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IAC/InterActiveCorp : Ask.com Releases Top Viral Video, Meme Searches in 2013

12/03/2013 | 08:56am EDT

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ask.com, the leading online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), today released which viral videos and memes fueled the most search volume on Ask.com in 2013.

The top trending videos on Ask.com in 2013 include:

    1. Dove Real Beauty Sketches
    2. Emotional Baby Starts Crying At Mom's Singing
    3. Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal
    4. Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity
    5. Goats Screaming Like Humans Scream: Taylor Swift
    6. How Animals Eat Their Food
    7. Dance Pony Dance!
    8. Chris Koo's "Crazy in Love" Beyonce Tribute
    9. Georgia Tech Convocation Speech
    10. Prancercize Paper Doll
    11. Miss Utah Speech
    12. I Forgot My Phone

*Visit theknow.ask.com to watch the most searched for videos of 2013

The top trending memes on Ask.com in 2013 include:

    1. Unflattering Beyonce
    2. Bill Clinton Photobomb
    3. Go Home Superdome
    4. Actresses Without Teeth
    5. Pretty Girls Ugly Faces
    6. Te'oing
    7. Hadokening
    8. Grumpy Tommy Lee Jones
    9. Thumbs and Ammo
    10. Sports Balls Replaced with Cats
    11. Sexually Oblivious Female
    12. Miley Twerking on Things

*Visit theknow.ask.com to view a slideshow of the most searched for memes of 2013

Top trending overall searches in the categories of news, entertainment and politics include:

Top news search terms and questions from Ask.com are:

    1. Royal Baby. What is the Royal Baby's name?
    2. Boston Marathon. Where was the Boston Marathon bomber found?
    3. Syria. Will the U.S. invade Syria?
    4. Philippines Typhoon. How can I help victims of the Philippines typhoon?
    5. George Zimmerman. Why was George Zimmerman acquitted?
    6. Navy Yard Shooting. Who was the Navy Yard shooter?
    7. Oscar Pistorius. Did Oscar Pistorius kill his girlfriend?
    8. Ariel Castro. Who did Ariel Castro kidnap?
    9. Detroit Bankruptcy. How far in debt is Detroit?
    10. Benedict XVI. Why did Pope Benedict step down?

Top celebrity and entertainment search terms and questions from Ask.com are:

    1. North West. Why is Kim and Kanye's baby named North West?
    2. Miley Cyrus. What did Miley Cyrus do at the VMAs?
    3. Cory Monteith. How did Cory Monteith die?
    4. Paula Deen. What did Paula Deen say?
    5. Amanda Bynes. Why was Amanda Bynes arrested?
    6. Lamar Odom. Is Lamar Odom on drugs?
    7. Breaking Bad. When is the Breaking Bad series finale?
    8. Reese Witherspoon. Where can I see Reese Witherspoon's arrest?
    9. Fifty Shades of Grey. Who will play Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey?
    10. James Gandolfini. Did James Gandolfini die?

Top political searches and questions from Ask.com are:

    1. Government Shutdown. Why did the government shutdown?
    2. Edward Snowden. Where is Edward Snowden?
    3. Proposition 8. Was Prop 8 thrown out?
    4. Anthony Weiner. Who did Anthony Weiner sext?
    5. Obamacare. When will Obamacare take effect?
    6. NSA. Is the NSA spying on Americans?
    7. Bradley Manning. What is Bradley Manning's sentence?
    8. Mohamed Morsi. Why was Morsi overthrown?
    9. Benghazi. Who is on trial for Benghazi attacks?
    10. Toronto Mayor. Did the Toronto Mayor smoke crack?

To browse the most-searched-for videos and memes of the year, please visit theKnow, a unique editorial destination from Ask.com.

About Ask.com
With 100 million global users, Ask.com is a leading online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). Now available as a mobile service, Ask.com mobile apps have been downloaded more than 3 million times. More information is available at www.ask.com or http://blog.ask.com.

SOURCE Ask.com

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