Google on Wednesday provided a look at the "spirit of the times" based on what people sought online using the world's most popular search engine.
``While there are perennial themes _ `what is love?' topped the list in 10 countries _ it's the unusual and surprising that caught our attention in 2012,'' Google senior vice president Amit Singhal said in a blog post.
Whitney Houston's unexpected death resulted in information about the singer being the most explored topic globally on the Internet, according to the Google Zeitgeist 2012 report.
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