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From Gangnam Style to the Sloppy Swish, Angelina Jolie leg thrusts to Chris Brown neck tattoos, and grumpy cats to photogenic peeps, 2012 was a great year for memes.

On this Christmas Day, THG looks back at 12 of the best photos, videos, trends and topics that captured the Internet's fascination (and creativity) over the past 12 months.

Here's what was imitated, parodied and shared with a vengeance in 2012:

Stingray Photobomb

12. Stingray Photo Bomb. Best. Photo. Bomb. Ever.

The expression on the face of the aquatic resident of the waters off the Cayman Islands - and the terrified tourists he surprised - really says it all.

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Give McKayla Maroney a lot of credit.

The Olympic gymnast is showing a sense of humor about the Internet meme spoofing her hilariously smug, indifferent reaction to winning a mere silver - not gold - medal in individual vault competition last week.

Here's McKayla and friends getting in on the act:

McKayla, Aly and Kyla

Her Fierce Five teammate, Aly Raisman, tweeted a pic of Maroney, Kyla Ross and herself standing outside a swimming pool and playfully sneering.

Making the same expression that launched the McKayla Maroney is NOT impressed and its many classic images on Tumblr, the girls look far from thrilled.

Hey, if the Dwight Howard trade doesn't impress McKayla, how do you think she's gonna react when the pool's unexpectedly closed? Exactly.

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McKayla Maroney is not impressed by much.

She's just hard to please ... don't blame a girl for having high expectations of herself and others. The Olympics' funniest Internet meme continues today with the U.S. gymnastics standout still not impressed by various people and events.

Specifically, the Dwight Howard trade ... the rest of the NBA may be shaking in its collective high-tops, but one sports star is so like, "Whatever."

McKayla and Dwight

This is not to say that McKayla's demanding standards are reserved for sports alone. She was equally unmoved by Kim Kardashian's wedding ...

McKayla and Kim

... and Paris Hilton's new quote-unquote "career" ...

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McKayla Maroney's brutally honest, unmoved reaction after winning the silver medal and not the gold in the Olympic individual vault competition earlier this week has spawned a hilarious Internet meme starring the American gymnast.

If you missed it, here's McKayla's expression:

McKayla is Not Impressed

Hey, you can't blame a girl for her high standards, or for wearing her heart (and look of disappointed apathy) on her sleeve. She just expects better.

This demanding philosophy extends to all facets of Maroney's life, it turns out.

According to a new Tumblr created in honor of the exacting vault queen, McKayla is not impressed by the well-endowed U.S. rowing team either ...

McKayla, Rowers

... or the 2011 Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton ...

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