Top question of 2012? Ask.com says it's ...
Ask.com divided the top questions into 3 categories: Celebrities, news and politics.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 09:31 AM
The person Ask users most wanted to know about this year was Kristen Stewart. 'Will Rob and Kristen get back together?' was the top trending question of 2012. (Photo: TheTwilightSaga.com)
Question-and-answer site Ask.com has revealed the top questions of 2012. Inquiries ranging from the trivial – "What is Gangnam Style?" – to the traumatic – "Why was Trayvon Martin shot?" have been posted by more than 100 million people on the site so far this year.
Ask.com divided the top questions into three categories: celebrities, news and politics. The person Ask users most wanted to know about this year was Kristen Stewart, one-half of America's favorite "Twilight" couple (along with co-star Robert Pattinson). "Will Rob and Kristen get back together?" was the top trending question of 2012. And according to the top answer, the couple has reconciled.
As for the news, the 2012 Olympics beat out questions about Hurricane Sandy, "The Dark Knight Rises" movie shooting in Colorado and the launch of the iPhone 5. (In a follow-up survey of 2,000 Ask.com users, nearly half said that they didn't see much difference between the new iPhone and its predecessors.)
In the political arena, people most frequently asked who would win the presidential election, followed by when was Bill Clinton scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention. Several of the questions also showed people trying to catch up with the news, such as "What did Romney say about 47 percent?" and "Why did Clint Eastwood talk to an empty chair?"
For a yearbook-style overview of the most buzzworthy events of 2012, watch the Ask.com video.
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