Apparently the No. 1 fastest rising search query was Internet celeb Rebecca Black, who had that song "Friday", which, believe it or not, I have never actually heard. But here's the Youtube video (11+ million views!)
Google built a dedicated website for its Zeitgeist report. Here it is.
Turns out, Apple dominated the list, with the iPhone 5 (which didn't actually appear), Steve Jobs and the iPad 2, claiming three of 10 spots.
Poke around on the site, and let me know if your faith in humanity has been affirmed, or shot to heck. ;-)