This truly was the year of the Cumberbatch.
This was the year we learned that little rubber bands can become so much more than friendship bracelets.
These trendy tats were crowned the most popular on Pinterest this year, based on repins and likes.
This was the year that we all truly nailed it.
Whether you're actually a young adult or not, these books captivated us in 2013. Ranked in no particular order.
The GIF that keeps on giving.
Shoot for the moon — even if you miss, you'll still have a huge mess and sense of devastating self-doubt.
WARNING: The amount of cheese in these photos may be overwhelming to some. Please view with caution.
Ingenious hoaxes and unspeakable tragedies. Serial bank robbers and mysterious maladies. Also, Tracy Morgan doing stuff. Sit by the fire with this collection of big ol' stories we were especially proud to publish this year.
There are more worthy games, made for more people, than ever. Here are the ones BuzzFeed couldn't put down this year.
They woke up like this.
The strangest, most ridiculous and/or absurd photos taken of world leaders from the past year.
Oh, you beautiful politicians.
Highlights from the new leader of the Catholic Church's remarkable year.
If you ever doubt that the world is a beautiful place, just remember: We'll always have sugar, butter, and flour.
Four of the top 10 most geotagged locations were in New York City, according to Instagram.
Don't stop beliebing.
In no particular order.
CNN had such a weird year.
Where can one get a stranger's belly button lint, you ask? There's a chance not all of these are genuine.
It was the best of times, it was the #brand of times.
2013 saw numerous records broken. Here are some of the most remarkable ones.
Pasta is always perfect. But sometimes it's fun to shake things up a little bit.
These aren't just your everyday photos of someone's dinner.
AKA staXXX. Prepare to die of drooling.
I'd rather not eat my dinner out of a toilet-bowl, thank you. Also, fries are supposed to be bad for you; can't we just leave them alone?
Warning: This post will make you feel emotions.
What life was like in the United States this year according to maps.
It's what's on the outside that counts.
Cue Paula Deen crying while eating a Cronut™ and the CEO of Taco Bell throwing darts at a copy of Salt, Sugar, Fat.
Well, kids, once upon a time there was a pastry, and that pastry's name was Cronut.
Gather round, dear children, for a cuticle-based tale of yesteryear.
Who run the world? Gingers.
If you're living right now, you probably remember these.