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Top 10 May 15 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Research suggests that one giant container ship can emit almost the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50 million cars, while the top 15 largest container ships together may be emitting as much pollution as all 760 million cars on earth.

  2. In MAY 1997, an IBM supercomputer known as Deep Blue beat then chess world champion Garry Kasparov, who had once bragged he would never lose to a machine. After 15 years, it was discovered that the critical move made by Deep Blue was due to a bug in its software.

  3. 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.

  4. The original plan for the May 15 Incident, an attempted coup d'état in Japan in 1932, was to assassinate Charlie Chaplin to facilitate war with the US. When the prime minister was killed, Chaplin was with the prime minister's son watching a sumo wrestling match, which saved their lives.

  5. Lions spend 15 to 20 hours sleeping each day. Female lions typically sleep less because they hunt and mind their cubs. After a large meal lions may spend 24 hours sleeping.

  6. Margays are solitary creatures. Their territory may range from 15 to 43 square kilometers.

  7. Temba Tsheri Sherpa aged 16 climbed the mountain in May 15, 2001.

  8. Louise Adams died from a heart attack on May 15, 1852 in Washington, D.C. She was seventy-seven years old.

  9. 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.

  10. R Kelly may have secretly married Aaliyah when she was 15 after producing "Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number" with her.

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Female lays 3 to 4 eggs between the April and May. Incubation lasts 13 days. Young birds are ready to leave the nest 15 days after hatching.

15 Minutes Of Shivering May Burn More Fat Than 1 Hour Of Working Out

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.

A Russian drilling operation into sub-glacial Lake Vostok may have contaminated water that had been isolated for an estimated 15-25 million years.

On May 17, 1969, South Dakota State students descended on White, a small community 15 miles northwest of Brookings, to attempt to "drink the town dry." "550 cases of beer were consumed by 6:30."

In Texas, public schools may legally charge parents a $15 administrative fee to return a student's cellphone that was confiscated at school.

The iPhone 3G safety manual warns that radiation exposure may exceed government standards during “body-worn operation” if the phone is “positioned less than 15 millimeters (5/8 inch) from the body” The iPhone, Apple says, should always be worn in a belt clip or holster.

A 55-year-old man walking down a Memphis street was struck and killed by a 15-foot runaway trailer that had come loose from the truck hauling it when it hit a bump. The convicted sex offender may have seen the trailer coming had he not been watching porn on his phone at the time.

New Jersey route 31 got its number on May 15, 1967. It was formerly called 69 but too many students from Trenton State College kept stealing the signs.

Combat flights are called sorties. Between May of 1943 and June of 1945 the Tuskegee Airmen flew a total of 15,533 sorties.

Farnum Fish became the first airplane casualty in the history of aerial warfare when he was shot on May 15, 1915 while flying reconnaissance for Pancho Villa during the Mexican Revolution

Singapore's New Burial Policy of 1998, which places an expiry date on cemetery burials due to space constraints - bodies may be buried in grave plots for a maximum of 15 years, after which they must be exhumed to make way for new dead bodies.

The U.S. may have already elected it's first gay president in James Buchanan. Buchanan had a 15 year relationship with fellow politician William Rufus King and the couple were referred to as “Aunt Fancy” and “Miss Nancy” by Andrew Jackson.

The May 18th, 1980 eruption killed 57 people. It destroyed 250 homes, 185 miles of highway, 15 miles of railway, and 47 bridges.

The first registered internet domain name was, it was registered May 15, 1985.

About Linda Jane Laubenstein (May 21, 1947 – August 15, 1992) was a physician and early HIV researcher. She was among the first doctors in the United States to recognize the AIDS epidemic of the early 1980s; she co-authored the first article linking AIDS with Kaposi's sarcoma.

On May 27, 1987, nearing 300,000 people walked across the Golden Gate bridge causing it to sag up to 15 ft at midspan.

On 15 May 1970, authorities shot and killed two students at Jackson Stare University, days after the widely publicized Kent State incident.

Some specimens may grow to almost 2 meters in length, but most animals reach between 24 and 34 inches, with the tail of almost the same length. Since fossa is active climber, it is slim and weighs usually between 15 and 28.5 pounds. Males are larger than females.

Inmates on death row in Oklahoma may request a last meal that costs no more than $15 and must be obtained locally.

Okinawa was under U.S. rule - essentially removed from Japan as part of the post-WWII Treaty of San Francisco - for 27 years. It was not returned to Japanese sovereignty until May 15, 1972.

If you look at your phone just before going to sleep, your brain is still processing those last few emails for at least another 15-20 minutes. Blue light emitted by devices may interfere at night with sleep cycles, meaning you’ll sleep better by reading a book instead

The 1st Academy Awards took place on May 16, 1929 at a private dinner held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Tickets cost $5 ($71 in 2017 dollars), 270 people attended the event, and the presentation ceremony lasted 15 minutes.

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.

One of the causes of the LA riots may have been a Korean shopkeeper killing a 15 year old girl whom she wrongly accused of shoplifting and being fined $500 and getting 5 years of probation for it.