updated 5/19/2011 9:48:46 PM ET 2011-05-20T01:48:46

The end of the world has the world searching for answers. Bigtime.

Big news events generate lots of search queries, which are all tracked in real time by Google Trends. Sometimes a really big event will stay in the Top 10 for a day or more. Now and then, more than one search term related to a big event will be in the Top 10 at the same time.

But rarely is the Google Trends Top 10 so utterly dominated by one event.

As of 2:57 p.m. ET today (May 19) here is that list, with numbers 1, 4, 5 and 8 all related to the Rapture and ensuing beginning of the end predicted by Harold Camping, 89-year-old leader of the ministry Family Radio Worldwide:

1.end of the world may 21st
2. linkedin ipo
3. mac miller
4.harold camping
5.may 21 rapture
6. beyonce run the world video
7. malcolm x
8.judgement day 2011
9. new york daily news
10. diovan

And it's been hot all week. One or more Judgment-related terms has been in the Top 10 at least part of every day since Monday (we've been watching). And we're still two days away from Doomsday.


Camping's prediction is that Rapture will occur Saturday, and believers will ascend to heaven, leaving the rest of humanity facing a 5-month death march. While many find the whole idea far-fetched, a 2010 poll by the Pew Research Center found that 41 percent of US adults believe Jesus will return by 2050, and most of them also think the world will end. However, some Christians point out that the Bible says nobody can know when it will occur.

One man has made a business of all this: For as little as $5, Josh Witter's Post-Rapture Post will secure a letter for you and deliver it to your loved-ones, or whomever you expect to leave behind, after this weekend's Rapture.




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