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The 2013 Glacier of the Year

And the GlobalPost 2013 End of the Year Award for Best Glacier goes to: one of the thousands that melted into oblivion this past year in Greenland.

The 2013 Rock of the Year

The Rock of Gibraltar has a lot going for it. It dates back to the Jurassic period, so like maybe a dinosaur touched it, and now, as in right this minute, there are about 450 macaques living there. But none of that is why it wins "Rock of the Year."

The 2013 Currency of the Year

This was the year that Bitcoin, a virtual currency that can be traded anonymously via peer-to-peer exchanges, emerged from the shadows of crypto-e-commerce into the global spotlight.

The 2013 Comet of the Year

ISON was supposed to be the comet of the century. But instead, it was the 4.5 billion-year-old comet that flew too close to the sun.
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