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Posted on Dec. 16, 2015

Here Are The Top 10 Google Searches In Canada In 2015

A year captured in googling.

Google Canada has compiled its data to see which trending search results had the highest spike in traffic among Canadians in 2015, as compared to 2014. Here's what they found (and, if you're curious, here's how we compared to overall trends):

10. Caitlyn Jenner

Kevin Winter / Getty Images

This year, Caitlyn Jenner came out as a transgender woman. When she joined Twitter in June, she had more than 1 million followers within four hours.

9. Lamar Odom

Harry How / Getty Images

In October, the former NBA star was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel. He was airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital for treatment. Now in more stable condition, he's been transferred and now being cared for at a hospital in Los Angeles.

8. Charlie Hebdo

Martin Bureau / AFP / Getty Images

In early January, the offices of satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris were attacked, killing 11 people and injuring 11 others. This marked the second attacks on the French publication.

7. Chris Hyndman

Aaron Vincent Elkaim / THE CANADIAN PRESS

In August, beloved interior decorator and TV personality Chris Hyndman (then a co-host of the afternoon talk show Steven And Chris) passed away. While there was no official cause of death released, his mother revealed Chris was a sleepwalker, and believed he might have fallen off the terrace of his penthouse apartment.

6. Agar.io

agario.net

This mobile and computer game was released in April and quickly became one of the most popular games on the internet. The objective of the game is to "grow a cell by swallowing both pellets and smaller cells," according to their website.

5. Paris Shooting

Peter Nicholls / Reuters

Both in January and November this year, Paris became the site of terrorist attacks.

4. Pan Am Games

USA Today Sports / Reuters

Toronto hosted this year's Pan American Games (officially the "XVII Pan American Games"). Over 6,000 athletes came and represented 41 national Olympic committees in North America, making it the largest multi-sport event hosted in Canada as far as number of athletes competing.

3. Federal Election (#Elxn42)

Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS

This year's 42nd general election was the longest campaign in Canadian history.

2. Justin Trudeau

Chris Wattie / Reuters

Justin Trudeau, the newly-elected Prime Minister of Canada, has created stirrings for his politics — and of course non-politically-motivated things.

1. Blue Jays

Tom Szczerbowski / Getty Images

While there is no hard data to support it, we suspect "Jose Bautista" and/or "batflip" and/or "butt" may have been other search-related terms.

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