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By Igordebraga, Vestrian24Bio, Rajan51, CAWylie, Bucket of sulfuric acid, SSSB.
This traffic report is adapted from the Top 25 Report, prepared with commentary by Igordebraga, Vestrian24Bio, Rajan51, CAWylie, Bucket of sulfuric acid, and SSSB.

All we want is life beyond Thunderdome (May 26 to June 1)

Rank Article Class Views Image Notes/about
1 Bill Walton 1,300,701 William Theodore Walton III was one of the best basketballers ever, with two titles at both college and professional level, in the latter with the only one by the Portland Trail Blazers in 1977 – as Finals MVP, no less – and the 1986 one by the Boston Celtics – where after years struggling with knee and foot injuries Walton was a supporting player, but one good enough to be chosen as Sixth Man of the Year. He then followed it with two decades as a color commentator, and has now died at 71.
2 Donald Trump 1,046,220 The former US president was been found guilty of 34 felonies; which raises the question over whether is he is eligible as a presential candidate, but SPOILER ALERT: He is.
3 Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga 1,023,090 After Mad Max: Fury Road (#10) floored audiences in 2015, it was clear more post-apocalyptic stories would come out from the Wasteland that used to be the Outback, and it started with the origin story for Imperator Furiosa. In spite of great reviews, the box office has been sluggish, starting with a photo finish over The Garfield Movie during a holiday weekend (#7) only to be surpassed by the fat cat in week 2. Sure there were many things to hold its earnings back (an R-rating, more and more people eschewing theaters to wait for streaming, focusing on a side character without the same actress, insecure males who hate female protagonists), but everyone who liked it hopes it can at least make its budget back, and that the fifth actual Mad Max soon enters production.
4 Deaths in 2024 992,389 Zephyr in the sky at night, I wonder
Do my tears of mourning sink beneath the Sun?
5 2024 Indian general election 815,293 India kept consistently coming to the article regarding the renewal of the Lok Sabha across the month and a half of voting. The counting of over 900 million votes will be completed on June 4.
6 Grayson Murray 652,962 Grayson Murray was an American golfer on the PGA Tour while struggling with alcoholism, anxiety, and depression. In 2014, while near the lead of the Southern Amateur tournament, he withdrew and was later diagnosed with social anxiety. On May 24, 2024, he withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge, citing illness. The next day, he committed suicide at his home at age 30.
7 Memorial Day 599,320 One of the 11 federal holidays in the United States (I think we are working on one per month) was observed on May 27 (the last Monday of May). On this particular holiday, we honor the military service members who have died, as opposed to Veterans Day in November which honors all veterans. Graves are adorned, the dead are mourned, and various meats are scorched outdoors.
8 Civil War (film) 560,145 This April release, about journalists trying to reach the US president for an interview about a civil war being waged between his authoritarian government and several regional factions, hit video on demand on May 24 (ahead of its June 7 release in mainland China).
9 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup 545,191 The first major ICC event tournament to feature matches played in the United States, started with their first World Cup match victory across all formats.
10 Mad Max: Fury Road 492,767 Before #3, George Miller revived the Mad Max series after a 30 year hiatus, replacing Mel Gibson with Tom Hardy and delivering a high-octane, very quotable ("Witness me!", "What a day! What a lovely day!", etc.) action movie that got showered with praise, made $380 million in the worldwide box office, and was the biggest winner of the 88th Academy Awards with 6 Oscars even if it didn't take Best Picture or Director.

We come together and we vote, because we're all in the same boat (June 2 to 8)

Rank Article Class Views Image Notes/about
1 2024 Indian general election 2,958,008 The election to decide the 18th Lok Sabha spanned across two months and concluded last week, in which the ruling party BJ who has been in power since 2014 along with their alliance (#5) and its members (#2) manged to get a third consecutive win (after #10 and #3) defeating #6 and its members; expanding Narendra Modi's rule for another 5 years giving him consecutive 15 years till 2029.
2 List of National Democratic Alliance members 2,344,161
3 2019 Indian general election 1,879,830
4 Claudia Sheinbaum 1,726,998 On June 2, following the 2024 Mexican general election, Sheinbaum became the first woman and the first Jew to be elected president of Mexico, winning by a landslide. Once the tribunal declares the election valid, she will assume the position in September.
5 National Democratic Alliance 1,238,153 India has over 2000 political parties, so the big two alliances in #1 had 40 each. While the N.D.A. led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi got the majority of the Lok Sabha with 293 of 543 seats, it was much lower than the 350–400 seats that most exit polls and political analysts predicted, and the Prime Minister's own goal of 400 seats. This was probably caused by the union of opposition parties (I.N.D.I.A.) that had a strong showing with 234 seats.
6 Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance 1,210,172
7 Normandy landings 1,087,473 June 6 was the 80th anniversary of "D-Day", a turning point of World War II, depicted in the movies Saving Private Ryan (which was Today's Featured Article on the day) and The Longest Day, where the Allied armies landed in Normandy, fighting German armies at Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches. From there they started taking back France, eventually getting to Germany and joining the Soviets that were advancing from the Eastern Front.
8 Deaths in 2024 977,317 No there ain't no rest for the wicked
Until we close our eyes for good...
9 Pawan Kalyan 834,526 This actor-turned-politician, whose party is part of #5, won a seat in the 2024 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election.
10 2014 Indian general election 822,460 After Modi's third consecutive win in #1 with his party's alliance (#5) and its members (#2) against #6 and its members; people are also interested in knowing about his first win in 2014.

