What Kansas City Googled in 2013

Screen shot 2011-12-21 at 10.46.06 PMIt’s that time of year again when we reflect upon the top 10 whatever of the year. Google has once again included KC in its annual Zeitgeist rankings, recapping what people searched for this past year.

It provided data for the top 10 searches made in Kansas City, Kan.

Here we go:

1) Paul Walker: The Fast and Furious actor died in a fiery car crash earlier this month.

2) Kevin Ware injury: The Louisville guard’s horrific leg injury made stomachs turn.

3) NCAA basketball tournament: KC loves its hoops.

4) Boston Marathon explosion: The April attack renewed fears of terrorism (NYT KC correspondent John Eligon ran the race – the wrote about the bombing)

5) Government shutdown: A political move that affected millions of Americans.

6) Cory Monteith: The Glee star died from a drug overdose.

7) Google Fiber: The ultra-high-speed Internet still isn’t available in some parts of KC.

8) KC Chiefs: Only 8th?

9) Duck Dynasty: No comment.

10) North Korea: Kim Jong Un’s recent execution of his uncle and courting of American weirdo/North Korean basketball coach Dennis Rodman, as well as the hermit nation’s detention of an elderly American, is captivating.


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