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Interesting facts about May 20

Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining May 20. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is May 20 so important!

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Top 10 May 20 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Architecture undergraduate Maya Lin's design of the Vietnam Memorial only earned a B in her class at Yale. Competition officials came to her dorm room in May 1981 and informed the 21-year-old that she had won the design and the $20,000 first prize.

  2. May 20, 2010 was declared "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" as a response to jihadist threats against cartoonists

  3. 30 yeas ago today (May 20, 89) a Soviet pilot baked a cake with sleeping pills and fed it to his squadron. While they were asleep he cut the alarm, wrestled with the guard on duty, took control of a Mig-29 and flew it to Turkey. He died in a Soviet Yak52 near Seattle during test flight in 2001

  4. Scrubs season 5 episode 20 'My Lunch' was based on a real case from 2004. The plot is based on the May and June 2004 deaths of four Texas patients who received donor organs from a patient whose cause of death was originally determined to be a cocaine overdose, but later turned out to be rabies.

  5. Within 20 minutes on May 6th 2010, the US stock market lost and regained over $1 trillion in value. The Dow swung by over 1,000 points and many stocks declined to one cent per share before rising again. There are many theories but no conclusive reason for the crash.

  6. 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.

  7. Red wine contains 20% -200% more histamine than white wine which may account for horrible hangovers

  8. Coral snakes are not very large. Rare specimens may reach 3 feet in length, but most of them are 18 to 20 inches long.

  9. April and may are reserved for mating. Six months later, female anaconda gives birth to 20-40 young anacondas.

  10. In the wild panda lives around 20 years. In captivity, panda may live 25-30 years.

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Female lays up to 20 eggs (usually 6 to 18) from the May to August. Babies are 6 inches long at birth. They need to fend for themselves from the moment of birth.

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.

Infrasound can cause phenomena that people typically associate with ghosts. The sound waves may vibrate the human eye, causing people to see things that are not there. Usually, these waves have frequencies of less than 20 Hz, so they are too low-pitched for people to actually perceive.

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.

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.

Rainy season in Khao Yai National Park is from May to October each year. The cold season, with average daytime temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius, runs from November to February. The hot season, with average daytime temperatures of 20-30 degrees Celsius, runs from March to April.

Due to erosion, there is a section of the Great Wall that may disappear in the next 20 years.

For 3 years tornadoes passed near or through Codell, Kansas every May 20th on 1916, 1917, 1918. After the May 20 1918 tornado the town never fully recovered from the devastation.

In May of 1880 Mary Evans married John Cross. He was 20 years younger than her.

Black mamba produced neuro- (affects neural system) and cardio-toxin (affects cardiovascular system) that may kill humans in less than 20 minutes. Luckily, antidote is available in most parts of Africa.

Flocks of 20 to 30 little stints migrate toward the wintering grounds in Africa and South Asia from July to November. They return to the breeding areas from mid-May to early June. Immature birds often stay in the wintering grounds all year round.

20 Percent of Neanderthal Genome Lives On in Modern Humans, especially skin, hair, and may affect risk of lupus, cirrhosis, Crohn's disease, and diabetes.

On May 20, 2011, the primary Slim Jim factory (located in Garner, North Carolina) closed its doors permanently on the same day that Randy "Macho Man" Savage passed away

Albert Ball, a British WW1 flying ace, who died at 20 with 44 victories. The Red Baron considered him "by far the best English flying man". The centenary of his death will be on the 7th May.

Scientists believe that a 20-centimeter siltstone phallus from the Upper Palaeolithic period 30,000 years ago, found in Hohle Fels Cave near Ulm, Germany, may have been used as a dildo

Johnny Depp has been playing with Marilyn Manson for almost 20 years and may join his band.

The Stand of the Swiss Guard. On May 6, 1527 189 of the Pope's guards stood against 20,000 invaders at the Vatican long enough for Pope Clement VII to escape the city

On 20 May 1945 French troops bombed Syria and shot protesters in order to reestablish their control over the Mandate. Churchill sent British troops to cut off the French and forced them to withdraw.

On May 17, 1920 Samuel Reshevsky, beat 20 chess players (some are the world best players) at a simultaneous tournament, he was 8 years old at the time.

Kittens of Florida panthers are being infected by a mysterious neurological disorder. This panther is the only remaining puma in the eastern USA, there were only 20 left in the wild in 1990, a conservation program brought their numbers to 120 in 2017, but now we may lose them all.

Mating season of eastern wood-pewees takes place from May to June. Each pair occupies territory of 5 to 20 acres and defends it fiercely against intruders.

In May 2007, Prince was going to do a 20-day tour which would be the last one in which he sang all of his greatest hits, and when he was asked which ONE artist he would pick to perform with him, he picked Amy Winehouse.

The unsolved murder of Michael Nigg in Hollywood 20 years ago today may be related to the O. J. Simpson murder case.

A generation can be defined as 20 to 25 years and may vary depending on your gender

The Mad Gasser of Mattoon, an alleged maniac who may have carried out over 20 gas attacks in Mattoon, Illinois in 1944. Other theories on the attacks include mass hysteria and chemicals released by near by industrial plants.