Bieber, bacon among top Canadian searches: Google

Justin Bieber performs in Montreal on November 26, 2012. (MARTIN CHEVALIER/QMI Agency)

Justin Bieber performs in Montreal on November 26, 2012. (MARTIN CHEVALIER/QMI Agency)

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Justin Bieber, Stephen Harper and bacon were among the things Canadians searched for most in 2012, according to Google's Zeitgeist report, released Wednesday.

But while Bieber was the most-searched Canadian musician, he came in second to boy band One Direction in overall searches for musicians. Another Canadian - Drake - was third on the overall list.

The search engine said it analyzed more than one trillion queries to "showcase what the world searched for" this past year.

Tennis player Milos Raonic topped the list of Canadian Olympians, while Canadian Soccer Association female player of the year, Christine Sinclair, who led the country's Olympic team to a bronze medal win, was third.

Tiger Woods is still tops in most-searched athletes. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt came in fifth.

On the list of Canadian politicians, the prime minister was followed by the man who wants to take his place, Justin Trudeau. Rounding out the top five were Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay.

Canadians also had an appetite for bacon and Molson, the top searched food and beer, respectively.

Pinterest and Hurricane Sandy topped the overall list of "trending" terms - defined by Google as searches that had the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2012 as compared to 2011. They were followed by Olympics, video game Diablo 3 and Gangnam Style, the term that went viral after Korean musician Psy released the song of the same name, which was recently declared the most viewed video on YouTube.

Whitney Houston was the top trending celebrity.


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