Fortunately, it's an estabilished tradition to celebrate the ending of the year with the election of a symbol for the (almost) past twelve months. This year's Ear of the Year is this ear here.
It's been unanimously elected after an obviously exhausting selection process which has forced our representatives to scrutinize ears on five continents and innumerable archipelagos.
Among the 666 finalists this ear was finally spotted in the plains near Megiddo. Congratulations from the jurors and Happy New Ear of the Year.