Most Shocking Moments in 2018

2018 has had a shocking start, so here are some things that shocked the world.

The Top Ten

1 Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

My heart goes out to all of those in Florida right now. 17 people were shot dead in this attack, making it just barely worse than Columbine. What makes this worse was that the perpetrator was a rabid white supremacist and extremist who was suspended from roughly seven schools previously, but no one cared about his behaviour despite the tip-offs until he actually performed the act. While gun-control does come into play here, it's more of the fact that no one payed attention to this guy's behaviour before-hand despite the fact that this was a disaster waiting to happen. - Swellow

I live close to this school (not in Parkland, but close), and the past few days have been scary. With tightened security and a friend of mine threatening to bring a weapon in self defense and getting suspended for three weeks, it's hard. My condolences go out to the families who suffered from this shooting. - Absolite

I also live within 15 miles of Parkland, and I was really scared the day of the shooting. - allamassal

I probably wouldn't know that this happen if I wasn't watching the Olympics honestly.

I feel very sorry for those who lost their loved ones during this tragic event. I also feel bad for the shooter's brother because that had ruined his reputation. He's been arrested for no reason.

2 Donald Trump Said "Why Do We Want All These People From 'S***hole Countries' Coming Here?"

As an American, I am officially ashamed..

And people say Trump isn't racist. Don't go using the "mainstream media" excuse here now. The fact that Donald Trump let this slip out of his mouth only finally proves how racist and horrible of a person he is. And I thought him cutting funding for historically black colleges and attempting to ban transgenders from the army already made him as prejudiced and discriminatory as he already was. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Yeah. The sad part is that I'm not even making this stuff up. Just Google it and you'll see that what I say is verifiable by various sources. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This was a very offensive thing for him to say. Does he think that they want to be from war-torn countries? As Americans, I believe we should shelter the immigrants and refugees in their time of need. No hate to anyone, but I think he at least should have been nicer, even if he was turning people away.

I just saw this today (on this list only) and now I'm thinking "Why is Donald Trump our president?! " - PhoenixAura81

3 2018 Flu Outbreak

Apparently a bad comment made by Donald Trump and a school shooting that only killed 17 people is worse than a flu outbreak that had 80,000 people die

Flu shots don't work so don't say that we should get them, my grandpa got his flu shots and two weeks later got the flu. I didn't get my flu shots after that because my dad says they don't work and they don't.

Oh boy. Yet, liberals think that a Trump quote is worse than this? - TeamRocket747

Why everyone should get Flu shots - Metallic_Lore

4 Logan Paul's Dead Body Video

The worst part is people forgave him.

He deserved to be dishonored in an excruciating way even I haven't watched the video but I sense disturbance - Kevinsidis

It's not just that he showed a dead body on video for the public to see, it's much more than that. Him and his friends were told not to take any film or photo of dead bodies they came across, but they did and disrespected that poor victim and his family. They mocked the suicide victim, and made him some kind of side show for them to use for views, which is inhumane.

Imagine being one of the families of the victim. You came across the video that you see of your spouse, sibling, parent, or friend who hanged himself and is in a video of punks laughing their ass off about him.It would crush you to see that someone you were once close to ended up killing himself, and was just treated as a joke.

Also Logan's followers are young kids who watch his videos. They either become terrified from what they've been exposed to, or think that it's okay to do what Logan did. Having a irresponsible role model who doesn't have compassion for the victim is not someone that we want to have ...more

The man is a legitimate psychopath. There is no empathy in him. As he and his waste-of-oxygen friends laugh over the body of a man who took his own life, his raving fanbase ignores common decency. - Sop

Why did Japan, a country full of respectful, intelligent people & beautiful sights allow him to visit them?! - RoseWeasley

5 False Alarm of Hawaiian Ballistic Missile Threat

I went to Hawaii not long after this happened and I was scared as hell that they were going to set off the alert so again but only this time, for real. - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Incompetent & negligent government employee makes worst possible mistake; won't be punished. Tell me again why we want more government employees in charge of more facets of our lives.

I'm Sure That Was Scary As Hell - JPK

I live in Hawaii, when I got this, I said:
"What? , this is false! "

6 Tide Pod Challenge

I can't wait for the Loose Wire in a Bathtub Challenge.

