Google Reveals 2015 Year in Search Lists

Here's what piqued curiosity in Boston.

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The end of the year is primetime for retrospection. (See: this year’s most-borrowed books at the Boston Public Library, worst people according to GQtop-earning local stocks, and our homages to the city’s top losses and best restaurants).

Overnight, Google released its annual lists for top trending searches of the year, broken down into categories encompassing news, politics, film, entertainment, sports, and more.

Boston residents’ search patterns were pretty consistent with the rest of the nation, which was captivated this year by Lamar Odom’s hospitalization, the terrorist attacks in Paris, Bruce Jenner’s transformation into Caitlyn Jenner, and, in the entertainment realm, the releases of Jurassic WorldAmerican Sniper, and Fallout 4.

Unlike the rest of the nation, though, Boston seems to have been more fascinated with Black Mass, the 2015 Boston Marathon, and the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory parade—naturally.

Check out the localized search data for Boston below:

Top Trending Searches

1. Lamar Odom
2. Paris
3. Bobbi Kristina Brown
4. Caitlyn Jenner
5. Jurassic Park
6. Ronda Rousey
7. American Sniper
8. Boston Marathon 2015
9. Charlie Sheen
10. Fallout 4

Top Trending News/Events

1. Paris
2. Boston Marathon
3. Freddie Gray
4. Patriots Parade
5. Baltimore
6. Charlie Hebdo
7. San Bernadino
8. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
9. Hurricane Joaquin
10. Nepal

Top Trending People

1. Lamar Odom
2. Bobbi Kristina Brown
3. Caitlyn Jenner
4. Ronda Rousey
5. Charlie Sheen
6. Rachel Dolezal
7. Adele
8. Brian Williams
9. Donald Trump
10. Stuart Scott

Top Trending Films

1. Jurassic World
2. American Sniper
3. Black Mass
4. 50 Shades of Grey
5. Furious 7
6. Inside Out
7. Pitch Perfect 2
8. Spectre
9. Mad Max Fury Road
10. Avengers: Age of Ultron

You can browse all of Google’s 2015 Year in Search lists at