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December 31st, 2012
10:12 AM ET

Google counts down the top trends of 2012

After analyzing 1.2 trillion searches in 146 languages, Google breaks down the top trends of 2012.

In the United States, the 2012 election and Hurricane Sandy top the list as most searched events. Searching Whitney Houston’s sudden death made her one of the most searched musicians. And Jeremy Lin of “Linsanity” fame was the top searched athlete.

The most popular videos searched on Google were Carly Rae Jepsen's addictive hit “Call Me Maybe” as well as “Gangnam Stlye,” which is also the first video to pass the billion mark.