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Prince was one of the world's most Googled terms in 2016

Google also revealed the most searched for sports teams, movies and memes.
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In a year of dozens of unexpected losses, the death of Prince certainly hit Minnesotans the hardest – and it looks like the rest of the world was the same.

Google Trends has released its annual round-up of the biggest search terms of 2016, and Prince was 4th on the worldwide global trends – behind only Pokemon Go, the iPhone 7 and Donald Trump.

Naturally, he was the most searched-for celebrity who passed away, ahead of David Bowie – who died in January, murdered former Voice contestant Christina Grimmie, actor Alan Rickman and boxer Muhammed Ali.

In other top search terms, the U.S. Election was the biggest trending news event – ahead of the Olympics and Brexit – while "Deadpool," Celine Dion and "Stranger Things" were the most searched for movie, musician and TV show respectively.

Vikings trending in the U.S.

In the U.S. alone, the Minnesota Vikings' spectacular 5-0 start to the season (and, probably, their subsequent slump to 7-6) ensured that the Vikings was the 4th most searched NFL team – behind the Carolina Panthers, L.A. Rams and Denver Broncos.

North Dakota native Carson Wentz was the 4th most searched player, following his drafting by the Philadelphia Eagles and an assured start to his NFL career.

The Minnesota Lynx meanwhile were the most searched WNBA team.

Google's data release is pretty extensive, and it even looks at things like the most searched gifs and memes.

If you must know, Puppy Monkey Baby was the most searched for gif.

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And Harambe the most searched for meme.

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