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Current Google Insights trends: Chris Henry's death, Belen Esteban's operation

The name of American football player Chris Henry is topping Google Insights' list of growing terms on the morning of December 21.

The 26-year-old NFL star was seriously injured when he fell out the back of a moving truck driven by his fiancee, Loleini Tonga, on December 16. On December 17 local police reported that Henry had died.

Searches for popular Spanish daytime TV star Belén Esteban have increased since her most recent stint under the knife. Celebrity gossip magazines and social networking sites have been abuzz with "before" and "after" pictures showing the star's dramatically changed looks.

European-based searches for "weather forecast" continue to rank highly on Google's list of rising search terms as cold weather and heavy snowfalls sweep through the region.

The search terms with the most significant growth worldwide in the last seven days as measured by Google Insights, recorded on December 21 at 9:30 AM GMT are:

1. chris henry (Breakout)
2. belen esteban (+1,350%)
3. bbc weather (+350%)
4. meteo france (+300%) (France's weather service)
5. berlusconi (+170%)
6. meteo (+150%) (French for "weather forecast")
7. avatar (+120%)
8. meteo.it (+110%) (Italian weather service)
9. cricinfo (+100%) (cricket information)
10. weather forecast (+80%)

*Breakout defines a search term that has experienced a change in growth greater than 5000 percent.

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