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A Year In Review
Sat December 28, 2013
The 5 Most-Read Stories of 2013
Another year's gone, seemingly in a blink.
Here's a look back at the year in five clicks, namely the five most-read stories of 2013.
Taken from dizzying heights, his photos quickly went viral though his identity remained a mystery.
In an exclusive interview with KPLU, daredevil photographer Joseph Carnevale shared what drives him to climb skyscrapers and snap photos from dizzying heights.
Give yourself a huge pat on the back, Seattle!
Seattle topped the list of the hardest-working cities in the U.S., according to a ranking released by Movoto, a national real-estate blog. Movoto used seven different factors of "elbow grease" for the ranking.
"Seattle is trying to make us all look bad," says the blog.
When Mike O’Connell woke up with double vision, the 67-year-old thought it was the result of a recent eye surgery. Then when his leg felt rubbery, he feared he was having a stroke.
Doctors in the ER thought it was a stroke, too. But what O'Connell was experiencing was botulism, a potentially fatal paralytic illness that results from contaminated food.
Cochlear implant, a bionic inner ear that allows deaf or hearing-impaired people to hear speech—albeit in kind of a robot voice, can be a lifesaver for people without hearing. But when it comes to music, this very practical device can’t carry a tune to save its life (proof: here's how a famous Simon and Garfunkel song sounds).
But thanks to one University of Washington engineering professor and his colleagues, listening to music just got a little more pleasant for those with cochlear implants.
It happened during Starbucks' annual shareholders meeting back in March.
When a shareholder suggested Starbucks' support of same-sex marriage — and the resulting boycott by opponents — bled the company of value, CEO Howard Schultz spoke up in defense of the company's stance.
And what was your favorite story of 2013? Tell us in the comment section below.