London Olympics and Kim Kardashian 'Oz's most searched topics for 2012'

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 14:00 hrs

London Olympics and Kim Kardashian were the most searched topics in Australia in 2012, a report has revealed.

According to Yahoo!7, the Olympics was at number one on the top 10 list for 2012, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Reality TV star the Kardashian was the most searched female celebrity of the year and the second most searched for topic overall, with her October engagement to rapper Kanye West causing a spike in interest.

Apple's release of the iPhone 5 was the third most searched for topic this year, followed by 'Twilight' couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

Hurricane Sandy made it to number seven on the list, followed by the recent escalation of conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Earthquakes in Indonesia and Azerbaijan, the US election, the Brownlow Medal and the supposedly Mayan predicted "end of the world" for December 21, 2012, rounded out the top 10.

Top 10 search topics for 2012 by yahoo!7 users were:

1. London Olympics

2. Kim Kardashian

3. Apple

4. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

5. Earthquakes

6. US Presidential Election

7. Hurricane Sandy

8. Israel and Palestine

9. Brownlow Medal

10. End of the World (ANI)

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