Okay, otters are cute. Otters holding "hands" transcend cute... and rack up 12 million views on YouTube. Cynthia Holmes had no idea that a quick video she took at the Vancouver aquarium would capture the imaginations of many – and even bring some jaded viewers to tears in a time of war. A CBC News segment about the video tried to break it down, noting that otters do this in rough seas to keep together. They also referred to the video as a "virus of cuteness". Rude. Sadly, Nyac, one of the featured otters (who incidentally survived the Exxon Valdez oil spill) died in September of '08.

Urlesque unveiled the 100 Most Iconic Internet Videos -- the most popular and memorable viral videos in the history of the web. Since there's a lot to sift through, we'll occasionally feature an individual video from the countdown.