Play the game, everybody play the game (June 9 to 15)

Rank Article Class Views Image Notes/about
1 UEFA Euro 2024 1,216,340 June 14 saw the opening game, in which hosts Germany demolished Scotland. Three more games followed on June 15, with the opening four games seeing 16 goals between them the most for any UEFA Euro, or FIFA World Cup tournament since 1976. No upsets yet, but there are still 47 games to go.
2 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup 1,075,604 History's first ever ICC world cup held in the US has almost finished its fixtures in the states, but both hosts have secured their places in the Super 8 while it has been a heartbreak for some teams as even though they had been pre-seeded they have lost their place to other teams now.
3 Deaths in 2024 979,394 And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
And sooner or later it's over...
4 Chirag Paswan 944,411 Paswan is a college dropout, actor in a box-office bomb, and, since 2014, a politician who followed his father's footsteps into becoming a member of the Lok Sabha. On June 10, he was nominated as India's minister of food processing industries.
5 Michael Mosley (broadcaster) 930,071 On June 9, the body of this BBC journalist and ketogenic dieter was found, following his two-mile walk back to where he and his wife were staying while on holiday on the Greek island of Symi. An autopsy is underway, but it is believed he died of natural causes.
6 Pawan Kalyan 892,962 Another actor turned politician assumed the office of deputy chief minister of Andhra Pradesh on June 12.
7 Jerry West 889,610 Even if the 2024 NBA Finals are rolling, basketball appears through a recently deceased player, a legend who is downright depicted in the NBA logo. Jerome Alan West played 14 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers, winning it all in 1972 after seven defeats in the finals, one of whom had him be the only Finals MVP on the losing side. West would get more titles on the managerial side – a post-playing career so good he was twice chosen as Executive of the Year and got a second Hall of Fame enshrinement as a builder – as the general manager of the Showtime Lakers of the 1980s and a board member of the 2010s Golden State Warriors. West was an executive board member and consultant for the Lakers' cross-town rival Los Angeles Clippers when he died at the age of 86.
8 ChatGPT 795,619 Apple's WWDC 2024, had the most important news about AI: It was announced that ChatGPT will be integrated into iOS 18, even though it's still opposed by some.
9 Hit Man (2023 film) 746,866 Glen Powell has been on the rise ever since Top Gun: Maverick, and now has two successful romantic comedies by following with Anyone but You with this movie that Powell co-wrote with director Richard Linklater (pictured). The story, based on true facts, concerns a police collaborator who pretends to be a professional hitman so the police can arrest those who hire his services, only to fall for a woman (Adria Arjona) who wants to get rid of her husband. Netflix purchased the film's distribution rights after it appeared in some 2023 festivals, and added Hit Man to its catalogue after a brief theatrical run.
10 Inside Out 2 717,850 9 years after Pixar had a big hit telling the story of the emotions (Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger) running a teenage girl's head, we're back to the mind of Riley Anderson, who two years after a relocation-based breakdown sees the literal arrival of Anxiety, Ennui, Envy and Embarrassment. Inside Out 2 had good reviews and should be making enough money to compensate all the flops Disney had last year.

Some far away, some search for gold, some dragon to slay (June 16 to 22)

Rank Article Class Views Image Notes/about
1 Donald Sutherland 2,630,673 A Canadian actor who worked a lot for six decades, scoring hits ranging from The Dirty Dozen to The Hunger Games, while also winning an Emmy for Citizen X and an Academy Honorary Award, Donald Sutherland died at the age of 88 following a long illness.
2 UEFA Euro 2024 2,365,856 Germany is receiving 24 European national football teams, and during the week covered by this report the second round of the group stage was finished, with its games including Croatia beaten by the lowly Albanian squad.
3 Juneteenth 1,888,828 The American holiday, celebrating the end of slavery (General Order No. 3 pictured), makes its annual appearance on this list
4 Willie Mays 1,101,609 A five-tool player of baseball, the "Say Hey Kid" spent 23 seasons in the MLB, mostly with the New York / San Francisco Giants. He set many batting records and re-broke those that were topped (some were his own). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979, his first year of eligibility, and died at age 93 on June 19.
5 House of the Dragon 1,040,776 After an award winning positively acclaimed first season, this prequel to Game of Thrones in the A Song of Ice and Fire franchise had its second season released last week.
6 Inside Out 2 1,000,470 Pixar returned to Inside Out, the story of the emotions running a teenage girl's head, to show said girl going through puberty and thus having anxiety and a few other emotions take over her mind during a hockey camp. Showcasing the company's propension for creative ideas, pretty visuals and making the audience want to cry, Inside Out 2 had great reviews and has already passed $500 million worldwide.
7 Deaths in 2024 993,693 "I was obsessed with not knowing what happened after you were dead. And I sat or kneeled for a whole day with my head against the wall, trying to figure it out. But I couldn't, and I just said, 'Okay.' And then it was nothingness." – #1
8 Bryson DeChambeau 951,174 On June 16, "The Scientist" won his second US Open golf tournament, finishing 6-under-par, one stroke ahead of Rory McIlroy.
9 UEFA European Championship 805,418 #2 is the latest edition of this nations tournament. 10 countries have won, including two already dissolved (the Soviet Union in the very first, 1960, and Czechoslovakia in 1976) and two for Germany back when it was split in two.
10 Page 3 792,095 Reddit remembered the old tradition of English tabloids to include a topless girl on page 3. Pictured is one of the most famous of those, Keeley Hazell, who not only worked on Ted Lasso but is probably the reason why one of the show's main characters is a "Page 3 stunner" also named Keeley.

