How does one qualify as an obsession? In the case of this top 10 list of search terms, it’s a jab-hook combo of search volume and growth. Yahoo first launched
, which featured the likes of “Jersey Shore,” Facebook, bedbugs, and Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl” thrillers. And then the obsessions list got, well, all-consuming. After all, how else to explain
with the Rapture, Tiger Mom, and planking? Or the
to Mega Millions lotteries, Honey Boo Boo, and “Gangnam Style”? And selfies and twerking and zombies in
2013? Sorry, we got a little carried away. Here’s what people couldn’t stop looking up in 2014.