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Tragedies, triumphs and trivia top Google Canada's 2018 searches

Last Updated Dec 12, 2018 at 10:29 am EDT

France's Olivier Giroud lifts the trophy after France won 4-2 during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Why do dogs eat poop?

According to Google Canada, that was a burning question among Canadians in 2018.

The online search engine has released its yearly list of top online searches, and there was plenty to dig into aside from the culinary curiosities of canines.

Canadians were gripped by tragedies and triumphs, with the World Cup and Winter Olympic Games at the top of the overall most searched list, followed by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash and the death of Anthony Bourdain.

Unlike Yahoo Canada which found Canadians preoccupied by porn, Google Canada found a more wholesome fixation: sports.

The Winnipeg Jets cracked more than one category after a stirring playoff run, and Leafs forwards William Nylander and John Tavares were the third and fourth top-searched Canadians respectively.

“In many ways this year’s list reflects our passion for sports, including hockey,” Google wrote in a release.

“The recent Canada Post strike and cannabis legalization also topped news searches in Google this year.”

And don’t be surprised if scalloped potatoes end up on your plate during the holidays — it was the number 1 searched recipe.

You can devour the full lists below, courtesy of Google Canada.

Searches

  1. World Cup
  2. Winter Olympic Games
  3. Humboldt Broncos
  4. Anthony Bourdain
  5. Kate Spade
  6. Mac Miller
  7. Winnipeg Jets
  8. Black Panther
  9. Avicii
  10. Demi Lovato

 

International News

  1. World Cup
  2. Winter Olympic Games
  3. Royal Wedding
  4. Florida Shooting
  5. Brett Kavanaugh
  6. US Midterm Elections
  7. Hurricane Florence
  8. Hawaiian Volcano Eruption
  9. Hurricane Michael
  10. Thailand Cave Rescue

 

Canadian News

  1. Humboldt Broncos
  2. Winnipeg Jets
  3. Ontario Election
  4. Canada Post Strike
  5. Cannabis
  6. Toronto Van Attack
  7. Danforth shooting
  8. WestJet Strike
  9. Bruce McArthur
  10. NB Power Outages

 

Canadians

  1. Tessa Virtue
  2. Tristan Thompson
  3. William Nylander
  4. John Tavares
  5. Mark McMorris
  6. Patrick Brown
  7. Scott Moir
  8. Patrick Chan
  9. Jessica Mulroney
  10. Tony Clement

 

Losses

  1. Anthony Bourdain
  2. Kate Spade
  3. Mac Miller
  4. Avicii
  5. Stephen Hawking
  6. Stan Lee
  7. XXXTentacion
  8. Aretha Franklin
  9. Burt Reynolds
  10. John McCain

 

Musicians and Bands

  1. Demi Lovato
  2. Freddie Mercury
  3. Cardi B
  4. 6ix9ine
  5. Travis Scott
  6. Hedley
  7. Childish Gambino
  8. Machine Gun Kelly
  9. Rick Ross
  10. Hubert Lenoir

 

People

  1. Demi Lovato
  2. Khloe Kardashian
  3. Hailey Baldwin
  4. Tessa Virtue
  5. Kawhi Leonard
  6. Logan Paul
  7. Tristan Thompson
  8. Stormy Daniels
  9. William Nylander
  10. John Tavares

 

How…

  1. How old is Prince Harry?
  2. How old is Dolly Parton?
  3. How old is Meghan Markle?
  4. How many medals does Canada have?
  5. How many ends in curling?
  6. How to buy ripple in Canada?
  7. How old is Justin Timberlake?
  8. How to delete Facebook?
  9. How to watch World Cup 2018 in Canada?
  10. How to buy bitcoin?

 

Why…

  1. Why is Canada Post on strike?
  2. Why is 6ix9ine going to jail?
  3. Why is Russia banned from the Winter Olympics 2018?
  4. Why do Greeks break plates?
  5. Why do dogs eat poop?
  6. Why was Meek Mill in prison?
  7. Why was Roseanne cancelled?
  8. Why did Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell break up?
  9. Why 420 Is Weed Day?
  10. Why are there no NHL players in the 2018 Winter Olympics?

 

Movies

  1. Black Panther
  2. Deadpool 2
  3. A Star is Born
  4. Venom
  5. A Quiet Place
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody
  7. Avengers Infinity War
  8. Incredibles 2
  9. The Nun
  10. Hereditary

 

TV Shows

  1. Altered Carbon
  2. Roseanne
  3. The Haunting of Hill House
  4. Fugueuse
  5. Lost in Space
  6. Big Brother
  7. Occupation Double
  8. Big Little Lies
  9. Peaky Blinders
  10. Sharp Objects

 

Nutrition/Diets

  1. Keto Diet menu
  2. Dubrow diet
  3. Carnivore diet
  4. Scandi sense diet
  5. Lectin free diet
  6. Snake diet
  7. Foodmap diet chart
  8. Dr Gundry diet
  9. Fasting diet
  10. Emily Ratajkowski diet

 

Recipes

  1. Scalloped Potatoes
  2. Beef Stroganoff
  3. Chicken Parmesan
  4. Chicken Thigh
  5. Meatloaf
  6. Brussel Sprout
  7. Shepherd’s Pie
  8. Apple Crisps
  9. Chicken Cacciatore
  10. Macaroni and Cheese

 

Songs/Lyrics

  1. “Thank U, Next” – Ariana Grande
  2. “This is America” – Childish Gambino
  3. “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
  4. “God’s Plan” – Drake
  5. “In My Feelings” – Drake
  6. “Havana” – Camila Cabello
  7. “Killshot” – Eminem
  8. “Nice for What” – Drake
  9. “Shallow” – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  10. “Barbie Dreams” – Nicki Minaj

 

Consumer Tech

  1. Fortnite
  2. Bitcoin
  3. Red Dead Redemption 2
  4. Fallout 76
  5. iPhone XS
  6. iPhone XR
  7. Tomb Raider
  8. Monster Hunter: World
  9. Far Cry 5
  10. God of War