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Top 10 May 10 facts that will blow your mind.

  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. There is a small Pacific Island where about 10% of the population are completely colorblind (only see shades of black/white/grey). The condition limits vision in full sunlight, but may lead to sharper vision at night, like for night fishing.

  3. During WWII, Japanese ships heavily underestimated the depths American submarines could get to, often allowing them to escape. This secret was ruined when Congressman Andrew May revealed the information at a press conference, resulting in an estimated loss of 10 submarines and 800 men.

  4. About Nuclear Semiotics - the study of how to warn people 10,000+ years from now about nuclear waste, when all known languages may have disappeared

  5. People with Alzheimer's can get severly dehydrated, as they may forget it is necessary to drink or even how to do it. To help his grandmother, an inventor came up with colorful balls containing 90% water, which grandma can pound 7 in 10 minutes.

  6. In May 1830, four men armed with scissors and razors attacked a man in an attempt to shave his beard. The man fended off and wounded his attackers using a jackknife but was charged with “unprovoked assault” and spent more than a year in jail for refusing to pay a $10 fine.

  7. Mexican vaqueros used to sport hatbands called “galóns” on their sombreros. A "10 galón" was a hat large enough to hold 10 hatbands. It is believed that American cowboys may have anglicized the word "galón" and thus, started referring to their own sombrero-inspired headgear as “10-gallon hats.”

  8. According to the Inflation theory, our unobservable universe may be 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times larger than the already mind-bogglingly massive observable universe.

  9. 10-20% of Americans and a higher percent of Europeans are infected with a brain parasite from cats that makes them 2.5 times more likely to get in a car accident, changes personality traits, contributes to schizophrenia, and may cause sexual attraction to cat urine.

  10. The Amazon Rainforest area originally had terrible farming soil, until indigenous people invented a "superdirt" which remains fertile for thousands of years, renews and propagates by itself, and may currently cover as much as 10% of the Amazon basin.

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According to moderate estimates, the Romans possibly lost over 40,000 men in a single day at the Battle of Cannae (216 BC), which may have accounted for somewhere between 5 to 10 percent of the total Roman male population during the late 3rd century BC period.

If you have blue eyes, you may be related to every other blue-eyed person in the world. Researchers in Denmark have found that every person with blue eyes descends from just one "founder," an ancestor whose genes mutated 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. Before then, everyone had brown eyes.

When the American Confederacy lost the Civil War in May 1865, 10,000 Southerners fled the US for a small city in Brazil.

Kim Gwang Suk, a North Korean gymnast who competed at the Barcelona Olympics; her age was given as 17, but she was missing her front teeth and may have been as young as 10. Aside from an Olympic torch relay, her subsequent life and whereabouts are unknown.

On May 19 2011, South Korea passed a bill that doesn't allow children under 16 to play video games from 10:30 P.M. to 6:00 A.M

"Generational Curses" may be a real thing. There was a study where mice were given a small shock to the foot at the same time as the smell of acetophenone. After 10 days, they mated. The children mice inherited a fear of the odor even though they had never been exposed to it before.

WebMD ran a test for depression where no matter which of the 10 answers you choose on the test, the result comes out the same: You may be at risk for major depression.

The red sky depicted in the 1893 painting The Scream may be the result of the eruption of Krakatoa more than 10,000 km away

Many southern states have an official Confederate Memorial Day state holiday, including Texas (where it is called Confederate Heroes Day). Today, May 10 - it is a state holiday in SC.

Our galaxy is part the Local Group, spanning roughly 10 million light years in diameter, making up 100 billionth of a percent of the observable universe. Humanity can never venture beyond this, because of the universe's rapid expansion. Eventually, other groups may be entirely undetectable.

A nude photograph of 10 year old Brooke Shields sold for $4,000,000 in May of this year

When axolotl is kept under right conditions and provided with adequate diet, it may survive up to 15 years in captivity. Axolotls in the wild live between 10 and 12 years.

J.D. Salinger stopped publishing his work but many believe that he continued to write constantly and that he may have left as many as 10 novels locked in his house when he died.

Some species of cranes live on a single territory permanently while others migrate seasonally (those that live in temperate climate). Migratory species may travel up to 10 000 miles during migration.

In 2014 Chinese officials searched the anuses of 10,000 live pigeons in fear bombs may have been planted in them to sabotage the Chinese National Day.

He was responsible for the gold disc that was attached to the Pioneer 10 space probe, a message sent out in the hope of communicating more about Earth with any intelligent life that may come across Pioneer.

Cranberry blooms from May to June. Individual flowers consist of pink petals oriented backwards and fully exposed pistils and stamens. Flowers last 10 to 12 days and attract bees, main pollinators of this plant.

Stuart resigned from the United States Army on May 3, 1861 and joined the Confederate Army on May 10.

Females reach sexual maturity at the age of 15 to 20 years. They lay 4 to 6 eggs from May to July. Eggs are shaped like ping-pong balls. Incubation period lasts 10 to 12 months. Only 2% of hatchlings reach adulthood.

In 1974, the Topps Chewing Gum Company presented Willie Mays with a piece of gum that was the same size and weight of 10,000 normal size pieces of gum.

10,000 of the 1.9 million Americans convicted of a major crime each year may be innocent

The floating islands of El Zacaton are covered in tall grass known as zacate. These islands can reach between 3 and 10 meters in diameter. If they grow large enough they may eventually cover the entire surface of El Zacaton. These floating islands are considered extremely rare.

Female is able to postpone development of fertilized eggs if the weather conditions are bad. Because of that, pregnancy may last from 39 to 74 days. Females can have up to 10 babies, but they usually have 5.

Convicted murderer Bernie Tiede, the subject of the Richard Linklater film 'Bernie', was released from his life sentence on $10,000 bail in May 2014 with the condition that he live with Linklater in Austin, Texas.

The Elephant bird of Madagascar; at 10' high, one of [the largest birds to have walked the earth and producer of the largest known eggs. The last Elephant bird may have died around 1880 (+/- 70 yrs by carbon dating). The bones showed signs of human butchering.