Things you searched for the most helped Google make 2014's trending topics list. Now, the search titan is bidding farewell to yet another great year with an animated Google Doodle that pretty much sums up the year in a nutshell. The animated doodle on Google's homepage shows the things that trended the most.
This year's animated doodle is entirely different from the one featured last year. Google showed each of the numerals in 2013 show some dance moves. This year, Google takes a walk down the memory lane. The 2014 Doodle depicts Flappy Bird, a simple mobile game, which went viral and bagged the most searched game title of 2014. The game became so popular that it managed to beat one of the most popular console titles, Destiny.
The doodle continues with the depiction of the world's largest sporting event, FIFA World Cup 2014. The sporting event was the hot topic for good two months as it went down in Brazil earlier this year.
Also featured in the 2014 Doodle is the launch of India's Mars Orbiter Mission, Mangalyaan, which became a global event and a proud moment for Indians. Mangalyaan succeeded in its inter-planetary Mars Orbiter Mission at first attempt, making it the only country to do so. The ISRO team took mere 15 months to put together the whole set-up for Mangalyaan and costing as little as $70 million, almost three times cheaper than NASA's Maven.
Google also gave a shout-out to Rosetta, a robotic space probe by European Space Agency, and its landing module, Philae.
Finally, Google ended its animated Doodle with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which went viral with celebrities and thousands of people pouring ice-cold water over themselves and inviting others to do the same to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease. As a result, the ALS Association was able to raise $220 million from around the world.
If you still haven't seen the 2014 Google Doodle, the last one this year, head over to Google's homepage and check it out.