The year that was: Google searches for the year 2016

Often, one can't see the forest for the trees. Seeing the year flash by like this has an eerie, unsettling effect. It's surface detail only, of course, and yet there's something to be said for big, complicated events being compressed into little more than two minutes.

YouTube has archived Google video of users' annual Google searches dating back to 2010, so now — if one is so inclined — you can revisit seven years of history in little more than 10 minutes.