2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Decade of top searches
2001, Yahoo! has dipped into billions of searches to uncover our audience's
curiosities, interests, and what matters most to them. Unlike editorial
retrospectives or surveys, the rankings come from online users’ own search
behavior. Looking back, these lists truly sketch a society in motion: It's a
unique way to gauge social trends and interests in the year’s top stop stories,
compelling newsmakers, and viral fads.
Take a look back at a dozen years of Top 10s to see how the Web has grown — and
preoccupied readers in 2012.
- Mon, Apr 30, 2012 12:00 PM EDT
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- Alleged Hit-and-Run Driver Brags on Twitter, Joins other 'Crime Braggers'
The criminal mind can be cunningly brilliant—or stunningly foolish. You can safely put Emma Way of the UK into that second category. She’s the aggressive motorist who hit a cyclist while for a drive in Norwich, fled the scene and bragged about it on Twitter on Monday.
- Target's New Affordable Wedding Gowns
Many mass retailers have jumped on the bridal bandwagon over the years, from J.Crew to Urban Outfitters to Costco. Now Target is the latest big-box store to offer wedding gowns, with dresses ranging from $99.99 to $129.99. So the next time you're picking up flip-flops, detergent, and cat litter you can also buy your wedding dress! Last-minute brides with shotgun weddings: yes, you can even buy them online.
- Bully Punished With Bad Clothing. Unusual Yes, But Cruel?
School bullying is a national crisis, but one woman thinks she found the solution—give the bully a taste of her own medicine.
- Brad Pitt Slams His Marriage to Jennifer Aniston
Yes, Brad and his mouth are at it again.
- Brad Pitt's Most Annoying Revelation: It's Not About Jen
Oh Brad, last week you had our hearts puffed up with your moving tribute to partner Angelina Jolie after she revealed she underwent a double mastectomy to lower her risk of cancer. This week, we feel like a flaccid, old balloon: the air just leaked out of our regard, "pssssst."
- Tornado survivor finds her missing dog during TV interview
While Barbara Garcia was being interviewed by CBS News about the Oklahoma City tornado that destroyed her home and tore her dog from her arms, the dog was found alive nearby under the rubble.
- What Really Happens on the Wedding Night
Real brides share their wedding night stories (and they’re not what you think).
- 10 Tips for Weight Loss that Lasts
It's almost time to hit the beach, but you're still about 25 pounds away from your weight loss goal. Sure, it's a tall order. But if you follow these 10 steps, it won't feel like mission impossible, and you'll be more likely to keep the weight off.