Whitney Tops Google Searches

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.