According to the search engine Lycos, the top-rated search term for the year 2006 was "poker."

Search activity for poker has been steadily climbing since it made its first appearance on the 2004 year-end list at No. 10. Last year, it was the fourth most popular search term of 2005.

Search activity for poker jumped 434% over the past year, trumping both Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton to claim the top spot in 2006.