Your Daily Guide To Trending Topics

Every day there are some topics that are trending. Since many of them don’t make sense, we provide easy contextualization. Also, this way, you won’t actually have to know anything about anything.

Gabrielle Giffords Seat

Yahoo! users are interested in what’s happening in Arizona with the congressional seat of Gabrielle Giffords, who resigned in January. Giffords, of course, was shot during a crazed gunman’s rampage outside of a Tuscon grocery store in 2011. Ron Barber, a former Giffords aide, won the seat and will serve out the remainder of his old boss’ term. 

New Obama Ad

It’s an unusually political morning for the folks at Yahoo! who are also searching for information on a new television commercial that President Obama’s camp has released a new ad in Virginia that attacks his opponent Mitt Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts. The ad, which includes a voiceover saying, ““First in debt. Forty-seventh in job creation. That’s Romney economics,” will also air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Check it out below.

Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder player Durant is topping Google’s list of trending searches thanks to his team’s 105-94 win over Miami in the first game of the NBA finals. "Well, those guys, they came out on fire. They were passing the ball well, knocking down shots. We just wanted to continue to keep playing," Durant said. "It’s a long game, and every time our coach was just saying play harder, play harder, and that’s what we did." Go forth and talk basketball.

Bear 911 Call

Bing users are looking for something that’s not nearly as cute as it sounds. This isn’t about precocious little animals figuring out how to use phones, but about an Alaska man who called for emergency assistance after being mauled by a bear and chased up a tree. Ben Radakovich, 30, was hurt by the female brown bear, who attacked him on a trail south of Anchorage, but later told Good Morning America, ““I’m just grateful that I got through it and that I’m here to enjoy another day basically.” 

#ExcusesToBreakUp

Important things, like JPMorgan Chase CEO and his upcoming Congressional testimony, are trending on Twitter today. But not nearly as high people’s excuses to end their relationships.

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Afternoon Links: Kristen Stewart Smiles, Kate Moss Maybe Engaged

● An Italian researcher is claiming that the Mona Lisa might have been modeled on a dude, which would finally explain that giant penis just below the frame. [CBC] ● The Daily has kicked off its miracle run with a really creepy video that features a pre-injured Gabrielle Giffords talking about her crush on the iPad, with interstitials about her recovery progress. [The Daily] ● Check out the first images of Kristen Stewart and Garret Hedlund in the upcoming On the Road adaptation. She looks…happy? [MovieLine]

● A major Indonesian pop star has to spend 3 1/2 years in prison because a sex tape he made ended up on the internet. That sounds totally bogus. Does anyone know where we can inspect the evidence? [ONTD] ● The big news out of Egypt today is that Jennifer Aniston revealed to Oprah that she chose a role on Friends over one on SNL, a demonstration of the good decision-making skills she left at the door when she signed on for The Bounty Hunter. [E!] ● Kate Moss might be marrying her boyfriend, Kills frontman Jamie Hince. Wait, did you hear that? It’s the sound of Pete Doherty being too fucked up to care. [PageSix]