The year is coming to a close, and a LOT has happened over the last 365 days.

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Before you pop the champagne, can you guess what the most-read stories of 2013 were?

  • Facebook

    Official Elf Name Generator - What's Your Elf Name?

    Late this year, just in time for the holidays, people went crazy for Matt Ryan's post which shows you how to make your Elf name. I'm Tinker Floppy-Feet. Has a nice ring to it!

  • YouTube

    Miley Cyrus – ‘Wrecking Ball’ Uncensored Music Video

    You dirty birds!! Matt Ryan's post got lots of clicks from folks wanting check out the uncensored version of Miley's music video where she's swinging naked on a wrecking ball, licking sledgehammers and the like. Sorry to disappoint, but there's no x-rated version'll have to settle for blurred out boobs and profile shots. Piggies!!

  • Flickr User dkalo
    Flickr User dkalo

    Attention Parents in Monmouth County: Prosecutor’s Office Offers Warning About the Dangers of Heroin

    Things took a serious turn in September when Liz Jeressi talked about the frightening heroin epidemic sweeping through the Jersey Shore, affecting many teens in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The numbers are startling, and many took notice (and more importantly, started to take action.)

  • Sandy Hook Elementary School (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
    Sandy Hook Elementary School (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Controversial Sandy Hook Hoax Video Goes Viral

    After the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT in December 2012, conspiracy theorists came out of the woodwork, claiming it was faked. One 30-minute video made the rounds on Facebook in January of this year, purporting to 'expose the truth.' It quickly went viral...but was also quickly debunked. My post about the video garnered 133 comments from people across the country, and became the number two story of the year.

  • Facebook

    What is the Answer to the Giraffe Challenge Riddle on Facebook?

    Remember right before Halloween when there were giraffes all over Facebook? 'The Giraffe Challenge' went viral, with people desperate for an official answer to the riddle. I took it upon myself to help the cheaters (or save the hopelessly confused) by posting the answer. Arguments erupted over whether or not the answer was right and what it should be instead, and the brainchild of a TV host from New Zealand left people clicking away until the post became the most read of 2013.

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