Google Releases Top Searches of 2017 and the Results May Surprise You

Playing Google’s Top Searches of 2017 Include Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer and Tom Petty

As the year comes to a close, Google has released its top searches of 2017. 

The tech giant's top search of 2017 was Hurricane Irma. The storm slammed into the Gulf Coast of Florida in September and was one of four hurricanes to hit America this year. 

Second on the list was disgraced former Today show anchor Matt Lauer.  

“People were shocked about Matt Lauer and they went to Google to find out more about the Today show host they really felt they had a relationship with all these years,” social media expert Kris Ruby told Inside Edition. 

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tom Petty, who died in October at age 66, was third on the list. 

The Super Bowl was the fourth most-searched item of the year and rounding out the top five was October’s horrific shooting in Las Vegas.   

On the list of the top people Googled in 2017, you'll find newly engaged Suits star Meghan Markle.  She was followed by men embroiled in 2017's sexual misconduct scandals like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Bill O'Reilly.

Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, finished at No. 10.

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