Dumi Masilela tops SA's Google searches in 2017

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Google said it defines the top trending searches as those "that had the highest spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2017 as compared to 2016".

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More than any of the other year-end download and streaming roundups, Google's offers a clear snapshot of the things that captured our imaginations and baffled us during what felt like a particularly turbulent year.

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Hurricane Irma was the storm that ravaged the Caribbean and Florida Keys in September. The No. 1 searched person was a man accused of sexual harassment.

The most searched movies were "It", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wonder Woman".

The iPhone 8 is the second most searched keyword on Google this year, next only to Hurricane Irma that caused catastrophic destruction and killed more than 150 people. So popular search queries give us a good look into what people were thinking about over the past year.

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The website's most searched people included Lauer, Meghan Markle and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

And surprisingly, the making of slime was the most searched for How to. question. The actress announced her engagement to Prince Harry last month.

Instead, our favourite movie search of the year was Christopher Nolan's Second World War epic Dunkirk, followed by the clown-based horror movie It. Beauty & the Beast finished off the top three.

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    Crews Battling California Wildfires Gird for Return of High Winds

    Crews Battling California Wildfires Gird for Return of High Winds

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    Ford to sell cars in China via Alibaba's Taobao

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    The First Impressions for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Are Overwhelmingly Good

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