Lessons in contagion: the 10 most viral Tumblr blogs of 2013

Finding out what the 10 most viral blogs on Tumblr were in 2013 might be entertaining, insightful, soul-destroying, or all of those things at the same time. Only one thing’s for certain: there are 10 of them.

Here’s the countdown of the 10 most viral Tumblr blogs of 2013, according to parent company Yahoo:

 

10. Buzzfeed Articles Without the GIFs

What Buzzfeed articles would look like with the GIFs removed.

10 Buzzfeed minus gifs

 

9. Yacht Cats

Cats lounging on boats or other maritime locations. Includes accompanying stories.

9 Yacht cats

 

8. Exploding Actresses

GIFs and videos of some pretty darn impressive special effects…

8 Exploding actresses

 

 

7. Emojinal Art Gallery

Emojis superimposed over classic paintings.

7 Emojinal art gallery

 

6. Brides Throwing Cats

Cats superimposed over airborne bouquets.

6 Brides throwing cats

 

5. The Worst Room

“A blog about trying to find affordable housing in New York City (and elsewhere).”

5 The worst room

 

4. Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things

A satisfying blog featuring images of unrelated objects perfectly fitting together.

4 Things fitting perfectly

 

3. Hot-Dog Legs

Are they hot dogs or are they legs?

3 Hotdog legs

 

2. This Charming Charlie

Peanuts comic strips with lyrics from The Smiths inserted.

2 This charming Charlie

 

1. Reasons My Son Is Crying

Pictures of children and the reasons they’re crying.

1 Reasons my son is crying