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  1. May Bradford, a Red Cross volunteer during WWI who wrote over 25,000 letters and notes, an average of 12 a day, for wounded soldiers who were too ill or too uneducated to write to their family. She also sat with the injured and dying and considered herself to be a surrogate mother to them.

  2. An Apple laptop stinks. One 2001 iBook model used a glue that, after 12-18 months, may begin to smell like human body odor. It is so strong that repairs are difficult, because the smell makes people nauseous.

  3. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, the CIA released nearly 12 million documents. One set of documents revealed research of possibility that "insane" people may be experiencing multiple "levels of reality" and their brains can't process this information, leading to mental instability [PDF]

  4. 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.

  5. Babies under the age of 12 months should not be given honey as otherwise they may develop infant botulism.

  6. Homer Simpson was born on May 12 1956, meaning that the Springfield resident turns 62 this Saturday

  7. 12 U.S. prisoners of war died when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, and as many as 400 Allied POWs may have died as a result of the bombing of Nagasaki.

  8. In South Korea it is illegal to play videogames from 12:00am - 6:00am when you are under 16. Parents may ask the government for exemption.

  9. A private island became available for $12,500 in 2009, the owner's wife lost her $43,000 diamond engagement ring while exploring the island and the owner says it may still be somewhere on the island.

  10. During the Apollo 12 mission, Ground Control feared an unexpected lightning strike during launch may have disabled the parachute, which would result in the crew's death upon reentry, but since there was no way to test it during the mission they didn't tell the crew.

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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.

Fossils reveal a 12-foot bird that lived alongside early human relatives. The nightless behemoth was three times the size of a modern ostrich and may have been a food source for our early European cousins.

While male praying mantis do get eaten by the females for their nutrients to assist with egg development, their partially dismembered bodies instinctively continue the mating process and some males may mate for over 12 hours without heads.

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.

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.

The 27th Amendment was submitted to the United States for ratification on September 25, 1789. It was adopted May 7, 1992, meaning it took 202 years, 7 months, and 12 days to become an Amendment.

At 14:28 on May 12, 2008, an 8.0-magnitude earthquake happened in Sichuan, China. Over 5,000 students in primary and secondary schools perished in the earthquake, yet their names went unannounced.

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.

Dholes live in a group, called pack, composed of 5 to 12 members. Males are much more numerous. Certain groups may have only one female. Sometimes, dholes gather in large groups composed of up to 40 members.

Fighting at Bloody Angle on May 12 and May 13 continued for 20 hours in a row, likely the longest sustained period of fighting in the war.

KBR may be responsible for almost 12 electrocutions in showers in Iraq

The most impressive is the Leonid meteor shower that peak every year in mid-November. They are a fast-moving stream of meteors which encounter the path of Earth. In 1833, observers estimated that hundreds of thousands of meteors flashed through the sky. An annual Leonid shower may deposit 12-14 tons of particles across the entire planet.

On May 30, 1931 - - 12 year old Wilbur Brink was playing in his front yard when a tire fell from the sky and killed him. His house was on Georgetown Road across from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the incident happened during the 500 mile race.

On 1 April 1948 USSR blocked non-air access to the French, UK and USA sectors of Berlin to have them withdraw the Deutsche Mark. In return, the blocked nations began the Berlin Airlift, delivering the city supplies by over 200k cargo flights a year. The USSR dropped the embargo on 12 May 1949.

Germination of seed may last nearly 12 months.

1 in 5 of all Americans 12 years or older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication difficult.

Beginning in 1961 Roberto Clemente won a Golden Glove award each year until 1972. Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente share the record for most Golden Glove awards - at 12 each.

There is an intersex condition where children with apparent female external genitals may develop masculine genitals at puberty. This is sometimes called "Guevedoce" or "Penis at 12."

The troposphere extends from the earth's surface to approximately 33,000 feet (6.2 miles) high. However in warm regions like the equator it can rise as high as 65,000 feet (12 miles). In colder regions like the north and south poles, it may rise only as high as 23,000 feet (4 miles).

When Pete Conrad, who was somewhat shorter than Neil Armstrong, stepped onto the lunar surface during Apollo 12, his first words were "Whoopie! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that's a long one for me."

Turtle eggs hatch after about 12 weeks but may take up to 2 days to climb to the surface of the sand.

Charles Dow calculated his first average purely of industrial stocks on May 26, 1896, creating what is now known as the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Of the original 12 industrials, only General Electric currently remains part of that index.

Club 33 is a private club located in Disneyland. As of 2011, there is a 14-year waiting list for new memberships. Individual members pay $27,000 in addition to annual dues, which are about $12,000. Initiation and dues may change annually.

Female lays 3 to 6 eggs usually during the May and June. They hatch after 12 days. Only female takes part in the incubation of eggs.

A 4 or 6 inch aperture telescope is often enough for viewing deep sky objects such as star clusters, galaxies, nebulae. At 12 inches or more, one may start to see colour in nebulas