The year 2013 offered yet another 365 days for people to gain notoriety through the Internet. These widely circulated links most often led us to laughter, but this year did come with one exception. Here are just a few of the most viewed, shared and talked about videos of 2013. (Click each title to see video on mobile devices.)
Wolves howl and cows moo. As for foxes, if it weren't for the Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis, we would still be in the dark about those sly and furry creatures.
Competition went beyond the court during a Detroit Pistons game when 11-year-old Antoine Alexander decided to match the moves of dancing usher Shannon Sails. The action in the stands created a friendly rivalry and led to over 8 million views on YouTube.
Music is said to soothe the savage beast, but what impact does a Rod Stewart-singing mother have on her child?
A simple "I quit" wasn't enough for Marina Shifrin who left her job with great fanfare. The 25-year-old created a video of her dancing to Kanye West's "Gone" as on-screen captions listed complaints about her boss.
How many guys have dreamed of seeing their girlfriend's reaction to a ghost in the bedroom? Oh, just one? Well, his name is James Williams and we're glad he thought up this doozy.
Anyone hoping to hold a wake for this shake was unable to do so in the early part of 2013. The popular dance eventually faded from the Web, but not before spawning plenty of arm-throwing videos shot on land, air and underwater.
The exception to this year's lighter fare came when Matthew Cordle sat before a camera and confessed to killing 61-year-old Vincent Canzani while driving drunk. Cordle was later sentenced in an Ohio courtroom to six-and-a-half years in prison.