Top 10 Most Shocking Moments in 2020

It's the new decade and it's been really shocking. There have been a lot of crazy crazy things happening. The list details the most shocking moments and it will only continue to grow.

The Top Ten

The Rise of the Australian Bushfires

Yes I have already added this to the list of worst events of 2019 I just want to add that even the heat wave that is partly responsible was also made more likely by global warming. After the fires it will no doubt take many years for Australia to recover. - Powell

Australia's been on fire in the worst time this year & started last year. more than 1 billion animals & 34 people died. At least 2,779 homes & Thousands of more buildings were destroyed & it was all proven that heatwaves from a combination of summer season & man made global warming did contribute, though false posts stated most of the bushfires were manmade, from arson. Yet it's truly horrible what we've done to the world, all affecting what's a beautiful country. It's a horrible day for Australia & the world. - SamanthaRosie

I hope the fires stop soon. At this point, it'll take a miracle. - RogerMcBaloney

I’ve seen pictures of the smoke, the fire, and it’s so bad the smoke went all the way to South America. Prayers to Australia. - junk

What's even worse is now the smoke is all over the world. Australia's doomed. - SamanthaRosie

Death of Qasem Soleimani

Ironically, the killing of this major terrorist has caused American leftists to side with Iran, and against the United States.

In Baghdad, Iraq, The U.S. fired missiles toward its top evil general Qasem Soleimani, ultimately killing him & making america safer. Good riddance to him. - SamanthaRosie

This strengthened tensions between Iran and the USA. - junk

Eternal punishment for this evil man!

Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 Plane Crash in Iran

Not an accidental crash. Now revealed that it was shot down by Iran with a surface to air missile. Nice bunch of guys.

A YouTuber I used to watch died on the plane. On Saturday, Iran admitted responsibility of shooting down the plane. RIP all 176 people. - junk

A Boeing 737 plane from the Ukraine crashed in Iran. It was originally stated to be due to technical difficulties & that the pilot was trying to hurry to the airport, though it was revealed to be shot down by Iran with a missile. An air strike. All 176 people are dead including Maxie, a FNAF YouTuber with 188k subscribers who was on the rise. R.I.P. to everyone there including Maxie. - SamanthaRosie

Puerto Rico Earthquake

On January 7th, an earthquake hit Puerto Rico, waking everyone up & knocking out its power grid. It went through it's biggest electrical blackout since Hurricane Maria in 2017 & it took place after a series of tremors including 1 measuring 5.8 that destroyed a natural arch at Punta Ventana in Guayanilla. The magnitude was originally reported to be 6.6, but then downgraded to 6.5 & now is reported 6.4. It literally shocked Puerto Rico & was a wakeup call for the whole island. 1 person so far has died & 8 are wounded, many of those wounded have heart attacks & everyone there lost sleep for days following the earthquake. Yet many structures including at least 800 homes were damaged. This was the most shocking natural event for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. - SamanthaRosie

Why does Puerto Rico, recovering from a hurricane in 2018, have to deal with a earthquake? - junk

Qasem Soleimani's Plans to Target America

The general of Iraq, Qasem Soleimani, planned to target America & kill innocent lives there, therefore causing trouble there & showed us hate's still going on in the world & this declared a battle that ultimately led to his death via airstrikes in Iraq. - SamanthaRosie

Baghdad, Iraq Airstrikes

Killed Qasem Soleimani of Iran and another general from Iraq. - junk

Baghdad was airstruck & dozens were killed including its top general Qasem Soleimani, who wanted to kill Americans - SamanthaRosie

Why is the same item on here THREE TIMES IN A ROW - NuMetalManiak

Coronavirus Outbreak

A virus from China outbroke to the rest o the world. It's similar to pneumonia but is viral & spreads. So far over 4,500 people have died. So far it's the deadliest thing happening for people in 2020. Heck even China decided to ban group means from their place in the wake.

I hate the coronavirus. It ruined the whole year

This really should be #1.


Jakarta Flooding

Torrential rainfall hit Jakarta causing flooding that damaged buildings & caused landslides, along with the deaths of 53 people. Hard to believe rain brought danger. R.I.P. to all those people. - SamanthaRosie

Death of Kobe Bryant

Why isn't this higher? There's been NOTHING like this this year! We lost one of the greatest people in HISTORY! I've never been able to talk ALL DAY before I wrote this! RIP Kobe Bryant! (1978-2020)!

