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 Listosaur.com in 2011.
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.
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.
Avid marathoner Michelle Leach ranks some incredible endurance races that make even the grueling Ironman Triathlon look tame by comparison. Read more.
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.
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.
Military historian Mike Phelps looks back at five former allies that turned on the United States. Read more.
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.
Veteran writer and TV buff Dave Fidlin takes a look back at 10 shows that changed the course of television history. Read more.
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.
Personal trainer Diana Sadtler offers some sound advice on how to find your own personal fountain of youth. Read more.
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.
Veteran movie reviewer Todd Hill rates the TV stars who fared best in moving to the big screen. Read more.