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Top 10 May 14 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. 14-year-old Roman Emperor Elagabalus was a cross-dressing, sex-obsessed torture fiend who may have invented the whoopee cushion. He loosed venomous snakes into gladiatorial crowds and released his pet lions and leopards into banquet halls or the bed chambers of his guests.

  2. On the night of May 27, 1991, a drugged, naked, bleeding boy of 14 was found in a Milwaukee street. When police arrived, they returned the boy to the control of Jeffery Dahmer, who almost immediately killed and dismembered the boy. 2 women who argued with the police were threatened with arrest.

  3. Despite his legend as a vicious killer, the pirate "Blackbeard" was very kind to women, fell in love easily, and may have had as many as 14 wives.

  4. Berlin Germany has an airport Brandenburg(BER) that has been under construction for 14 years with constant delayed openings with no real end in sight. It has never seen a single passenger and may actually never open, making it one of the costliest public construction debacles in history.

  5. The Soviets dumped 17,000 containers of nuclear waste, 14 nuclear reactors, and more in the Kara Sea. Including one submarine that may re-achieve criticality and explode.

  6. On May 16, 1970, Manny Mota hit the only batted ball in major league history to cause a fatality. It struck a 14 yr old boy in the head.

  7. Perkins died on May 14, 1965 of a stroke in New York City at the age of eighty-five.

  8. Rihanna's song 'Diamonds' lyrics were written by Sia in 14 minutes. By May 2013, it had sold over 7.5 million copies worldwide and became one of the best-selling singles of all-time

  9. 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.

  10. When the final episode of Seinfeld aired on May 14, 1998, the TV Land network honored the occasion by airing no programming in the show's timeslot. Instead the network just showed a still photo of a closed office door.

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Doubleday was promoted to major on May 14, 1861. He initially served under Major General Robert Patterson in the Shenandoah Valley.

George McClellan was promoted to major general in the Union Army on May 14, 1861.

About Greyfriars Bobby (May 4, 1855 – January 14, 1872), a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on January 14th, 1872.

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.

Earth's atmosphere has a "reddish brownish layer...made of O and OH and is only seen in certain areas," says NASA Astronaut Terry W. Virts, Jr. This layer was photographed at night from the ISS on 14 May 2015 at 22:05:42 GMT while the ISS was over the Indian Ocean (latitude 5.4, longitude 50.6).

The Kobe Child Murders. In May 1997, a Japanese student was beheaded and further mutilated before being left in front of an elementary school with a note in similar style to the American Zodiac Killings. A 14-year-old boy was arrested and confessed to a similar murder that occurred in March

A large study has found that drinking coffee may protect the liver. With 14,000 test subjects, researchers found that those who drank three cups a day were about 25 percent less likely to have abnormal liver enzyme levels in comparison with people who drank no coffee.

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.

There is a deadly prion (what Mad Cow Disease is) that is transmitted almost exclusively through funeral cannibalism. The last know person to be afflicted died in 2005, but the mean incubation period is 14 years,which leaves open the possibility that it may still exist.

First off, snails have teeth. The average garden snail has over 14,000 of them, which are arranged in rows on their tongue. The typical snail tongue, called a radula, might have 120 rows of 100, although some species may have more than 20,000 teeth.

On May 14, 1998, Nancy Sinatra was home watching the Seinfeld finale episode along with millions of other Americans. Despite being 5 blocks away, she missed being with her father as he died that night. Her step-mother, in attendance at the hospital, never called.

Pope John XXI had an apartment added to the papal palace at Viterbo to pursue his medical studies undisturbed. On 14 May 1277, while he was working alone in the apartment, the roof collapsed and crushed him. He died 6 days later due to his injuries.

Rihanna's song 'Diamonds' was written by Sia in 14 minutes. By May 2013, it had sold over 7.5 million copies worldwide and became one of the best-selling singles of all-time

Even though Kingpin is considered Daredevil's arch-nemesis, it was almost 14 years from his debut in Amazing Spider-man #50 (July 1967) until his first appearance in Daredevil's comic in issue #170 (May 1981).