Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin, Lauer Top Google in 2017

The Las Vegas shooting was one of the top searches on Google in 2017. Photo: AP/ Marcio Jose Sanchez, File
The Las Vegas shooting was one of the top searches on Google in 2017.

December 13, 2017 06:56 AM

Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside."

These were some of the people, topics and memes that trended to the top of Google searches in 2017 .

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The search terms reflected the United States in upheaval over sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men, reeling from the tumultuous presidency of Donald Trump, and people around the world searching for information about the latest iPhone.

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Three of the top 10 TV shows in the U.S. debuted on Netflix, the same as last year.

April the Giraffe made news by giving birth live on YouTube.

And the world grooved to Luis Fonsi singing "Despacito."

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