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:
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.