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For the May 24 – June 24 period, per this database report.

Title Revisions Notes
Legalism (Chinese philosophy) 2503 Another month, another thousand edits by FourLights to this article.
Deaths in 2024 1780 One of the two certainties in life, so an article that's always receiving new names and getting loads of views.
2024 United Kingdom general election 1149 The election campaign is heating up. Labour continue to hold a strong lead, but one opinion poll from the last week showed Reform UK taking second from the ruling Conservatives. This would be a major shock to the UK political scene. However, this was one poll, the rest of the polls show the Conservatives holding onto second, but by less than 10 percentage points. Sound like a lot? (Depending on what poll you look at) the Conservatives lead dropped by more than 10 percentage points in the three weeks before the 2017 UK general election. It's politics – anything can happen.
2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup statistics 1085 Numbers are seemingly a very important part of cricket.
2024 Indian general election 1040 The biggest election ever, leading to the Lok Sabha going mostly to N.D.A. and I.N.D.I.A. ("A monumentally weak name for a coalition! The first I in 'I.N.D.I.A.' stands for 'Indian'? It'd be like if the H in HBO stood for HBO!").
2024 NCAA Division I baseball tournament 971 College baseball held its playoffs, with the 2024 Men's College World Series in Omaha culminating in the first title for the Tennessee Volunteers.
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga 953 Imperator Furiosa got a movie telling her origin story, featuring both her child self (portrayed by Alyla Browne) kidnapped from The Green Place of Many Mothers, and her young adult self (Anya Taylor-Joy) who becomes the baddest bitch in The Wasteland. Furiosa doesn't stray away from the aesthetics and frantic action that made Mad Max: Fury Road so beloved, and has been warmly received by critics and audiences alike, albeit not bringing enough people to theaters given the box office earnings barely surpassed the $168 million budget. In any case, fans can only pray director George Miller lives long enough to make a proper fifth movie with Mad Max himself.
2024 French Open – Men's singles 949 Carlos Alcaraz, the Spanish leader of the ATP rankings, won his third Grand Slam. And he should soon return to Stade Roland Garros given it will host the tennis tournament of the 2024 Summer Olympics.
2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup 928 This year's tournament ain't quite the same with many low-scoring matches thanks to the new pitches of U.S. grounds, especially the one in NY.
UEFA Euro 2024 squads 880 The 624 footballers that represented their countries in the German fields.
Michael Mosley (broadcaster) 821 On June 5, while on holiday on the Greek island of Symi, this BBC journalist and ketogenic dieter began a two-mile walk alone back to where he and his wife were staying. He never made it there. His body was found four days later, as it appeared he took a wrong path. It is believed he died of natural causes.
Bigg Boss (Malayalam TV series) season 6 815 One of the Big Brothers of India, won by Jinto Bodycraft, a celebrity personal trainer and former Mister Kerala.
2024 South African general election 787 As the Indian election came to an end, another member of BRICS held their own election on May 29. The ANC of president Cyril Ramaphosa retained the majority of the votes, but the newly created MK of Jacob Zuma had a strong debut, finishing in third place.
List of foreign Primeira Liga players 753 Ligaventura95 is listing all the foreign footballers in the Portuguese league. Although the leading country, former colony Brazil (the ones that won a championship alone are 157!) currently has a redlink for a non-existing separate list in its section.
2024 Nuseirat rescue operation 682 While the Israel–Hamas war doesn't end, to the chagrin of everyone not named Benjamin Netanyahu, four hostages taken by Hamas during the attacks that started the war back in October were rescued from the Nuseirat refugee camp.
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Is it just me or is the description for ChatGPT grammatically awkward? Reconrabbit 22:14, 8 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Probably the word "has" is incorrect. Plus there's an extra comma in there. @Igordebraga and Vestrian24Bio: ??



       

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