The most popular article on Wikipedia is the article about… wikipedia. Not to mention dozens of articles about off-color topics.  Here are today’s to 50 articles.

Something really important is happening with long tail content, but the short head (the big hits at the top) is pretty scary sometimes.

This Wikicharts tool is still in the beta test stages and may not be totally accurate, but it shows the articles from the English Wikipedia that are viewed most.

Views per day Percent Title
1585000 ± 18% 3.9903% 1. Main Page
65333 ± 91% 0.1645% 2. United States
64666 ± 91% 0.1628% 3. JonBenét Ramsey
50333 ± 103% 0.1267% 4. Wikipedia
47000 ± 107% 0.1183% 5. Pluto
43333 ± 111% 0.1091% 6. Irukandji jellyfish
35333 ± 123% 0.0890% 7. Wii
34333 ± 125% 0.0864% 8. Wiki
34333 ± 125% 0.0864% 9. Jeff Hardy
33000 ± 127% 0.0831% 10. Pokémon
31000 ± 131% 0.0780% 11. Neighbours
30333 ± 133% 0.0764% 12. Hurricane Katrina
30000 ± 134% 0.0755% 13. Priyanka Chopra
29666 ± 134% 0.0747% 14. List of big-bust models and performers
28333 ± 138% 0.0713% 15. Volkswagen Type 2
28000 ± 138% 0.0705% 16. Morocco
27000 ± 141% 0.0680% 17. Table of Disney characters
26666 ± 142% 0.0671% 18. World Wrestling Entertainment roster
26333 ± 143% 0.0663% 19. List of female porn stars
25000 ± 146% 0.0629% 20. Hubbert peak theory
25000 ± 146% 0.0629% 21. Fable (video game)
25000 ± 146% 0.0629% 22. New York
25000 ± 146% 0.0629% 23. United States Air Force
24666 ± 147% 0.0621% 24. List of gay porn stars
24666 ± 147% 0.0621% 25. Kurt Angle
24000 ± 149% 0.0604% 26. Sasuke Uchiha
23000 ± 153% 0.0579% 27. Nazi Germany
22333 ± 155% 0.0562% 28. List of sex positions
21666 ± 157% 0.0545% 29. John Cena
21333 ± 158% 0.0537% 30. Pornography
21333 ± 158% 0.0537% 31. Wonder Woman
21333 ± 158% 0.0537% 32. Silent Hill
21000 ± 160% 0.0529% 33. Grigori Perelman
20666 ± 161% 0.0520% 34. Linkin Park
20666 ± 161% 0.0520% 35. Final Fantasy VII
20333 ± 162% 0.0512% 36. Iran
20000 ± 164% 0.0504% 37. Red-Haired Shanks
20000 ± 164% 0.0504% 38. September 11, 2001 attacks
20000 ± 164% 0.0504% 39. Cytherea (erotic actress)
20000 ± 164% 0.0504% 40. Andaman Islands
19666 ± 165% 0.0495% 41. Texas
19666 ± 165% 0.0495% 42. Circumcision
19333 ± 166% 0.0487% 43. Angelina Jolie
19333 ± 166% 0.0487% 44. Nicole Scherzinger
19000 ± 168% 0.0478% 45. Celebrity sex tape
19000 ± 168% 0.0478% 46. Naruto
18333 ± 171% 0.0462% 47. Brooke Hogan
18333 ± 171% 0.0462% 48. Jessica Dee
18333 ± 171% 0.0462% 49. F-15 Eagle
18333 ± 171% 0.0462% 50. Providence, Rhode Island
18333 ± 171% 0.0462% 51. Marilyn Manson (band)
18333 ± 171% 0.0462% 52. Jeff George
18000 ± 173% 0.0453% 53. 2006
18000 ± 173% 0.0453% 54. Sun
18000 ± 173% 0.0453% 55. Titans (comics)
18000 ± 173% 0.0453% 56. Friends
18000 ± 173% 0.0453% 57. List of Weeds episodes
17666 ± 174% 0.0445% 58. C programming language
17666 ± 174% 0.0445% 59. Top Gear
17666 ± 174% 0.0445% 60. List of Digimon
17666 ± 174% 0.0445% 61. Formula One
17666 ± 174% 0.0445% 62. Peter North (porn star)
17666 ± 174% 0.0445% 63. The Illuminatus! Trilogy
17666 ± 174% 0.0445% 64. Decimation (comics)
17333 ± 176% 0.0436% 65. Broken Lizard
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 66. Beverly Hills, 90210
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 67. HIV
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 68. All Eyez on Me
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 69. Final Fantasy
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 70. Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 71. Cat
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 72. Films considered the worst ever
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 73. Live (band)
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 74. Alien
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 75. Head louse
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 76. George Washington
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 77. Pyramid Head
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 78. John Mark Karr
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 79. IMAX
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 80. Renaissance
16666 ± 179% 0.0420% 81. List of The Simpsons episodes
16333 ± 181% 0.0411% 82. Spawn (comics)
16333 ± 181% 0.0411% 83. Ottoman Empire
16333 ± 181% 0.0411% 84. Tupac Shakur
16333 ± 181% 0.0411% 85. Naruto dies (Naruto episode)
16333 ± 181% 0.0411% 86. Rome
16333 ± 181% 0.0411% 87. Iraq War
16333 ± 181% 0.0411% 88. Son Goku (Dragon Ball)
16333 ± 181% 0.0411% 89. Dragon Ball GT
16333 ± 181% 0.0411% 90. Vladimir Lenin
16333 ± 181% 0.0411% 91. Human penis size
16333 ± 181% 0.0411% 92. Tonsillolith
16333 ± 181% 0.0411% 93. Pederasty
16000 ± 183% 0.0403% 94. Hawaii
16000 ± 183% 0.0403% 95. Nicole Kidman
16000 ± 183% 0.0403% 96. The Girls Next Door
16000 ± 183% 0.0403% 97. David Bowie
16000 ± 183% 0.0403% 98. Biodiesel
16000 ± 183% 0.0403% 99. BitTorrent
16000 ± 183% 0.0403% 100. Civil engineering