Something Awful's (warning: typically not safe for work) Comedy Goldmine article brought a new world of wonder to my attention: Google Trends! You can finally see the trends in internet searches and unlock the hidden wonders of our E-world.
A few examples of what the SA.com Goons have discovered:
Figure 1: Well, duh.
Figure 2: I don't know how to explain this.
I've done a few of my own. There's a spike in searches for "alcohol poisoning" at every new year, and searches for "zombies" did not correlate very well with "brains" (surprisingly). Unfortunately, there's not enough data to see if searches for "space weather" fluctuates with the solar cycle...