02 Dec '11, 3pm

Giant crocodile 'Lolong' is among most-shared stories on Facebook in 2011 - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Along with satellite photos of Japan before and after this year's deadly earthquake and tsunami that appeared on the New York Times and parenting advice on CNN, a Yahoo! story on the Philippines' biggest catch—a crocodile named "Lolong” —was a top 10 most shared story among U.S. users of Facebook in 2011. The list, dubbed "Most Shared Articles on Facebook in 2011 ," offers a snapshot of what people are reading. The capture of "Lolong" captivated the whole world because of the animal’s size. Measuring 21 feet or 6.4 meters and weighing at least a ton, the giant crocodile is now a tourist attraction in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, a southern Philippine town. The crocodile was said to have killed a water buffalo before villagers captured it. It took more than 100 people to pull the crocodile from a creek to a clearing, the story went. Other stories people shared Other most-shared...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/giant-crocodile--lolong--is-amon...

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