The Most Popular Reader’s Digest Stories of 2022

From quirky Canadian trivia to must-watch Netflix picks, these were the most-read stories of the year.

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1. The Best Movies on Netflix Canada, According to Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes—the popular site that aggregates reviews from critics and creates a score that’s “fresh” or “rotten”—has put together a list of the best movies of all time based on adjusted score and number of reviews. From crime classics to Oscar-winning dramas, 25 of those “guaranteed fresh” picks are available on Netflix right now.

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2. 75 Funny Jokes to Make Anyone Laugh

Short and snappy jokes to start your day with a smile!

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3. The Best Scary Movies on Netflix Canada

Judging from the phenomenal response to this story, horror movies aren’t just for Halloween. Discover 20 brilliant chillers that are light on gore, but heavy on the goosebumps.

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4. 50 Good News Stories That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Sick of all those horrible headlines in the news? We redressed the balance with a roundup of the most heartwarming and inspirational stories from around the world.

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5. The Great Canadian Trivia Quiz

Put your knowledge of all things Canadian to the ultimate test!

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6. 9 Strange Car Noises—And What They Could Mean, According to a Mechanic

Your car is always giving you feedback, but are you listening? From a low-pitched hum to a high-pitched squeal, here’s how to make sense of those sounds—and fix the underlying problem.

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7. 50 Funniest Town Names Across Canada

From Ontario’s “Punkeydoodle’s Corners” to Newfoundland’s “Happy Adventure,” we dare you to drive past these town signs without taking a selfie.

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8. 25 Knock Knock Jokes That Are Genuinely Funny

It’s no surprise the knock knock joke has lasted nearly 100 years—its countless set-ups and punchlines have made people laugh the world over! Here are 25 of our favourites.

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9. The 10 Most Haunted Places in Canada

From gothic hotels to gruesome battlefields, don’t miss our countdown of the spookiest sites across the country.

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10. Which Rust Proofing Option is Right for You?

The Canadian climate can be cruel to our cars. Thankfully, there are a number of rust proofing treatments that offer protection. In this feature, our auto expert revealed which one is best for your car—and your budget.

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