Current Google Insights trends: Gary Coleman, Slipknot, Eurovision, 'Lost'

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Gary Coleman, an American actor who was famous for his role in TV sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, passed away on May 28 casing searches for his name to become the search term with the most significant growth over the past seven days on Google Insights.

The death of Paul Gray, bass player for heavy metal band Slipknot, has resulted in "Slipknot" becoming the second most searched for topic on Google Insights.

"Eurovision" and "Eurovision 2010" come in at third and fourth place on Google Insights as Germany's Lena Meyer-Landrut was crowned the winner of the Europe-wide singing competition.

The season finale of hit American TV show Lost has sent searches for the name of the show sky-rocketing this week. "Lost Finale" is in fifth place and "Lost" is in tenth place.

Grand Slam tennis tournament, Roland Garros or the French Open, began in Paris on May 23. "Roland Garros" is trending in sixth place ahead of the name of Chinese electronics and computer manufacturer Foxconn ("???" in Chinese). Foxconn, which assembles products like Apple iPhones, Nokia phones and Dell products, has been in the press for a spate of suicides among its workers.

The name of singing contest and TV show "American Idol" is in eighth place, while Meteo France (French weather service) ranks in ninth place.

The search terms with the most significant growth worldwide in the last seven days as measured by Google Insights, recorded on May 31 at 10:30 AM GMT are:

1. gary coleman (Breakout)
2. slipknot (+800%)
3. eurovision (+550%)
4. eurovision 2010 (+550%)
5. lost finale (+400%)
6. roland garros (+400%)
7. ??? (+250%) (Chinese for "Foxconn")
8. american idol (+120%)
9. meteo france (+90%)
10. lost (+80%)

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

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