Looking back at 2018 brings mixed emotions for many. Hurricanes ravaged the East Coast, while deadly firestorms swept California.The U.S. economy soared, but the man who deserves some credit for that, President Donald Trump, destroyed any goodwill he might have created with “tweet storms” that made even many supporters cringe. As the new year opens, here’s a look back at some of the most popular stories posted on Listosaur.com in 2018, along with some of our favorites.
A planet where it rains molten glass. A dark force mysteriously pulling galaxies beyond the known universe. Space can be a scary place. Read more.
What was the first rock and roll song? Here are a few contenders, some well known, others very obscure. Read more.
Explorers were the movie stars of their age, reveled for their discoveries. Yet many of these historical figures met grisly fates. Read more.
Long before the U.S. adopted the stars-and-stripes flag design, some early designs featured everything from pine trees to snakes and eagles. Read more.
The U.S. budgeted $42.4 billion in foreign aid in 2017. Here’s a look at who gets the biggest share of that money. Read more.
A look at some of the jewels of the National Wild and Scenic River system. Read more.
Some think it’s time for NCAA athletes to receive salaries. What could possibly go wrong? Read more.
Everyone knows the Super Bowl is the undisputed king of American sports TV ratings, but where do the World Series, NBA Finals, The Masters and other big events fall? Read more.
How can we prevent another mass shooting without affecting millions of law-abiding citizens exercising their Second-Amendment rights? It’s not the first time we’ve had this debate; sadly, it will not be the last. Read more.
From War of the Worlds to Cloverfield, the past few years have seen some great movies with alien invaders. Read more.
China obviously is No. 1 here, but some other countries (Ireland?) rank surprisingly high. Read more.
Americans seem more divided than ever on political and social issues. Read more.