2014 Trending Topics Highlighted With Google Doodle

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With New Year's Eve here, Google is celebrating the end of the year with a doodle on its homepage pointing users to 2014 trending topics. It's an animated doodle that shows the word Google turning into "2014," with each number representing a different topic.

If you click the doodle, it takes you to a search results page with one of Google's answer boxes at the top. This displays the top five trending topics for the country with the option to look at other countries' lists.

The top five topics for the United States are:

1. Robin Williams
2. World Cup
3. Ebola
4. Malaysia Airlines
5. Flappy Bird

Earlier this month, Google released its lists from around the world. Here's a look at the global top ten:

You'll notice on Google's homepage today that there's also a link to the Google Trends 2014 site.

Image via Google

Chris Crum
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