IFLScience, the world’s most popular science blogging brand, has released the Top 100 articles from the last year to Untapped Agency. As the appointed brand licensing agent, we represent the IFLScience brand to transition from a digital phenomenon to innovative new consumer products, technology and experiences through licensed collaborations.
It’s true, our favourite blogs are about sex
IFLScience, the world’s most popular science blogging brand, has compiled their top trending news stories from the last twelve months. No surprises that sex and alien stories rank in the top 20. Thankfully, so do stories about higher intelligence.
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Since its launch in 2012, the IFLScience blogging brand has transformed the communication of science stories, ideas, achievements, innovations and opinions to the general public. The global size and reach of the IFLScience brand across digital platforms achieves 212 million monthly impressions, 50 million unique monthly visitors and has captured 24 million Facebook followers.
In Australia and New Zealand there is a loyal and engaged audience that follow the brand. Down here, IFLScience achieves 4.6 million monthly impressions, engages 3 million unique monthly visitors and has over 2 million Facebook likes.
IFLScience has shared with Untapped Agency the Top 100 stories from the last year as to what garnered the most views. Taking top spot was the (now withdrawn) video Here’s what sex looks like from inside the vagina with nearly 7 million pageviews.
Our interest in sex also included our fascination with How long does sex normally last and the awkward Women squirting during sex may actually be peeing posts both ranking in the top twenty viewed articles.
Alien life and alien DNA were top reads as we sought answers with our not-from-this-world fascination. The article Marijuana contains ‘Alien DNA’ from outside of our solar system, NASA confirms ranked number seven in popularity followed by Have we really discovered a huge alien megastructure around a star? at number eight.
Higher intelligence and our smarts in general were the most popular by topic. We were very keen to determine if we possessed The eight traits often associated with higher intelligence. The following post ranked 4th, Why was a child’s “5+5+5=15” answer marked as incorrect , and made followers angry. Articles that included brain-tricking images, optical illusions, teenagers winning big money for explaining Einstein’s theory of relativity and parent’s freaking out as a 7 year old kid’s homework confuses adults were trending topics.
Cats also feature with the answers to Why are cats so insanely afraid of cucumbers the third most viewed article.
Here are the Top 20 most popular articles:
- Here’s what sex looks like from inside the vagina (video taken down)
- The eight traits often associated with higher intelligence
- Why cats are insanely afraid of cucumbers?
- Why was a Child’s ‘5+5+5=15’ answer marked as incorrect?
- How long does sex normally last?
- Observe the evidence for evolution on your own body
- Marijuana contains ”Alien DNA” from outside of our Solar System, NASA confirms
- Have we really discovered a huge alien megastructure around a star?
- This image can trick your brain and make you see it in color
- Man reaches into cave hole and pulls out your worst nightmare
- All blue-eyed people have this one thing in common
- Dear parents, you are being lied to
- This optical illusion of a brick wall is really driving the internet nuts
- Teenager wins $400,000 for his video explaining Einstein’s theory of relativity
- Why you need to stop using these hand dryers
- Study concludes that women who squirt during sex are actually peeing
- Why do dogs tilt their heads when we talk to them
- This new shade of blue was accidentally discovered by chemists
- Man fails paternity test because unborn twin is the biological father of his son
- Parents are freaking out because they can’t answer a 7-year-old kid’s exam question
For more information please contact:
Celia Murray, Director of Licensing and Trademarks Attorney
Reception +612 8880 1324, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT UNTAPPED AGENCY
Untapped Agency is the appointed brand licensing agency in Australia and New Zealand licensing.
The focus for Untapped Agency is to launch the lifestyle immersion programme of the IFLScience brand through consumer product licensing, licensing of cutting edge scientific products and technology, licensed promotions and fun learning experiences.
“We are very fortunate to work with IFLScience to fulfill the consumer demand for IFLScience products and interactive events” says Celia Murray, Director of Licensing and Trademarks Attorney at Untapped Agency.
For the uninitiated, the full brand name is I Fucking Love Science and is the world’s most popular science blogging brand. Launched as a Facebook blog page in 2012 by Elise Andrew who not only had a passion for science but also a desire to make science accessible to everyone by stripping away the jargon and making it educational, engaging and entertaining.
With daily irreverent science-based content the aim of the blog, and the ‘F’ word in the brand, was to add humour to what can be at times, very dry information.