Google's Top Searches of 2013 & 10 Surprising Facts from This Zeitgeist Report

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Drumroll please, the 13th annual Google Zeitgeist Report is out! What’s that you say? GOOGLE IT. I jest, I jest. Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like, a list of the most-used search terms and queries over the past year. It’s quite the barometer for what was the buzziest buzz in the pop culture stratosphere. Paul Walker, Nelson Mandela, Cory Monteith, the Royal Baby, iPhone 5s, Boston Marathon, and North Korea were amongst the top-searched items on Google. However, Miley Cyrus was the most-searched person of 2013, and before I dive into a rant about what that says about the world in which we live, let’s continue with some more of the most-Googled celebs, movies, TV shows and events.

More of the biggets “hits” (Internet pun!): Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Despicable Me 2, Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones, Jobs, Downton Abbey, and The Great Gatsby and more. Shockingly, Beyonce’s new album didn’t even crack the top 10’s...but there are still two weeks left of the year. Get on that, Beyhive.

And after going through the Zeitgeist Report, I decided to do some Googling of my own on these pop cultural phenomenons of 2013. Needless to say, I fell down the Internet rabbit-hole and came through with some pretty interesting factoids. Take a look.

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