As we’re getting close to the end of the year, Bing has revealed the most-searched items of 2015.
Who and what ruled? Caitlyn Jenner and Tom Brady took the celebrity and sports charts, but major news events, including the refugee crisis in Europe, the terrorist attacks in Paris and groundbreaking discoveries on Mars and Pluto were all heavily searched-for items.
On the world news side, the Jan. 7 and Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris drove people to search on Bing for news, making it the most searched for item of the year. The refugee crisis and Syria dominated headlines and searches coming in second, and the Nepal earthquake was No. 3.
While this year was full of tragedy, there were also some triumphs: Bing reports that it was the year of women in sports.
The U.S. women’s soccer team, which won the FIFA World Cup in July, Ronda Rousey (No. 2 most searched for sports icon) and Serena Williams (No. 6) dominated the sports-related searches, too.
For celebrities it was also the year of the woman: Jenner was No. 1, Miley Cyrus came in second, with Taylor Swift at No. 3.
Of course, strides in space scored big, too. Searches about Pluto and Mars were No. 10 in the news category.
“Some captured our sense of adventure, as images from the Pluto mission saw searches for the dwarf planet grow 160 percent from June to July, while the discovery of water on the surface of Mars helped drive a five-fold increase in ‘Mars’ searches from August to September,” Bing reports.
The entire search report can be found here.