Google Insights

Here’s a fun thing you can play with – Google insights for Search

You can put in a search term, and optionally some filters, and then the system will show you how much (over time, since 2004) that particular thing was searched for.

For example, I put in “Field Camera”.  Here is the result I got:

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This shows some query activity over the years, but that interest has peaked starting in 2011

Put in your own favorite thing and see how often people are searching for it.  In fact, put your own name in!