Whitney Tops Google Searches

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Whitney Houston’s fans were devastated by her passing earlier this year, but they also propelled her to the top of Google Zeitgeist, the annual list of most searched-for terms on Google released Wednesday. Perhaps not surprisingly, “Gangnam Style” and “Hurricane Sandy” were Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. “One Direction” was the most searched-for image, which is surely bad news for rival boy band the Wanted. In sports, Linsanity reigned supreme, with Jeremy Lin being the most searched-for term. Finishing second in the category was Michael Phelps; Ryan Lochte lost to his swimming rival yet again, coming in at No. 10. The Hunger Games was the most searched-for movie and was followed by Skyfall and Prometheus.