If you have a question, need a recipe, want to confirm a news story, or find out if celebrity X & Y really broke up, what do you do? You Google it! Google saves me every single day, helping me with all of the above and then some. Clearly I'm not the only one, here is a list of the fastest rising Google searches in 2011.

  • 9

    Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs was the CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar who passed away October 5th 2011.

  • 8

    TEPCO

    Tokyo's Fukushima Plant

    After one of the largest earthquakes to ever hit Japan on March 11th 2011 TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) gave everyone a scare when reactors started melting down at the nuclear plant.

  • 7

    Adele

    Adele is an English singer and songwriter that is taking America by storm with her amazing music.

  • 6

    iPhone 5

    The iPhone 5 actauly turned out to be named the iPhone 4S, but you can be sure there will be an iPhone 5, and according to rumors it doesn't seem too far off.

  • 5

    Battlefield

    Battlefield is a video game series based off the original Windows/MAC computer game Battlefield 1942. The first game in the Battlefield series was released in 2008 and has since sold 17 million copies including the latest installment of the game - Battlefield 3, which was released October 25th 2011.

  • 4

    Casey Anthony

    Casey Anthony was tried for first degree murder of her 2 year old daughter Caylee whose body was found in December 2008 after being reported missing in July of 2008. On July 5th 2011 Casey Anthony was found not guilty of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter of a child.

  • 3

    Ryan Dunn

    Ryan Dunn died June 20th 2011 in a horrific car crash, Dunn was severely intoxicated behind the wheel. Ryan Dunn was a funny man best known for being a part of the Jackass and Viva La Bam clan.

  • 2

    Google+

    A social networking site operated by Google Inc. that rolled out in 2011.

  • 1

    Rebecca Black

    Rebecca Black released a music video for a song she wrote called 'Friday' and it went viral almost immediately, the video received 180 million views on YouTube this year which put her at the #1 spot for most viewed video of the year, and she has now earned another top spot - fastest rising Google search in 2011.