What's next? Killing your friend challenge? Hitting yourself with a brick challenge? Prank calling the president challenge? Burning your middle school challenge? -Nerd2019

I wouldn't be surprised if there was a Drinking Bleach Challenge at this point. - TheAwesomeDude54

First, the cinnamon challenge. And then, the burning and/or eraser challenge. And now, the Tide Pod challenge? What's next? The Stick a Pencil Down Your Throat as Far as You Can Challenge? At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if that challenge did exist. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Yeah you're right because a this point most teens will die of poisoning but hey, I ain't the idiot who created this challenge. - LaST_LiGHT

7 Death of Stephen Hawking

So sad... He was an amazing man. He had a disability/disorder but he was still amazing. R.I.P. - REALBluestar

I laughed when I saw this. It wasn't surprising. We're all gonna die. He had it coming.

This should be number 1! It was so sad, he had so many good books and was so smart! RIP Stephen Hawking - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

He was a mastermind. Rip Stephen Hawking you will be missed - Randomator

8 12 People, Including 5 Children, are Held Captive and Discovered Chained to Their Beds in California

Their parents deserved to die a slow, and painful death by cannibals (okay maybe I went too extreme, but don't care they still deserve a harsh punishment). - XxembermasterxX

Those parents should go to hell - ikerevievs

This is sad. I hope the parents are put in prison for life. - Randomator

Absolutely horrid. - Swiftdawn

9 Toys R Us Announced the Closing of 180 Stores

That's where I got all my birthday presents and stuff like that when I was 8,7,6, 5 etc. - Luckys

It's 1/3 due to Amazon because everyone buys online now. 1/3 due to Epic Games because lots of money was spent on skins, gliders, pickaxes, and emotes in Fortnite. And 1/3 due to Apple because spoiled toddlers are getting iPads and iPhone Xs.

Toys R us goodbye I enjoyed going to your stores when I was a small boy R.I.P

It only opened in the UK in the 1980s and my town didn't even have one.

10 Donald Trump Refusing to Apologize for S***hole Comment

And this isn't considered as bad as a YouTuber making insensitive jokes. At least Logan Paul isn't the face of a country. - PositronWildhawk

It's not like any Trump hater will forgive him if he apologizes. - TristGamer

What a monster. - Gregory

Donald trump is the most horrible president in history. - awesomedp900

The Contenders

11 2018 Doomsday Clock

I just looked that up and I noticed it had an Iron Maiden song title in it (the song itself is awesome). - PhoenixAura81

Thanks a lot kim jong un - Dvafan2

Hopefully all goes well at the meeting.

Welp. I hope ww3 doesn't breakout before gen 8 of pokemon. This is a little too close.

12 Baghdad Suicide Bombings

I'm not visiting Iraq until they've recovered from this. - TheAwesomeDude54

2 suicide bombings occurred, killing at least 38 people and injuring 105. - Gregory

I love liberalism. Voting a trump quote over these innocents crying.
Edit: I meant dying. Oopsie whoopsie, I did a poopsie. - TeamRocket747

13 Slayer Disbands

I can understand, they've been together for over thirty years, nearly forty. But still, it's sad. - WheresMyGuitarPick

Not yet they're doing one last tour. But it might end by 2019. Well the slayer fans will be raining tears when it happens. - Skullkid755

Now that is just being butthurt - 445956

Okay now this is just unfair!

14 California Wildfires

I'm glad I don't live in So called Paradise. This was the deadliest wildfire in the US - TheAwesomeDude54

I know many people who have been affected by these fores, including some people who lived in Paradise. My family lives all over California, so I check the news every day to make sure that the fires aren't too close to them. - SirSheep

Not shocking happens every year here - namesnipe

Trump: not important
Trump After: Oh - iliekpiez

15 Death of Stephen Hillenburg

It was a national holiday. There was no school.
I was watching videos till I stumbled upon a video saying that Mr. Hillenburg is dead.
At first I didn't believe it but a few days later, I found out that it was true.
Rest in peace, the second founding father of my childhood! - HistorianaPhilippiniana

This must be the saddest day for the entire Nickelodeon community. We lost the true star on Nickelodeon. RIP 1961-2018 - Nick81

This made me CRY. the man who made my childhood real.


rest in peace, Stephen hillenburg.

