Or at least according to the number crunchers at Google. Recently, the popular search engine company released the results of its 11th annual “Zeitgeist” report, which includes a compilation of the most popular and fastest-rising search terms of the year. The company sorted through billions of worldwide Google searches throughout 2011 to come up with its results.
While Rebecca Black, the teenager whose infamous auto-tuned song and viral video, “Friday,” was the most popular search term of 2011 in the United States, health topics were also high on the list. In the workout category, health-conscious Americans were extremely interested in learning how to look like the muscular lead character in the superhero movie “Thor,” starring Chris Hemsworth, followed by the “Ryan Gosling workout,” the “Chris Hemsworth workout,” and the “Captain America workout.”
New York Times