The World Cup was the most interesting news event, we wanted to know as much about Ebola as possible, we're still obsessed with Banksy  – and most people are still trying to find the perfect kiss.

The search engine giant Google has revealed the things we've been using Google to find out, in what used to be called Zeitgeist.

The deaths of Peaches Geldof, Robin Williams and Rik Mayall also featured in the top 10 trending searches list, alongside mobile game Flappy Bird, the Grand National and actress Jennifer Lawrence.

Ebola was the top news story of the year, followed by ALS - inspired by the ice bucket challenge that swept the internet promoting awareness of the disease - and Malaysia Airlines, which lost two passenger planes in separate incidents during 2014.

Luis Suarez's bite on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup was fourth, with Scottish Independence fifth. Cliff Richard, the celebrity photo hack and Oscar Pistorius were also in the top 10.

Top Trending Searches

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Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates after winning the World Cup

World Cup 2014

iPhone 6

Peaches Geldof

Robin Williams

Rik Mayall

Flappy Bird

Ebola

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Grand National 2014

Jennifer Lawrence

 

Top News Stories

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A public health advocate inviting people to an Ebola awareness and prevention event

Ebola

ALS

Malaysia Airlines

Luis Suarez Bite

Scottish Independence

Cliff Richard

Celebrity Photo Hack

Oscar Pistorius

Michael Shumacher

Frank Maloney

 

Who is...?

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The Art Buff mural created by street artist Banksy

Who is Banksy

Who is Frenchy

Who is Dappy

Who is Hamas

Who is Sia

Who is Ultron

Who is Isis

Who is R5

Who is Twiggy

Who is Lohanthony

 

 

What is...?

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Health care workers at the Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Centre

What is Ebola

What is ALS

What is love

What is fracking

What is autism

What is gluten

What is lupus

What is anxiety

What is gout

What is twerking

 

 

How to...

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Sir Quentin Blake shares his love of drawing with a fellow enthusiast at the Museum of Childhood

How to draw

How to kiss

How to crochet

How to meditate

How to knit

How to twerk

How to squat

How to shuffle

How to revise

How to screenshot

 

Where is...?

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Ecuador's Enner Valencia celebrates the winner against Honduras

Where is Honduras

Where is Uruguay

Where is Sochi

Where is Gleneagles

Where is Estonia

Where is Algeria

Where is Broadmoor

Where is Brazil

Where is Ecuador

Where is Palestine

 

Selfie

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Actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyongío Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyongío and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a "usie"

Selfie

Selfie stick

No makeup selfie

Selfie song

Oscar selfie

Monkey selfie

Danny Dyer selfie

Yolo selfie

Queen selfie

Kim Kardashian selfie

 

Losses

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Peaches Geldof and Thomas Cohen at the World Premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 at Trafalgar Square in July 2011

Peaches Geldof

Robin Williams

Rik Mayall

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Joan Rivers

Lynda Bellingham

Richard Attenborough

Bob Hoskins

Maya Angelou

Stephen Sutton

 

Most Searched Female Celebs

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Singer Beyonce performs on stage during a concert in the Rock in Rio Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Beyonce

Jennifer Lawrence

Katy Perry

Ariana Grande

Taylor Swift

Katie Price

Nicki Minaj

Selena Gomez

Mary Berry

Emma Watson

 

 

 

Rising Female Celebs

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Ariana Grande performed 'The Star Spangled Banner' to kick off the new US football season in Seattle

Ariana Grande

Kylie Minogue

Kim Kardashian

Zoella

Sia

Kylie Jenner

Mary Berry

Pixie Lott

Mel B

Lorde

 

 

Most Searched Male Celebs

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Ed Sheeran performs at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball

Ed Sheeran

Jay Z

Harry Styles

Benedict Cumberbatch

David Beckham

Pharrell Williams

Zac Efron

Robbie Williams

Justin Timberlake

George Clooney

 

 

Rising Male Celebs

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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in the video for 'Blurred Lines'

Pharrell Williams

Benedict Cumberbatch

George Clooney

Jay Z

Nigel Farage

Zac Efron

Rory Mcilroy

Jon Snow

Brooklyn Beckham

Tom Hiddleston

 

Diets

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Diets with a high intake of red meat and high in fat can have lasting effects on cognitive skills

Clean 9 Diet

Ultima Diet

Perricone Diet

Atkins Diet

80/20 Diet

Green Coffee Diet

Exante Diet

4 3 Diet

Sugar Detox Diet

Clean Eating Diet

 

Businesses

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Rightmove

Gumtree

Next

Tesco

Asda

John Lewis

Natwest

Halifax

Santander

Marks and Spencer

 

Fashion Brands

 

New Look

Warehouse

River Island

Topshop

Zara

Coast

H&M

Ted Baker

Mango

Ralph Lauren

 

Movies

 

Transformers 4

American Hustle

The Lego Movie

22 Jump Street

Dallas Buyers Club

Inbetweeners 2

Gone Girl

Captain Phillips

The Hunger Games

Despicable Me

 

Holidays

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French connection: Eurostar is offering discounts on journeys to Paris, as well as Lille and Brussels

 

Paris

USA

New York

Australia

Spain

Cornwall

Italy

Turkey

Dubai

Amsterdam

 

Rising Holidays

Italy

Iceland

Portugal

Benidorm

Greece

Mexico

Amsterdam

Spain

Croatia

New York

 

Recipes

Burgers

Shortbread

Gingerbread

Flapjacks

Lasagna

Pancakes

Carbonara

Daag

Scones

Tiramisu

 

Cake Recipes

Chocolate Cake

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Banana Cake

Carrot Cake

Sponge Cake

Red Velvet

Fairy Cake

Rainbow Cake

Victoria Sponge

Cake Pops

 

Premier League Teams

Liverpool

Manchester United

Arsenal

Hull

Chelsea

Sunderland

Burnley

Southampton

Manchester City

Everton

 

 

Sports People

Michael Schumacher

Oscar Pistorius

Andy Murray

Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi

Luis Suarez

Floyd Mayweather

David Beckham

David Moyes

Jimmy Bullard

 

How to by city

And for the first time, Google has broken down the most popular searches by city. It has collected the 'How to...?' questions that each place is most interested in:

 

London

How to kiss
How to draw
How to meditate

 

Edinburgh

How to kiss
How to Skype
How to study

 

Cardiff

How to draw
How to watch  
How to plank

 

Belfast

How to shuffle
How to hypnotize
How to animate              

 

Manchester

How to crochet
How to draw
How to knit

 

Leeds

How to kiss
How to study
How to Skype

 

Glasgow

How to kiss
How to draw
How to hypnotize

 

Birmingham

How to draw
How to kiss
How to sleep

 

Newcastle

How to kiss
How to draw
How to wallpaper

 

Liverpool

How to draw
How to kiss
How to plaster

                                                               

Bristol                                                     

How to squat   
How to hack
How to sleep   

 

Brighton

How to kiss
How to draw
How to plank   

 

Nottingham

How to kiss
How to hypnotize
How to spell

 

Cambridge

How to massage
How to shuffle
How to decorate

 

Oxford

How to paraphrase
How to draw
How to crochet

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