The greatest member of the Lakers & one of the greatest basketball players of all time, was killed in a helicopter crash. Not even in the end of January. This has been the worst year for basketball in ages & a death like no other in YEARS or for sports in a LIFETIME. R.I.P. Kobe Bryant. - SamanthaRosie

Not just Kobe but R.I.P to all the victims including his 13 year old daughter Gianna. Very sad day for all - Randomator

Why is this below Neil Peart? This man was an ABSOLUTE LEGEND! R.I.P. Kobe Bryant.

Orange County FL Club Shooting

Why do their have to be so many shootings now? - junk

The 1st shooting of 2020. 2 were killed in a club in Orange County, Florida. A horrible example of human cruelty. - SamanthaRosie

The Newcomers

? Chuck E. Cheese's Goes Bankrupt
? MVPerry Gets Terminated

The Contenders

Taal Volcano Eruption

On January 12th, the Taal volcano of White Island underwent an eruption, sending ash a whopping 9 miles in the sky, forcing thousands from their homes & grounding 500 flights, totaling 125,000 evacuations. 505,000 people were affected, 4 people died & 1 went missing. Many feared it would erupt more violently & possibly bury cities like Manila. So far Crater Lake was destroyed by the eruption. Volcanic activity decreased mid February, but never forget all of this. R.I.P. to the 4 who were touring. - SamanthaRosie

Southwest Houston TX Apartment Shooting

1 dead at a shooting in Southwest Houston in Texas. - SamanthaRosie

See? Another shooting. Another decrease of hope the 2020s will be good. - junk

January 6.8 Magnitude Turkey Earthquake

An earthquake 6.8 in magnitude struck Turkey, damaging many buildings & killing 41 people & wounding 1,607. FAR deadlier than the one in Puerto Rico. A truly devastating time for Turkey in 2020. - SamanthaRosie

Indiana Subway Shooting

A shooting took place at a Subway restaurant in Indiana, leaving 1 man in critical condition. - SamanthaRosie

Like, shootings are terrible. Why do we need to have 3 in early 2020? - junk

Death of Neil Peart

I haven't listened to much Rush(Probably only know 3 or 4 songs by them) but they were still cool from the little I've heard. RIP Neil. - DarkBoi-X

The king of drumming, the greatest rock ‘n’ roll drummer, lyricist & member of the band Rush passed away at 67 after a 3.5 year battle with brain cancer. R.I.P. Neil Peart. - SamanthaRosie

Death of Rocky Johnson

Longtime legendary pro wrestler & father of Dwayne Johnson passed away at 75. He had a heart attack from a blood clot to the leg. A truly horrible day for WWE wrestling, any kind of wrestling & especially Dwayne Johnson. He helped Dwayne take the steps into becoming a champion at wrestling. Poor Dwayne is suffering so badly from this loss. R.I.P. Rocky.


Rocky Johnson, the father of Dwayne Johnson. He passed away on January 15th at 75.

Jamaica Earthquake

An earthquake hit Jamaica measuring 7.7! Yet it was reportedly felt in southern Florida too. - SamanthaRosie

Death of Kirk Douglas

Died at 103 years old.

George Floyd Murder

I'm gonna be honest, the discrimination and prejudice against Black People by the Police is so commonplace and publicized that Floyd's death isn't all that shocking (It is heavily tragic and my condolences regardless). However, what IS shocking is the protest, outcry and general disillusionment that's being displayed. Hardly have I seen a battle cry by the public due to someone's death.

Bring this to #1

Ugh, racism. WHEN WILL IT EVER END?!?!?!

Death of Christopher Beeny

Sitcom actor Christopher Beeny who was in Upstairs, Downstairs, In Loving Memory (literally) & Last of the Summer Wine, passed away at 78. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

Tarragona Chemical Factory Explosion

1 death & 6 injuries in a chemical factory explosion in Tarragona, Spain.

3 dead & 6 hurt in a chemical factory explosion in Tarragona, Spain. Tragic. - SamanthaRosie

Iran strikes American bases in Iraq

Iran struck 2 American bases in Iraq in response to the death of their top general.
It even happened on my 13th birthday. - junk

Death of Fred Silverman
Death of Mr. Peanut

Me. Peanut, the famous mascot on television, sacrificed himself after 104 years. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

Kansas City Chiefs win 2020 Super Bowl LIV

Hooray! Long Football Drought for Kansas City is over!

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