News Archive
1:50 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

How did you not-see that gorilla? And more Top-25 NPR stories

From wistful to wrenching, web-stat tracking shows which NPR stories were the year's most popular. Here's the Top-25 list (drumroll, please) :

25.    An Adventure for Kids and Maybe For Their Parents Too.

24.    Cry For Help Led To Freedom For Missing Women In Cleveland

23.    Loss Of Timber Payments Cuts Deep In Oregon

22.    The Kraken Is Real: Scientist Films First Footage Of A Giant Squid

21.     Dishwasher Cooking: Make Your Dinner While Cleaning The Plates

20.     “How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?” Try Our Calculator

19.    More Young People Are Moving Away From Religion, But Why?

18.    Climate Change Leaves Hares Wearing The Wrong Colors

17.    Julia Child Was Wrong: Don’t Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

16.     First Listen: The Weeknd, “Kiss Land” (spelling confirmed).

15.     After Years Of Struggle, Veteran Chooses To End His Life

14.    Record Label Picks Copyright Fight –With The Wrong Guy

13.     Behind “The New Black”: The Real Piper’s Prison Story

12.    Our Cultural Addiction To Phones

11.    Tent Reznor: New Band, New Song

10.    Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals

9.    The Sad Death Of An Adjunct Professor Sparks A Labor Debate

8.    Two-Day Diets: How Mini Fasts Can Help Maximize Weight Loss

7.    When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

6.    Laverne Cox: Transgender Actress On The Challenges of Her New Black Role

( And, lo!  The TOP-5 approach! )

5.    Clever Hacks Give Google Glass Many Unintended Powers

4.    A Night At The Rock: Former Alcatraz Inmate Journeys Back

3.    Father: Teen Jailed for Facebook Comment Beaten Up Behind Bars

2.     The Most  (And Least) Lucrative College Majors, In One Graph

1.    Why Even Radiologist Can Miss A Gorilla

Now of course, these were NPR stories. You can see our own most-clicked stories in the color-box graph in our right-hand sidebar. Or perhaps embark on some original clicking in the WMRA News archive.