Some people give fruitcakes to their friends and family for the holidays. Here at Listosaur.com, we present a compilation of 12 stories from the past 12 months. They’re a few of our personal favorites, as well as stories that generated the most reads or social media buzz. Just like you want to “share” that fruitcake your great aunt Bertha sent, feel free to share this story on social media. As always, we thank you for your support. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Would you get on a commercial airplane that is piloted by a computer, not a human? We take a look at several surprising professions where computers may one day put humans out of work. Read more.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office gets more than 250,000 applications a year, including some truly strange concepts. Read more.
A photo collection of some of the most spectacular drop-offs and plunges in the world … naturally, thrill seekers can’t resist tempting death. Read more.
The first airplane ever built for a U.S. president has been described as an “amphibious flying boat” with a top speed of 136 mph. Air Force One has come a long way since then. Read more.
Age is just a number, right? Bob Connally remembers 10 exceptional athletes who beat Father Time to enjoy great success after age 40. Read more.
Remember when Kanye West did a duet with Paul McCartney, and Twitter exploded with people thanking Kanye for helping an “unknown artist”? Michelle Leach takes a look at McCartney, O.J. Simpson and other celebrities who are known by different generations for entirely different reasons. Read more.
These Supreme Court cases have given Americans so many of the rights and freedoms they enjoy today. Read more.
With the topic of illegal immigration dominating the headlines this year, Todd Hill recounts the many contributions immigrants have made to American culture. Read more.
Did you know the Catholic Church has now officially recognized a trade group for exorcists? Alison Hill takes a look at demons and other weird paranormal phenomena. Read more.
What happens when musical artists change their style? Many longtime fans get furious. Clint Carter looks at some groups that hit the top of the charts … but lost some of their biggest fans along the way. Read more.
Which creature causes more damage each year, termites or rats? We crunched some numbers to rate the most destructive pests in America. Read more.
As New Horizons made its long-awaited encounter with Pluto this summer, Dave Dickinson revisited other historic spacecraft missions in our solar system. Read more.