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Zeitgeist 2012: Top Trending Google Searches

Google has released its notorious "Zeitgeist 2012", which is a series of lists that rank the fastest growing searches on Google. The most popular search terms, people, events, stories, make this end of the year's round-up, and the good thing about it is that, due to the searches' volume irrelevance, there are some quite unexpected results in addition to the predictable ones.

But let's cut the chase: here are the most popular Top 10... and don't forget to check out the picture gallery as well!

Top 10 trending 2012 search terms (UK)

  • 1. Euro 2012
  • 2. Olympic tickets
  • 3. Whitney Houston
  • 4. Kate Middleton
  • 5. April Jones
  • 6. Netflix
  • 7. Natwest online
  • 8. iPad 3
  • 9. Gary Barlow
  • 10. Gangnam Style

Top 10 trending news stories

  • 1. Euro 2012
  • 2. Olympics
  • 3. Hurricane Sandy
  • 4. Olympic torch route
  • 5. Eurovision 2012
  • 6. Whitney Houston
  • 7. Felix Baumgartner
  • 8. Costa Concordia
  • 9. Lance Armstrong
  • 10. Diamond Jubilee

Top 10 trending people (global)

  • 1. Whitney Houston
  • 2. Kate Middleton
  • 3. Gary Barlow
  • 4. Tulisa
  • 5. Jessica Ennis
  • 6. Fabrice Muamba
  • 7. Michael Clarke Duncan
  • 8. Morgan Freeman
  • 9. Prince Harry
  • 10. Usain Bolt

Top 10 trending people (UK)

  • 1. Kate Middleton
  • 2. Gary Barlow
  • 3. Tulisa
  • 4. Jessica Ennis
  • 5. Prince Harry
  • 6. Tom Daley
  • 7. Mo Farah
  • 8. Jimmy Savile
  • 9. Victoria Pendleton
  • 10. Danica Thrall

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Top 10 trending politicians (UK)

  • 1. Jeremy Hunt
  • 2. Boris Johnson
  • 3. Justine Greening
  • 4. Alex Salmond
  • 5. Michael Gove
  • 6. George Osborne
  • 7. Louise Mensch
  • 8. Nadine Dorries
  • 9. Keith Vaz
  • 10. Ed Vaizey

Top 10 trending Olympians (UK)

  • 1. Andy Murray
  • 2. Tom Daley
  • 3. Jessica Ennis
  • 4. Mo Farah
  • 5. Victoria Pendleton
  • 6. Bradley Wiggins
  • 7. Chris Hoy
  • 8. Rebecca Adlington
  • 9. Laura Trott
  • 10. Louis Smith

Top trending Olympians (Global)

  • 1. Usain Bolt
  • 2. Michael Phelps
  • 3. Roger Federer
  • 4. Yohan Blake
  • 5. Ryan Lochte
  • 6. Venus Williams
  • 7. Rafael Nadal
  • 8. Novak Djokovic
  • 9. Tyson Gay
  • 10. Missy Franklin

Top 10 trending TV shows

  • 1. Mike the Knight
  • 2. Homeland
  • 3. TOWIE
  • 4. The Jonathan Ross Show
  • 5. Celebrity Big Brother
  • 6. Sherlock
  • 7. The Great British Bake Off
  • 8. Game of Thrones
  • 9. Big Bang Theory
  • 10. How I Met Your Mother

Top 10 trending movies

  • 1. Skyfall
  • 2. Prometheus
  • 3. The Hunger Games
  • 4. Magic Mike
  • 5. Taken 2
  • 6. The Avengers
  • 7. The Woman in Black
  • 8. The Dictator
  • 9. Sinister
  • 10. The Devil Inside

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Top 10 trending music artists

  • 1. Lucy Spraggan
  • 2. The Military Wives
  • 3. Will.i.am
  • 4. Emeli Sandé
  • 5. Psy
  • 6. One Direction
  • 7. The Spice Girls
  • 8. Muse
  • 9. Girls Aloud
  • 10. Dizzee Rascal

Top 10 trending songs

  • 1. Gangnam Style
  • 2. Call Me Maybe
  • 3. Blow Me One Last Kiss
  • 4. Beneath Your Beautiful
  • 5. The Official Olympic Song (Survival by Muse)
  • 6. Skyfall
  • 7. Somebody That I Used To Know
  • 8. We Are Young
  • 9. Too Close
  • 10. 212

Top 10 trending fashion labels

  • 1. Stella McCartney
  • 2. Karl Lagerfeld
  • 3. Victoria's Secret
  • 4. Alice Temperley
  • 5. Versace
  • 6. Mulberry
  • 7. Marks and Spencer
  • 8. Ossie Clark
  • 9. Burberry
  • 10. LK Bennett

Top 10 trending sports

  • 1. Synchronised swimming
  • 2. Murderball
  • 3. Wheelchair basketball
  • 4. Volleyball
  • 5. Archery
  • 6. 100m sprint
  • 7. Taekwondo
  • 8. Gymnastics
  • 9. Cycling
  • 10. Athletics

Top 10 tech trends

  • 1. Netflix
  • 2. ipad 3
  • 3. iPad mini
  • 4. moviestarplanet
  • 5. Kik
  • 6. Pottermore
  • 7. Moshi monsters login
  • 8. Samsung Galaxy s3
  • 9. Superbia
  • 10. Diablo 3

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Top 10 trending travel destinations

  • 1. Rio de Janeiro
  • 2. Greece
  • 3. Brazil
  • 4. Dubai
  • 5. Paris
  • 6. London
  • 7. Bruges
  • 8. Cornwall
  • 9. Edinburgh
  • 10. Barcelona

Top 10 Most searched cities in Google Maps (UK)

  • 1. London
  • 2. Bristol
  • 3. Manchester
  • 4. Edinburgh
  • 5. Brighton
  • 6. Surrey
  • 7. Leeds
  • 8. Oxford
  • 9. Cambridge
  • 10. Birmingham

Top 10 Most searched Local Places in Google Maps (UK)

  • 1. hotel
  • 2. restaurant
  • 3. pubs
  • 4. camping
  • 5. Tesco
  • 6. parking
  • 7. trainstation
  • 8. Premier Inn
  • 9. supermarket
  • 10. B&B

Top 10 searches for "how to" in 2012

  • 1. draw
  • 2. kiss
  • 3. make
  • 4. crochet
  • 5. knit
  • 6. meditate
  • 7. flirt
  • 8. sing
  • 9. hack
  • 10. pronounce

Top 10 searches for "what is" in 2012

  • 1. love
  • 2. icloud
  • 3. 3g
  • 4. scientology
  • 5. instagram
  • 6. autism
  • 7. diabetes
  • 8. yolo
  • 9. illuminati
  • 10. ms

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