Gizmodo's Most Popular Hits of 2007

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Click to viewHere are Gizmodo's Greatest Hits 2007, the most popular stories, the best of the best in a single bubblelicious list full of gadgets, juicy industry happenings, in-deep reviews, shocking tech news, weird war planes, Star Wars, boobs and sex. With dogs. Sometimes, all combined into one. What are the most popular Giz stories of 2007? See the top 20 and the monthly top 5, re-read the stories and pick your favorite 2007 article after the jump:

Top 10 Giz Stories for 2007

1. Hotdoll: The Sex Doll for Dogs - 721,911 views

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2. Rocket-Powered 21-Foot-Long X-Wing Model Actually Flies, Has Built-in R2-D2 - 468,346 views

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3. Verizon's LG VX10000 Voyager Revealed and Groped (with Gallery) - 444,887 views

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4. Sidekick 4 and Sidekick Slide? - 437,106 views

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5. Storm Trooper Stripper (OK, Prostitute) 410,361 views

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6. X-Wing Rocket Launches, Disintegrates Mid-Air - 398,872 views

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7. The World's Most Effective Speed Bump - 376,581 views



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8. The iPhone: Price - $499 4GB, $599 8GB in June - 356,735 views

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9. Video of Bill Gates Showing off his Expensive Table - 301,060 views

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10. Breaking: Digg Riot in Full Effect Over Pulled HD-DVD Key Story - 268,268 views

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11. How To: Install Apps on Your iPhone Easily, No Hacking Skills Required - 259,005 views

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12. Terminator Sex Positions - 252,253 views

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13. iPhone Firmware 1.1.1 Out and Tested: Breaks 3rd-party Apps, Relocks iPhones and Sends Them to Semi-Brick Activation Limbo (Updated with video) - 246,681 views

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14. Exclusive: iPhone Free Software Unlock Confirmed (Death Star Explodes) - 243,591 views

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15. Gang Kidnaps Gamer to Get Password Using Fake Orkut Date - 242,272 views

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16. iPhone Review - 232,079 views

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17. Squirrel Catapult is Awful, Yet We Can't Look Away - 226,650 views

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18. Biggest BSOD of All Time? - 225,035 views

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19. iPhone Software Unlock Confirmed on Video - 222,088 views

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20. The Gizmodo Ultimate Black Friday Deal Guide - 209,135

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Monthly Top 5 Stories for 2007

The numbers of the monthly top 5 stories for 2007 are different from the top 20 above. The reason is simple: the following are the readers of a new story in that given month. The list on the top, however, shows the cumulative 2007 readership.

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January

1. Leaked: Screenshots of OS X Leopard Terminal, Parental Controls, More

Jan 24 2007 153,475

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2. iPhone Ringtone Sounds Like Holy Angels Tinkling: Download it Here

Jan 18 2007 141,867

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3. Leaked Pt 2: OS X Leopard Spotlight, QuickView

Jan 25 2007 80,704

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4. Zune: How We've Lived With It For Three Months

Jan 25 2007 75,430

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5. Microsoft Ultimate Wireless 7000 Keyboard Hands-On

Jan 19 2007 68,750

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February

1. The Original 1983 Microsoft Mouse

Feb 2 2007 102,235

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2. Coolest... Lamps... Ever...

Feb 8 2007 92,891

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3. Super Bowl Ad Watch: Top Spots

Feb 5 2007 82,479

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4. The Most Ridiculous Windows Video Ever

Feb 7 2007 77,769

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5. Horseshoes and Hand Grenades: Joel Johnson Returns...to Spank Us All for Supporting Crap

Feb 13 2007 75,338

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March

1. AppleTV First Unboxing

Mar 21 2007 124,935

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2. Best Booth Babe Ever: Samsung's Leopard Lady

Mar 12 2007 117,883

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3. DirectX 9 vs DirectX 10: Worth Upgrading to Vista For?

Mar 9 2007 97,587

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4. Real Picture of the Optimus Keyboard?

Mar 6 2007 76,200

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5. DIY: Apple TV Hard Drive Upgraded to 120GB

Mar 23 2007 74,235

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April

1. Hotdoll: The Sex Doll for Dogs

Apr 18 2007 466,081

2. This is Why You Shouldn't Clean Your HDTV with Windex

Apr 11 2007 145,288

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3. Booster Blades: Honorable Suicide

Apr 22 2007 127,038

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4. Exclusive Pics of the Vudu - Video Store In A Box

Apr 28 2007 73,004

5. Shocking: An Innovative iPod Case from DLO

Apr 18 2007 71,634

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May

1. Breaking: Digg Riot in Full Effect Over Pulled HD-DVD Key Story

May 2 2007 264,776

2. F-35 Helmet Display System To Scare the Bejeezus Out of Enemies

May 15 2007 180,525

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3. Video of Bill Gates Showing off his Expensive Table

