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'm honestly at a loss of words right now for this event. Not to mention that this is only one of many tragic events to take place in Florida in recent years of this late decade. I give my condolences to all affected by this high school shooting and I wish the best of peace to those whose lives were taken in this massacre. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Not that big of a deal

There was a school shooting, numerous people lost their lives, but it's not a big deal? - CloudInvasion

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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

Lets get this past the school shooting

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3 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

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

This video actually came out on the last day of 2017 - zeroclubsboii

This isn’t really shocking. Logan Paul is a heartless monster! - 3DG20

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4 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.

Why everyone should get Flu shots - Metallic_Lore

I never get a flu

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5 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

Would have been terrifying for anyone caught up in it - Lunala

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6 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

The Third? Who was the other besides Disneyanime1234? - SpectralOwl

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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

Coming soon, the toxic waste drinking challenge! - AliciaMae

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

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.

Those parents should go to hell - ikerevievs

Seriously? Abusive parents have no reason to exist!

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9 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

Get this to number 1 - coolguy101

R.I.P. Mr.Stephen Hawking - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

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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

What a monster. - Gregory

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

This isn’t shocking. When was the last time Donald Trump apologized for something? - 3DG20

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The Contenders

11 Slayer Disbands

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

12 YouTube Moral Drama

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

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

13 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

14 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

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

15 Marvel Creator Stan Lee Accused of Sexual Harassment

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

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

Oh yeah, I totally believe this happened.
These sexual harassment accusations are getting stupider by the minute. Like I’m supposed to believe every popular celebrity/actor/singer is a rapist. - DCfnaf

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16 California Wildfires
17 Alabama School Shooting
18 Baghdad Suicide Bombings

Yeah, these were really scary. - CloudInvasion

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

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

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

20 The Philadelphia Eagles Won the Super Bowl 52

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

Finally, a good shocking moment on the list - AliciaMae

Yay! Go eagles! - lovefrombadlands

Go Eagles! :D

21 2018 Doomsday Clock

Thanks a lot kim jong un - Dvafan2

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

This surprised me because I really like shane dawson. But he apolgized so at least he did that.

Yet again, someone starts a witch hunt on a youtuber by slicing together a bunch of clips taken out of context. It's just Shane with his edgy humor as usual, people. Now, whether or not he should be joking about this is debatable, but it doesn't make him a pedo. - Zach808

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23 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

This should be on top, no person deserves this. #PrayForZainab - AnimeDrawer

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24 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

25 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

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

I don't curse, but I have to say this is not shocking one bit. I can't tell you how many times I hear the N word being tossed around at my school. - CloudInvasion

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26 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

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

It's probably fake and even if it wasn't, sorry doesn't cut it. - 3DG20

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27 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

28 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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29 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

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

Ha nice - Fuziion

RIP Sears Canada :(

30 Amtrak Train 91 Derailment
31 Toys R Us Announced the Closing of 180 Stores

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

God. Damn. - Vegeta40049

32 Bella Thorne Revealed that she was Sexually Abused as a Child
33 Car Crashed Into 2nd Floor of Southern California Building
34 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

Go damnit logan hunter

This isn’t shocking, it’s Logan Paul - AliciaMae

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35 Texas High School Shooting

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

36 Facebook lost daily users

Well good, that's more like it - SpectralOwl

I’m sure they’ve lost at least one daily user every year though. - 3DG20

37 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

38 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

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

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

39 Los Angeles Middle School Shooting

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

40 North Korean Leader Wants to Talk to Trump

This should be 1 - Dvafan2

41 Harrisburg Shooting
42 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

43 Azalea Park Shooting
44 Florida Boat Caught Fire
45 Floor Collapse in Jakarta Stock Exchange
46 Walmart Closed 63 Sam's Club Stores

I know right?! BS - LightningBlade

47 Man Groped 5 Students at UCF
48 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

No one cares - Nonpointed

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49 Donald Trump Thanked the U.K. for Their Support in the Syrian Airstrikes
50 Kmart Announced the Closing of 64 Stores
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