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The Stig's identity in web's most-searched still doesn't know The Stig's identity still doesn't know The Stig's identity

Is it Damon Hill? Is it racing driver Perry McCarthy? Some even think it's Lewis Hamilton moonlighting.

Whoever it is, the identity of Top Gear's infamous test driver, The Stig, is one of's most-searched for questions – reaching number nine on the list.

But while the Top Gear riddle has a whole nation perplexed, there were far more important questions to be asked.

Questions, questions

Number one on the list was, quite worryingly, 'Am I pregnant?'. This was followed by 'What is the minimum wage?'.

In fact money worries feature throughout the list, with many asking, 'Where can I get a cheap loan?' and 'Where is the cheapest petrol in my area?'

Speaking about the search terms,'s European MD Cesar Mascaraque, pointed out the obvious by saying: "There are serious and not so serious matters dominating the answers our users are searching for."'s top-10 questions for 2008 are as follows:

  1. Am I pregnant?
  2. What is the minimum wage?
  3. Where can I get a cheap loan?
  4. Why is the sky blue?
  5. What does my name mean?
  6. Where is the cheapest petrol in my area?
  7. What school catchment area am I in?
  8. How do I lose weight?
  9. Who is The Stig?
  10. What is the Euro exchange rate?
Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.