Top Today I Found Out Posts of 2011

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Today I found out was started two years ago on January 1st, 2010.  The first year the site was viewed by over four million people worldwide with the best month of the year coming in December, receiving over 1.3 million page views from over 800,000 visitors. At that point, there were about 270 articles on Today I Found Out.

This year saw Today I Found Out grow considerably with just shy of 7 million unique visitors and averaging about 1.2 million page views per month, with the best month coming in August at about 1.8 million page views from 1.2 million visitors.  There are now over 800 posts between “regular” articles, “this day in history” articles, and quick facts. Without further adieu, the top most visited posts on Today I Found Out in 2011:

Top 20 Most Visited Articles in 2011

1.  The British Equivalent of “That’s what she said” [Visitors: 283,681 | Posted On Dec. 30, 2010]

2.  Weird Al Yankovic was the Valedictorian of His High School Class [Visitors: 183,143 | Posted On Feb. 11, 2011]

3.  Why Zippers Have YKK on Them [Visitors: 181,240 | Posted On Jan. 5, 2010]

4.  The Tongue Does Not Have Zones for Different Tastes [Visitors: 176,903 | Posted On May 11, 2010]

5.  A Japanese Soldier Who Continued Fighting WWII 29 Years After the Japanese Surrendered, Because He Didn’t Know [Visitors: 151,645 | Posted On Feb. 9, 2010]

6.  What Happens When You Stick Your Head Into a Particle Accelerator [Visitors: 133,143 | Posted On March 4, 2010]

7.  UPS Was Founded By Two Teenagers With One Bicycle and $100 Borrowed from a Friend [Visitors: 102,380 | Posted On June 29, 2010]

8.  The Founder of FedEx Once Saved the Company by Taking Its Last $5,000 and Turning It Into $32,000 by Gambling in Vegas [Visitors: 100,999 | Posted On June 2, 2010]

9.  The 12 Best Ways to Remove Stripped Screws [Visitors: 91,426 | Posted On Feb 10, 2010]

10.  What Causes Hickeys [Visitors: 72,260 | Posted On Sept. 6, 2011]

11.  Why Fingers Wrinkle in Water [Visitors: 69,006 | Posted On Nov. 8, 2010]

12.  What Causes Eye Floaters [Visitors: 65,304 | Posted On June 3, 2010]

13.  Where the Words Geek and Nerd Came From [Visitors: 64,623 | Posted On Sept. 30, 2010]

14.  Bread Goes Stale Six Times Faster in the Refrigerator than at Room Temperature [Visitors: 62,650 | Posted On Aug. 17, 2011]

15.  The Actor Who Played Ivan Drago in Rocky IV is a Real Life Genius [Visitors: 60,606 | Posted On Aug. 11, 2011]

16.  How to Drastically Increase the Life of Your Shaver Blades [Visitors: 57,722 | Posted On Feb. 1, 2010]

17. Why Amish Men Grow Beards But Not Mustaches [Visitors: 53,015 | Posted On Jan. 7, 2011]

18. Tibetan Monks Can Raise the Temperature of Their Skin Through Meditation [Visitors: 45,832 | Posted On July 14, 2011]

19.  The Record for the Most Babies Born to One Woman is 69 [Visitors: 44,200 | Posted On Jan. 11, 2010]

20. How Deaf People Think [Visitors: 35,556 | Posted On July 20, 2010]

Top 10 Most Visited Quick Facts in 2011

1. Johnny Carson Once Caused a Nation Wide Toilet Paper Shortage [Visitors: 740,985 | Posted On Jan. 5, 2011]

2. Daylight Saving Time Once Thwarted a Terrorist Attack [Visitors: 146,955 | Posted On Frb. 2, 2011]

3. Being Tickled Produces a Panic Response in Your Body [Visitors: 138,189 | Posted On Jan. 30, 2011]

4. The Twinkies on Zombieland Were Not Real Twinkies [Visitors: 95,814 | Posted On April 22, 2011]

5. What People with Downs Syndrome Used to Be Called [Visitors: 64,339| Posted On Jan. 13, 2011]

6. How Deaf People Wake Themselves Up in the Morning [Visitors: 38,537| Posted On March 17, 2011]

7. How Harry Houdini Died [Visitors: 34,764| Posted On Jan. 15, 2011]

8. The Incredible Relative Speed of the Earth [Visitors: 30,150| Posted On Feb. 26, 2011]

9. How Einstein Got His Wife to Divorce Him [Visitors: 27,085 | Posted On April 28, 2011]

10. The Simpsons Couch Gag [Visitors: 26,001 | Posted On Jan. 6, 2011]

Top 5 Most Visited Infographics in 2011

1.  How to… [Visitors: 945,144 | Posted On Aug. 10, 2011]

2. 10 Interesting Things About the Human Body [Visitors: 585,486 | Posted On May. 17, 2011]

3. 10 Interesting Junk Food Facts [Visitors: 348,987 | Posted On March 17, 2011]

4. 10 Fascinating Food Facts [Visitors: 322,158 | Posted On Jan. 18, 2011]

5. 10 Amazzzzing Bee Facts [Visitors: 249,049 | Posted On Dec. 20, 2010]

 

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One Comment »

  1. Mushyrulez January 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    What about the top most commented articles?

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