The most popular holiday isn’t Christmas?
Since I’ve already revealed this blog’s most popular items for all of 2010 it’s going to be a bit less dramatic to list the top 10 for December, but I’m required to do it for those of you who wager on the results.
December readers shared my personal appreciation for the truly absurd, especially a program to prepare panda cubs to return to the wild by dressing their human handlers as pandas, and a U.S. Navy project that is so bizarre I’m not even going to describe it here.
Readers eagerly followed the doings of dumbasses, including a TV chef who hired homeless guys to try to kill his wife, and the creep who paid $87,000 for a coffin that once held Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
A number of Christmas items made the top 10 for the month here, but perhaps surprisingly, all of them were beaten in popularity by a different holiday altogether, in slot number three.
These, then, were the most popular items in a very busy month.
And number one…
Thanks, and Happy New Year!
Top: A researcher dressed in a panda costume carries a panda cub after its physical examination at the Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan province December 3, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer
Right: U.S actress Eva Mendes poses for a photocall in the gardens of Hotel Mamounia in Marrakesh, December 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jean Blondin
Bottom Right: First place winner Alexandra Kocsis smiles during the second Miss Plastic Hungary beauty pageant in Budapest, November 26, 2010. The contest is open to entrants who have had some type of aesthetic surgery. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo