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  1. I learned that Medal of Honor recipients are entitled to much more than the medal including a $1,300 monthly bonus, 10% retirement raise & may wear their uniform even after they are out of the service.

  2. Washington state will be the first state to allow human composting as a form of burial on May 1, 2020.

  3. The record for most passengers ever carried by a commercial airliner is 1,088, by an El Al Boeing 747 during Operation Solomon, which involved the evacuation of Ethiopian Jews from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and started on 24 May 1991. This figure included two babies born on the flight.

  4. 1 in 5 organ donations comes from the victim of a vehicular accident, and self-driving cars may end up exacerbating the shortage.

  5. On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers appeared before the U.S Senate Commerce Committee requesting funds to help support the growth of a new concept. National Public Television.

  6. Japanese railways are among the most punctual in the world, with the average delay of the Tokaido Shinkansen being 0.6 minutes. Delays of over an hour may appear in newspapers and delays caused by suicides often lead to the victims families being sued approximately 1 million yen for the trouble.

  7. The US gov has held a stockpile of 1 billion cubic meters of helium since 1925. This is due to post WW1 fear that we may run out of helium in case of blimp warfare.

  8. It's 1437 in the Islamic calendar, but their year is only 354 days long — meaning the Islamic year will eventually match our year on exactly May 1, 20874 AD

  9. The city of Pripyat, Ukraine built an amusement park scheduled to open May 1, 1986, but never operated for more than a few hours before being forever abandoned after the April 26 Chernobyl nuclear disaster a few kilometers away.

  10. Patricia Demauro who in May 23rd 2009 rolled a pair of dice 154 times continuously at a craps table, without throwing a seven. Odds of that is 1 in 1.56 trillion.

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1 year of snow depths at every contiguous US weather station -- July 1, 2017 to May 30, 2018

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Romans may have invented the burger, called Isicia Omentata, over 1,500 years ago which was made with minced meat, pepper, wine, pine nuts and a rich fish-based sauce called garum. The Romans also introduced the first fast food restaurants, called a thermopolium, that sold hot ready-to-eat food.

The Canadian $1,000 bill was retired on May 12, 2000, for being mostly used in criminal transactions, any $1,000 note deposited at a bank is destroyed, although the bills — nicknamed “pinkies” by gangsters because of the pinkish-purple ink — remain legal tender.

The southern United States converted all its railroads from broad gauge (5 feet/1.524 meters) to standard gauge (4 feet 8 1⁄2 inches/​1.435 meters) in 36 hours starting on May 31, 1886

A Greenland shark was tagged off Greenland in 1936 and recaptured in 1952. Its measurements suggest that Greenland sharks grow at a rate of 0.5–1 cm (0.2–0.4 in) per year, thus the largest individuals may live about 200 years, making them among the longest-lived vertebrates on Earth.

That, since 1950, acceptance of an Academy Award statuette requires that neither winners nor their heirs may sell the statuettes without first offering to sell them back to the Academy for US$1. If a winner refuses to agree to this stipulation, then the Academy keeps the statuette.

The Tunguska Event, an explosion in Siberia in 1908, was 1,000 times greater than the atomic bomb dropped in Hiroshima, wiped out 80 million trees, and may have killed a total of 2 people

The 1972 Novel “The Day of the Jackal” showcased an easy method of obtaining a fraudulent British passport, which was later used by the IRA and the KGB. This loophole went unclosed until 2007, and may have resulted in up to 1,500 fake passports being issued each year.

Newborns start at the age of 1 in China and other east-asian cultures. And at the beginning of Lichen(event during February) one year is added to the person’s age. So people may be one or two years older in the 'Asian reckoning' traditional system than in the Western system.

The Dead Sea may be gone by 2050. It's shrinking about 1 meter per year!

Within 20 minutes on May 6th 2010, the US stock market lost and regained over $1 trillion in value. The Dow swung by over 1,000 points and many stocks declined to one cent per share before rising again. There are many theories but no conclusive reason for the crash.

On May 1, 2007, a Comcast headend replaced the Disney Channel's program Handy Manny with hard-core pornography for viewers in Lincroft, New Jersey

On May 12th, 2007 a US Army patrol was attacked by insurgents. 5 soldiers were killed and 3 abducted. The remains of 1 soldier was found shortly afterwards and the others assumed executed. The last 2 remains were found a year later and 1 showed signs of being tortured for months.

Smoking has been banned in Walt Disney World since May 1, 2019.

Before wide scale logging, Mountain Ash trees in Australia may have rivaled Coast Redwoods as the tallest species of trees in the world, with the tallest Mountain Ash ever measured only 1 meter shorter than the worlds current tallest living tree.

On 1 May 1950 Mosinee, WI staged a communist take over where the mayor was dragged from his bed and "surrendered". The excitement caused him to have a heart attack, killing him 5 days later. The local minister also died after showing how he would hide a Bible from communists in a church organ.

About 1 in 50 people do not actually recognize faces. They use other information like voices, scent, hair, etc. to recognize the person. They may suffer from severe to mild Prosopagnosia.

Over 1,800 veterans may have contracted HIV after receiving dental work at a Missouri VA hospital.

Robert Rodriguez & John Malkovich made a movie called "100 Years" that will be released when a high-tech safe automatically opens on November 18th, 2115. 1,000 guests possess metal tickets for a viewing, which they may pass down to their descendants.

Hitler wasn't the only Führer of Nazi Germany. After his suicide, the second Führer was former Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda Joseph Goebbels from 30 April-1 May 45 (Goebbels' suicide). The last Führer was Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk from 1 May-27 May 1945.

Signs that may indicate autism in an infant include lack of babbling by age 1, no response to name, poor eye contact, no smiling, inability to say two-word phrases by age 2, and poor social skills.

Most diamonds are between 1 billion and 3 billion years old, but some may be older still.

About Josephine Myrtle Corbin (born May 12, 1868) who was born with 4 legs and 2 vaginas. She gave birth to 4 daughters and 1 son and was said to prefer sex on the right side.

Mating season of moles takes place from February to May. Females produce 1 to 2 litters per season.

During the Battle of Seven Pines in Virginia on May 31 and June 1, 1862, Longstreet led his troops down the wrong road, causing confusing among the Confederate troops.

Night terrors are only experienced in adulthood by less than 1% of the population. When a night terror happens, it is typical for a person to wake up screaming and kicking. The person may even run out of the house which can then lead to violent actions and even death.