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Welcome to the Top Searches of 2005. Check out the hottest people, places, and events that inspired the world to search this year. The list may surprise you.


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2005 was a wild year in Search. Mariah Carey returned with a vengeance, while Britney Spears remained as popular as ever thanks to her new baby with future "Surreal Life" contestant Kevin Federline. Looking past the pop culture hubbub, Hurricane Katrina and the Asian tsunami dominated news searches, while Apple's iPod drew big Buzz as well.


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  celebrity top searches

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When will we stop caring about Britney, Paris, Lindsay, and Jessica? We didn't this past year, that's for sure. However, that said, some interesting stories did emerge in 2005. Michael Jackson made a comeback (of a sort), and searches surged on Howard Stern, thanks to the hype surrounding his move to satellite radio.


Britney VS 50 Cent

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  products top searches

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When it comes to popular products searched across the Web, it's hard to top the iPod. Apple's omnipresent MP3 player trailed only digital cameras and flowers. Other gadgets worth noting include the xBox 360 and PSP - both consoles scored well and are poised for huge searches (and sales) in the coming year. Sorry, Mom, looks like we won't be getting off the couch any time soon.


Prom Dress VS Halloween

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News searches ran the gamut from serious to frivolous. The Asian tsunami (which actually struck in late 2004) was the top searched story.

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Napolean VS Harry Potter

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What's popular varies from country to country but we think you'll notice more than a few similarities. Britney -- for better or for worse, you're the one thing we all have in common.

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See how the world has changed. Look back at the Top Searches of 2004.


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