The birth of Royal Baby Prince George Alexander Louis edged out the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Cleveland Kidnapping as the biggest news story of 2013, or so says a Bing list of the most searched news stories of the year.
Search giant Bing on Sunday released a list of the most popular U.S. search terms and trends for 2013 – basically, a direct look inside of America’s brains. The top 10 news items searched were:
- Royal Baby Born
- Boston Marathon Bombings
- Cleveland Kidnapping
- George Zimmerman Trial
- Gun Rights
- Anthony Weiner
- Oil Prices
- Fiscal Cliff
The data holds a number of pop culture insights, as well. Singer Beyoncé Knowles is the most searched person of the year (edging out Kim Kardashian, who topped the list a year prior), religious quarterback Tim Tebow is the most searched sports star, The Big Bang Theory was tops in TV, and Iron Man 3 was the most searched movie. The most searched song for the year was Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s hit Thrift Shop.
There are plenty more insights about this year’s search trends over at the official Bing blog.
[The Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge with Prince George by Christopher Neve via Creative Commons]