Worst Things that Happened in 2018

2018 has started, and already bad things are happening!

The Top Ten

1 Stoneman Douglas School Shooting

Definitely the worst. - railfan99

The worst part is some of the students died. Things like this are why I hate going to school. - 3DG20

Also dubbed well by me the St. Valentine's day massacre. - htoutlaws2012

I think it was the worst. I found out about it after school and I cried.

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2 Flu Outbreak

Apparently a shooting that killed 17 people is worst than a flu outbreak that killed 80,000 people

This is just sad.

Honestly there was a oof

What’s surprising is that hurricane Maria caused this, because Puerto Rico sold this medical stuff, it was 30% of there economy, and due to hurricane Maria hitting Puerto Rico, the flu outbreak began

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3 People Started Eating Tide Pods

1,350 people died in Indonesia due to tsunami

The stench of ignorance is causing me to walk away from the list... - Ananya

Sometimes people can be so stupid.

The guy who made this is smart because he killed all the stupid people

Holy why though that's stupid

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4 Bomb Cyclone

Wait I had no idea. I clicked it

An over dramatic term for a nor’easter that was the coldest in 4 years. - Gregory

I experienced two nor’easters in January I think. For the first one, I think it was a Friday, I was in the van that took me to school (when I lived in my grandmother’s house for a year). And the ride was about five hours long. We also had to ride with two mean kids. We left at about 4 after a long wait and arrived at about 9 something. I don’t remember the second one very well, but I’m not sure if it was about as bad as the first one. - PhoenixAura81

5 Xxxtentacion Shot to Death

An innocent soul has passed away, RIP X, you will be forever in every kind heart person

He saved my life through his music

I know I'm late but RIP.XXXTentacion was one of the few soundcloud rappers that was actually good. - DarkBoi-X

I loved him

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6 Florida Bridge Collapse

May all those affected be prayed and helped. - Gregory

7 Shootings

And the media is glorifying the suspects, as always!

In 2017, there were 11 shootings in schools, in 2018 there were 36 shootings in schools, that is just sad

Guns should be banned, period!

Why are all shootings lower than one specific shooting
I’m moving to Canada

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8 People Discovered Chained to Their Beds in California

Kids. Kids were found malnourished and chained. - Ashes

Wow the people who did it should be dead.

Torture. Torture is a horrible thing.

What is wrong with da peeps

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9 Death of Stephen Hawking

Rest in peace... :'( - Lucy1402


This guy was a legendary scientist - KingSlayer93316

And then Hawking's came out from Albert Einstein's birthday cake.

Stephen had a good life though he was handicapped.

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10 Alberta Spring Flooding

Hope everyone’s helped in this travesty. - Gregory

I have family members in Alberta. :( (They’re okay though thankfully) - 3DG20

The Newcomers

? Government Shutdown
? Death of Mike Taylor


Mike Taylor, the Beard guy, has died on New Year’s Eve from natural causes.
R.I.P. - Gregory

The Contenders

11 12 Boys Trapped in Cave in Thailand

In Thailand, a soccer team including 12 boys and the coach were trapped in a cave 2 1/2 miles long.
They were inside it for 18 days and went without food or clean water for the 1st 10 days.
The coach gave them food, and so did the Navy Seals.

Fortunately, they were freed after 18 days from a grueling 3 day rescue, though unfortunately one of the divers died during the mission. - Gregory

They were all found! That’s the good thing! The bad thing is a diver who drowned to save them. Rip diver. - Gabo147

12 Kabul Suicide Bombings

Shamefully horrible. - Gregory

13 2 Men Trapped in Flooding Elevator in Basement in Toronto
14 Southern California Mudslides

Our prayers go to these people affected by this disaster. - Gregory

15 Death of Billy Graham

He was 99 - Gregory

16 Alabama Mall Shooting

People were hurt in a shooting at a mall in Alabama, luckily only the gunman was killed.
It happened on Black Friday. - Gregory

17 False Alarm of Hawaiian missile Threat

I got real scared - B0S5J4M3S

A nightmare for our world. - Gregory

I loved that day

This was scary - KingSlayer93316

18 Hawaii Volcano Eruption

No deaths have been recorded, but still, today is May 22, 2018, and the volcano started erupting around May 2 or 3. And it shows no signs of stopping. Pretty bad - PackFan2005

19 Death of Avicii


Why did he have to commit suicide? - KingSlayer93316

He died at 28 from suicide with a bottle.
R.I.P. - Gregory

Not only did a great DJ die, but I also got in huge trouble for an assignment I didn’t complete. Sorry for being selfish. I also think I heard that Avicii’s suicide was accidental. - PhoenixAura81

R.I.P Avicii - 906389

20 Amritsar Parade Crash

61 people were killed and 7 were critically injured after a train hit a parade crossing a railroad track in Amritsar. - Gregory

Sad how we don’t give a bat’s eye if other countries gets obliterated, but when the US faces a tragedy, everybody loses their minds. - Not_A_Weeaboo

21 Meteor Shines Over Michigan

That was a loud and bright!

Shocking. - Gregory

22 Death of Edwin Jackson

I think he’s still alive.

23 Lil Tay Getting a TV Show

Oh no that is really the worst one on this list

What has the world come to

She is stupid why would they do that

Wow this is amazing

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24 Marvel Creator Stan Lee Died

Although this was very sad. He was 95. So this would have happened this year or next year or some time soon either way. - B1ueNew

I will never be able to watch another Marvel movie without remembering him.

