Current Google Insights trends: Google and China, Robert Culp, health care bill

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People in China have been typing "???" ("force your mother" in English) into Google's search engine this week, driving the term into the top of Google Insights trending topics list on March 29.

According to some reports in Chinese, typing "???" into the google.com.hk search engine and pressing the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button will take you to search results for rival Chinese search engine Baidu.

The name of American actor Robert Culp is sitting at number two on Google Insights. The famed actor passed away on March 24 after suffering a heart attack.

Culp was best known for playing the role of Kelly Robinson - a high-rolling tennis star who led a double life as a secret agent - in the TV espionage series, I Spy.

Searches for his name have increased in the days after his passing as fans trawl the web to find out more information about his death.

America's newest health care bill is also trending on Google Insights in position number three. People in America are looking for articles about the "Affordable Health Care for America Act" to see how the changes may affect their health care in the future. 

The search terms with the most significant growth worldwide in the last seven days as measured by Google Insights, recorded on March 29 at 9:30 AM GMT are:

1. ??? (Breakout)
2. robert culp (Breakout)
3. health care bill (+400%)
4. key ödemeleri sorgulama (+350%) (Turkish for "query key payments")
5. pascoa (+100%) (Portuguese for "Easter")
6. seniat (+50%)
7. bbb10 (+40%) (short for "Big Brother Brasil 10")
8. bbb (+40%) (short for "Big Brother Brasil")

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

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