Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2009


| 12/31/2009 8:36:59 AM


Tags: Media, lists, Utne Reader,

If our most read blog posts are any indication, our 2009 was filled with fighting, farming, eating, and science. Sounds like us. Here they are, in order of how voraciously you clicked on them: 

1. Longest Science Experiment Ever: The Pitch Drop Experiment is the longest running experiment that no one’s actually witnessed.

2. Dirty Sketches and Other Things Carried to the Moon: A New York City auction house auctioned off hundreds of tiny treasures from the glory days of NASA's space program. If it weren't for this damn recession, I'd have gone after one of those lunar rock box thingys.

3. The Sweet Release of Cardboard Tube Fighting: We were thrilled to catch wind of the Cardboard Tube Fighting League. Choosing the winners of the Utne Reader Independent Press Awards will never be the same.

4. Eating Meat for the Environment: Maybe we should be eating more hamburgers. The author of Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness speaks up for meat.

5. Is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Afraid of Mice?: A jab at regimes with a less-than-friendly disposition towards free expression.