May 30 2007 176,985

4. Intel Unveils Metro, World's Thinnest Laptop, Almost Skinny as a RAZR

May 24 2007 130,423

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5. World's Highest Swing Looks Terrifying

May 11 2007 111,855

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June

1. Squirrel Catapult is Awful, Yet We Can't Look Away

Jun 19 2007 173,917

2. The iPhone: Price - $499 4GB, $599 8GB in June

Jan 9 2007 159,483

3. Amazing SawStop Cuts Anything But Your Fingers

Jun 4 2007 144,130

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4. Angel Sword Guitar Plays Iron Maiden Songs, Slays Teen Pop Stars

Jun 21 2007 139,922

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5. Megan Fox Gets Ready for Transformers Debut By Lounging Around in Her Underwear

Jun 27 2007 106,588

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July

1. <a href="http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/sex-crime-and-videogames/gang-kidnaps-gamer-to-get-password-using-fake-orkut-date-280966.php

">Gang Kidnaps Gamer to Get Password Using Fake Orkut Date

Jul 20 2007 225,306



2. Typhoon Strike Fighter Closing Dangerously On Hercules C130's Cargo Bay

Jul 29 2007 179,998

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3. iPhone Review

Jul 9 2007 159,698

4. Google Streetview Camera Car Fleet Set to Invade America

Jul 17 2007 159,505

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5. Why You Shouldn't Smash a Can of WD-40

Jul 19 2007 156,794

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August

1. Storm Trooper Stripper (OK, Prostitute)

Aug 5 2007 389,709

2. <a href="http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/poll/the-ipod-nano-mockup-updated-again-yes-it-is-real-292295.php

">The iPod nano Mock-Up (UPDATED again: Yes, It Is Real)

Aug 22 2007 177,832

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3. <a href="http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/two-worlds-collide/oops-iphone-display-needs-to-reboot-runs-windows-xp-285151.php

">Oops, iPhone Display Needs to Reboot, Runs Windows XP

Aug 2 2007 171,650

4. Best. Phishing email. Ever.

Aug 17 2007 164,397

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5. F Cup Cookies Promise That Their Fat Will Go Straight to Your Boobs

Aug 6 2007 151,274

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September

1. <a href="http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/exclusive/iphone-free-software-unlock-confirmed-death-star-explodes-298825.php

">iPhone Free Software Unlock Confirmed (Death Star Explodes)[

Sep 11 2007 188,569

2. iPhone Firmware 1.1.1 Out and Tested: Breaks 3rd-party Apps, Relocks iPhones and Sends Them to Semi-Brick Activation Limbo (Updated with video)

Sep 27 2007 179,010

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3. iPhone Software Unlock Confirmed on Video

Sep 7 2007 144,263

4. New 8-mm-Thick iPod Touch Makes Us Drool, Itch with Desire Sep 5 2007 128528

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5. 35 Years of Tokyo Progress in 10 Seconds

Sep 8 2007 122,991

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October

1. Rocket-Powered 21-Foot-Long X-Wing Model Actually Flies (Updated: Built-in R2-D2)

Oct 2 2007 459,513

2. X-Wing Rocket Launches, Disintegrates Mid-Air

Oct 8 2007 393,467

3. Verizon's LG VX10000 Voyager Revealed and Groped (with Gallery)

Oct 3 2007 234,147

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4. Family Guy Explains The Death Star Flaw

Oct 13 2007 151,608

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5. James Randi Offers $1 Million If Audiophiles Can Prove $7250 Speaker Cables Are Better

Oct 1 2007 145,641

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November

1. The World's Most Effective Speed Bump

Nov 26 2007 309,788

2. Biggest BSOD of All Time?

Nov 9 2007 221,151

3. The Gizmodo Ultimate Black Friday Deal Guide

Nov 20 2007 209,135

4. Soldier Uses Wii to Catch Wife Doing Up, Down, Left, Right, A-B-A-B With Another Man

Nov 20 2007 203,717

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5. Desktop Evolution: Windows and Mac OS Visual Comparison Through the Years

Nov 26 2007 176,796

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December

1. Very NSFW Video: Beautiful Topless Girls Playing Wii

Dec 4 2007 198,743

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2. Best Windows Error Ever May Rip Time-Space Continuum, Destroy Reality

Dec 6 2007 196,517

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3. Imperial Stormtroopers Arrest Santa, Emperor to Take Over Xmas

Dec 16 2007 145,247

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4. <a href="http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/batman-trailer/the-new-dark-knight-trailer-334545.php

">The New Dark Knight Trailer

Dec 16 2007 144,614

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5. Google Maps Catches Sophisticated High School Football Field Prank

Dec 5 2007 142,398

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Do you have any other suggestion as the best post of 2007? Tell us your favorite in the comments.

Have great fun tonight and a Happy New Year from everyone in Gizmodo!

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I had to go with my heart and pick the squirrel. I still play it when I am having a lousy day.

Love the Giz and looking forward to bigger, better, more, faster and grosser in 08. And more drunken rambling. ;)