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Search Results Suggest Royal Baby was the Biggest News Story of 2013

by Fox Van Allen on December 02, 2013

Royal Baby Prince George Alexander Louis

Catherine, Dutchess of Cambridge with Prince George.
(by Christopher Neve)

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:

  1. Royal Baby Born
  2. Boston Marathon Bombings
  3. Cleveland Kidnapping
  4. George Zimmerman Trial
  5. Gun Rights
  6. Tesla
  7. Syria
  8. Anthony Weiner
  9. Oil Prices
  10. 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]


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