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Behold! 2008's top Yahoo! searches

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Fergiewrestling_lHappy year-in-review day, P-Dubs. Yahoo! just released its Top Searches lists for 2008 — there are plenty of repeats from last year’s list (Britney Spears, WWE, Lindsay Lohan), but poor Fergie (pictured, smacked down) and a few others have been demoted to the vast wasteland of No. 11 and beyond. I’m disappointed that my top search, “nachos platter stretchy cheese,” did not ooze its way onto the list, but I’ll live. The most intriguing repeat ranker? Naruto. “WTF is Naruto?” asked low life form Michael Slezak in an IM just now. “I thought maybe Naruto was like a pan-flute octet from Peru.” Hell no. Naruto is obviously an ongoing Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto with an anime adaptation. Get it right.

Other notable winners: Hurricanes (News), “It’s Miley!!!!” (Celebrity Brat Pack), Heath Ledger (Farewells), and my personal favorite, IRS Stimulus Checks (Economy). Thanks to TechCrunch for the tip.

Compare this year’s list with last year’s after the jump. Is your top pop culture-related search on the list? If so, congratulations! You are “normal.”

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2008
1. Britney Spears
2. WWE
3. Barack Obama
4. Miley Cyrus
5. RuneScape
6. Jessica Alba
7. Naruto
8. Linsday Lohan
9. Angelina Jolie
10. American Idol

2007:
1. Britney Spears
2. WWE
3. Paris Hilton
4. Naruto
5. Beyonce
6. Lindsay Lohan
7. Rune Scape
8. Fantasy Football
9. Fergie
10. Jessica Alba