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Top 7 Reddit Posts of 2013

I often think of Reddit as the heartbeat of the internet. There you can find the funniest and most moving pieces of humanity, whether it’s for creating an impromptu pizza party for child cancer patients or sharing hilarious memes. As 2013 comes to a close, take a moment to think back on the year on the internet.

Below, find the top seven Reddit posts of 2013, chosen by the Reddit staff according to total pageviews:

 

1 What gif reduces you to hysterical laughter every time

kitten frightened by a lizard gif

The top GIFs of the year featured a man knocking shelves of groceries onto himself, a very frightened kitten and a lot of funny sports moments.

 

2 Live Update of Boston Bombing Situation (Thread 1)

Boston Marathon Explosions Leaving Many Injured - Live Coverage

During the Boston bombing social media became an essential source of news for Boston residents. This was the first of a series of Reddit posts updating followers with essential information.

 

3 What is one picture that will never fail to make you laugh

shark meme that says 'excuse me i was looking at the water'

Among the many memes that made people laugh this year are creative name misspellings and toothy sharks that just get in the way.

 

4 I’m Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill Gates in 2010via Wikimedia Commons

This AMA by Bill Gates had Reddit users asking the founder of Microsoft about what problems exist in the world that money cannot solve and what he views as the greatest achievement of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

5 People of Reddit with “Ugly Duckling Syndrome:” What are your best before and after puberty photos

Guy with freckles before and after puberty photos

This encouraging AskReddit lauded people for growing into their freckles, losing the Freshman 15 and suffering through painful orthodontic work.

 

6 What photo leaves you speechless

Bruce McCandless making the first untethered spacewalk

This AskReddit contains some of the most astonishing images of all time, including pictures by a man who used the final moments of his life to preserve pictures of Mount St. Helens erupting in 1980 and an image of Bruce McCandless making the first untethered spacewalk.

 

7 IAmArnold… Ask me anything

(RELEASED BY FLEET IMAGING COMMAND PACIFIC)via Wikimedia Commons

This AMA by Arnold Schwarzenegger saw Reddit asking Schwarzenegger about his dream co-actor and director and the best advice he’s ever received.

What were your favorite Reddit posts of 2013?

   
 
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