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Google reveals its year in search – the moments that defined 2014

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Google is the most popular search engine in the world and it has just released its most popular searches of the year.

And we’re not talking just straight searches for information on the latest news but searches on everything from how to do things, to people, recipes and even internet lingo.

Naturally the biggest Google searches coincide with the biggest news stories of the year including Malaysia Airlines, Robin Williams and the World Cup soccer.

The most popular news items were the missing MH370 flight and the death of Peaches Geldof.

The highest trending searches for Australians were for paroled drug smuggler Schapelle Corby and wayward rugby league player Todd Carney.

Global trending searches of people had photo hacking victim and actress Jennifer Lawrence and former Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher who was injured in a skiing accident.

On the internet lingo search, topping the list was Tinder and Neknominate.

Here’s the complete list of the most popular Google searches for 2014.

Trending Searches

1. World Cup

2. Malaysia Airlines

3. Robin Williams

4. Charlotte Dawson

5. Phil Hughes

6. Jennifer Lawrence

7. Schapelle Corby

8. MyGov

9. Ebola

10. Flappy Bird

News items of 2014 (Trending)

1. MH370 News

2. Peaches Geldof Dead

3. Cyclone Ita

4. Michael Schumacher News

5. Scottish Independence

6. Alex From Target

7. Ukraine News

8. Lunar Eclipse

9. Ebola Outbreak

10. Philae Lander

How to… (Most Searched)

1. Draw

2. Kiss

3. Crochet

4. Meditate

5. Knit

6. Pronounce

7. Sing

8. Twerk

9. Screenshot

10. Whistle

What is… ? (Most Searched)

1. Ebola

2. ALS

3. Love

4. Gluten

5. Tinder

6. ISIS

7. Depression

8. Bitcoin

9. Cilantro

10. Tumblr

Aussies (Trending)

1. Schapelle Corby

2. Todd Carney

3. Iggy Azalea

4. Margot Robbie

5. Rolf Harris

6. Torah Bright

7. Nick Kyrgios

8. Sia

9. Ian Thorpe

10. Alex Mckinnon

Global People (Trending)

1. Jennifer Lawrence

2. Michael Schumacher

3. Oscar Pistorius

4. Jules Bianchi

5. Jared Leto

6. Jordan Belfort

7. Renee Zellweger

8. Lorde

9. Dan Bilzerian

10. Conchita Wurst

Recipes (Most Searched)

1. Pancake Recipe

2. Chicken Recipe

3. Thermomix Recipes

4. Slow Cooker Recipes

5. Chocolate Cake Recipe

6. Quiche Recipe

7. Scone Recipe

8. Pizza Dough Recipe

9. Carbonara Recipe

10. Paleo Recipes

Who is… ? (Most Searched)

1. Jesus

2. ISIS

3. Banksy

4. Redfoo

5. Ultron

6. JOB

7. Siri

8. God

9. Allah

10. HowToBasic

Where is… ? (Most Searched)

1. Sochi

2. MH370

3. Perth

4. Glasgow

5. Gallipoli

6. Dubai

7. Stonehenge

8. Bali

9. Uluru

10. Pompeii

Digital / Internet Lingo (Trending)

1. Tinder

2. Neknominate

3. Goat Simulator

4. Ello

5. Bitcoin

6. Doge

7. Pixelmon

8. Vines

9. Dogecoin

10. Flipagram