Viral videos continued to dominate the Internet’s cultural consciousness this year. Thanks to teens like Daniel (yes, the one with the white Vans) and the brilliant young minds behind the inescapable Mannequin Challenge, people were hooked on these mini-masterpieces. And they were everywhere.
Below, take a trip down memory lane with this compilation of the best viral videos of 2016. From Chewbacca Mom’s infectious laugh to the curious case of the water bottle flip, chances are, you’ve seen—or tweeted about—these ubiquitous clips, and they weaseled their way into your conversations and vocabulary. That’s just how the zeitgeist works.
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