Search activity for 'Dick Cheney' has jumped 300 per cent over the past 24 hours, following news that the US vice president accidentally shot Texas lawyer Harry Whittington during a weekend hunting trip in Texas.
The top Cheney searches include: 'Dick Cheney Accident', 'Dick Cheney Shot', 'Dick Cheney Jokes', 'Cheney's Got a Gun' and 'I Shot Dick Cheney'.
Meanwhile, the latest Lycos search stats show that 'Valentine's Day' has again taken its annual position at the top of this week's list, as searches for 'Love Poems' (number seven) increased 897 per cent in popularity over the past week.
The top 10 most popular love poem search queries include 'Teen Love Poems', 'Short Love Poems', 'Funny Love Poems', 'True Love Poems', 'Romantic Poems', 'Maya Angelou Poems', 'Best Love Poems', 'Love Poems and Quotes', 'Valentine Poems for Kids' and 'Valentine Poems for Friends'.
In addition the Winter Olympics has returned to Lycos' search list this week, up 272 per cent in search activity.
This week's top five Olympic athletes leading the web search activity are 'Michelle Kwan', 'Jeremy Bloom', 'Apolo Anton Ohno', 'Bode Miller' and 'Shaun White'.
The data comes from the Lycos 50 listing of the most popular internet search queries for the week ending 11 February 2006.
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