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

...I've been talking about politics and current events for some time now, and I know as someone who's not even 14 yet that it's bad for my mental health. But this hits too close to home.

There have been 18 shootings in America since 2018 started, and we're not even in March. This is the deadliest high school shooting in history, and let's not forget that one of those 18 shootings happened in Winston-Salem, which is DANGEROUSLY close to where I live. And yet, Trump and his NRA-cronies are only making it worse. They're cutting over $25,000,000 from school counseling and mental profiling. Last month, Trump signed a bill deregulating guns based on mental illness. He visited like two victims for 6 minutes and then went STRAIGHT to golfing. He blames the FBI for not taking action and brings up Russia. The shooter was a Trump supporter, and is getting sympathy headlines from news articles alongside the fact that he's trying to bypass the death penalty.

These shootings aren't ...more - WonkeyDude98

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 lived in Miami and my Grandparents live around Parkland. - Swiftdawn

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

As an American, I am officially ashamed.. - Aragorn98

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

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

If this is where American politics are heading, then almost EVERY country in the world has it pretty easy (that is to say except a few)... - DarkMatter1997

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3 2018 Flu Outbreak

I got the flu and a cough that lasted a whole month. But it is gone now. Everywhere, there is people with the flu. - AnimeDrawer

Nearly 100 years after the infamous outbreak and it's still one hell of a problem.

I got sick with something in January during the flu outbreak. I was tested for the flu, but it came back negative. Whatever it was, it caused three days of misery for me - PackFan2005

I had the flu is think - AnnieCallie

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4 Logan Paul's Dead Body Video

The worst part is people forgave him. - naFrovivuS

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

Who the hell is this? - floral

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5 User naFrovivuS became the third TopTenner to pass away

While there are lots more moments that are definitely more upsetting and shocking than a single internet user passing, I can understand this user clearly had some place in the hearts of the user on this site, and it is truly an upsetting moment for many users currently on TheTopTens. May he rest in peace.

Man, he was such a good friend with a great personality. This really stinks. - DCfnaf

Rest in peace, brother. - TheRedstoneWiz

Rip you will be forever missed - Manlypants

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6 False Alarm of Hawaiian Ballistic Missile Threat

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.

Just goes to show how incompetent governments are all over the world. Thought I was gonna get nuked this past weekend. - Zach808

I'm Sure That Was Scary As Hell - JPK

I was scared - Manlypants

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7 Tide Pod Challenge

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

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

I can't tell you how STUPID AND BRAINLESS people who do this challenge are! People who do this challenge are going to get themselves KILLED! WHY do people do this, to not be a wuss, to be popular? Well that is just major stupidity and DO NOT EAT TOXIC LAUNDRY DETERGENT! - PhoenixAura81

Can't wait for the Microwave a Puppy challenge. - Hotheart123

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8 Death of Stephen Hawking

Is truly an upsetting and shocking moment. One of the smartest minds in history lost just like that. RIP - CloudInvasion

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

Doctors said he was going to die fast because he couldn't talk, walk, and do anything. But he died in 76 years old.

"What if he found the last digit of Pi and the government freaked out? " -My friend - DogmeatAndRex

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9 12 People, Including 5 Children, are Held Captive and Discovered Chained to Their Beds in California

Those parents should go to hell - ikerevievs

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

We're now up to 3 news stories in the last 6 months that have messed me up (the others being Steve Paddock and the 3 80-year-old pedo-brothers from Seattle). This is absolutely horrible.

That's horrible. The worst part is innocent children were involved. - AnnieCallie

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10 Baghdad Suicide Bombings

Yeah, these were really scary. - CloudInvasion

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

The Newcomers

? YouTuber Corey Dixon’s Dog Died
? Nickelodeon Announced Rugrats Revival

The Contenders

11 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

What a monster. - Gregory

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

Do you expect him to apologize? - AnnieCallie

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12 Slayer Disbands

I'm not a huge Slayer fan, but this is not that shocking. And it's honestly kinda douchey for it to be so high on this list considering how most fans don't want certain musicians to retire (they probably want to call it quits after working so hard throughout the years so just let them go. I just wanna point that out there). - DarkMatter1997

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

Not yet, but they just recently announced that their North American tour is their last.

My chances for being in a Slayer concert are fruitless now :/... - CrimsonShark

13 Texas High School Shooting

Slayer disbanding is higher than this? When will people ever learn? - DarkMatter1997

Who cares for shootings

I live in Texas and I still go to school therfore I'm scared - Manlypants

So Sad - JPK

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14 Harrisburg Shooting
15 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

16 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.

Who is that person - PhoenixAura81

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17 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. - AnnieCallie

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

18 Alabama School Shooting
19 Marvel Creator Stan Lee Accused of Sexual Harassment

Please, PLEASE don't tell me sexual harassment is still a thing in 2018. - Aragorn98

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

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

Okay, hear me out. Some allegations, I do believe them. Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby are definitely guilty. But Stan Lee? I mean, yeah, it’s a possibility, but I’m not sure he would do something like that. The whole “Me Too” thing has gotten to a point where women are accusing men at random. Not saying they’re wrong, but I’m not saying they’re right either. The only way we’ll know the truth about these cases is if the accused man admits to doing it - PackFan2005

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20 The Philadelphia Eagles Won the Super Bowl 52

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!


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21 Facebook lost daily users

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

Yay! Maybe people will go on TheTopTens instead!

Well good, that's more like it - SpectralOwl

Good yay! - AnnieCallie

22 North Korea Participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics

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.

