Would the internet exist without cat videos? Probably not. It was hard to narrow this list down when there's thousands and thousands to choose from but we've rounded up some of our top picks for your time-wasting pleasure:

1. So your cat wants a massage?

"If we understood fluent Meow, our cats would tell us that petting is passé, because your cat wants a massage." Look, you might think this lady is a few fries short of a Happy Meal, but check out how happy her cat is - she must be doing something right.

2. Oh Long Johnson

2016 marks the 10-year anniversary of this classic cat video (originally featured on America's Funniest Home Videos in 1998 and which made it to the internet in 2006), in which one grumpy kitty appears to be saying "Oh Long Johnson", among other human-like gibberish.

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3. Nyan Cat

This one's more of a meme or a cartoon than an IRL video but Nyan cat is a classic. Who can forget this famous 8-bit animation of a cat with the body of a cherry Pop Tart careening through outer space, leaving a trail of psychedelic rainbows in its wake? This is the internet, folks. 'Nuff said.


4. Rufus Tower

When Rufus the cat had an ear infection, its owner, Melbourne resident Billy Browne, tried to cheer him up by building a giant cardboard castle for Rufus to play in. Is Billy the best cat owner ever? Almost four million YouTube views later, we'd say the general consensus is 'yes'.


5. Keyboard Cat

The cat video that launched a thousand memes.