Saturday, September 30, 2006

Old News

At around 9pm this evening I was curious to see this story from February 2005 about Saudi municipal elections listed as the second-most emailed story on BBC News:

Shortly after I took the above screencap, the most emailed chart was updated, and a story about the Saudi king from August 2005 was at number 2:

The BBC Editors blog recently noted that an old story about a Sudanese man who was forced to marry a goat suddenly became popular again. I can understand that sort of thing going viral, but... Saudi municipal elections? Can anybody shed any light?


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