Matt Lauer's Name Is Google's Second-Most Searched Term In America

Lists are based on search terms that had a high spike in traffic in 2017 as compared to 2016

"How to buy Bitcoin" was the second most asked "How to" question of the year, with "How to mine Bitcoin" in sixth place.

Dumi Masilela's wife Simphiwe Ngema singing at her husband's memorial in Johannesburg.

Google revealed its most searched terms of 2017 on Wednesday, which in the US included Hurricane Irma and Matt Lauer as well as other men accused of sexual misconduct this year.

Topping the list was "Boston Celtics", according to search engine giant Google, which on Wednesday released its annual list of the top trending searches among Boston users.

The top search term of the year in the US and globally was Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 hurricane that hit the coast of Florida in September. The storm killed dozens of people.

As one of the most familiar faces on TV, Lauer surpassed all the men who were linked to the issue, which started from film producer Harvey Weinstein and branched out to many other men in the industry, including comedian Louis C.K., music mogul Russell Simmons, and senator Al Franken, among a growing list. Both stars made it onto the main "searches" list, with Matt in fourth and Meghan in fifth. However, people searched for "how to help" more than ever.

The most searched movies were "It", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wonder Woman". Despacito, a catchy tune from Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee, was the most searched song in the world.

In the tech category, the iPhone 8, iPhone X and Nintendo Switch were at the top of the category.

The company said the lists are based on its study of trillions of Google searches in 2017.

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