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What did you Google in 2014?

Jennifer Lawrence is very popular in Google searches, both globally and in Malaysia

By Andrea Tim | Published: 18 Dec 2014

Top searches in 2014
Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

The year is almost up and you know what that means: reflection, reflection, reflection. Naturally, nothing's more important than to see what the world did on the internet over the past year (because, priorities) and for that, Google has all the answers.

Google's A Year in Search report is up and it has taken into account the most searched people, topics, problems and trends throughout the year. Jennifer Lawrence tops the list of searches made for people globally and in the US. In Malaysia, she comes in third after lawyer Karpal Singh and actor Robin Williams, both of whom passed away this year. However, Robin has the most general Googles searches globally, beating even the World Cup.

That adorable mutant giant spider dog gained the most attention in the YouTube video category, while the Apple iPhone 6 lead the consumer electronics list. The most searched global news was the Ebola outbreak, followed by jihadist rebel group ISIS and the Malaysia Airlines tragedies. Back in Malaysia, online shopping seems to be getting bigger and bigger, with Lazada as the most popular retail website.

The US search report is more thorough, and informs us that many people wanted to know why dogs eat grass. No, seriously. Movies wise, Frozen is still resonating in the US as the top search, although in Malaysia, horror flick Annabelle beat the Disney production. Taylor Swift may have broken Billboard and album sale records, but she only ranks tenth in America's Music Artists search, which Australian rapper Iggy Azalea leads.

We'll give you one guess as to which celebrity wedding was the most sensational, while you take a look at what else that was trending on Google, all squeezed into the video below. If you're looking for the complete report for everything, you know what to do.

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