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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining January 12. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is January 12 so important!

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Top 10 January 12 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. The 12 Days of Christmas start ON Christmas and end 5 January - is not a countdown to Christmas.

  2. One of the most famous film festivals in the world = the Sundance Film Festival = is held in Utah each January. 2013 saw 12,146 films submitted to the festival.

  3. On April 7, 1966, the US government recovered a hydrogen bomb off the coast of Spain that had been lost on January 17, 1966 in a plane accident where a B-52 bomber crashed into a KC-135 jet tanker. The Pentagon admits to at least 12 incidents like this one.

  4. Pregnancy lasts 7 to 8 weeks and ends with 1 to 6 babies (cubs). Most babies are born between January and March. Cubs spend first 8 weeks of their life inside a sett. Young badgers reach sexual maturity at the age of 12 to 18 months.

  5. Females produce offspring every 8 to 12 months. Pregnancy lasts 118 days and ends with 2 to 4 piglets. Babies are born during the dry season, from January to March.

  6. On January 12, 2017, the Federal Government officially changed the nickname of people from the state of Indiana from "Indianans" to "Hoosiers", making Indiana the first state not to have a version of their state name in their nickname ("Illinoisans", "Texans", etc.)

  7. Females give birth to 4 to 12 live babies usually from January to April. Larger females give birth to more babies compared to small-sized females.

  8. On January 12, 2007, a woman died after drinking nearly 2 gallons (7.6 liters) of water in over 3 hours in an attempt to win a Nintendo Wii. The contest was called "Hold Your Wee for a Wii," in which contestants were asked to drink as much water as they could without urinating.

  9. About Kimani Maruge, a Kenyan who became the oldest person to start elementary school. He enlisted on January 12, 2004, at the age of 84.

  10. The world's first telephone box called "Fernsprechkiosk", was opened on 12 January 1881 at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin.

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The biggest snowball fight on record took place on January 12, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. 5,834 snowball fighters showed up to participate.

Early Germanic people called December "Yule month," and the two month period of December and January "Yuletide." When Christianity became popular, the season was renamed and condensed to "Christmastide," which lasted 12 days - hence the 12 days of Christmas.

As of January 12, 2015 there 13,651 different unique Magic: the Gathering cards.

The death toll of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 "is more than twice that of any previous magnitude-7.0 event, and the fourth worst since 1900."

Samuel Willard, a prominent preacher in the Puritan, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Willard took a scientific approach by studying Elizabeth Knapp, a young woman he believed to be posessed, from October 30, 1671 until January 12, 1672.

On January 12, 1942, Lytle S. Adams proposed strapping tiny incendiary bombs to bats, to bomb Japanese cities. "Think of thousands of fires breaking out simultaneously over a circle of forty miles in diameter for every bomb dropped. Japan could have been devastated, yet with small loss of life."

In 1988, actress Heather O'Rourke died at age 12. In a 1982 movie scene, she is filmed with a Superbowl 1988 poster which had not occurred at the time of filming. Heather went into cardiac arrest on January 31, 1988 in San Diego, the same day and the same city which the Superbowl occurred.

The 12 days of Christmas actually starts on Christmas Day and ends January 6th

The Cosmic Calendar, where an astronomer chronologically arranged the 13.8 billion years of the Universe’s age into a single year. In this calendar, the Big Bang took place on January 1st at 12:00 am, while the present moment is 12:59 pm on December 31st

January 12 (today) is International Kiss A Ginger Day. Have you kissed a Ginger today?

The 12 days of Christmas actually begin on Christmas day and end on January 5th or 6th.

The 12 days of Christmas actually starts on Christmas day and ends on January 6th.

On January 12, 2007, a woman died after drinking nearly 2 gallons (7.6 liters) of water in over 3 hours in an attempt to win a Nintendo Wii. The contest was called "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" in which contestants were asked to drink as much water as they could without urinating.

The world’s oldest convicted bank robber is J.L. Hunter Rountree (b. 1911, USA) who was sentenced to 151 months in prison on 23 January 2004 at the age of 92 after he pleaded guilty to robbing $1,999 (£1,243.08) from a bank in Texas, USA on 12 August 2003

On 22nd January 1943, the temperature at Spearfish (South Dakota) rose 27°C in just 2 minutes from -20°C to 7°C, then plummeted back from 12°C to -20 °C over a 27 minute period causing windows to crack

9 years ago on this date - January 12, 2011 - 49 of 50 states had snow on the ground. The only one that was snow free was Florida

Every January 12, there's a tradition in the US to not wear pants on the subway. I learned this in Chicago when I was entering the Red line at Roosevelt and there were half naked people doing the macarena.

NASA's "Deep Impact" probe failed in its extended mission to study comets. At 12:38:49AM on August 11, 2013, its computer ran out of digits to store time in a 32-bit integer, permanently crashing the system. Computers around the world face a similar problem on January 19, 2038.

Samuel Willard, a prominent preacher in the Puritan, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Willard took a scientific approach by studying Elizabeth Knapp, a young woman he believed to be possessed, from October 30, 1671 until January 12, 1672

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and in Texas over 83,000 victims are caught in labor and sex trafficking with the average age of victims being 12 years old.

Henry Ford established a new world land-speed record 112 years ago today (12 January)

On January 7th, 2015, 12 people were killed by Al Qaeda because they published a drawing of Prophet Muhammad.