83 Things That Blew Our Minds in 2018

Here is a fun list of the most extreme, most sobering, and zaniest facts The Atlantic’s science, technology, and health reporters learned this year. Here are a couple of favorites:

Most Himalayan” pink salt is from the Punjab area of Pakistan, not the actual Himalayas.

Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot is shrinking.

The Cambridge Analytica scandal caused 42 percent of Facebook users to change their behavior on the platform, according to a survey conducted by The Atlantic. Ten percent of those people deleted or deactivated their accounts.

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