What have Lady Colin Campbell, Jeremy Corbyn and UFC warrior Ronda Rousey got in common?
Other than being superb MMA fighters, they’re all among the top British searches in Google for 2015.
Google’s annual power list of the most searched for people and topics throws up some surprising results.
Who’d have guessed that Rousey would be the most searched sports personality, ahead of Jurgen Klopp? Or that Klopp’s new club Liverpool would actually win a title, even if it is only of the most searched Premier League side? (With Hull finishing fifth, despite being relegated.)
There are reminders of sad stories in Google’s list, as the late Cilla Black, Corrie actress Anne Kirkbride and rugby great Jonah Lomu all feature.
Basketball star Lamar Odom’s troubles, when he was found unconscious in a brothel, led to a huge spike in his fame as people searched for the sensational details of his health battles.
Adele’s comeback single Hello unsurprisingly tops the songs most searched for. But why is last year’s hit All About That Bass still in the Top Five? (Unless it was journalists reminding themselves how to spell Meghan Trainor.)
And why doesn’t Star Wars: The Force Awakens come in the Top Five films instead of the Jurassic World monstrosity?
Maybe the second-most searched for How To explains all: How to get rid of brain freeze…
Lady Colin Campbell
50 Shades Of Grey
Fast And Furious 7
Take Me To Church
See You Again
All About That Bass
How to lose belly fat
How to get rid of brain freeze
How to lose weight quickly
How to use the new Snapchat update
How to register to vote
Rugby World Cup
The Grand National
Sritictly Come Dancing
Game Of Thrones
Loaded’s deputy editor John Earls has covered entertainment and sport across a range of national newspapers, plus several football and music magazines, since 1990. Follow him on Twitter at @EarlsJohn