It’s now official: Two of the top five days that Whatever has had in its entire near-decade run, unique visitorship-wise, have been because of entries concerning bacon. Seriously, here’s the top attendance figures, and the entries that motivated them:
1. Creation Museum Visit (72k)
2. Bacon Cat (66k)
3. Bacon Patient Zero (56k)
5. Fox News v. Obama’s Blackness (54k)
No matter how much you like bacon, that’s kind of weird, you know? People online really are fascinated by breakfast meat. What can you do.
Small stat geek note: In almost all cases, the day a truly big entry here at Whatever is at its most popular is not the day it’s published, but one (or even two) days later, after it’s leaked out beyond the usual crowd. In the case of Bacon Patient Zero, its biggest draw day was two days after I wrote it, thanks to a Fark link (although the day before that it was a pretty big draw too, thanks to Instapundit). So even on “Internet Time,” it takes a couple of days to be an overnight success.