Aussies Searched For Wordle, Ukraine, And Shane Warne As Google Reveals The Year In Search

Aussies Searched For Wordle, Ukraine, And Shane Warne As Google Reveals The Year In Search

Google has revealed Australia’s Year in Search, detailing what Aussies have been looking for answers and more information on this year.

And, this year, we were all looking to kill time at work with Wordle being the number one searched term in the country. The New York Times-owned game took the world by storm this year, with people regularly sharing their results online to derision and acclaim, alike.

Aside from brain teasers, Aussies have also been searching for the Australian Open, World Cup, Shane Warne, and Ukraine this year.

“2022 was a year of great change and new beginnings – a new government, a new monarch and a new phase of the pandemic. As Aussies grappled with extreme weather and world events, we looked for answers and to make sense of the world. We showed our care for Ukraine, followed the floods and questioned the price of lettuce,” wrote Camilla Ibrahim, Google’s search trends comms manager in a blog post.

“And while we faced some tough times, we found fascination and fun through games, sport, craft and cooking. We cheered on Ash Barty, craved dahl, made pom poms… and searched for Wordle more than anything else.”

Australia recorded more searches than ever before for “rain,” “flood,” “La Niña,” and “mould,” and was the top searching country for “floods” and “La Niña.”

What’s more “When will the rain stop?” was searched more than ever in Australia this and Australia was the top country in the world searching for the question this year. Search interest in floods in Australia quadrupled compared to last year and search interest in La Niña increased by 80 per cent.

Here’s the full list:

Overall searches

Wordle
Australian Open
World Cup
Shane Warne
Ukraine
Novak Djokovic
Ashes
Ash Barty
Olivia Newton John
Betty White

News events

Ukraine
Election results
Omicron symptoms
Monkeypox
Tonga
Tsunami warning
Novavax Australia
Cassius Turvey
Covid update Perth
Japanese encephalitis

Aussies

Ash Barty
Nick Kyrgios
Anthony Albanese
Kokkinakis
Dylan Alcott
Brittany Higgins
Grace Tame
John Farnham
Alex de Minaur
Peter Dutton

Global figures

Novak Djokovic
Nadal
Medvedev
Amber Heard
Johnny Depp
Will Smith
Andrew Tate
Anna Delvey
King Charles
Danielle Collins

Loss

Shane Warne
Olivia Newton John
Betty White
Queen Elizabeth
Anne Heche
Andrew Symonds
Taylor Hawkins
Aaron Carter
Bob Saget
Paul Green

Sport

Australian Open
World Cup
Ashes
Winter Olympics
Rugby League World Cup
Indian Wells
Commonwealth Games
ATP Cup
AFLW
NBL

Recipe(s)

Dahl recipe
Ezy sauce recipe
Drunken chicken recipe
Mash potato recipe
Salmon patties recipe
Jaffle recipes
Fish tacos recipe
Egg salad recipe
Butter cream icing recipe
Lamb stew recipe

‘How to cook’

How to cook tripe
How to cook corn on the cob
How to cook bunya nuts
How to cook bok choy
How to cook broccoli
How to cook pearl couscous
How to cook dumplings
How to cook tomahawk steak
How to cook chicken schnitzel
How to cook squid

‘How to make…?’ DIY queries

How to make a paper popper
How to make pom poms
How to make friendship bracelets
How to make a ninja star
How to make a paper crane
How to make paper flowers
How to make a terrarium
How to make stickers
How to make paper mache
How to make candles at home

‘Why is…?’

Why is Russia invading Ukraine
Why is plain yoghurt good for females
Why is petrol so expensive
Why is lettuce so expensive
Why is there a lettuce shortage
Why is diesel so expensive
Why is crypto going down
Why is Camilla queen consort
Why is Australia not part of NATO
Why is Snapchat not working

COVID questions

Can you get COVID twice
How long does COVID last
Can dogs get COVID
How long is COVID contagious for
How long does it take to get COVID
How long do COVID symptoms last
Is vomiting a symptom of COVID
How long after COVID can I get a booster
How many people have died from COVID
What to do if COVID positive




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