And a look at the top trending "How to" searches on Google reveals a cross section of all the things that were both bouncing around popular culture in 2015, and things that were a bit confusing to people. The list includes classics conundrums like trying to solve a rubix cube, tech questions like how to get Snapchat working, and even the latest dance fad ("How to hit the quan").
Google defines a trending search as those "that had the highest spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2015 as compared to 2014."
Here were the top trending "How to" searches in 2015, according to Google:
How to use the new Snapchat update
How to solve a rubix cube
How to get legendary marks
How to play Charlie Charlie
How to upgrade to Windows 10
How to get the new emojis
How to authorize a computer on iTunes
How to hit the quan
How to lose 10 pounds in a week
How to use Apple Pay