Here are the most popular Aussie Google searches of 2018 and y'all are weird

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Aussies had some strange questions and curiosities for Google this year.

Let's be honest here, we all Google some weird stuff from time to time.

It's why it's there and where else are we going to get the definitive answer on how to catch mosquitoes at night or why we don't use palm trees as Christmas trees.

With all that in mind, Google released the most popular search terms in Australia last week and boy were there quite a few gems in there.

And quite a few weird search things as well.

Aussies are cool and all, but y'all Google some weird stuff.

So without further ado, here are all the things Australians Googled the most in 2018:

Overall winners

Not too surprising given how all these searched topics all trended at some point in the year.

  • 1. World Cup
  • 2. Commonwealth Games
  • 3. Meghan Markle
  • 4. Avicii
  • 5. Coinspot
  • 6. Anthony Bourdain
  • 7. US Open Tennis
  • 8. Mac Miller
  • 9. Bitcoin price
  • 10. Black Panther

News

Yep, we REALLY like the royals here. The interest in international politics and events is also quite, uh, interesting.

  • 1. Royal Wedding
  • 2. Thai cave rescue
  • 3. Wentworth by-election
  • 4. My health record
  • 5. Beaumont children
  • 6. Hawaii volcano
  • 7. California fires
  • 8. Listeria
  • 9. US midterm elections
  • 10. Blood moon

Celebrities

Meghan Markle took the top spot, unsurprisingly. Logan Paul though? Ugh. Just...ugh.

  • 1. Meghan Markle
  • 2. Demi Lovato
  • 3. Freddie Mercury
  • 4. Khloe Kardashian
  • 5. Logan Paul
  • 6. Tristan Thompson
  • 7. Hailey Baldwin
  • 8. Sylvester Stallone
  • 9. Khabib
  • 10. Travis Scott

Australian People

Definitely a strong whiff of #auspol here, which isn't too surprising given how many scandals and dramas have gone on over in that little bubble.

  • 1. Barnaby Joyce
  • 2. Scott Morrison
  • 3. Peter Dutton
  • 4. Billy Slater
  • 5. Craig McLachlan
  • 6. Vikki Campion
  • 7. David Warner
  • 8. Chopper Read
  • 9. Nick Cummins
  • 10. Andrew Gaff

The dearly departed

  • 1. Avicii
  • 2. Anthony Bourdain
  • 3. Mac Miller
  • 4. xxxtentacion
  • 5. Stan Lee
  • 6. Kate Spade
  • 7. Aretha Franklin
  • 8. Burt Reynolds
  • 9. Jessica Falkholt
  • 10. Eurydice Dixon

How to's

Cards on the table, we're guilty of numbers 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10.

  • 1. How to opt out of my health record?
  • 2. How to watch World Cup in Australia?
  • 3. How to win Powerball?
  • 4. How to delete Instagram?
  • 5. Google Arts and Culture face match how to
  • 6. How to buy bitcoin?
  • 7. How to lose weight fast?
  • 8. How to screenshot on iPhone X?
  • 9. How to delete Facebook?
  • 10. How to lose belly fat?

What is

TBH, we still don't know what bitcoin is.

  • 1. What is bitcoin?
  • 2. What is listeria?
  • 3. What is ligma?
  • 4. What is hazing?
  • 5. What is a mud room?
  • 6. What is the capital of California?
  • 7. What is open on Good Friday?
  • 8. What is Diwali?
  • 9. What is blockchain?
  • 10. What is ball tampering?

Why is

The most important questions here are obviously numbers 8 and 10.

  • 1. Why is State of Origin on Sunday?
  • 2. Why is it called Good Friday?
  • 3 Why is Russia OAR?
  • 4. Why is Australia Day Jan 26?
  • 5. Why is Tim Cahill not playing tonight?
  • 6. Why is ANZAC Day important?
  • 7. Why is Australia Day celebrated?
  • 8. Why is my internet so slow?
  • 9. Why is Nick Cummins called the honey badger?
  • 10. Why is my poop green?

Food stuffs

We're for this because keto rocks. Shout out to fried rice as well.

  • 1. Keto recipes
  • 2. Beef stroganoff recipes
  • 3. Chicken curry recipes
  • 4. Frittata recipes
  • 5. Gnocchi recipes
  • 6. Risotto recipes
  • 7. Chicken soup recipes
  • 8. Fried rice recipes
  • 9. Omelette recipes
  • 10. Beef stew recipes

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