The most (and least) read posts of 2021

2021. A second year into the pandemic. We really wish all of our readers a very safe, healthy and happy 2022. And we also would love to thank all of you for reading our blog posts over the year.

We have had some strange beasts, like the weird antelope that trumpeted, and some familiar beasts, like a detailed look at the evolutionary history of lions. We have loved writing about new creatures, adding to our list of 177 blog posts to date! Almost at the big 200!!

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As 2022 begins, we would like to share our top 5 blog posts of 2021, and also the 5 least read blog posts of 2021, because sometimes those underdogs are actually rather interesting!

The 5 least read blog posts of 2021

  1. Interview with a mammoth: If you could have a talk with a frozen mammoth, what would you ask it? Find out in this lovely post.
  2. From the bones of giants: Discover some of the beautiful sculptures made by humans over 30,000 years ago. Carved from the bones of giants, using just pieces of flint!
Beautiful swimming reindeer, carved out of mammoth tusk around 13,000 years old. (Image Public Domain)

3.Mini-beasts, giants and megafloods: What can insects tell us about the past? A surprising amount of reconstructing ancient environments is only possible thanks to these little critters.

4. Forever Young: Meet the little deer in Florida that never grew up.

5. Survivors: The incredible Saiga antelope, and how these are true survivors of the Ice Age.

The 5 most read blog posts of 2021

  1. Marching up the wrong tree: It is one of the most famous illustrations in science. But it’s wrong. Find out more why the March of Progress was created, and what’s wrong with it.
  2. The stuff of night-mares: The largest horse to have ever galloped on Earth. Need we say more?!

3. The Littlest Homo: In 2004 the world was introduced to the hobbit, a tiny species of human that lived on the island of Flores. Discover more about the work behind this discover, and more about this enigmatic species.

4. A very brief introduction to mammoths: With 10 different species of mammoths lolloping through time and the globe, there’s lots to explore!

5. An elk that wasn’t an elk: Find out about the largest species of deer, the Giant Deer!

Thank you to all our readers, old and new! We have really enjoyed writing these posts over the last year, and more posts will come in 2022!

We wish you all a very happy and very healthy 2022!

Rena (@JustRena), Ross (@DeepFriedDNA) and Jan (@JanFreedman). Follow us on Twitter  (@Twilightbeasts).

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2 Responses to The most (and least) read posts of 2021

  1. Ashley says:

    Today is a day to catch up, along with a coffee! ☕🙋‍♂️

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