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  • Google, which assists with 3 billion internet searches every day, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week.
  • It compiled a list of the most popular searches in South Africa over the past two decades.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Google - which facilitates over three billion internet searches every day - has compiled a list of the most popular searches in South Africa over the past two decades. 

The list includes the following searches:  

How to bath?

South Africans were apparently looking for advice on how to get better at getting cleaner.

What is junk status?

What is junk status? (Photo: Timothy Rangongo/Business Insider SA)

South Africans turned to Google for a crash course in sovereign credit ratings after we were downgraded by two credit rating agencies in the past year.

How to pout?

How to pout? (Photo: Timothy Rangongo/Business Insider SA)

Presumably, for more attractive selfies.

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah (Photo: Getty Images)

The popular South African comedian hit the big time after he appointed host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news programme on Comedy Central.


Ten years ago, amid increasing reports of violence against foreigners, many South Africans had to turn to the internet to find out what the term means.

Vuyo Mbuli

Vuyo Mbuli (City Press)

Beloved SABC radio and television presenter Vuyo Mbuli died suddenly, of a pulmonary embolism, in 2013.

How to twerk?

Three years ago, South Africans joined in on the global twerking craze. 

Collins Chabane

Collins Chabane. Photo: Theana Breugem

Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane died in a car crash in 2015.

Pokemon Go

(Getty Images)

The augmented reality mobile game created havoc in cities across the globe as players went around physically searching for over 150 Pokemon species.

Matric results

Every year, the official release of grade 12 academic results is widely anticipated.

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