Most cats are inherently awesome, but these internet cats are the coolest around. Gaining fame through Instagram, Youtube and other social media sites, these cats have taken the world by storm. Here are 10 famous cats we can't get enough of.

Tardar Sauce aka Grumpy Cat


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Look at that face: displeased with life and not impressed with the photoshoot. Grumpy Cat’s face has been the subject of a proliferation of memes, the best and most definitive simply says, NO. Incidentally that's not what she said to Friskies cat food when they offered her the position of spokescat. Visit Grumpy Cat's Instagram

 

Sam


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A touch more difficult to locate by name than by expression, Sam Has Eyebrows is mostly famous for his distinctive paws... Just kidding. Visit Sam's Instagram

 

Shironeko


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Images of Shironeko are usually of him smiling in his sleep and in a basket, which of course earned him the creative nickname, Basket Cat. You can put him down anywhere, balance anything on his head and...chill. Such a zen pet. Visit Shironeko's Youtube channel

 

Nala


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With over 1.5 millon Instagram followers, Nala’s antics are known the world-over. Mostly posing in bow-ties or doing her perfect OMG face, blue-eyed Nala has risen from orphan cat to sensation! Visit Nala's Instagram

 

Colonel Meow


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Colonel Meow doesn’t have fans he has ‘minions’. He drinks scotch, swears like a trooper, has his own news channel and has been awarded a spot in the Guinness Book of Records for his nine-inch-long fur! Unfortunately he passed in 2014 but his memory will live on the Internet forever. Visit Colonel Meow's Instagram

 

Hamilton The Hipster Cat


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Just look at that perfectly sculpted handlebar tash! Hamilton has the boys and girls of Shoreditch, Williamsberg, Berlin and all other hipster-hubs on their knees. Visit Hamilton's Instagram

 

Scarface


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Oh my. Scarface has seen it all and fought it all. He is now recuperating at a sanctuary after making his own calendar for Singapore’s Cat Welfare Society to help other young tomcats avoid a life of crime. Visit Scarface's Facebook

 

Maru


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Maru is a very hard worker... The Japanese resident has released two books, starred in numerous television commercials and has littered the Internet with hundreds of stunt videos involving him testing the limits of the average cardboard box. What's next for Maru? Probably a nap! Visit Maru's Instagram and Youtube channel

 

Nyan Cat


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What's to say about Nyan? Nyan is a poptart with the face of cat. She hurtles through time-space trailing rainbows behind her to the super-cute sounds of Japanese pop, while singing nyan-nyan-nyan (Japanese for meow). A whole industry is based around Nyan; toys, endless memes, smartphone games, oh and a clothing line... 

 

Snoopy babe


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Arguably the cutest cat on the whole of the Internet, Snoopy’s fame is rapidly soaring. I have chosen this photo simply to illustrate the cat-in-bread trend now sweeping the internet, but it does not do her justice. I urge you to seek her out. Those eyes... Visit Snoopy Babe's Instagram

Samhaseyebrows and grumpy cat

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