12 Most Intriguing Listosaur Stories From 2011

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It’s been an eventful year at Listosaur.com, and chances are you missed some of these stories that appeared on the site. In no particular order, here are 12 intriguing stories featured on Listostaur.com in 2011.

Top 10 Recipients of United States Foreign Aid

Pakistan was one of the top recipients of United States foreign aid in 2010.

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The United States handed out some $57 billion in foreign aid in 2010. Emmy Award nominee and BBC correspondent Alison Hill takes a look at the top 10 recipients, which include some real surprises. Read more.

 

10 Vital New U.S. Military Weapons Systems

The M4 assault rifle is one of the best new additions to the U.S. military in recent years.
Dave Dickinson, who spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as an Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist, looks at some weapons that have made a difference for the U.S. in modern warfare. Read more.

 

Top 10 Extreme Endurance Races in the U.S.

The Badwater Ultramarathon is one of the most grueling races in the United States.

Photo credit: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Chynna

Avid marathoner Michelle Leach ranks some incredible endurance races that make even the grueling Ironman Triathlon look tame by comparison. Read more.

 

10 Once Top Secret U.S. Sites Now Open to Tourists

Whiteman Air Force Base is one of several military bases now open for public tours.

Photo credit: USAF Kenny Holston

These sites used to require security clearances for entry, but as travel writer James Nalley explains, they’re now open to the public. Read more.

 

Top 10 Remote Areas in the Contiguous United States

Maine's North Woods are one of the most desolate regions in America.

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Arthur Weinstein, who has spent the past 20 years traveling to every corner of the United States, offers his take on 10 places that are nowhere near anywhere. Read more.

 

5 U.S. Allies Turned Bitter Enemies

Once an ally of the U.S., Manuel Noriega became an enemy.
Military historian Mike Phelps looks back at five former allies that turned on the United States. Read more.

 

10 Deadliest Creatures in the United States

Dogs are responsible for a number of deaths in the United States each year.

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Sharks, bears, poisonous snakes and alligators make all the headlines, but as writer and artist Ryn Gargulinski discovered, they’re nowhere near the top of this deadly list. Read more.

 

Top 10 Groundbreaking Sitcoms and Dramas in TV History

The Cosby Show broke new ground in its portrayal of the modern black family.
Veteran writer and TV buff Dave Fidlin takes a look back at 10 shows that changed the course of television history. Read more.

 

12 Reasons We Haven’t Found Extraterrestrials

We have yet to find intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.

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Science educator and backyard astronomer Dave Dickinson searches for answers to an intriguing question: If there are supposedly thousands of intelligent civilizations in our own galaxy, why haven’t we made contact yet with ET? Read more.

 

5 Surprising Ways to Slow Aging

Laughter is a great way to help your body fight aging.

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Personal trainer Diana Sadtler offers some sound advice on how to find your own personal fountain of youth. Read more.

 

5 Incredible Disasters Lost in U.S. History

The massacre at Mabila is one of the forgotten stories in American history.

Photo credit: Herb Roe

From a massacre in Alabama that killed 2,500 Native Americans to a forest fire that killed more than 2,000 people, here are five disasters history has forgotten. Read more.

 

Top 10 TV Stars Who Found Fame in Movies

Will Smith made a successful transition from TV to movies.

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Veteran movie reviewer Todd Hill rates the TV stars who fared best in moving to the big screen. Read more.

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The author is a longtime professional journalist who has interviewed everyone from presidential contenders to hall of fame athletes to rock 'n' roll legends while covering politics, sports, and other topics for both local and national publications and websites. His latest passions are history, geography and travel. He's traveled extensively around the United States seeking out the hidden wonders of the country.

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