That’s right! The current King of the NBA is the latest inspiration in viral videos. Searches on Yahoo for [lebroning] have spiked 3,639% this week. So what is new viral sensation, you ask? Lebroning is known as the act of “flopping” excessively, as Miami Heat player LeBron James is known to do throughout the course of a game.
Lebroning also makes you fans out there reminiscent of former Denver Broncos’ QB Tim Tebow’s craze of “tebowing,” as your searches for [lebroning tebowing] are spiking off the charts this week on Yahoo.
We’re all ready to celebrate the birthday of the visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday. Searches for [martin luther king day 2014] are spiking 220% this month on Yahoo, while searches for [martin luther king quotes] and [martin luther king speech] are spiking off the charts.
What kind of questions do you have about the Reverend? Your top-searched questions include [who killed martin luther king], [is martin luther king day a federal holiday], [when was martin luther king born], [what did people remember martin luther king by], [where was martin luther king assassinated], and [what made martin luther king jr a great leader].
January’s record-breaking cold front, also named the polar vortex, affected nearly 80 percent of North America. The nationwide chill had Yahoo users asking [how much snow did we get], particularly in Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Baltimore and Chicago. You were also turning to Yahoo Search to find out how best to keep your homes functional despite the frigid temperatures. Searches for [how to thaw frozen pipes] spiked by 2696%, while searches for [home garden snow removal] were up 1636% and [snowblower reviews] spiked by 784% over the past month on Yahoo.
How were you combating cabin fever? Over the past 30 days on Yahoo, searches for [how to play poker] spiked 909%, [how to play chess] spiked 820% and searches for [drinking card games] spiked off the charts. Here’s hoping the chill is finally over!
The 71st Annual Golden Globes are this Sunday and everyone’s excited to predict the award winners! But what if the winners were based on your Yahoo searches? Let’s take a look…
Best Drama Picture would go to [12 years a slave], as it tops [gravity] and [rush] in your Yahoo searches. And this might surprise you… the Best Musical or Comedy Picture would go to [nebraska], as it’s been searched for more than any other film during the open nomination period, edging out newcomer to the search world [american hustle] (which is still spiking 405% this month).
Best Actress awards would go to [sandra bullock], [amy adams] and [jennifer lawrence] in their respective categories, as they top your searches during the nomination period. Best Actors of the night would be [matthew mcconaughey], [leonardo dicaprio] and [bradley cooper].
Who do you think should take home the coveted prize?
Yahoo will be live streaming a red carpet pre-show and post-show analysis on Sunday! Catch it at http://movies.yahoo.com/golden-globes
Get your chopsticks ready — January 7th is National Tempura Day! It looks like you’re loving this Japanese dish as searches for [tempura batter] are spiking off the charts on Yahoo this month. And many of you cooks are interested in making your own tempura dish as top tempura-related searches include: [how to make tempura], [beer tempura batter], [shrimp tempura recipe], [vegetable tempura recipe], [tempura sauce recipe] and [gluten free tempura]. Fryers away!
It’s January 2 - time to kick off those New Year’s Resolutions and as usual, many of you are looking to clean up your diet, as [detox], [detox diet], and [diet tips] are all spiking off the charts this week on Yahoo.
The top diet-related searches on Yahoo in 2013 lend a hint to what you might be using to lose the weight: [weight watchers], [dukan diet], [BMI calculators], [paleo diet], [belly fat diet], [nutrisystem], [calorie counter], [spark people], [atkins diet], and [mediterranean diet] make up the top ten.
What’s going to be the top holiday blockbuster this season? Based on searches over the past week on Yahoo, the top film movie goers want to see is [american hustle], followed by [anchorman 2], [frozen], [the secret life of walter mitty], [the hobbit], and [the hunger games].
Looks like a lot of you are anticipating movies that open on Christmas Day, like Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts’ newest flick [august osage county] which is spiking 199% over the past week on Yahoo.
The romantic feelings of the holiday season have you thinking about commitment as searches for [engagement ring] are spiking 400% this month on Yahoo! Ladies, you must be searching for your dream ring as women make up 62% of searches.
What kind of cut are you looking to wear on your ring finger? The top searched engagement rings styles this month are [vintage engagement rings], [princess cut engagement rings], [emerald cut engagement rings], [rose gold engagement rings] and [black diamond engagement rings]. Top searched brands are [tacori engagement rings], [vera wang engagement rings], [zales engagement rings], [neil lane engagement rings] and [tiffany engagement rings].
Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy holiday!
Still haven’t figured out what to get your brother, dad, or beau? You’re not alone! Folks are still searching for [gifts for men] this week on Yahoo.
The top gift-related search this week is [gifts for men] with (no surprise here) 71% of those searches coming from women. It looks like many of you are stumped when it comes to buying presents for the men in your life, as you’re searching for [gifts for men who have everything], [stocking stuffers for men] and [unique gifts for men]. Searches for [gifts for teenage boys] are also spiking 412% this week on Yahoo. Good luck and remember… it’s the thought that counts!