Matt Stopera received a "Fact Checker" badge on Mar 28 because they verified or disputed a fact and backed up their claim with some kind of written or visual proof. If we didn't have someone to check the facts, none of the facts would get checked - and then where would we be?!
Matt Stopera received a "Mega List" badge on Sep 15 because they made a post with more than 100 entries. That's more than 3 times as many items in a list as there are Amendments to the Constitution. Plus, this list is waaaaaaaaay more interesting than that snorefest. Check it out:
Matt Stopera received a "Collection" badge on Sep 15 because they posted something that people are adding to. That's harder than it sounds - usually people are just like, "meh," (which, and I get that we're now waaaaaaay off topic, is a really annoying thing to say under almost any circumstances).
Matt Stopera received a "Should Be Viral" badge on Sep 15 because they made a post that probably should be viral. If, say, the world were a just and equitable place. Which, it's not - we all know that. Now I'm sad.
Matt Stopera earned the Gargantua Award on Feb 21 because of their numerous, massive lists. Seriously, this person makes some lists that are longer than you could even imagine. It's all just wildly impressive.