Bouncing Baby Brouhaha
Summary: Somewhat predictably, the birth of a new heir to the House of Windsor on 22 July led the English-speaking world to suddenly embrace Monarchism. In honour of this occasion, the Traffic report will be assiduously employing British spelling and dating conventions. Cheers.
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For the week of 20 to 27 July, the 10 most popular articles on Wikipedia, as determined from the report of the
5,000 most trafficked pages* were:
The co-discoverer of
DNA alongside Watson and Crick got a Google Doodle to celebrate her 93rd birthday on 25 July.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
The baby-daddy of the day got the highest view count of his extended family, though nearly everyone got a look-in.
Still going strong after 61 years on the throne, no one can deny that the great-grandmother of the newly minted bundle of joy (her third great-grandkid so far) has done an excellent job of symbolising her country for all that time.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
That's Kate Middleton to the rest of us. You'd think she'd be higher, given that she did most of the work to bring about this situation.
Charles, Prince of Wales
The heir to the British throne got some attention in accordance with his newly established granddad status.
Diana, Princess of Wales
The baby's late and still much-lamented granny (the word just doesn't fit, does it?) may also have drawn attention due to a
biopic coming out this year.
A perennially popular article.
The Conjuring (film)
James Wan's latest ghost story (reportedly based on true events, take that as you will) stormed the US, taking $70 million in its first week.
The Wolverine (film)
The second attempt to give
X-Men fan-favourite Wolverine his own franchise appears to be doing far better than the first, taking $21 million in its first day.
Likable actor of
and Manhunter, Get Shorty fame got a decent sendoff from Wikipedians after his death on 22 July. Midnight Run
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