IT HAS been an interesting year here on the Gulliver blog. We have covered everything from the tragedies of the two Malaysian Airlines disasters, to the diary of a correspondent’s cat, who was forced to follow his master from London to São Paulo. But which have been the stories that most captured readers’ imaginations? Listed below are the ten most-read stories on this blog from the past 12 months.
1. Kissing business acquaintances: X, XXX or XXXXX?
A map showing how many times French people in different regions typically kiss one another when they greet highlights why, in a business setting, it is best to stick to a firm handshake
3. Flying first class: The rarefied air at the front
Lufthansa’s decision to install humidifiers in its first-class cabins ensures that the people at the front of the plane even enjoy better air than the rest
7. Legroom on aeroplanes: A modest proposal for the equitable treatment of the taller passenger
Lengthy passengers should be given a free extra seat
9. Tourists’ reputation abroad: I know your type
Gulliver is forced to climb down when the mother of a young man, whose picture we used to illustrate this story on British louts abroad, rang to complain