He is awesome and will be loved for all of eternity

This is sad can he dab for Jesus

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25 Amtrak Train 91 Derailment

Prayers go to the victims. - Gregory

26 Bakersfield Shooting

6 people were killed, with 5 victims, and the perpetrator himself. - Gregory

27 Toys R Us Announced the Closing of Their Stores

This was my childhood store until it was ruined all because of robots, drones, self-driving vehicles, etc. ;'( - DinoLover4242

This place was my whole childhood

This is my childhood life! How could they do this to all of the little children in the world? I'm shocked

Never got to go there :(

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28 BTS on the Ellen Show

Are you actually serious? People need lives

That is crazy


I'm proud bts for all thyey do okayy they are awesome you are gonna makeme cry

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29 Death of Stefan Karl Stefansson

Forever number one. He always had a positive outlook on life, even when he knew he was going to die. To honor him, sign the petition to put a statue in his hometown, or subscribe to his YouTube channel so his family the golden play button, or at the very least press f to pay respect

Always number one in our hearts. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Forever Robbie, never Rotten.

This should be voted for top number 1 he shouldn't have suffred through cancer.

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30 "Beast from the East" Storm

Prayers for those affected. - Gregory

If you live in the UK, Ireland or anywhere in Western Europe, this was really bad. The snow was knee deep. And I thought 2010 was bad.

31 Baltimore Police Shooting

An officer was shot to his death in Baltimore. - Gregory

32 France win FIFA World Cup 2018

I am Croatian and very sad Croatia lost. France winning the World Cup should come in first place for worst things that happened in 2018.

I'm french and I hate this team. They don't even deserve winning.

This is their only victory

33 Ontario Ice Storm

Prayers for those affected. - Gregory

This should be above snapchat

I can’t believe this is lower than some stupid Snapchat update and Kylie Jenner “retiring”. It’s definitely not the worst thing that happened this year, but the roads were bad and it was hard to walk through all of the snow and ice. - 3DG20

34 National Museum of Brazil Fire
35 CNN Accused of Being Pro-North Korea

I did NOT say CNN was accused! I said CNN ADMITTED they were pro-north korea - DoroExploro13

What overdramatic hype monsters they are. - Gregory

36 YouTube Headquarters Shooting

Very horrible

Its not that bad, sorry :l

All because a woman’s YouTube channel got demonetized, and she lost her temper and shot 3 people at YouTube HQ.
The only death was herself.
Prayers for YouTube HQ. - Gregory

37 Fortnite Becomes Popular

This is bad, but not worse than all of the political strife our world has been going through. Still, Fortnite needs to be deleted. It is a bad influence on kids and teens, and encourages violence and idiocy. We need to be better than what we are today.

Wow, I wonder what overwatch fan put this on the list, If anything this is a good thing, Fortnite is better Than Roblox and Minecraft combined - B1ueNew

I hope it dies soon.

Fortnite is Christian Buckmasters favorite game he plays it everyday and never stops

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38 St. Louis Ballpark Village Shooting

Shootings are terrible. - Gregory

39 School Shootings

In 2018, there have been WAY MORE school shootings than usual. - railfan99

There Has been a lot of school shootings in 2018

So bad that it’s on here twice. - MrCoolC

40 Bridge Collapse in Genoa, Italy
41 Barnaby Joyce raped a worker

He is just a sick creep that should go to jail

What an idiot. - Gregory

42 Humboldt Broncos Bus crash

Very rare, but horrible things like this happen, and this is no exception.
We'll never forget this.
R.I.P. victims. - Gregory

43 Boy Scouts Changing Their Name Due to Girls Joining

There is Girls Scouts. Like, come on! - KingSlayer93316

Hey all we did was to set bear traps while the girl got cookies across the lake

I am a conservative - but I will be talking in a "coserveral" type of way

The Boy Scouts of America is a fitting sounding name. Scouts BSA is hard to say, and keep in mind BSA still stands for Boy Scouts of America! Girl Scouts exist, and yes, some of the fun stuff done by Boy Scouts doesn't get enjoyed by Girl Scouts, but they can make the girl scouts do what boy scouts do. Boy Scouts are obviously for BOYS. - 445956

Can’t the girls see there’s Girl Scouts too? Well, who cares, how about we just abolish the Girl Scout group and rename the Boy Scouts to just Scouts so that there’s only one Scout group and it’s inter gender. - JoeBoi

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44 Eu's Article 13 Wants to Ban Memes Forever

How to ruin Fun on the internet

This could end the internet for good.

If this is actually true, I’m going to be enraged. - PhoenixAura81

45 Wildfires in Athens

It was very sad.
So many people lost their homes and there was destruction everywhere.

46 New Orleans Shooting
47 Death of Stephen Hillenburg

I just found out this last night, he made my most favorite cartoon as a kid and I still like it today

I feel really bad for his family.

I'll miss him. He was a legend. :'( - SachiyoHasegawa

Get this to number 5 at least. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

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48 Demi Lovato Hospitalized for Heroin Overdose

Definitely unexpected. Matter of fact, this should be in the top ten. - Hotheart123

Today (11/5/18), she actually got out of rehab. - PhoenixAura81

49 6ix9ine Disses Ludacris

oh yee

50 Santa Clarita’s Family of Four Dies in the Storm

This is one of my classmates. Rest In Peace buddy. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Which storm? - Gabo147

R.I.P. - Gregory

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