23 California Wildfires
24 S***hole Sign Projected Onto Trump Hotel in Washington DC

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

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

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

What's with Trump and the s***hole thing? - AnnieCallie

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25 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

Shane is my queen. He also makes a lot of conspiracy theories. Plus people keep molesting kids. So he probably dint mean it - Manlypants's Shane Dawson. The guy makes a bunch of weird sexual jokes. Doubt this was done genuinely. - DCfnaf

It's just an age gap and a joke geez. - AnnieCallie

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26 Santa Fe High School Shooting

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

8 to 10 people have been killed. This is the SECOND major school shooting we've had this year, after Parkland. As if that wasn't enough, someone went to the school with a gun, MAGA hat, and an American flag. Just imagine how traumatized students would feel about that. The only reason this isn't on here is because it just happened. - allamassal

10 dead, 10 injured, another school shooting this year.
This is the 6th deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, and we should help all the people and place involved in this relentless attack.
There’s no way we’ll end gun violence unless we do something serious about it and think about our decisions. - Gregory

This is indeed shocking, and there needs to be a restriction of the 2nd amendment, but not a complete ban on guns, itself. - MrCoolC

27 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

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

That must have been a terrible life-scarring death - PhoenixAura81

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28 2018 Doomsday Clock

Thanks a lot kim jong un - Dvafan2

Hopefully all goes well at the meeting.

29 North Korea Announces Ending Missile Tests

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


30 Bomb Cyclone

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

31 Logan Paul's Apology for Dead Body Video

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

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

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. - isaaonrtdmtr


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32 Death of DJ Avicii

This one was completely out of the blue. No one would've ever seen it coming at this day and age. - CloudInvasion

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

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

Rest in peace friend of skrillex - AnnieCallie

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33 Toys R Us Announced the Closing of 180 Stores

Say goodbye to your childhood and say hello to Trend Central. - CloudInvasion

That was my favorite store when I was younger.

Goodbye childhood. Oh wait now I'm crying - Manlypants

RIP Toys R Us and my childhood you will be missed

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34 Forest High School Shooting

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

I'm dne with these shootings a lot has happened in Texas recently and I live in Texas. I'm freaked - Manlypants

35 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

I used to enjoy Bill Cosby. I even grew up watching The Bill Cosby show. But when I watched the news about Bill Cosby raped couple of women, I was disgusted by his actions and stopped watching his show. Even my mother was disgusted by him. Bill Cosby is a sick idiot. - flowergriffon

36 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.

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37 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

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

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

Ha nice - Fuziion

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38 Car Crashed Into 2nd Floor of Southern California Building
39 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

Sad but shocking - Manlypants

This was sad - AnnieCallie

40 Logan Paul Tased Dead Animals

How was this shocking? If you believed his apology the first time, you are pretty naive, to say the least. - Zach808

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

Who the hell does that - Manlypants

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41 Butch Hartman Left Nickelodeon

That was a surprise to hear, but hey, it was likely to happen sooner or later. - CloudInvasion

It truly took me by shock that after 20 years of being a big part of Nick Animation, Butch Hartman was finally leaving Nickelodeon. In the two decades he's been on the network, his hit shows The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom blessed our childhoods. Adding T.U.F.F. Puppy and Bunsen is a Beast into the mix, Hartman was one of the most prolific animators at Nickelodeon, second only to Klasky-Csupo. While his past and current shows may end, they will never be forgotten. And for what the future holds, it's only just beginning for what endless possibilities there are to come for Hartman. Butch Hartman, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for all the wonderful shows you've given us on your time at Nickelodeon and may your future endeavors be just as successful. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

42 Los Angeles Middle School Shooting

Horrifying! I'm sick of all these shootings -railfan99

43 Google Removed the View Image Button From Google Images

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

To prevent copyright infringement. - Gregory

This should be #1. - PerfectImpulseX

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

So - AnnieCallie

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44 Amtrak Train 91 Derailment
45 Jake Paul Said the N Word on YouTube

Why is it becoming normal to say the "n" word when the person themselves is not African? I see people in my school say it all the time and they are not African. - AnimeDrawer

I love how when people defend PewDiePie for saying the slur, but when Logan Paul does it, everybody is on his ass. - Mumbizz01

Exactly Just Because PewDiePie Is The Most Popular Thing On YouTube Is Why People Are Defending Him - s646451

Jake Paul is human cancer he is a terrible role model - ikerevievs

This is not surprising. Lots of white people said the N word before him, hell PewDiePie and Idubbbz get a free pass with saying it but when Jake Paul says it it's World War 3 on YouTube. - CaptainMowzker

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46 Death of Dolores O’Riordan

I don't know who she was, but I remember my dad was pretty upset the day she died. - Absolite

Incredibly sad and unexpected. The woman had one hell of a voice.

Rest in peace stranger - AnnieCallie

47 Azalea Park Shooting
48 Trump Threatening to Shut Down the Federal Government If He Does Not Get His Wall Funded

Someone please sketch Trump in a diaper whining about his wall. It's not protection for the country, it's merely a symbol of racism and isolationism. My god, this manchild gives me more reasons to hate him every hour... - WonkeyDude98

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

That's stupid. The Mexicans are gonna wana have war with us if it's built. And the only thing I can do is sit and make Attack on Titan jokes - Manlypants

Its schumer who shut down the gov over a completely unrelated issue - Dvafan2

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49 North Korean Leader Wants to Talk to Trump

Scary and good at same time

I think it went well

This should be 1 - Dvafan2

If it goes well, then yay! If it goes bad... well, let’s hope there’s no World War 3.

50 Kanye West Supporting Donald Trump

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

This is not shocking at all. - 3DG20

Poopedy scoop scoopedy poop! - AnnieCallie

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