This week our top word was ligature. For two days, it trended in searches (increasing by 3690%).
Well, sadly, this word is trending due to the horrific story about the deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman in Toronto, Ontario. Barry was a pharmaceutical executive and a billionaire, but the couple was also known for their
. They both died from
neck compression, meaning "strangulation caused by binding or tying" (according to The Washington Post). It's still unclear if their deaths were homicides.