Ten Surprising Facts About MailOnline, the Site That Ate the News

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By: Michael Sebastian | AdAge

There are very good odds that you have frequented MailOnline, which has come seemingly out of nowhere to become the most-visited newspaper website in the English-speaking world and No. 2 in the U.S., trailing only The New York Times in visitors.

It’s winning the web with unexpected, surprisingly long headlines such as this one, the lead story on the site at noon on Thursday: “The scariest job interview ever! LG terrifies applicants with meteor crash through ‘window’… that was really an ultra high-definition TV.”

But even after the site, part of U.K. media conglomerate Daily Mail and General Trust, established a beachhead in the U.S. with new hires and $50 million from the parent company, it remains relatively poorly understood here. So we’ve rounded up 10 things you didn’t know about MailOnline but should.

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