Top 10 Most Read Stories from August 2009

August was a fantastic month for Cryptoworld, with over 20,000 unique (new) visitors and almost 800,000 hits! Unfortunately hits aren’t really a true indication of the amount of visitors to a site, but it would be great if we can top the 1 million mark before the end of the year!

Anyway – the top stories for August are as follows – interestingly a couple of old stories have crept back into the top ten!

Argentine Ants

Scary Ants?

1) Scary! Ants form Global Mega-Colony
Very Scary: A single mega-colony of ants has colonised much of the world, scientists have discovered.
Read the whole start here >>>

2) Mermaid spotted in Israel
Israel was in the grips of mermaid fever in August after numerous sightings of the mythical sea creature off its coast.
Read the whole story here >>>

3) Orange balls of light seem over South London
Crowds of people gathered in Balham and Tooting (South London) to watch two sets of orange lights fly in formation across the night sky.
Still a very popular story – now with 75+ comments!!!
Read the whole story here >>>

The alleged Sewer Monster!

The alleged Sewer Monster!

4) Very Weird Unknown life form found in Sewers! (Video)
Unsurprisingly, the Sewer monster is still in the top 10. What is it? The debate seems to still be ongoing.
Read more, watch the video and decide for yourselves >>>

5) Sewer Creature is REAL – but not what you’d expect!
One possible answer – Bloodworms (Tubifex tubifex) – what’s your thoughts?
Watch the video here >>>

6) Lights, Lanterns and UFOs!
Lots and lots of people are seeing strange lights all over the world. Here in the UK, there are new sightings on an almost daily basis – but what are they?
Read the full story and watch the video here >>>

The Bare-faced bulbul

The Bare-faced bulbul

7) Bald Songbird discovered in Laos
The latest strange creature to emerge from a rugged region of Laos is a bald songbird, dubbed the “bare-faced bulbul”.
Read the full story here >>>

8 ) 4 new Thylacine sightings in 3 months!
An old story from June 2006 has crept back up the charts – Four new sighting of the Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) have been reported in the last three months on the outskirts of Portland, Southern Australia.
Read the whole story here >>>

A still from the Helensburgh Big Cat Video

Helensburgh Big Cat?

9) Big Cat captured on video in Helensburgh, Argyll?
An off-duty Ministry of Defence police dog handler has taken a video of what he claims is a panther-sized big cat.
Read the story (with photo) here >>>

10) Cannibal Frog found in Australia
The matchbox-sized green-stripe frog normally eats bugs – but this one swallowed a green tree frog.
Read the full story (with photo) here >>>

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