...It's 'the Royal Wedding'. The fastest rising Google search term of 2011, in the UK, was the 'Royal Wedding'.
But over on the 'What Is' list, a list of the most popular searches starting with 'what is', lives something of a gem: 'What is scampi?' Here you go:
Top 'What is' searches
What is AV (alternative vote)
What is scampi
What are truffles
What are piles
What is 4D
What are cookies
What is copyright
What is Zumba
What is iCloud
What is probate
Fastest rising search terms:
Apparently interest in scampi has gone up by over 80% over the year but David Jarrad, director of the Shellfish Association of Great Britain, is clueless as to why.
"I'm quite surprised. It has been a traditional pub grub for many decades and it remains the UK's most popular and valuable shellfish by a long way," he told the BBC. But he could not explain why people have gone batsh*t mental over it this year. Apparently: "Scampi is the tail of a Nephrops, also known as a Dublin Bay prawn or Norwegian lobster."
Alternative Vote (AV) in a referendum topped our biggest 'what is' searches, with rather grimly, 'what is piles' also featuring.
There was also a list of the top 'How To' searches with 'how to revise' and 'how to snog' featuring. Ironic really because as a teenager, if you can do one you probably can't do the other, either way you look at it.