Google recently released it’s top search results for 2020. While lockdown and coronavirus are most certainly on this list, so is the origin of Kellogg’s (which made last year’s most-searched list too) and vanilla flavouring.
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Take a look at the top 10 searched questions on Google by South Africans, below:
- How to apply for an unemployment grant?
- Who won the election? (US Election)
- What time is the President on tonight?
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s nighttime broadcasts during lockdown
- What is coronavirus?
- What is 5G?
- Where does vanilla flavouring come from?
Referring to a chemical compound used in some vanilla flavourings and other foods that comes from beaver anal glands.
- Why were cornflakes invented?
Referring to claims that John Harvey Kellogg invented cornflakes in 1894 to stave off masturbation.
- Where to buy beer during lockdown?
- Why were chainsaws invented?
This comes from a viral TikTok video which falsely claims that it was invented to assist with births.
- How to make hand sanitiser
General search topic that were the top trends on Google in 2020:
- US elections update
- Sasol share price
- Level 3 lockdown
- Children’s Day
- Load shedding
- Cigarettes ban South Africa
- Teacher’s day
- Leap day
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