As we begin our final countdown of the year, with a little over a month left of 2014, it’s interesting to see lists of the top 10 “most done this” or the “most done that” of the year. I’m sure most of you have checked out these sort of lists at some point at the end of the year in your lives.
Ask.com has already released its top searches for the year in the form of several top ten lists. Using their own 100 million monthly U.S. user base, Ask.com says “What are the symptoms of Ebola”” is the top question asked in news related searches in 2014.
For their lists, Ask.com listed three different to ten lists, as well as a list of predictions for the year 2015.
Following are the lists provided by Ask.com:
Top 10 News Search Terms:
- Malaysia Airlines
- Ice Bucket Challenge
- Sochi Winter Olympics
- World Cup
- Malala Yousafzai
- iPhone 6
Top Ten Celebrity Search Terms:
- Robin Williams
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Kim Kardashian
- Joan Rivers
- Ray Rice
- Angelina Jolie
- Renée Zellweger
- Kate Middleton
- Derek Jeter
Top Ten Political Search Terms:
- Indian Election
- Hong Kong
- Janet Yellen
- Kim Jong-un
- Hobby Lobby
Ask.com’s 2015 News Predictions:
- “Keeping up with the Kardashians” is cancelled after its 10th season.
- Nashville edges out New Orleans as the top southern US travel destination.
- Michael Keaton is one of the top contenders to be cast in the third season of True Detective.
- Wyatt breaks into the top 100 baby names for girls.
- The bulldog dethrones the Labrador as America’s most popular dog.
- Stephen Colbert is crowned king of the late night talk show wars.
- Personal robots will sell twice as many models in 2015 than were sold in 2014.
- No sugar diets knock gluten free out of the top spot for the health fad of the year.
- BMW’s i3, the luxury automaker’s new entry to the electric car market, spikes in sales, surpassing the growth rate seen in 2014 by both the Tesla and the Nissan Leaf.
- Adele’s rumored new album tops the charts and breaks her own previous album release record.