NEW YORK (PIX11) -- In 2014, Google searches were made a few trillion times, for stories of hope rather than fear.
For stories on scientific advances and less about fiction.
And of course, the things that got us through the day.
Coming in at no. 10 on the list of top global searches was the Sochi Olympics.
At no. 9, the film with the song you just couldn’t get out of your head in 2014 – Frozen.
International headlines put ISIS at no. 8 on the list while curiosity propelled drag queen and Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst to the no. 7 slot.
The mobile game Flappy Bird flapped its way to no. 6 and it also topped the list of gaming searches.
It was the viral trend – the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – that just about everyone and their mother took part in that ranked as the no. 5 most searched item.
Meanwhile, no. 4 went to Malaysia Airlines which lost two passenger planes in separate incidents this year.
Ebola -- which sparked a scare here at home and is still wreaking havoc in some places -- lands at no. 3.
The World Cup closed in on no. 2, where Germany won it all and a star by the name of James Rodriguez was born.
Finally, in a year that saw many losses, it was that of Robin Williams that struck a chord with many, making the beloved actor the top searched name of 2014.
For a complete list of all the top searches among categories and trends, click here.AlertMe