were enclosed. These days, they’re a fashion item, hitting a new all-time high in search interest.

Peak week

11/6/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

León

Castile and León, Spain

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Spain
  3. Denmark
  4. Norway
  5. Ireland
X

Thing

Ghee

Ghee is a type of clarified butter. It’s most often used in Arabic, South Asian, and Iranian cuisines.

Peak week

4/3/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Mangaluru

Karnataka, India

  1. Oman
  2. Saudi Arabia
  3. India
  4. United Arab Emirates
  5. Iran
X

Thing

Kebaya

The kebaya is an article of clothing worn by many women in South Asian cultures. It’s a traditional blouse-dress combination.

Peak week

4/17/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Sukoharjo

Central Java, Indonesia

  1. Indonesia
  2. Malaysia
  3. Singapore
  4. United States
  5. India
X

Thing

Kurta

The kurta is a long shirt worn by both men and women. Its origins can be traced to the Indian subcontinent.

Peak week

6/19/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Taleigao

Goa, India

  1. Pakistan
  2. India
  3. Nepal
  4. Sri Lanka
  5. Bangladesh
X

Thing

One-piece swimsuit

The one-piece swimsuit made a comeback in 2016, hitting an all-time high in search interest.

Peak week

6/19/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Dordrecht

South Holland, Netherlands

  1. Netherlands
  2. Denmark
  3. Sweden
  4. Germany
  5. Austria
X

Thing

Ripped jeans

Ripped jeans: they’re jeans, with rips in them. And they were all the rage this year.

Peak week

10/9/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Angeles

Central Luzon, Philippines

  1. Jamaica
  2. Philippines
  3. United Kingdom
  4. South Africa
  5. Singapore
X

Thing

Warby Parker

Warby Parker is a popular American prescription eyewear company.

Peak week

5/1/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Northampton

Massachusetts, United States

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. Australia
  4. United Kingdom
  5. India
X

Thing

Windbreaker

Windbreakers are worn when it’s just a bit windy or just a tad rainy.

Peak week

10/9/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Oxnard

California, United States

  1. Japan
  2. United States
  3. South Korea
  4. Taiwan
  5. Singapore
X

Thing

Brunch

When it’s too late for breakfast, but too early for lunch, you brunch. Usually on weekends and with friends or family.

Peak week

3/20/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Annan District

Tainan City, Taiwan

  1. Taiwan
  2. Denmark
  3. Switzerland
  4. United Arab Emirates
  5. Sweden
X

Thing

Cold brew coffee

Cold brew coffee is made by steeping coffee grounds in room temperature or cold water.

Peak week

7/31/16

  • Top city
  • Top countries

Somerville

Massachusetts, United States

  1. United States
  2. South Korea
  3. Taiwan
  4. Singapore
  5. Canada
X

Thing

Cotton candy

Cotton candy is a form of spun sugar that swirls onto sticks at carnivals, festivals, and fairs.