AOL’s Hottest Searches of 2010: Bedbugs, Tiger Woods, BP

aol-logo.pngAlthough Tiger isn’t the top golfer in the world, he still tops AOL’s “Year End Hot Searches” list in the celebrity category. AOL released their list of top searches in the categories of health, celebrity, news, trends, shopping, and movies.


Bedbugs invaded New York, and AOL searches for the little critters skyrocketed. Here’s the full list of top AOL health searches:

  1. Bedbugs
  2. Salmonella
  3. BPA
  4. Celiac Disease
  5. Shingles
  6. 3 Day Diet
  7. Diabetes
  8. Lupus
  9. Stem Cell Research
  10. Breast Cancer


A return to golf and his divorce put Tiger at the top of the heap for celebrity searches. Here’s the full list:

  1. Tiger Woods
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. Lady Gaga
  4. Sandra Bullock
  5. Kate Gosselin
  6. Robert Pattinson
  7. Kim Kardashian
  8. Heidi Montag
  9. Lindsay Lohan
  10. Bret Michaels


The biggest environmental disaster was also the most searched for news story on AOL. Here’s are the top 10 hottest news searches:

  1. BP Oil Spill
  2. Unemployment
  3. Haiti Earthquake
  4. Toyota Recall
  5. Tea Party
  6. Kyron Horman
  7. Chilean Miners
  8. Anna Chapman
  9. Chelsea Clinton Wedding
  10. WikiLeaks


Not sure why Betty White is a trend rather than a celebrity, but the famous Super Bowl ad rejuvenated the “Golden Girls” star’s career, helped her land a spot hosting “Saturday Night Live” (and numerous other jobs), plus helped her top AOL’s trends list:

  1. Betty White
  2. Chatroulette
  3. Pants On the Ground
  4. Vuvuzelas
  5. Silly Bandz
  6. Paul the Octopus
  7. Old Spice Guy
  8. Jeggings
  9. Foursquare
  10. Bed Intruder


The iPad was the top choice for shoppers, with other top searches including the iPhone and Droid X:

  1. iPad
  2. iPhone
  3. Brazilian Blowout
  4. BlackBerry Torch
  5. Kindle
  6. Droid X
  7. Girl Scout Cookies
  8. Rosetta Stone
  9. Snow Blowers
  10. BodyBugg


“Toy Story” may have taken in more at the box office than “Alice in Wonderland,” but “Alice” saw more searches:

  1. Alice in Wonderland
  2. Toy Story 3
  3. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  4. Shutter Island
  5. Iron Man 2
  6. Inception
  7. How to Train Your Dragon
  8. Clash of the Titans
  9. The Last Airbender
  10. Sex and the City 2

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