News. Blah. Blah. I know what you’re really here for. And so does NatGeo. So here are the top ten viral animal videos of the year.

+ LeBron James just signed a massive, lifetime contract with Nike.

+ Dictionary dot com’s word of the year: Identity.

+ WaPo: “Researchers led by Binghamton University’s Celia Klin report that text messages ending with a period are perceived as being less sincere, probably because the people sending them are heartless.”