The Most Searched of 2020

A pinch of pandemic panic, a battle of bread and burpees, and a whirlwind of how’s, what’s, and when-can-I-finally-go-out’s; as the longest year on record draws to a close we’re taking a look at the most searched of 2020.

One of the biggest events of 2020 was, of course, the lockdown. Essentials flew off of the shelves as shops and restaurants shut up and down the UK, so we decided to take things into our own hands! From restaurant favourites to comfort classics take a look at what you’ve been cooking;

The most searched recipes of 2020

  1. Bread recipe
  2. Beef bourguignon recipe
  3. School cake recipe
  4. KFC recipe
  5. White bread recipe
  6. American pancakes recipe
  7. Wagamama katsu curry recipe
  8. Sourdough starter recipe
  9. IKEA meatball recipe
  10. Soda bread recipe

With not much else to do we switched on the telly, from cliffhangers to binge worthy shows take a look at the shows that had us reaching for the remote;

The most searched shows of 2020

  1. Love Island
  2. Dennis Nilsen
  3. White House Farm
  4. Normal People
  5. The Stranger
  6. Tiger King
  7. The Fall
  8. Christine Keeler
  9. The Undoing
  10. Gangs of London

Of course with all the sitting, eating, and not going out, living-rooms across the UK transformed to awkward and sweaty gym classes with the help of Joe Wicks MBE; a title he earned keeping us sweating throughout the 2020 lockdown!

In the spirit of forced-self-sufficiency we’ve been DIY-ing it in 2020, from self-care to, well, self-care! From DIY face masks to wonky hair-cuts take a look at what the nation was getting up to in lockdown, also, can you spot the odd one out?

The most searched ‘How To’ questions of 2020

  1. How to make a face mask?
  2. How to make hand sanitizer?
  3. How to make bread?
  4. How to get tested for coronavirus?
  5. How to cut your own hair?
  6. How to cook eel?
  7. How to cut men’s hair?
  8. How to boost immune system?
  9. How to self-isolate?
  10. How to treat coronavirus?

‘How to cook eel?’ – A peculiar question, and it’s certainly not obvious why it’s there… We can blame ‘I’m a Celebrity’ for this one, after contestants found eels in their basket one dinner time! After a rather upsetting meal we bet the contestants wished they could have googled it too!

A whole new ‘Get me out of here’. From escapism to just escaping, the ‘When’s’ of 2020 were dominated by our desire to GET OUT.

The most searched ‘When’ questions of 2020

  1. When will lockdown end?
  2. When will gyms reopen?
  3. When does lockdown start?
  4. When will schools reopen?
  5. When does furlough end?
  6. When will pubs reopen?
  7. When does Eat Out to Help Out end?
  8. When will the new president be announced?
  9. When does Love Island start?
  10. When will hairdressers open?

We feel we should warn you – this one’s not for the faint of heart! The most peculiar ‘Where’ question of 2020 was ‘Where does vanilla flavouring come from?’. Apparently a Tik Toker by the name of Sloowmoee was the cause of this one! Sloowmoee asked for fellow Tik Tokers to film themselves searching the question, but don’t worry, we’ve done it for you!

‘Beaver Butts Emit Goo Used for Vanilla Flavouring.’

A substance called castoreum, used in vanilla flavouring, can be harvested from the hindquarters of beavers. Luckily most vanilla flavourings are now synthetic.

2020. It’s been a year.