As I mentioned yesterday, with most of the staff away for the holidays, we’re digging through the archives for the rest of December to bring you the top articles of 2012.
Yesterday, we let popularity rule and listed the top five articles based on reader interest.
Today, we’re narrowing our focus to a specific category on the Wall Street Daily website that gets a ton of traffic: our video collection.
So without further ado, here are the five most popular video posts of 2012.
Top 5 Video Posts of 2012
Killer Video #5: Pop a Pill Before Viewing This Video
This video showed Airbus’ plan to make planes fly in flock formation (with only one nautical mile of separation) in the next 40 years or so. Were your knuckles white after watching? Be honest.
Killer Video #4: Nicotine Vaccine is Philip Morris’ Worst Nightmare
While Philip Morris (PM) was busy marketing its “lower-risk” cigarettes this year, scientists at Cornell Medical College were busy developing a true nicotine vaccine. Basically, the injection to the liver blocks nicotine from reaching the brain, so smokers get zero pleasure from lighting up.
Killer Video #3: Shocking Video Reveals Cure for Dementia?
No surprise this one made it in the top five. Back in May, scientists in Australia discovered a molecule in the brain that could prevent – or even cure – dementia. The key to activating the molecule? Exercise… seriously.
Killer Video #2: “Must-See” Video: New Bird-Radar Technology
Back in January, the Israeli Air Force was using special radar technology to keep pilots from crashing their planes into flocks of birds. The technology, developed at Tel Aviv University, allows pilots to track migration patterns in real-time to avoid future collisions.
Killer Video #1: Experimental Military Technology Caught on Video
This one attracted the most web traffic by far. Boston Dynamics was developing a new state-of-the-art technology for marines to use in the field, called “Big Dog.” We can’t wait to see what new tricks it learns in 2013.
That completes today’s review of the most popular video posts of 2012.
Tomorrow, make sure you tune in to see our rundown of this year’s hottest editions from our ever-popular Friday Charts series.
Ahead of the tape,