Google released its 2022 “Year in Search” stats.  Not surprising, Wordle was at the top of the list! Along with elections, and celebrity deaths.

I’ll show you what was searched nationally, after we look at the top searches in Las Vegas:

1. Las Vegas searched for flight cancellations more than any other place in the U.S.

2. Las Vegas’ top trending animal was the Pallas cat: The Pallas’ cat (Otocolobus manul) is a small wildcat known for its unusual, and adorable look. It has a flattened and rounded face, stocky build Its super fluffiness make it appear stout and plush. But they’re definitely more than just pretty faces. Here are some other fun facts about the Pallas Cat.

3. Las Vegas was one of only 3 places with “doggy daycare” as a top trending “near me” search.

4. Las Vegas was the only place in the country that had “black bean burger” as its top trending recipe

5. Rap was Las Vegas’ top searched music genre

6. The top trending “near me’ search in Las Vegas was “gas prices.” And next in the “near me” category for Las Vegas:  foot massage near me, cheapest gas near me, food banks near me, pilates near me, fingerprinting near me, at home covid test near me, movies near me, facials near me, doggy daycare near me.

Here’s where you can Google YOUR local area.  Just csroll down to bottom, zoom in on the map, and pick your city.

And here are the most popular searches across the board:

-Carla Rea

  • The top news topics:

    Mid-term election results, Queen Elizabeth’s passing, Ukraine, Powerball numbers, and Hurricane Ian.

    Queen Elizabeth

    CHICHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 30: Queen Elizabeth II is seen at the Chichester Theatre while visiting West Sussex on November 30, 2017 in Chichester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

  • The top words we wanted defined:

    Rupee, Oligarch, Cacao, Homer, and Recession. ( rupee, cacao, and homer all spiked after they were featured in Wordle.)


    MUMBAI (BOMBAY), INDIA – MARCH 03: Actor Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, who appeared in the Academy Award-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire,” holds up a two Rupee coin given to him by a lady in his neighborhood March 3, 2009 in Mumbai, Bombay, India. (Photo by Ritam Banerjee/Getty Images)

  • The top "how to help others" searches:

    How to help Ukraine, How to help Ukrainian refugees,  How to help abortion rights,  How to help Ukraine army,  and How to help Uvalde  (The town in Texas that suffered a tragic elementary school shooting in May).


    IRPIN, UKRAINE – MARCH 03: Destroyed buildings are seen on March 03, 2022 in Irpin, Ukraine. Russia continues assault on Ukraine’s major cities, including the capital Kyiv, a week after launching a large-scale invasion of the country. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

  • The top "how to pronounce" searches"

    How to pronounce Qatar, How to pronounce Kyiv,  How to pronounce puzzle (really???),  How to pronounce Omicron, and How to pronounce ‘Encanto’.

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 03: (L-R) Angie Cepeda, Rhenzy Feliz, Jessica Darrow, María Cecilia Botero, Stephanie Beatriz, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Wilmer Valderrama, Mauro Castillo, Carolina Gaitán, Adassa, John Leguizamo, and Diane Guerrero attends the world premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on November 03, 2021. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

  • The top "near me" searches:

    Gas prices near me, At-home Covid testing near me, Voting near me, Early voting near me, and PCR test near me.

    Gas Prices

    CHIPPENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 11: A old petrol pump nozzle is left hung on the wall as it sits outside a derelict garage on March 11, 2008 in the village of Marshfield near Chippenham, England. Record oil prices at a new high of 107 USD a barrel mean the UK average cost of a litre of unleaded petrol is now more than 105 pence GBP. Motorists already hard hit by rising prices are hoping that the proposed hike in fuel duty proposed in Alistair Darling’s first budget as Chancellor will be postponed. Instead it is thought he will introduce more sophisticated environmental taxes, such as penalising “gas guzzlers” which are more likely to encourage “green” consumer behaviour. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • The most-searched games:

    Wordle, Quordle, Elden Ring, Heardle, and Worldle. (the frequent misspelling of Wordle. But there is a geography game called Worldle.)


  • The top recipes searched for:

    Sugo, Cincinnati Chili, Marry Me Chicken, Quick Pancake, and Mango Pie. (Sugo is an Italian red sauce, Marry Me Chicken is a viral one-pot dish involving chicken, cream, and parmesan, and “Quick Pancake” is like a regular pancake – but quicker. YOU ASKED! )

    Sugo Sauce

    NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 13: A view of Ernersto Cappone’s Polpette al Sugo at Chelsea Market Live hosted by Haylie Duff, Tia Mowry and Tiffani Thiessen at Chelsea Market on October 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

  • The top shortages we searched for:

    Diesel shortage, baby formula shortage, tampon shortage, Adderall shortage, and Sriracha shortage (yes – very important!)

    Baby formula shortage

    HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 08: Empty shelves of baby formula are seen in a Walmart Supercenter on July 08, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Consumer goods continue seeing shortages as the country grapples with ongoing supply chain issues stemming from the pandemic. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

  • The top "Who Is?" we searched for:

    Who is Andrew Tate?, Who is winning the election?, Who is the king of England?, “Who is ‘the watcher’?,  Who is Alex Jones? (By the way – “The Watcher” is a Netflix SHOW)

    King Charles and the Queen Consort

    LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 12: King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort take part in an address in Westminster Hall on September 12, 2022 in London, England. The Lord Speaker and the Speaker of the House of Commons presented an Address to His Majesty on behalf of their respective House in Westminster Hall following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The King replied to the Addresses. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • 2022's Top Five searches overall:

    Wordle, election result, Betty White, (who died on December 31st of last year), Queen Elizabeth (who passed in September), and Bob Saget (who passed in January).

    Betty White

    NEW YORK – JUNE 11: Actress Betty White visits Fuse’s “No. 1 Countdown” at fuse Studios on June 11, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

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