Gotta love Google. They’ve posted their 2005 Zeitgeist report noting our search trends around the world. The top Google News searches of 2005 are (pathetically really given the No. 1 slot):

Google News - Top Searches in 2005

  1. Janet Jackson
  2. Hurricane Katrina
  3. tsunami
  4. xbox 360
  5. Brad Pitt
  6. Michael Jackson
  7. American Idol
  8. Britney Spears
  9. Angelina Jolie
  10. Harry Potter

The other categories also make for interesting reading, especially the rise of Wikipedia in the phenomena section.

On a slightly riling note for, the Parisienne bakery, Polaine, has knocked us off the number one slot in Google. Sigh. Hey well, I think that’s where our name comes from originally anyway and I love bread, so it’s not so tragic. But this happened since I changed around my domain a bit (and put Playpen under /playpen rather than /blog) so, any of you linking to me please update, and those of you that don’t, do it now!

I think it will probably go down pretty badly for me to blog over the Christmas break. So Merry Christmas to you few readers out there.

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