The top trending worldwide term was Hurricane Irma.
Lauer was sacked on November 29 from NBC News following a secret meeting where his alleged victim and her lawyer told NBC brass her story of inappropriate sexual behavior from the "Today" show host.
It's the go-to site when you need information or questions answered, and now Google has revealed its top trends for 2017.
The Super Bowl and the Mayweather/McGregor fight landed at four and five, respectively, and the fidget spinners that briefly caught our short attention spans this year hit No. 10. According to the list, users searched iPhone 8 and the iPhone X the most in the month of September.
Other people on the top global list include Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Gal Gadot and Melania Trump.
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Heightened excitement ahead of the launch of the Cboe futures gave an extra kick to the cryptocurrency's scorching run this year. Cryptocurrency news can break at 3 am NY time just as easily as 3 pm, and "pajama traders" need real-time information.
What does a cricket-mad nation obsessed with movies search for on Google? Markle recently announced her engagement to Prince Harry.
Here in the USA, the top overall searches cover a pretty wide range of the human experience, running the gamut from natural phenomenon, to sports, to human tragedy, to the sexual misconduct allegations that have been echoing across a wide range of industries in recent months.
Late musician and frontman of the Heartbreakers Tom Petty, who passed away in October at 66, was the No. 3 most searched figure.