The Seattle Times recently ran an article discussing the twenty stories that were most clicked-on by readers of their website. With all that happened this year, you'd be forgiven for thinking the most popular stories were about Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami aftermath, elections, or even the Iraqi war, Harriet Mires, or (God help us!) that blonde chick who went missing in Aruba. But you'd be woefully mistaken.
A man having sex with a horse won the race by about 8 lengths.
Not only did the story of a Washingtonian having sex with a horse lay claim to the winner's circle, but related stories also finished 3rd, 6th, 14th, and 19th as well. And you can bet that had any of those stories included photos, this guy would have won the trifecta! And, truth be told, each of these stories could have been accompanied by photos, being that the guy had hundreds of hours of videotape showing himself and others mounting their steeds.
The irony in this story is that the only reason the story came to light was because the horse finally took back the stable and apparently delivered one hell of a kick to the guy's midsection, effectively perforating his colon. Don't ask how the horse was able to harm his colon, because I have no idea and am pretty sure I don't want to know.
I'm glad to see that several of the stories I linked to on this blog made the top 20 -- don't worry, I'm not delusional enough to think my smattering of readers influenced the results -- but my favorite story of the year was one that came out before I started this blog. It's a great story about a local Quizno's sandwich shop whose owner went AWOL and how the band of employees struggled for weeks to keep it open despite not having any supplies or food. Or ability to pay themselves for their efforts. This story came in at number 7.
Here's the link to the entire top 20. I recommend reading #7 and #12. Unless of course you want to read about animal sex, in which case most of the other stories will get you home.
Read on and enjoy!