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  1. Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey circus has retired all but 11 elephants and will retire those 11 after a final show May 1st, 2016. The elephants will go to a Florida conservation where they help with cancer research, as they possess a special "P53 gene" which fights cancer.

  2. If the history of the universe was condensed into a year, the Milky Way would form on May 15, life on earth would appear on September 21, and the dinosaurs would go extinct on December 30. Modern humans would evolve on December 31 at 11:52 PM and Columbus would discover America at 11:59:58 PM.

  3. Humans may have accidentally caused climate change once before-- 11,000 years ago, by killing off woolly mammoths, which transformed North American grasslands into birch forests, which in turn burned so intensely that the climate in North America changed.

  4. From 7 September 1978 to 9 May 1989 skateboards were illegal in Norway. For 11 years Norway was the only country in the world where it was forbidden to buy, sell or stand on a skateboard.

  5. Serial killer Mary Ann Cotton murdered 3 of her 4 husbands, 11 of her 13 children, and may have murdered as many as 21 people before she was caught and hanged

  6. Only 11 of Emily Dickinson's poems were published during her lifetime. It is uncertain as to who submitted the poems for publication. It may have been Emily or friends or family.

  7. May 11, 1800 he presented his ideas on evolution to the Museum national d"histoire naturelle.

  8. On May 11, 1991, Creighton hosted Utah in the longest softball game in NCAA history, lasting 31innings. After a 20 minute break, game 2 of the doubleheader lasted 25 innings, the 3rd longest in history. The doubleheader ran from 6pm to 6:10am the next morning.

  9. The Battle of Attu lasted from May 11 to May 30, 1943.

  10. In May 1983, a huge explosion in a rural area of Tennessee caused damage in a miles-wide radius, killing 11. The cause was the largest known secret, unlicensed fireworks factory in US history.

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The attacks of Genghis Khan may have reduced the entire world population by as much as 11 percent.

Mating season of African buffalo takes place between March and May. Pregnancy lasts 11 and half months and ends with one baby (calf).

Stuart died from a gunshot at the Battle of Yellow Tavern, about six miles north of Richmond, Virginia, on May 11, 1864: he died the next day.

The probability of discovering Sedna, the most distant object orbiting the Sun (roughly every 11,400 years) was about 1:80, suggesting that another 40 to 120 similarly sized objects may exist within its region.

Leviticus 11:4 in the Bible says that one may not eat camels.

Larger species of hawks lay one or two eggs; smaller species lays 3 - 5 eggs. Young hawks develop quickly. Smaller species may reach adult size in one month, while larger species become fully grown after 11 weeks.

Elsie E. Mitchell 26, Sherman Shoemaker 11, Jay Gifford 13, Edward Engen 13, Joan Patzke 13, and Dick Patzke 14 are the only known American civilians to be killed by enemy action in the Continental US during WW2. They were killed after touching a Japanese Balloon bomb in Oregon in May 1945.

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

The longest tennis match in history (between Isner and Mahut at Winbledon in 2010, which lasted for 11 hours and 5 minutes over three days) was so grueling that the players risked dehydration, hypothermia, and kidney damage. The match may have shortened their careers by six months.

Transits of Mercury occur in May or November. The last four transits occurred on November 15, 1999; May 7, 2003; November 8, 2006; and May 9, 2016. The next will occur on November 11, 2019, and then on November 13, 2032.

Daniel Lewin, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11 (the plane that crashed into the North Tower on 9/11). He was a captain in the Sayeret Makal (Israeli special forces) and studied at MIT. According to a 2001 FAA memo, he may have been shot after attempting to foil the hijacking.

The 33rd Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Charlemagne (1st French) had a strength of between 7,400 to 11,000 men in 1944. In may 1945 only 60 men remained.

One of the longest court case in Europe was lasted about 70 years. According to ECHR judgement, original lawsuit was filed on 15 May 1928 (§11), final and irrevocable judgment was rendered on 12 September 1997 (§25).

There may have been a human who lived in Neolithic France who was over 11 Ft tall

The fate of the world's largest exchange traded fund rests on the health of 11, essentially random people, born between May 1990 and January 1993. The 240 billion fund is a type of trust fund that will expire in 125 tears after it's creation or 20 years after the last death of these 11 people.

On 18 May 1993, following the Danish "yes"-vote to the European Union, police opened fire against civilians for the first time since World War II and injured 11 demonstrators, 113 shots were fired