Think back on the last 365 days and tell us the first thing that comes to mind. And no cheating: THE FIRST THING.
It was quite a year.
There was a lot of good buzz this year but I tried REALLY hard to pick my absolute favorite buzz.
Data visualizations. Infographics. Maps. Information design. No matter how you call it, 2012 was the year data science and design started going steady.
A time line of the most moving moments and photos of the year for gay rights. 2013 is going to be a great year.
In case you missed it: These are some of the best reads found on BuzzFeed LGBT.
In case you missed them, these are the ones everyone loved. (With a special section of editor's choice superlatives.)
For these talented geeks, costume design is more art than hobby. But the results are truly stunning.
Believe or not, KStew's mouth actually CAN curve upward! Here's the complete guide to her latest grins.
Often what you find on the internet is not-safe-for-grandma, but it is possible for something to be totally wholesome and perfectly wonderful.
We laughed, we cried, we shared.
We hate to rank these dogs because, unlike cats, all dogs are created equally awesome. However, these things must be done, so here's a countdown of the best dogs of the year.
These are the up-and-coming stars of the next generation of adorable. Who are your nominees?
This is it: Here is the definitive list of the most amazing GIFs that changed our lives this year.
Every major cultural and political event ends up on someone's nails nowadays. The results aren't always pretty.
The funny, the heartwarming, and the completely indecipherable.
LDR says some pretty dramatic things. But it's okay, Lana. We're here for you. These are all quotes from Lana Del Rey's interviews or monologues.
BRB, throwing out my iPhone. (via Damn You, Autocorrect)
Never has an acronym spread faster or been more infuriating. Thanks, Drake!
Presented in timeline form, here's every single delicious Ryan Gosling moment from 2012.
Get this man a MoMA retrospective!
'Twas a good year in weird celebrity pictures.
Buying someone a cookbook for the holidays = Cool. Buying someone a little ingredient they'll use with it = The Coolest. Here's your guide to both.
A distrusting baby, some mind-blowing facts, and general weirdness.
The following is the result of real research and analysis. Face meet palm.
SOPA, Pussy Riot, NATO, and Chick-fil-A. Many great protest signs were raised in 2012.
The photogenic marathoner, the unimpressed gymnast, and other memes that made for a chuckle-filled 2012 in athletics.
2012 was inarguably the most important year in human history. Here's what we've learned.
Honey Boo Boo IS America.
Stop whatever you're trying to do. It's time to relive the year's best rap song about Hot Cheetos.
Screen-toucher / skrēn-təCH-er / Noun. An animal picture so cute that you actually bring your hand to your computer screen as if you could touch it. Synonyms: heart-exploders, squee-kers, cute-bombs.
Oh, you thought this wasn't Beyoncé's year? WRONG. Every year is Beyoncé's year.
From Bond to Britney Spears, a year of triumph for the counted out and the overlooked.
It's been said that 2012 was the year of the animated GIF, so let's see if we can sum up the whole year in GIFs.
From pop culture to politics, it was quite a year.
So many poor choices, so little time.
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, and 2012 was definitely a strange year...
Counting down the most bizarre looks seen on the red carpet over the past year.
This year, Tumblr users captured the best of the best when it came to the Internet: everything from political memes to pop culture mashups and GIF reactions to stunning photography.
2012 will forever be known as the year the meme went mega-mainstream. Here's a look at the dumbest, funniest, and best memes of the past year (in no particular order).
Keep in mind: There are only 364 days until the next Halloween! Here are some ideas for next year!