The death of Whitney Houston in February led to Google's top search for 2012.
Looking at the world's most popular searches for the year, Google's Zeitgeist 2012 uncovered a variety of people, events, and even a couple of tech products.
In second place behind Houston was the music video Gangnam Style. Hurricane Sandy took third place, followed by the iPad 3, Diablo 3, Kate Middleton, the 2012 Olympics, Amanda Todd, Michael Clarke Duncan, and BBB12.
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Google's Zeiglist is also broken into trending events, films, athletes, images, and more.