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Ask.com's Top Questions of 2009: Refreshing, Existential and Disturbing

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Ask.com gets a lot of their search queries in the form of a question - more so than any other search engine. So, it makes sense that their end-of-the-year list features questions instead of keywords.

The questions are a refreshing departure from the usual fare seen on the end-of-year lists from other search engines. They're also humorous, curious - and yes, existential.

  1. How much should I weigh?
  2. How do I get out of debt fast?
  3. How do I get pregnant?
  4. What is Twitter?
  5. What is Miley Cyrus' phone number?
  6. What is the meaning of life?
  7. When will the world end?
  8. How long does marijuana stay in your system?
  9. What are the symptoms of Swine Flu?
  10. What time is it?

Ask also broke down top questions by category. And, here they are:

Top Fitness Questions:

  1. How many calories should I eat a day?
  2. How do I get a six-pack fast?
  3. What is the best exercise to burn calories?
  4. How much should I be able to bench press?
  5. What is Pilates?
  6. How many calories do you burn running a mile?
  7. What are the benefits of jogging?
  8. How long does it take to tone muscle?
  9. Is yoga better for you than Pilates?
  10. How do you boost your metabolism?

Top Personal Finance Questions:

  1. What is a good credit score?
  2. How do I file for bankruptcy?
  3. How do I start my own business?
  4. What is a short sale in real estate?
  5. Who owns the Federal Reserve Bank?
  6. How much is minimum wage?
  7. How do savings bonds work?
  8. What can I deduct on my taxes?
  9. What is a trust fund?
  10. What is a hedge fund?

Top Technology Questions:

  1. How do I make a website?
  2. What does URL stand for?
  3. How do I find my IP address?
  4. What is an RSS feed?
  5. How many megabytes are in a gigabyte?
  6. How do I delete my cookies?
  7. What is JavaScript?
  8. What does FTP stand for?
  9. What is a 3G network?
  10. What is a PDF file?

Top Celebrity Rumors of 2009:

  1. Is Miley Cyrus pregnant?
  2. Is Adam Lambert straight?
  3. Is Lady Gaga a man?
  4. Is Michelle Obama pregnant?
  5. Is Robert Pattinson dating Kristen Stewart?
  6. Did Chris Brown get Rihanna pregnant?
  7. Are Jon and Kate getting a divorce?
  8. Is Michael Phelps using marijuana?
  9. Who is the father of Michael Jackson's children?
  10. Did David Letterman keep a secret bedroom is his studio?

Um, some of you have too much time on your hands. BACK TO WORK!


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