Every year, once the calendar year wraps up, Wikipedia (the famous online encyclopedia) releases its list of the articles that were most researched throughout the entirety of the post year.
Interestingly, at the end of 2017, Wikipedia announced that its article on death (which totaled over thirty-seven million views this year) was the most searched article on the entire website.
Whether this has something to do with the spike in celebrity deaths at the end of 2016 (between Carrie Fisher, George Michael, and Debbie Reynolds) or not remains to be seen, but nevertheless, that was Wikipedia’s top article of the year.
Some of the other top articles of the year really paint a picture of the 2017 that was. And they also tend to tell the story in a rather lighthearted way, at least as compared to death.
Queen Elizabeth racked up over nineteen million searches, specifically when The Crown’s second season debuted on Netflix. Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Meghan Markle each appeared on Wikipedia’s list this year, when discussing individual people.
Game of Thrones was a television show that made the list, on the other hand. It is always interesting to see what is on everyone’s mind during the year.