Google has compiled a list of the top 10 topics that people wanted to know most about in 2013.
Celebrity deaths, tragic bombings, and the Harlem Shake. From The Daily Beast:
This year, Google says, the number one trending term for all of 2013 was “Paul Walker.” He was the steely-eyed American actor who was tragically killed in a fiery car crash this past November. The news swept the Internet by storm, as it was revealed the Fast and Furious star had been traveling in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT after attending a charity event.
Following Walker, at #2 on the list, was the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon, colloquially called the “Boston Marathon bombing.” Three people lost their lives that day. 264 others were injured. In what became a week-long news event, federal authorities and the Boston police searched for the alleged culprits, eventually killing one and wounding the other in an overnight gun fight in a Boston suburb, and leaving the world seeking answers (many of which have yet to be found).
Here’s the full list of Google’s national top trending searches of 2013:
1. Paul Walker
2. Boston Marathon bombing
3. Nelson Mandela
4. Cory Monteith
5. iPhone 5s
6. Government shutdown
7. James Gandolfini
8. Harlem Shake
9. Royal baby
10. Adrian Peterson