Paul Walker tops UK's Google searches for 2013

Paul Walker, the movie star who died last month, has come top in Google UK's top trending search terms for 2013.

The American actor, who was killed in a car crash on November 30, was listed above iPhone 5S and the Royal baby, according to the figures revealed by the search engine in its annual Google Zeitgeist search list.

American actor Paul Walker died last month. Credit: Reuters

The death of Nelson Mandela sparked a surge in interest in the former South African president sending him sixth on the chart of the UK's trending terms for the whole year.

Nelson Mandela died on December 5 after a long illness. Credit: Reuters

Tom Daley made a late appearance in the list of top trending people following his YouTube announcement of a same-sex relationship.

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Tom Daley announced Credit: PA Wire

Reality star Kim Kardashian beat off competition from One Direction, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus in the list of most searched celebrities.

One Direction members Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles. Credit: PA Wire

"What is twerking?" was at the summit of the list for "What is...?" questions, while YOLO, the slang acronym meaning You Only Live Once, appeared third on the list.

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London mayor Boris Johnson topped the chart of top trending politicians, ahead of Nick Clegg and David Cameron.

Boris Johnson topped the chart of top trending politicians. Credit: PA Wire

Despite only coming in sixth in the UK's trending charts, Nelson Mandela came top of the global Google searches.

Moments of joy and sadness featured prominently on the chart with the birth of the Royal baby and the Boston Marathon appearing on the list.

The birth of the Royal baby featured prominently on the list. Credit: PA Wire

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Google have released its annual Google Zeitgeist search list. Credit: PA Wire

Google said the annual survey provided a fascinating insight into the public's interests and obsessions over the year.

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