Jan. 21, 2011 at 3:53 PM ET
If you happened by Google’s top trends page Thursday night, you probably asked yourself, "Who or what is Kevjumba and why is everybody asking whether he’s a heterosexual bear wrestler?"
Indeed. In yet another epic win for search engine gaming — and the secret powers of the mighty YouTube community — "Is Kevjumba a heterosexual bear wrestler?" became the top Google search question.
Kevjumba for those of you who don’t live on YouTube — is a star on the video-sharing site, as well as a former "Amazing Race" contestant. His real name is Kevin Wu and he recently ended a 2-month hiatus from his YouTube channel — which has more than a million subscribers — with a hilarity-packed 2:44 minute episode in which he shared what happened when he Googled himself.
Noting that Google auto-complete — which offers the most popular searches for the words you’ve already typed — suggested he finish his query "Is Kevjumba" with "gay?" the YouTube star charged his users help change that – to something funny.
Just as Internet pranksters jammed "Justin Bieber syphilis" to the top of Google trends last year — much to the confusion of celebrity watchers and tween girls everywhere — Google got gamed again. Kevjumba's followers repeatedly plugged the question into Google search, and soon enough, uninitiated trend watchers came upon the top search, “Is Kevjumba a heterosexual bear wrestler?”
Alas, Kevjumba’s carefully crafted auto-complete reached the top of Google tends, but it didn’t stick. A recent check revealed that the Google’s top suggestion for completing the query, "Is Kevjumba," is now "Chinese."
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