Why does everyone I like dies?

16 Santa Fe High School Shooting

That must have been terrifying for the students. I was watching videos on how to survive an active shooter situation after I found out about this because I was scared it was goona happen to my school! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Considering this shooting took place so close to a week or two before high school graduation, as a high school senior awaiting graduation, I have to say absolutely no senior, let alone any school student from any grade level, should have to experience a tragedy like this near the end of the school year. As always, I can only say I give my condolences to those who were affected by yet another school shooting this year. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Trump will just pray and do absolutely nothing about it but run his mouth. - railfan99

This school was three hours away from my school. - sowells_brianna24

17 Texas High School Shooting

Who cares for shootings

People who care about human lives & the fact that many victims are underage. - RoseWeasley

Get this above slayer disbanding, how is a band disbanding above a high school shooting? - BlazingParasol

So Sad - JPK

I’m just so sick of these shootings! - railfan99

We should just stop shootings, and help the families, yet we should make it through mental health problems, think twice, and stand up against our choice of them. - Gregory

18 Aziz Ansari’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations

This one was ridiculous and the accuser was so incredibly hard to believe. It sounded more like an awkward date that ended in awkward sex - Phillip873

I'm so sick of these sexual harassment accusations

Anyone with a brain could already tell how creepy this guy is just by watching a single episode of Parks & Rec. His mannerisms are so gross.

She was mad that he did not want to have a relationship with her, and got even.

19 Alabama School Shooting
20 Harrisburg Shooting

So many shootings, so little time - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

21 Southern California Mudslides

It's mayhem here in SoCal, there has been fires and mudslides left and right. I remember my school became a shelter for people that lived in the outskirts of my city because there house was so close to the danger - Phillip873

So far 17 people have died and 43 went missing.
Pray for SoCal. - Gregory

22 Death of DJ Avicii

Here's the worst part... he committed suicide due to thoughts of depression.

Mainly shocking because he was only 28 years old. - allamassal

Not that I'm big into conspiracies or anything, but some believe that he was just about to expose elite pedophilia before he was killed

And it seems like everyone forgot the next day outside of Sweden

23 Marvel Creator Stan Lee Died

RIP. He was 96 and had a good life. He was probably ready for it, he was so old. - fwed

He never got to see Endgame! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

I was crying! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

Though he was 95.
He created the Marvel franchise, including Spider-Man, Superman, and the Avengers.
And it all started with comic books.
He worked hard on everything, and that’s how he became who he became.
Though he got accused for sexual misconduct allegations, he will never be forgotten.
R.I.P. - Gregory

24 The Philadelphia Eagles Won the Super Bowl 52

I thought this list was made by Patriots fans because I even forgot this was shocking moments. I thought this was "worst" moments. But yeah this was really shocking and was good - venomouskillingmachine

Finally, a good shocking moment on the list - AliciaMae

I thought that the Minnesota Miracle was a shocking moment, but whatever. - Nonpointed

Yay! Go eagles!

25 YouTube Moral Drama

My goodness, is there anything right about our society?! - SpectralOwl

Yes one thing Marilyn Manson.
When he's retires humanity will be screwed.

Ever since Logan Paul’s corpse video, the YouTube Community is starting major drama over Logan Paul’s video.
The drama also revolves around Shane Dawson’s video about pedophilia. - Gregory

26 Bill Cosby Found Guilty on All Counts of Indecent Sexual Assault in Retrial

Sick freak. Anyone who repeatedly violates the sexual boundaries of others deserves everything they will eventually get

Sad to see that Kids Say the Darndest Things was made by this rapist. - TheAwesomeDude54

I can't believe They're still go on about this - s646451

She say do you really like me I tell her I really sorry I only like my mom and my pudding
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That’s a thing! Lord help our poor, rule-breaking planet? - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

27 Marvel Creator Stan Lee Accused of Sexual Harassment

Please, PLEASE don't tell me sexual harassment is still a thing in 2018.

