Internet 27 December 2012 Most-read Wikipedia articles: French holly, Vietnamese sex positions and Japanese pornstars A glimpse into national psyches. Print HTML Via Chris Applegate on Twitter, here's a list of the most viewed articles on each of the 35 most active versions of Wikipedia in 2012. It's a curious collection of pieces: some boring, some weird, and most just vain. Let's look at the fun stuff first. The weird Japanese: AV女優一覧, a list of lists of "adult video" actresses. No English language version of this one, despite my, ahem, exhaustive research. I particularly like that it's not even a list of porn actresses; it's a list of lists of porn actresses. Vietnamese: Danh sách tư thế quan hệ tình dục/Sex position. Because how else will you learn about sex positions? German: Sackgasse/Cul-de-sac. I don't know why cul-de-sacs are such a source of curiosity for German-speakers. But they are. French: Houx crénelé/Ilex crenata. French-speakers apparently care deeply about an ornamental species of holly native to east Asia. The boring Some countries use Wikipedia to look up normal boring things. How unimaginative of them. Croatian: Zakon o sprječavanju internetskog piratstva/Stop Online Piracy Act Slovak: Majstrovstvá sveta v ľadovom hokeji 2012/2012 IIHF World Championship Czech: Seznam historických výročí/List of historical anniversaries Danish: Te/Tea Norwegian: Schrøder, an article about the Norwegian surname Dutch: Hua Shan/Mount Hua Turkish: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk/Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Thai: สมาคมประชาชาติแห่งเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้/Association of Southeast Asian Nations Italian: Grey's Anatomy/Grey's Anatomy Catalan: Mario Conde, a Spanish banker. Hungarian: Magyar névnapok betűrendben, a list of Hungarian "name days". Tech companies seem to be especially popular, and one in particular: Chinese: 百度/Baidu Korean: 네이버/Naver Indonesian: Facebook/Facebook Spanish: Facebook/Facebook English: Facebook The vain Do you know what Wikipedians really like to do? Look up their own country: Slovene: Slovenija/Slovenia Estonian: Eesti/Estonia Lithuanian: Lietuva/Lithuania Greek: Ελλάδα/Greece Hebrew: ישראל/Israel Romanian: România/Romania Finnish: Suomi/Finland Swedish: Sverige/Sweden Polish: Polska/Poland Russian: Россия/Russia Bulgarian: България/Bulgaria Ukrainian: Україна/Ukraine And a couple of not-quite entries: Portugese: Brasil/Brazil Persian: تهران/Tehran Arabic: مصر/Egypt › Inequality is falling, and for once, Cameron would be right to blame Brown Photograph: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles The story of Sam Pepper: how a British YouTuber incurred the wrath of the internet Selfie sticks mask a bigger problem we have with each other – interaction Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year is an emoji. Should it be “they” instead?