Kathie Lee & Hoda: Who Knew? Google Trivia
It was time for the weekly trivia game, Who Knew?, on the Today Show. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb have questions about the place everyone goes to find answers: Google. David Sieberg, Google Technologist, joined them in the studio. Find out Google facts about the most popular YouTube video and Google’s total number of searches.
Google Trivia: Most Popular Celebrity
Which celebrity has been the most popular so far this year on Google?
The correct answer is Katie Holmes. David Sieberg said her and Tom Cruise have been in the news, obviously.
Google Trivia: Most Popular YouTube Video
What is the most popular YouTube video of all time?
- “Baby” by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
- “Charlie Bit My Finger”
- “David After Dentist”
- KONY 2012
The correct answer is “Baby” by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris. David Sieberg said that “Charlie Bit My Finger” is a wonderful video about a baby and biting his brother’s finger, but the Bieber video is probably in the kazillions now.
Google Trivia: Olympic Athletes
Which of the following Olympic athletes has gathered the highest amount of queries on Google search leading up the Summer Games?
- Chris Paul
- Kobe Bryant
- Shawn Johnson
- LeBron James
The correct answer is LeBron James. David Sieberg said that LeBron is definitely getting a lot of attention with his win with the Miami Heat, but also for the Summer Olympics. Shawn Johnson up their even though she is not competing this year.
Google Trivia: Hottest Summer Vacation Destination
What is the hottest vacation destination of the summer so far on Google search?
- Puerto Rico
- Los Angeles
The correct answer is Orlando. David Sieberg said that people are looking for summer vacation deals and with the packages for Disney World and people are using it for the honeymoons.
Google Trivia: Google Earth Most Searched City
What U.S. city have Americans searched for the most on Google Earth this year?
- Las Vegas
- New York City
- San Francisco
The correct answer is New York City. David Sieberg said you can really see all the 3D buildings we have there and is really an immersive device.
Google Total Number of Searches
Since 2003, how many unique searches has Google answered?
- 65 million
- 1.5 billion
- 450 billion
- 920 trillion
The correct answer is 450 billion. David Sieberg said that is for unique searches only. People do billions of searches on a daily basis, but that is unique searches only. That number is 450 billion in the last nine years and still going, which is amazing.