At this point feminists are trying desperately to get more men without jobs and replace them with woman they will continue until they rule over us - ikerevievs

Hey nurses, 95 year old men that recently lost their wife commonly do this, so ask for male nurses instead of going to the internet. - 445956

This whole metoo thing is getting out of hand. I'm all for people coming forward but some of the more recent accusations on celebrities are becoming more increasingly ridiculous! - Phillip873

28 Facebook lost daily users

Yay! Maybe people will go on TheTopTens instead!

Thetoptens is a dying site, those who don't delete their accounts this year need to keep it from losing advertisers - TheInsomniac

I only recently got a Facebook, but got banned almost immediately. Wonder why? - NuMetalManiak

Well good, that's more like it - SpectralOwl

Shocking in a good way! - Userguy44

29 S***hole Sign Projected Onto Trump Hotel in Washington DC

Oops ignore the previous comment I put he deserved that punishment.

Sometimes, the reaction to the tweet is worse than the tweet itself. - Nonpointed

That’s a little overboard, don’t you think?

€�I America great again’ yeah right! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

30 North Korea Participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics

No matter how shocking this was. At least North and South Korean athletes marched together. But the one thing that really caused a huge controversy in Korea before the PyeongChang olympics was the Joint Women's hockey team - dfj

Boy, is the IOC going to have a lot to say about this! Seriously, they better take all precautions with security if all the athletes and people at the Winter Olympics are going to be safe from the threat of North Korea. Something tells me North Korea participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics won't be much good news to the Winter Olympics and the safety of everyone participating at the games. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

North Korea doing anything fun is indeed quite shocking.

Looks like this is the last Olympics then :( - XxembermasterxX

31 North Korean Leader Wants to Talk to Trump

It ended in non agruement but peace talks something no other president did - Dvafan2

Scary and good at same time

You mean... Kim Jong Un? - TheInsomniac

I think it went well

32 Shane Dawson’s Pedophilia Comments

It shocked me to hear the rumors about Shane. I really like the guy, so it sucks that all of this is going around. I'm not sure how this started or who started it, but whoever did is most likely a scumbag. - Absolite

I don't know who this is, but I'm sure he's a sicko.

Guys...it's Shane Dawson. The guy makes a bunch of weird sexual jokes. Doubt this was done genuinely. - DCfnaf

Yet all his stupid fangirls defended him. - B1ueNew

33 Rape and Murder of Zainab Ansari

I'm just glad this horrific incident has at least gained some awareness in the form of a Wikipedia page and some news outlets. But like CrimsonShark said, it's a shame this poor victim doesn't get as much awareness of her terrifying encounter with her killer as other victims do. I really hope the Pakistani government will bring this horrid excuse of a human to justice and make him pay dearly for his crime. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The murder was caught (thank god) But I hope he is brought to justice, no sucide or death to him, but in jail for 20 years or more! #prayforZainab - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

UPDATE: The murderer has been caught. He has been identified as Imran Ali, a serial killer who also killed around 5 other girls in a time span of 2 years. - CrimsonShark

Thank goodness he's been caught. My only hope is that he's truly brought to justice and doesn't cop out with a suicide attempt to escape his well-deserved punishment for his crimes. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Murder is wrong regardless of who it is - ikerevievs

34 North Korea Announces Ending Missile Tests

Finally that dumbass kim jong un is learning not to mess with other countries - Dvafan2

Something previous leaders couldn’t accomplish. Now, let’s turn our attention to Iran, who seems more threatening at the moment. - PackFan2005

35 Logan Paul's Apology for Dead Body Video

How is this "shocking"? Of course he was going to apologise, even if it wasn't accepted by the majority of YouTube. - PlanetDeadwing

Why are both the video and the apology video on the same list. Why are both shocking. What is wrong with the people who add these items. Why do they care so much. Why are questions like these the best questions ever. And why don't any of them end with question marks. - Nonpointed

It was shocking that a video with a dead body was on youtube for 3 weeks :0 - Manowar9

This is not shocking. Considering all the backlash he received and the desperation for attention Logan has always warranted, he was bound to "apologize" for this. Move this down.

Hey, if you're doing something humiliating in public, might as well make some cash with it. - SoldierOfFortune

36 Bomb Cyclone

The worst thing about this Bomb Cyclone crap was the library using the weather as an
excuse to stay closed for 2 weeks straight...

