The English Wikipedia's list is led by the United States president-elect, who topped all other articles with nearly three times more views than last year's #1. But the second-screen effect powered Britain's queen, Pablo Escobar, and O. J. Simpson to surprisingly high places.
Polar explorers were singular individuals who embarked on voyages of discovery—and as one Wikipedia editor put it, "Stories of endurance in the face of extreme hardship and danger will always fascinate people. This is apparent in the way that each new generation seems to rediscover and relish these stories."
Isotalo has written several Wikipedia articles on centuries-old archaeologically significant shipwrecks, working with museums and spending hundreds of hours to make them accurate and comprehensive. We wanted to find out why.
"We are trying to bring the material to where the users are": the uploads from Switzerland's largest public scientific and technical library include photos from noted aviator Walter Mittelholzer, who flew to places around the world in the 1920s and 1930s.