Man, can you guys believe 2017 is almost over? We can't! In the beginning it was as if this year would never end. Now that it almost has, we've gotta say, thank freakin' God. Seriously, what a sh-tstorm. Let's all take a quiet moment to pray that 2018 will be better — although, with Trump as acting president until 2020, don't raise those expectations too much, fellas. That being said, there is one solid thing that came out of this year and that's the top Google searches of 2017. No, really, this list is wildly entertaining. So much so, that here at FHM, we decided to break it down into different segments. Ya know, to make sure we give the necessary attention to each.
Today we're bringing you guys the top "what is..." Google searches of 2017 and as we said in the headline, the We also decided to throw in some answers/explanation because we're just good like that. Enjoy!
What is DACA?
There's virtually no way to make this topic light-hearted or humorous, so, we'll just go ahead and provide some explanation via the top-rated Google result — "The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was an American immigration policy that allowed some individuals who entered the country as minors, and had either entered or remained in the country illegally, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit. "
What is Bitcoin?
We sincerely hope to never hear/read the word Bitcoin ever again, but, it seems that's very unlikely. In that case, if you can't beam 'em, join 'em. As per the top-rated Google result — "Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator."
What is a solar eclipse?
We're pretty sure that most people learned this in middle school, right? That being said, it's entirely possible that it was middle schoolers who caused this search term to jump so high up on the list of "what is..." questions. The top-rated Google result, for all you "middle schoolers" out there — "A solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and when the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun."
What is ANTIFA?
We were under the impression that ANTIFA wasn't a real thing. Technically speaking, it's an "anti-fascist" movement, but, that doesn't really make sense, now does it? If you're not anti-fascist, you're a fascist. Everyone should innately be anti-fascist, there doesn't need to be a separate category. We're not even going to Google this one in fear of BS right wing propaganda clouding our computer screens.
What is net neutrality?
Net neutrality is dead — good job, people! Get ready to pay for your pornography and have Netflix take 567898765 hours to load a single episode of The Episode. Y'all better pray that it gets reinstated.
What is covfefe?
Seriously?! This is exactly what we were referring to when we mentioned "ridiculous" in the headline. Covfefe was a F'in type on Twitter made by the president of the United F'in States. Yes, he's that much of a dolt that he can't even go 140 characters without making a grave error.
What is the Antikythera mechanism?
Not going to lie, guys, we have no freakin' clue what this is. We have no choice but to Google it. The top-result — "The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient Greek analogue computer and orrery used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendar and astrological purposes." Of course, yet another solar eclipse oriented search. If y'all cared this much about the environment and natural phenomena all the time, we wouldn't be doomed.
What is a fidget spinner?
We don't want to dignify this question with a response, guys. We're going to sincerely hope none of you contributed to this non-sensical line of questioning. Just watch the video above if you're really that desperate.
What is the Paris Climate Agreement?
We're going to assume that this has something to do with Paris and the weather, but, let's Google for good measure, shall we? The top-result— "The Paris Agreement, Paris climate accord or Paris climate agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020." Yep, that sounds about right.
What is a hurricane?
C'mon, really? We don't understand how some of these questions can be so legitimate and others just seem like the curriculum from a Kindergarten class.
Here's hoping 2018 will be a year of better questions, less politics, and finally putting an end to a POTUS with a Twitter account.
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