Top of the posts: Strange sporting statues, UFOs and Homeland
Do aliens really exist? Former government UFO expert Nick Pope talked about his experiences of working as a real life Fox Mulder and investigating aliens for the Ministry of Defence.
A year after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died, the company paid a touching tribute to him on their website. Alex Masters gave a rundown of the homage to the controversial Jobs and whether the company can continue to lead the smartphone market in terms of innovation.
In the world of arts Emily Jupp interviewed writer Jenny Downham about her novel Before I Die, which has been adapted into a film starring Dakota Fanning called Now is Good. In a fascinating interview, the author shares her thoughts on dying, acting and the writing process.
Meanwhile Charles Reynolds gave a brief history about quirky sporting statues. From effigies of Kelly Holmes that look more like Jessica Ennis to bizarre-looking statues of tennis player Andy Murray – the weirdest ones from the world of sports are there.
Here are the most read blogs from the past week, as determined by the stats:
1. Manchester United and Real Madrid top global shirt sale charts by Alex Miller
2. The truth is out there… UFO expert Nick Pope talks about aliens by Nick Pope
3. World Mental Health Day: Defeating the dog called Depression by Neela Debnath
5. Tactics Talk: Newcastle commit set-piece suicide against Manchester United by Johnny Boyle
6. Rovio return with Angry Birds Star Wars! by Alex Masters
8. From Alex de Souza to Zinedine Zidane – an incomplete history of sport’s strangest statues by Charles Reynolds
9. Apple pays tribute to Steve Jobs on the anniversary of his death by Alex Masters
10. Review of Homeland ‘The Smile’ by Charles Reynolds
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