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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) released its biggest moments of 2014 on Tuesday morning, which is a list of top 10 moments across the globe and the most-talked about things and people.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook, was on Today recently to discuss about the list.

"So, people all around the world, all over the year talk about topics and what we do is we take a look in an anonimized privacy-sensitive way of what were the most talked about topics. And that’s what our top 10 list is today and it really shows what the things are that people are most engaging with all around the world," Sandberg said.

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Sandberg also talked about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Mandarin skills, saying, "I was really impressed. Mark does an annual challenge every year and last year his challenge was to try and learn Mandarin, which is something a lot of people can’t do in a year, but he has taken it really seriously. It was really exciting to see him speak."

Global Top 10 Moments

  1. World Cup
  2. Ebola Virus Outbreak
  3. Brazilian Elections
  4. Robin Williams
  5. Ice Bucket Challenge
  6. Israel-Gaza Conflict
  7. Malaysia Airlines
  8. Super Bowl
  9. Sochi Winter Olympics
  10. Ferguson

Most Talked About

Movie: "Frozen"

Song: "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

Entertainer: Beyoncé

TV Show: "Game of Thrones"

Athlete: LeBron James

Game: "Cookie Jam"

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video: George W. Bush

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