There's maybe no more raw glimpse at humanity's exposed underbelly than Google's annual Zeitgeist, a report that shows what we searched for in a given 12 months. This year, our thoughts ran towards death, destruction and politics as much as it did pancakes, Disneyland and Miranda Kerr. What?
See the full list of trends at Google.
What's interesting about the top news searches, other than being the perfect blend of terrible and tawdry, is that they're exactly the kind of events you need to use Google repeatedly for.