Special Olympics World Games
The Special Olympics World Games was the top trending news event for San Antonio in 2015.
Everyone loves a good news wrap-up at the end of the year, and Internet giant Google is no different, aside from having access to all that data Americans and the rest of the world provide through searches each year.
[20 Events That Mattered in 2015, San Antonio and beyond]
This is the 15th time Google's released its annual Year in Search, where the corporate giant takes a look "at the stories, people and topics that captured the world's attention." The Year In Search website
provides top ten lists from 72 countries.
In San Antonio, the largest trending event was the Special Olympics World Games, which was in Los Angeles this year
Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who escaped from a maximum security prison through a tunnel in July
, came in second.
Depending on the time of the year, Pluto is somewhere between 2.66 and 4.67 billion miles from Earth. Despite the distance, it was ranked third in San Antonio trends, probably because of the New Horizons spacecraft
that made that billions-of-miles journey and started sending back incredible images of the dwarf planet.
Hurricane Patricia landed fourth. It was the most intense storm ever recorded
in the Western Hemisphere. The hurricane killed 13 and caused more than $400 million in damage.
Number five on the list is a prediction of the end times: the blood moon. John Hagee, pastor at Cornerstone, has famously predicted that blood moons signify the end times
The Houston Astros came in sixth, the team exceeded expectations
and — something everyone can get behind — knocked the New York Yankees out of the playoffs.
The Dallas Cowboys landed on the list at seventh, which is no surprise.
Landing at eighth was the mass murder in Paris, which 847 million people searched
The Golden State Warriors, who finally lost after one of the most incredible starts in NBA history
, landed ninth.
Rounding out the list is another mass shooting. This one at Umpqua Community College, where a gunman killed nine people.