From the tragic to the downright silly, millions of people searched the Web in 2012 to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and the death of a pop star. Google released its 12th annual "zeitgeist" report on Wednesday. The company calls it "an in-depth look at the spirit of the times as seen through the billions of searches on Google over the past year."
Here's a photo gallery of the top ten trending searches of 2012.No. 1:
Whitney Houston, shown here in April 2010, who died in an accidental drowning
in a bathtub on Feb. 11. The coroner ruled that heart disease and cocaine use contributed to her death. (Associated Press)