Google Zeitgeist - Search patterns, trends, and surprises according to Google

For both breaking news and obscure information alike, people around the world search on Google at www.google.co.uk. With a bit of analysis, this flurry of searches often exposes interesting trends, patterns, and surprises.

These lists provide a glimpse of Google user search behavior based on queries from the United Kingdom. Information about Google's searches from around the world are also listed below.

(Archived information available here.)

Google UK

United Kingdom - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. national lottery
  2. 50 cent
  3. dictionary
  4. wikipedia
  5. holidays
  1. paris hilton
  2. eastenders
  3. simpsons
  4. paintball
  5. car insurance
  1. train times
  2. cheap flights
  3. chantelle
  4. katie price
  5. weather
 


Brazil - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. carnaval
  2. rebelde
  3. hello kitty
  4. receita federal
  5. cesgranrio
  1. u2
  2. avril lavigne
  3. corinthians
  4. crazy frog
  5. futebol
  1. xuxa
  2. palmeiras
  3. batman
  4. carros tunados
  5. praia
 
Canada - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. nexopia
  2. air canada
  3. cbc
  4. lavalife
  5. family guy
  1. love
  2. britney spears
  3. 50 cent
  4. naruto
  5. westjet
  1. angelina jolie
  2. carmen electra
  3. inuyasha
  4. sudoku
  5. canadian tire
 
Denmark - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. arto
  2. krak
  3. dba
  4. TV2
  5. hunde
  1. heste
  2. biler
  3. fastelavn
  4. rejser
  5. paris hilton
  1. dr
  2. tdc
  3. katte
  4. britney spears
  5. jubii
 
Finland - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. ystävänpäivä
  2. wikipedia
  3. torino
  4. sudoku
  5. curling
  1. kiira korpi
  2. uusipaavalniemi
  3. darin
  4. työvoimatoimisto
  5. johnny depp
  1. iltasanomat
  2. matkahuolto
  3. aurinkomatkat
  4. nokia
  5. verkkokauppa
 
Germany - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. wikipedia
  2. antivir
  3. tokio hotel
  4. valentinstag
  5. heidi klum
  1. torino games
  2. 50 cent
  3. icq
  4. bmw
  5. bushido
  1. aldi
  2. soduku
  3. firefox
  4. tchibo
  5. vogelgrippe
 
Greece - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. in.gr
  2. rebelde way
  3. erreway
  4. olympiakos
  5. felipe colombo
  1. pamela anderson
  2. angelina jolie
  3. paparizou
  4. ferrari
  5. ronaldoinho
  1. paok
  2. panathinaikos
  3. titanic
  4. bmw
  5. luisana lopilato
 
India - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. sania mirza
  2. cricket
  3. torino games
  4. aishwarya rai
  5. ndtv
  1. rang de basanti
  2. wikipedia
  3. john abraham
  4. tsunami
  5. valentine
  1. harry potter
  2. sachin tendulkar
  3. bird flu
  4. kerala
  5. nanotechnology
 
Italy - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. san valentino
  2. olimpiadi torino
  3. grande fratello
  4. carnevale
  5. juventus
  1. valentino rossi
  2. milan
  3. ronaldinho
  4. carolina kostner
  5. torino
  1. robbie williams
  2. snowboard
  3. vanessa incontrada
  4. ibrahimovic
  5. alessia marcuzzi
 
Japan - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. 荒川静香
    (shizuka arakawa)
  2. 安藤美姫
    (miki ando)
  3. 確定申告
    (tax return)
  4. ライブドア
    (livedoor)
  5. 倖田來未
    (kumi koda)
  1. 美しき野獣
    (utsukushiki yaju)
  2. 山田孝之
    (takayuki yamada)
  3. 綾瀬はるか
    (haruka ayase)
  4. 国税庁
    (tax administration agency)
  5. NHK
  1. 加護亜依
    (ai kago)
  2. 上村愛子
    (aiko uemura)
  3. 蛯原友里
    (yuri ebihara)
  4. フジテレビ
    (fuji tv)
  5. 赤西仁
    (hitoshi akanishi)
 
Korea - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. 이효리
    (pop singer Lee Hyo-lee)
  2. 마봉춘
    (TV announcer nickname)

  3. (Korean mini series "Gung")
  4. 차태현
    (actor Cha Tae-hyun)
  5. 이지현
    (actress Lee Jee-hyun)
  1. 양미라
    (actress Yang Mi-la)
  2. 김구라
    (comedian Kim Gu-ra)
  3. torino games
    (comedian Kim Gu-ra)
  4. 신정환
    (comedian Shin Jung-hwan)
  5. 김주하
    (TV announcer Kim Joo-ha)
  1. 이준기
    (actor Lee Jun-ki)
  2. miss america
  3. 황우석
    (professor Hwang Woo-seok)
  4. 음란서생
    (movie "Ummm")
  5. 강혜정
    (actress Kang Hye-jung)
 