The coldest new years eve ever - ikerevievs

It’s so horrible that this caused so many problems for people in America. If you want send all that snow to me, in Scotland. We have had barely any this year. Well, at least where I am that is.

It's the coldest storm to hit the U.S. in 4 years, and caused a huge blizzard throughout the northeast, and many people were stuck inside their homes.
Yet it snowed in Florida and other places that don't usually get snow. - Gregory

37 Death of Bruno Sammartino

Bruno Sammartino was the longest reigning WWE champion and the best WWE champion and he is Bruno Mars dad.

Who? - PhoenixAura81

38 16-year-Old Girl Killed After Going Over Rainbow Falls
39 Trump Threatening to Shut Down the Federal Government If He Does Not Get His Wall Funded

It was more than Trump, honestly. Both sides are whiny losers.

Well, the government is shut down now (1/24/19). - PhoenixAura81

Okay Liberalism, show me proof. - TeamRocket747

Checks and Balances prevents this from happening lmao - DCfnaf

It happened... and Trump blames Democrats even though the Republicans coerced them into making it happen. - WonkeyDude98

40 Car Crashed Into 2nd Floor of Southern California Building

How? - Cyri

Dear god can cars - do anything right!? 🤦‍♂️

41 Forest High School Shooting

I know a few people who went to that school and when I heard about this I was MAD! - railfan99

42 Sears Announced the Closing of 100 Stores

2017 has been one of the worst years for the store industry, hundreds of stores were closed, and Toys R. Us went bankrupt. - Gregory

Update sears is opening stores again - Offdutyrick

JCPenney is much better anyway (even though they aren't doing too well themselves)...

Sears Canada closed, and Sears US is next, sadly. - railfan99

43 Bella Thorne Revealed that she was Sexually Abused as a Child

This isn't shocking, sadly. I'm positive she has a drug problem as well

This was sad

44 Apple Spectre Meltdown

Wow. Now I am for sure happy that I don't have any apple products.

It affects all devices not just Apple

It literally affects every device with a CPU. It is not just Apple.

It affects every device with a CPU.

45 Kanye West Supporting Donald Trump

His support isn't shocking, as he already made it known back in 2016.

Yeah orange man bad! Black people shouldn't have difference of opinions! Orange man bad! - InsanityJoe

This is not shocking at all. - 3DG20

It's Kanye West. - iliekpiez

46 Logan Paul Tased Dead Animals

What is wrong with people these days? This guy needs a mental health check immediately. I've seen enough crazy people to know that it all starts with messing with dead animals. - SirSheep

This Logan Paul seems to be a real idiot! - Userguy44

This isn't really shocking when you realize it's just another publicity stunt. - Swellow

God damn Logan Paul, you're on the list several times - DogmeatAndRex

47 A New Study Revealed that Autism Doctor Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia

Now it's just a matter of time before I get teased because I'm autistic. - TheAwesomeDude54

What the hell?! Now more people on the internet will make more nazi and autism related jokes combined!
(Not intending to shoot the messenger) - SpectralOwl

Not the best news for anybody who's Autistic (Like me)... - CrimsonShark

Bad news for anyone who’s artistic (around 40% of people I know, including my brother and friend! ) - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

48 A man claimed a poor woman's house

Don't worry the woman got her house back - toptenforlife

49 Google Removed the View Image Button From Google Images

To prevent copyright infringement. - Gregory

But you can just right click the image and click "open image in new tab", then you can still have it. - Hotheart123

This should be #1. - PerfectImpulseX

This? Out of the shootings, the attacks and the hundreds of deaths from them, this should be #1? - 3DG20

I'M TRIGGERED - 445956

50 Ksi vs Logan Paul Fight

The results were so shocking, I feel bad for all the people who flew there just to see the 2 draw, I even felt bad for the people who paid for a stream - B1ueNew

The biggest bait in modern history, made absolutely everyone tune in and buy tickets just to see literally nothing - Enmanu16

I hate the two so much, I just want KSI to lose so his career ends since he has been popular since like 2013 or 2014, Logan paul has been popular since 2017, - B1ueNew

This fight was one of the biggest scams and plot twists in history - B1ueNew

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