I recently checked my website's usage statistics and discovered a big swing of preferences from previous years. With only 156 views from the last 500 visitors, Betty Lou's thumb operation has been demoted to second place. The new most popular story, with 240 views, is my successful experience with travel insurance.
No doubt, the eruption of theIceland volcano Eyjafjallajokull has resulted in a sudden surge of interest in such matters, and indeed most of the queries are from areas with affected North Atlantic flights. However, Icelanders don't seem to be concerned.