It turns out that looking at the aggregation of billions of search queries people type into Google reveals something about our curiosity, our thirst for news, and perhaps even our desires. Considering all that has occurred in 2005, we thought it would be interesting to study just a few of the significant events, and names that make this a memorable year. (We’ll leave it to the historians to determine which ones are lasting and which ephemeral.)
Google Press Center: Zeitgeist
Instead of just plain top search statistics, Google also shows thir frequency by time and marks the date of important event like London (bombing), Whose News, WMD, Pope, CIA, Rosa Parks, and many more. See the images for example what it looks like.
Comparing to Yahoo!, 2005 Top Searches has been announced first but mainly focuses on the words.