Teens 'don't know who Osama bin Laden is'

Some people might be wondering if Osama bin Laden is really dead, but many teens are wondering who the heck he actually is, according to Yahoo's search trends.

Since the news of bin Laden's death on Sunday night, the leader of al Qaeda became the most searched for person on Yahoo, with searches spiking by as much as 100,000 per cent.

Twenty per cent of these searches are by teenagers, many of whom asked how bin Laden died and who killed him. However, a large chunk of the whippersnappers had to find out who he was in the first place.

A third of all searches for how bin Laden died came from teenagers, while 40 per cent of those who asked the oracles who killed him were in the 13 to 17-year-old range. Two thirds of those who asked who bin Laden is were teens, a surprising figure given the fact that pretty much all of them would have grown up during the so-called war on terror.

Conspiracy theory searches were up over 100 per cent, with more than a third of them coming from teenagers, apparently.

Searches for “is it Usama or Osama?” were also popular. We're surprised searches for “Obama bin Laden” weren't top of the list, giving the typos from a number of major news outlets, including Faux News. What did show up, however, were searches for Obama's approval rating following the news. It is widely expected that the news will give Obama will a boost going into next year's election.

Searches for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks also spiked over 1,000 per cent as people relived the horror. Others looked for locations in Pakistan and for the compounds and hideouts that bin Laden may have stayed in.

Finally, searches for the US flag and Star Spangled Banner lyrics were also up big time as Americans celebrated the death of their number one most wanted, but had to refresh their memory of the words first.