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"Aflac duck voice" is trending on Yahoo! as the insurance company continues to search for the new voice of its signature duck, after it fired comedian Gilbert Gottfried last week for making a number of distasteful jokes about the devastation in Japan.
"Japan is really advanced," Gottfried tweeted on Monday afternoon, "They don't go to the beach. The beach comes to them." Aflac ( AFL) quickly cut ties with the comedian following a string of similar comments.
"Think Quarterly" is a trending search term on the Internet after Google ( GOOG), the Internet giant, launched its new online magazine.
"Myanmar" is a trending term on the Web after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck the northern part of the country on Thursday. The quake, which hit near the borders of Thailand and Laos, shook buildings as far away as Bangkok, about 480 miles to the south, The New York Times reported. One woman in Thailand died when a wall of her house collapsed. No tsunami warning was issued, AFP reported, with U.S. seismologists saying the tremor was too far inland to generate a giant wave in the Indian Ocean.
"Steve Jobs" is a hot search topic following news that the Apple ( AAPL) CEO has been called by a judge to field questions in court regarding a class-action lawsuit. The case alleges that Apple has a monopoly over the digital music download industry.
"Tsunami dolphin" is a heavily searched topic after a baby dolphin was rescued in Japan after being swept inland by the March 11 tsunami and dumped in a rice field about a mile from the coast. The dolphin was spotted in a flooded field on Tuesday, struggling in a pool of shallow seawater. Ryo Taira, a pet-shop owner, rescued the dolphin and brought it back to the Pacific Ocean. "I don't know if it will live, but it's certainly a lot better than dying in a rice paddy," Taira was quoted as saying by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper.
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