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No sign of Jennifer Lawrence but Mary Berry makes top 10; the UK's most searched for female celebrities of 2014


Google has revealed their biggest searches in the UK this year after sifting through its trillions of searches that were made over the whole of 2014.

The search engine organised their most popular searches into categories such as the most Googled celebrities, holiday destinations and TV shows. 

First up, we have the most searched for female celebrities in the UK which places Ariana Grande at the top, with Kylie Minogue, Kim Kardashian, vlogger Zoella and singer Sia all in the top five.

Surprisingly, although not for those of you who are fans of The Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry managed to make the top 10 at number 7. Over in the US, the most popular female celebrity was Jennifer Lawrence, who didn't even make our top 10.

Worldwide, the biggest search overall for the whole year was the actor Robin Williams, who sadly died in August. Second was the World Cup, with Ebola at number three, Malaysia Airlines at four and ALS ice bucket challenge at number five. 

As for who made the always faascinating 'Who is...?' list in the UK, street artist Banksy was number one, while Frenchy, real name Angelique Morgan, who was one of the contestants on this year's celebrity Big Brother and Dappy also made the top five. This was followed by Ultron (a villain in the upcoming Avengers movie), ISIS, R5, and Twiggy. 

Chocolate cake

The baking theme was clearly important for Brits this year, with the most searched for cake recipes being given its own list - such a category didn't exist in 2013. At the top of that all-important list is chocolate cake, followed by lemon drizzle cake, banana cake, carrot cake and sponge cake. 

Other than cooking, we also wanted to know how to do other activities. In their most searched for 'How To...' category, how to draw won the number one spot, with kissing being second, crochet at number three, meditating at four and knitting at five.

How to kiss

Evidently, we're all looking to better ourselves in a very crafty/ mindful sort of way, with a bit of smooching on the side, as last year's included how to lose weight, write a CV and get a flat stomach.

When it came to holiday destinations, it was Paris that was most search for, followed by New York, Australia, Spain and Cornwall. While you might think that these are nearly always the same, last year the number one search was Rome, with Amsterdam, Magaluf, and Palma in the top five. The only consistent holiday spot was New York, which was also featured in 2013's round-up.

New York

New York at night

Take a look at more of Google top search trends here



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