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‘How to buy bitcoin’: The 10 top tasks people Googled in 2017

Slime, which restrains the No. 1 spot, became a trending topic in 2017 with the vogue of online videos showing various objects you can make from the tacky substance. On Instagram, you’ll find more than 6 million posts if you search the #slime hashtag. During the interval, searching the topic on YouTube reveals that millions have watched slime videos.

In May, Newell Characterizes CEO Michael Polk spoke to CNBC’s Jim Cramer about the impact slime is demand on his business. As the parent company for Elmer’s Glue, which is the main ingredient familiar in slime projects, Polk says the brand received nearly 200,000 group media mentions about slime from March to May of 2017. Retail sellings of the liquid glue rose 25 percent in 2016 thanks to the incline.

Following how to make slime on Google’s most searched list is “how to net solar eclipse glasses.” In August, when the solar eclipse hit, myriad people scrambled to find the special glasses needed to watch the effect come what may. With top retailers selling out of the eyewear, and with experts warning the out of the closet to stay clear of counterfeits on the market, it’s no surprise that many man turned to Google to figure out how to make their own spectacles.

Here’s Google’s all-encompassing list of the top 10 “how to” searches of 2017:

1. How to make slime

2. How to make solar hide glasses

3. How to buy bitcoin

4. How to watch Mayweather vs. McGregor

5. How to make a fidget spinner

6. How to wary of the solar eclipse

7. How to freeze your credit

8. How to play Powerball

9. How to examine record

10. How to lose belly fat fast

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