It has become custom in the modern generation to reflect back on the year we had by looking at the top searches made on Google in 2022.
Saying that the past twelve months were eventful is an understatement, to say the least, and when looking at the biggest trending Google searches this year, we are reminded of the war in Ukraine, the death of Queen of Elizabeth and high-profile court case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
At the top of the trending new searches, Statista found, was of course Ukraine. The war, which started when Russia invaded its sovereign neighbour on February 24, also led to Vladimir Putin being one of the people garnering the largest volume of new global search interest in 2022.
The passing of Queen Elizabeth was also major news when Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died in September.
In less earnest events, a large number of us were greatly entertained by the world of film in 2022 – but not just on the silver screen. Off it, actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard captivated audiences in a very different way during their much-publicised defamation trial.
Will Smith also caused controversy at the Oscars when he slapped comedian and actor Chris Rock during the high-profile awards ceremony.
Among all of this it’s easy to forget that the United States had a key (mid-term) election, the emergence of monkeypox had us worried about the next pandemic, and one lucky person won a world record $2.04 billion in the United States Powerball lottery.
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