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Yahoo's Top 10 "2013 Obsessions"


At the end of every year it's customary to reflect back on the previous 12 months.  That is exactly what Yahoo did by releasing several Top 10 lists. One of them is what they called the "2013 Obsessions," which is a category they describe as "concepts that not only had big search averages, but accelerated fast up the search charts."

The list was dominated by television and pop-culture. Take a look at the list.

#10: Bitstrips

Bitstrips is an app that lets you put yourself into a comic strips.(Image courtesy of Bitstrips)

#9: Selfie

A selfie is when you take that smartphone in your purse or pocket, turn it to camera mode, point it at yourself, smile, click, and share.(Image from ABC News)

#8: Rainbow Loom

Rainbow Loom allows you to easily make your own bright colored bracelets and more with a simple, easy to use loom.

#7: Snapchat

Snapchat is an app that lets you send pictures or short videos to your friends. What sets it apart is the image or video can only be viewed once, meaning whatever was sent remains a secret between you and whoever it was sent to.(Image from ABC News)

#6: Twerking

Twerking is a dance move that involves a lot of...shaking. It went viral after Miley Cyrus did it at the MTV Music Awards.(Image from ABC News)

#5: New $100 Bill

A new 100 dollar bill went into circulation on October 8th that still features Ben Franklin but adds a new look and new security measures.(Image from ABC News)

#4: "Fifty Shades of Grey" Casting

After the announcement that the mega-popular book "Fifty Shades of Grey" would be turned into a movie, everyone wanted to know who would fill which raunchy roles.(Image from ABC News)

#3: "The Walking Dead" and the zombie apocalypse

AMC's Sunday night hit TV show "The Walking Dead" focuses on a group of survivors after the world becomes overrun with zombies.(Image from ABC News)

#2: "Breaking Bad" series finale

After 5 seasons and 62 episodes, AMC's hit show "Breaking Bad" came to a close on September 29.(Image from ABC News)

#1: "Duck Dynasty"

"Duck Dynasty" is a reality show on A&E that focuses on the bearded Robertson family, which made a ton of money making duck calls.(Image from ABC News)

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