March Madness, Mega Millions, April Fools’: What’s Spiking Forecast (Weekend)

Becky Uline
March 30, 2012

The weekend report for topics and people guaranteed to trend on Yahoo! and across the Web.

Research by Search editor Elizabeth Gill

STANDOUT SPIKES

  • March Madness: College basketball's NCAA Final Four games are here. (Women's March 30, April 1; men's March 31, April 2)
  • Mega Millions: Some lucky person(s) will be hysterical this weekend after winning a record-breaking $640 million-plus jackpot. (Drawing March 30)
  • April Fools' Day: It's this Sunday -- watch your backs. (April 1)

NEWS & POLITICS

  • 'Friends of Syria': A 60-nation meeting will be held in Istanbul this weekend after the Syrian regime accepted Kofi Annan's six-point plan.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is also meeting with Saudi Arabia ahead of the Istanbul trip. (April 1)
  • North American Leaders' Summit: The "three amigos" summit, hosted by President Obama in Washington, D.C., will focus on economic growth, security, energy, and climate change. (April 2)
  • Million Mustache March: The hair-raising march heads to Washington this weekend, in search of tax breaks for growing facial hair. (April 1. Wait, is this a joke?)

SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT

SPORTS

ENTERTAINMENT

CELEBRITIES

HOLIDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES & OBSERVANCES

  • Events are now under way to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. (April 14)
  • Palm Sunday: (April 1)

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