Lamar Odom’s bizarre downfall from a former Los Angeles Lakers star to a lost soul in a Nevada brothel had the world searching Google for answers more than any other topic this year.
A four-day binge in October that culminated in Odom being found unconscious in the Nevada “Love Ranch” placed him atop Google’s list of hottest searches during 2015. The annual breakdown released Wednesday ranks the inquiries that triggered the biggest spikes in traffic on Google’s dominant search engine, excluding queries about sexually explicit subjects.
Google processes two out of every three search requests in the world, a position that translates into trillions of inquiries each year.
Odom, 36, was Google’s most-searched person on its 2015 world rankings, followed by former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, and Caitlyn Jenner, who was Odom’s father-in-law before transitioning to life as a woman in 2015.
Rousey was the most searched athlete in the U.S., edging out Holly Holm, the fighter who pummeled her last month to take her championship title at UFC 193 in November.
Google also provided the lists for the top searches in a wide variety of categories, including movies (“Jurassic World”), television (“Big Brother Brazil”) and musical artists (Adele).