Celebrating Google’s 20 Years

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Did you know that Google turned 20 this fall? Can you remember how you ever functioned without this search engine that seems to hold all the answers? Not to mention all its other facets that have grown over the years. Google has been through it all with us. We’ve asked Google simple questions, random questions, or simply researched the unknown. With that being said, let’s celebrate Google’s success by turning back the clock to see the most asked questions throughout the years in the U.S.

The Most Popular “How To“ Questions on Google

Google’s always been good at teaching us the tasks that maybe aren’t quite our strong suit — that’s why we ask to begin with, right? The simplest of tasks can sometimes be the most daunting, but since the Internet has gotten extremely widespread you can find the easiest DIYs to the not so easy ones. That includes these tasks that have been giving us the most problems since 2004.

How To?

  1. How to tie a tie?
  2. How to lose weight?
  3. How to make slime?
  4. How to draw?
  5. How to make french toast?

Top Search Engine Searches for What, Why, And Who?

People are curious, and when people are curious, questions follow shortly after. Curiosities can range from something that is deep and meaningful to a person, to something that maybe just skims the surface. With Google around, we’ve been able to find answers to both the simple and the complex questions.


  1. What time is it?
  2. What is my IP?
  3. What is love?
  4. What is gluten?
  5. What does my name mean?    


  1. Why is the sky blue?
  2. Why is there a leap day?
  3. Why is a raven like a writing desk?
  4. Why is my eye twitching?
  5. Why is the ocean salty?


  1. Who is winning the presidential election?
  2. Who is A in Pretty Little Liars?
  3. Who is the richest person in the world?
  4. Who is my congressman?
  5. Who is on the dime?

Google’s Top Searched Sports

Why would somebody want to search for a professional sports team? They may want to find their favorite players batting average, what their season’s record is, where the players are from, or where the team plays next. The questions are endless, and all the answers have continuously been found through Google for the past 20 years.


  1. Chicago Cubs
  2. New York Yankees
  3. Boston Red Sox
  4. LA Dodgers
  5. St. Louis Cardinals


  1. Miami Heat
  2. Golden State Warriors
  3. Cleveland Cavaliers
  4. Chicago Bulls
  5. Boston Celtics

Films and Actors on Google’s Results

Have you ever been interested in learning more about how your favorite film was made, who produced that film, or even who starred in it? Maybe you don’t know which film is at the top of the charts or how the film is reviewed on rotten tomatoes.


  1. Titanic
  2. Moonlight
  3. Crash
  4. Gladiator
  5. Spotlight


  1. Jennifer Lawrence
  2. Leonardo DiCaprio
  3. Natalie Portman
  4. Emma Stone
  5. Tom Hanks

Celebrating Google’s 20 Years

Thanks to Google, our eagerness to learn can be satisfied. Our simple questions, random questions, or drive to research the unknown has been made rather easy for us. For 20 years now we’ve only had to ponder our curiosities for a limited time before reaching answers in seconds.

Thanks, Google! Cheers to 20 more!


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