Kalashnikov manhunt tops Lithuania’s Google searches in 2015

Igoris Molotkovas, the guy who sparked a massive manhunt operation in Vilnius in November after escaping police with a Kalashnikov, was the most googled person in Lithuania last year. Google search results also show that Lithuanians were interested in solar eclipses, basketball and Snapchat.
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Google published the top search results from 72 countries on Thursday, showing what topics, people and Youtube videos were most googled in countries around the world, including Lithuania.

Top search results in Lithuania reveal that Lithuanians were interested in international news: the terrorist attacks in Paris, war in Syria, and childcare in Norway. In domestic news, the most popular searches included basketball, military conscription and the introduction of the euro.

Snapchat and the new treetop walk in the resort town of Druskininkai were among the top non-news searches in Lithuania.

"The annual Google search results give a clear image of Lithuania and the world, they give an idea what was important, what excited and interested people in Lithuania," said Regimantas Urbanas, Google marketing head for the Baltics.

"I am very happy that [Lithuanian singer] Monika Linkytė tops the list of most popular music video searches on Youtube, her song 'Po Dangum' outdid the biggest international music stars."

TOP 10 searches in Lithuania:

1. Eurobasket 2015
2. Eurovision 2015
3. Attacks in Paris
4. Refugees
5. Syria war
6. Treetop walk
7. Conscription list 2015
8. Charlie Hebdo
9. Euro calculator
10. Barnevernet

TOP 10 people:

1. Igoris Molotkovas
2. Jonatanas Kazlauskas
3. Indrė Kavaliauskaitė
4. Visvaldas Matijošaitis
5. Remigijus Šimašius
6. Ieva Daugirdaitė
7. Domantas Sabonis
8. Igoris Kofas
9. Kaetana Leontjeva
10. Agness Landau

TOP 10 "what is" searches:

1. What is ISIS
2. What is Uber
3. What is Islamic State
4. What is SEO
5. What is Bitcoin
6. What is electronic signature
7. What is Paysera
8. What is Snapchat
9. What is HTML
10. What is turbulence

TOP 10 "why" searches:

1. Why sort waste
2. Why phone battery lasts short
3. Why loneliness can be attractive
4. Why tomato leaves curl
5. Why buttons on guys' and girl's clothes are on opposite sides
6. Why clouds do not fall down
7. Why elephants can't jump
8. Why you can't photograph a sleeping person
9. Why young people are critical of their environment
10. Why cat doesn't use the box

TOP 10 "how to" searches:

1. How to observe solar eclipse
2. How to recognise euro notes
3. How to behave in war
4. How to find treetop walk
5. How to prepare corn cobs
6. How to calculate percentages
7. How to celebrate 2016
8. How to photograph computer screen
9. How to vote in municipal elections
10. How to crop SIM card

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