Malaysia - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. berita harian
    (local newspaper)
  2. friendster
    (local newspaper)
  3. harian metro
    (local newspaper)
  4. naruto
    (Japanese anime)
  5. utusan malaysia
    (local newspaper)
  1. melayu boleh
    (local newspaper)
  2. jawatan kosong
    (local newspaper)
  3. jobstreet
    (local newspaper)
  4. wikipedia
    (local newspaper)
  5. air asia
    (local newspaper)
  1. final fantasy
    (local newspaper)
  2. malaysia airlines
    (local newspaper)
  3. siti nurhaliza
    (Malaysian Idol)
  4. the star
    (local newspaper)
  5. maybank
    (local newspaper)
 
Mexico - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. juegos
  2. corazones
  3. san valentin
  4. smallville
  5. lindsay lohan
  1. tom welling
  2. telcel
  3. rebelde
  4. amor en custodia
  5. south park
  1. chivas
  2. caballeros del zodiaco
  3. rosas
  4. infonavit
  5. panda
 
Norway - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. hjerte
  2. britney spears
  3. hund
  4. katter
  5. finn.no
  1. biler
  2. infantil
  3. dagbladet
  4. ronaldinho
  5. harry potter
  1. telefonkatalogen
  2. kari traa
  3. bmw
  4. prison break
  5. pokemon
 
Poland - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. walentynki
    (Valentine's day)
  2. tokio hotel
    (Tokio hotel)
  3. chuck norris
    (Chuck Norris)
  4. mapa polski
    (map of Poland)
  5. paris hilton
  1. harry potter
  2. barbie
  3. zus
    (large insurance company)
  4. cinema city
  5. poczta polska
    (Polish post office)
  1. nike
  2. bmw
  3. angelina jolie
  4. firefox
  5. radio maryja
    (Catholic radio station)
 
Russia - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. 23 февраля
    (holiday)
  2. Игра колобок
    (game)
  3. Автострахование
    (auto insurance)
  4. Отдых в Австрии
    (vacation in Austria)
  5. День Святого Валентина
    (Valentine's day)
  1. Сноуборд
    (snowboard)
  2. Горные лыжи
    (mountain skis)
  3. Не родись красивой
    (TV show)
  4. Масленица
    (holiday)
  5. Олимпиада
    (Olympics)
  1. Агенство недвижимости
    (real estate agency)
  2. Уплотнение окон
    (window stripping)
  3. Корпоративная вечеринка
    (corporate party)
  4. Дневной дозор
    (movie)
  5. Строительство бань
    (building of a sauna)
 
Singapore - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. viagra
  2. singapore
  3. singapore pools
  4. wikipedia
  5. starhub
  1. naruto
  2. youtube
  3. singapore airlines
  4. torino games
  5. street directory
  1. singtel
  2. cpf
    (Central Provident Fund)
  3. brokeback mountain
  4. currency converter
  5. sgx
 
South Africa - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. absa
  2. paris hilton
  3. vodacom
  4. jobs
  5. unisa
  1. standard bank
  2. valentine
  3. love
  4. fnb.co.za
  5. jessica alba
  1. 50 cent
  2. nedbank
  3. kulula
  4. valentines day
 
Sweden - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. aftonbladet
  2. blocket
  3. soft
  4. lexikon
  5. hjärta
  1. hjärtan
  2. lunarstorm
  3. expressen
  4. alla hjärtans dag
  5. paris hilton
  1. tattoo
  2. britney spears
  3. lexin
  4. jessica alba
  5. kärlek
 
Turkey - Popular Queries: February 2006
  1. sohbet
    (talk, chat)
  2. iddaa
    (talk, chat)
  3. siigle.com
    (talk, chat)
  4. gazeteler
    (newspapers)
  5. kraloyun
    (online games website)
  1. ssk sosyal sigortalar kurumu
    (social insurance)
  2. kurtlar vadisi
    (TV series)
  3. kral oyun
    (online games website)
  4. viagra
    (online games website)
  5. galatasaray
    (football team)
  1. milliyet
    (Turkish newspaper)
  2. yonja
    (online community)
  3. fenerbahçe
    (football team)
  4. turkcell
    (large mobile communications company)
  5. rüya tabirleri
    (dream interpretation)
 

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Zeitgeist Explained...
zeit·geist | Pronunciation: 'tsIt-"gIst, 'zIt | Function: noun | Etymology: German, from Zeit (time) + Geist (spirit) | Date: 1884 | Meaning: the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era
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