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Published on December 31st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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Top Planetsave Posts of 2011

December 31st, 2011 by

 

If you’ve been a loyal reader of Planetsave for the past year or more, before reading on, perhaps see if you can guess one or more of our top 10 stories of 2011. :D  Just for a little fun.

Many of the stories in the top 10 are related to what was perhaps the biggest news stories of the year (certainly one of the biggest) —  the huge earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disasters in Japan (which, ironically, struck on my birthday).

Other than that story, our top piece of the year was on a study regarding the massive global control of a relatively small number of corporations (note that this piece was published well before the Occupy Wall Street movement started), and other pieces are on some other extreme events from the year.

While these pieces aren’t the most uplifting, disasters grab people’s attention, and our earthquake and disaster stories are apparently pretty well-placed in Google searches, and useful enough to garner widespread sharing on social networks and other sites.

Anyway, here’s our top 10 list, based on pageviews (with the image below coming from the 1st piece):

  1. Who Runs the World ? – Network Analysis Reveals ‘Super Entity’ of Global Corporate Control (70,300 views)
  2. Japan Earthquake Triggered Volcano Eruption In Russia? (43,900)
  3. Okinawa, Japan Not Considerably Affected by Japan Earthquake & Tsunami (41,700)
  4. Extreme Super Moon To Cause Major Earthquakes? (24,400) — as a follow-up, you may also be interested in this piece, which nearly made the top 10: Did the Impending ‘Super Moon’ Cause Japan’s Earthquake? (11,800)
  5. What Caused the Virginia Earthquake Today? (21,300)
  6. Japan Hit with Earthquake, Minor Tsunami Today [UPDATE: MEGAQUAKE] (14,700)
  7. Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Maize Fields (14,500)
  8. Large Solar Flare Erupts with ‘Spectacular’ Coronal Mass Ejection {VIDEO} (14,000)
  9. Over 3,000 Birds Mysteriously Die, Fall from Sky in Arkansas (14,000)
  10. “Obama Bin Laden is Dead” — FOX News is a Horrible Disgrace to the American People (12,700)
  11. Japan Earthquake Update: Ship With 100 people, Passenger Train Still Missing (12,700) — essentially, tied for #10, only 2 pageviews fewer than the story above at the moment (12,730 views rather than 12,732, to be exact)

Have a favorite story of the year? Drop it in the comments below! (There are too many for me to pick one or two favorites.)

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