Watch Google's moving 'Year In Search' recap of 2017

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Surprisingly, disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, whose alleged sexual misconduct inspired the #MeToo movement empowering women to break their silence on sexual harassment, was missing from the top trending Google searches.

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

In other categories, Dunkirk was the most searched for movie while when it came to recipes, Spaghetti Bolognese topped the list.

While all the talk around the this year's iPhone lineup initially focused on the X and its unusual notch, Google has revealed that, contrary to the hype, iPhone 8 was the most searched piece of tech across the globe during 2017. Hurricane Irma beat out iPhone 8 and fidget spinners as the top trending search globally, while in the United States the Yankees were the most-searched sports team of the year. The solar eclipse and fidget spinners also made the list. Super Bowl 5. Las Vegas Shooting 6. Matt Lauer is the former co-host of NBC's "Today" show, who was sacked last month amid allegations of sexual harassment. And the most-searched how-to was how to make slime.

Survey says: Hanukkah most popular spelling of Jewish Festival of Lights
This accounts for why there are four commonly spelling variants: Hanukkah, Hanukah, Chanukah and Channukah. Now that her children are no longer little, McLeod said both Hanukkah and Christmas are different.

Late musician and frontman of the Heartbreakers Tom Petty, who passed away in October at 66, was the No. 3 most searched figure.

What does a cricket-mad nation obsessed with movies search for on Google?

The Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Xbox One X were the third, fourth and fifth most frequently used consumer tech search terms.