Cat Lovers Rejoice: Imgur Community Crowns The Internet Cat Of 2015

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Millions of cats grace the Internet every year, but one cat in particular made everyone freak out in delight: meet Slinky Kitten

Move over, Grumpy Cat. There’s a new star on the Internet. In honor of National Cat Day this Thursday, October 29, Imgur, the world’s largest image sharing community, today announced the 2015 Internet Cat of The Year: Slinky Kitten. Over the past 12 months on Imgur, millions of feline fanatics have pored over the Internet’s most absurdly adorable cat stories, upvoting the best of the best to crown a worthy champion. This year’s Cat Class included four-legged contenders of all shapes, sizes, and fur patterns from across the globe capturing nearly 50 million views and one hundred thousand votes, with Slinky Kitten alone lapping up nearly 7 million views and 23 thousand upvotes. The competition was fierce, the eyes cat-like, and the claws -- retractable. See the most viral cats of the year on Imgur or on the official Imgur iOS or Android app.

In celebration of the holiday, Imgur presents the Cat Class of 2015, highlighting the Internet’s best cat gifs, pics, bloops and mlems to go viral on Imgur in the past year. These best-in-class posts have competed for the love, affection, and upvotes of the Internet’s funniest, friendliest, feline-loving community of 150 million monthly active users. Selecting from the picks of the litter was no laughing matter: it took devotion, and Imgurians were up to the challenge. In fact, 17 percent of Imgurians spend 10+ hours on the site per week and nearly 50 percent of all users regularly keep up with the Imgur community’s latest on the go from any mobile device. After causing irreversible carpal tunnel damage, Imgur is happy to present the cats.

The Cat Class of 2015: The Internet's Most Viral Kitties
1.    Slinky Kitten - Most Likely To Flip Out At Any Given Moment (Views: 6,737,403)
2.    Most Likely To Use Affection As A Weapon (Views: 4,467,375)
3.    Most Fearful Of Interior Design Changes (Views: 3,857,137)
4.    Most Likely To Achieve World Peace While Napping (Views: 1,829,777)
5.    Best At Staying Calm In High Altitude Situations (Views: 7,193,310)
6.    Most Likely To Start A Prison Riot (Views: 2,368,023)
7.    Most Likely To Become Human (Views: 1,517,424)
8.    Least Likely To Recycle (Views: 1,630,428)
9.    Best Kisser (Views: 3,469,495)
10.    Most Relaxed (Views: 1,320,284)
11.    Most Likely To Live North Of The Wall (Views: 1,995,621)
12.    Best Cat Stack (Views: 1,411,901)
13.    Most Athletic (Views: 3,995,913)
14.    Best Actress (Views: 2,859,846)
15.    Least Likely To Insult Emeril Lagasse (Views: 503,698)

See the most viral cats of the year, in all of their adorable glory, on Imgur.

The winners were selected by the ratio of user views, upvotes, and a strict diet of wet and dry food. Imgur congratulates all participants, runners-up, and honorable mentions. May the mice be forever in your paws!

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Michelle Masek, 415-520-8831
Director of Communications

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