Singer Whitney Houston was the "top trending" search of 2012 on Google and ranked in the top ten of Yahoo! searches. The singer's death on Feb. 11 sent a flood of people to the Internet for information.
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South Korean rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style" dance hit the social media waves this year making No. 2 on the top searched term on Google and in the top ten on Bing. The music video topped the charts on Youtube as well becoming the most watched video of all-time with almost 1 billion views.
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Superstorm Sandy came in third on the top searched Google terms. New York and New Jersey is still recovering from the storm that killed at least 125 people and left more than $50 billion in damage.
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Apple's iPad 3 made Google's top searched list at No. 4.
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Video game Diablo III came in No. 5 on the list as the much anticipated game hit the shelves May 15.
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Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and the rumors and subsequent announcement of the newest royal baby came in as No. 6 in the most searched Google terms of 2012.
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The 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London sparked much discussion on the Internet, coming in as No. 7 on Google's most searched list.
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Amanda Todd, 15, committed suicide five weeks after posting a YouTube video outlining the abuse she endured both online and in person. Her story made it to No. 8 on Google's most searched of 2012 list.
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Michael Clarke Duncan, known for his award winning performance in the movie The Green Mile, died on July 13 after a heart attack. Duncan came in at No. 9 on Google's most searched list.
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The TV Show Big Brother Brasil came in at No. 10 on Google's most searched list. The show aired its final episode in March.