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Interesting facts about August 24

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Top 10 August 24 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. On August 24, 1919: Ray Caldwell who was pitching for the Cleveland Indians was struck by lightning after playing for 8 2/3 innings, got up from the ground, checked himself, finished pitching to get the last out and they won 2-1 over the Athletics

  2. The eruption of mount vesuvius, which decimated pompeii, occoured on 24 August AD 79, just one day after Vulcanalia, the festival of the Roman god of fire, including that from volcanoes.

  3. August 24 is the anniversary of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the devastation of Pompeii (79 A.D.). The city was buried under 14 to 17 feet of ash and pumice, and would not be rediscovered again until 1748.

  4. Female lays 3 to 24 eggs in the sandy burrows from June to August. Pine snakes often lay eggs in communal burrows (couple of females lay eggs at the same burrow).

  5. On August 24, 1902 Edward VII was diagnosed with acute appendicitis two days before his coronation and at that time the risk of postoperative infection made appendectomy extremely dangerous.

  6. On 24 August 1856 Bessemer reported his process to the British Science Association in a paper titled "The Manufacture of Iron without Fuel.

  7. Mating season takes place from August to September. Males fight using their horns to establish dominance and get opportunity to mate. Battle may last up to 24 hours and can be heard one mile away.

  8. On 20th August 2015, to mark the end of summer training at the West Point military academy, cadets organise a massive pillow fight. However, the pillow fight got rough with 30 members of the class of 2019 requiring medical attention and 24 suffering concussions

  9. The most Big Macs consumed was achieved by Donald Gorske (USA), who ate his 28,788th Big Mac in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA, on 24 August 2016. Donald typically eats fourteen Big Macs each week, purchasing them in bulk and microwaving them at home.