Forget about whiskers on kittens, warm woolen mittens, and politics (especially politics). As 2012 draws to a close, Reason staffers pick their favorite and least-favorite things from the past year that have little or nothing to do with politics.

From Kate Middleton's baby bump to Johan Santana's no-hitter, Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall FAIL to the Uber app, Gangam style to a 24-mile free fall, and more, here's the best and worst of 2012 (non-politics edition).