The world is obsessed with Floyd Mayweather, Bitcoin, and slime, according to the top searches on Google

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  • Google released its top Google searches of 2017, providing revealing insight into the world’s chief preoccupations.
  • The top Googled “how to” phrases include “how to make slime,” “how to buy Bitcoin,” and “how to watch Mayweather vs McGregor.”

Google just released the top searches of 2017, and among them are the results for the phrase beginning “how to.”

The data provides insight into the world’s chief preoccupations of the year and reflects how we spent our time.

The top most Googled “how to” phrase? “How to make slime”. In 2017, the slime epidemic overtook classrooms all over the world and snagged middle schoolers easy cash. Another trend that afflicted classrooms this year graced Google’s top ten searchable phrases: “How to make a fidget spinner” was ranked as the seventh-most Googled “how to” phrase.

Other results reflect 2017’s most significant events: The second-most Googled “how to” phrase of 2017 was “how to make solar eclipse glasses,” and the third was “how to buy Bitcoin.” At number five was “how to watch Mayweather vs McGregor,” one of the most anticipated fights of the year, which nearly 3 million people viewed illegally.

Here’s the full list below:


No. 10: How to lose belly fat fast

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No. 9: How to screen record

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No. 8: How to play Powerball

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No. 7: How to freeze your credit

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No. 6: How to watch the solar eclipse

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No. 5: How to make a fidget spinner

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No. 4: How to watch Mayweather vs McGregor

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No. 3: How to buy Bitcoin

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No. 2: How to make solar eclipse glasses

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No. 1: How to make slime

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