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Top 10 May 21 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. The Dutch King had secretly been piloting commercial KLM airplanes as a "relaxing hobby" for 21 years as of May, 2017

  2. 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.

  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. After opening of the New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, a rumor came about that the Bridge was unstable and was going to collapse. To prove it was safe, P.T. Barnum led 21 elephants across it on May 17, 1884.

  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. After becoming infected with the Ebola virus it takes 2 to 21 days to develop symptoms. Symptoms may include fever, fatigue, pain in the muscles, headaches, and sore throat.

  7. The battle occurred from May 8 to May 21, 1864.

  8. Christian broadcaster Harold Camping predicted the Rapture would occur on May 21, 2011. His radio network spent over $100 million promoting it. He later changed the date to Oct. 21 before conceding he didn't know when it would happen. He had previously said it would end in 1994.

  9. Alzheimer's may be a form of acquired Down's Syndrome due to cells begining to make molecular mistakes and generate cells with three copies of chromosome 21

  10. The Queen's Official Birthday varies around the world. In Australia it's on second Monday in June. In Canada , last Monday before 25 May. In New Zealand, first Monday in June. In the UK, second Saturday of June. Queen Elizabeth II's actual birthday is 21 April 1926.

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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.

Airports often screen people coming from countries known to have outbreaks. Symptoms are not always obvious however as they may not develop until 21 days following infection.

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.

In NY a person under 21 may legally consume alcohol if it was given to them by their parent or legal guardian.

Hachiko the Japanese Akita, who would wait everyday at Shibuya station for his owner to return from work. On May 21, 1925, his owner died suddenly, but Hachiko continued to wait faithfully at the station for over nine years, until his own death on March 8, 1935.

Harold Camping's Family Radio, spent over US$100M on publicity predicting that the world would end on 21 May 2011. On the 23rd May he said that the physical Rapture would now occur on 21 Oct 2011. Cash donated was not returned. He stated "We’re not at the end. Why would we return it?”

On May 21, 1984, two German prisoners managed to build a working shotgun in their cell with bed posts, lead, tape, and match heads. They took a jailer hostage with it and escaped by car.

About the Tsuyama Massacre. On May 21, 1938, Mutsuo Toi, a 21-year-old man, killed 30 people with a shotgun, a katana, and an axe. Until 1982, this was regarded as the second-worst massacre by an individual in modern history.

On May 21, 1908, Charles Guthrie succeeded in grafting one dog's head onto the side of another's neck, creating the world's first artificially two-headed dog. Most cases lived for 2-6 days, but one lived as long as 29 days.

On May 21 1908, Charles Guthrie succeeded in grafting one dog's head onto the side of another's neck, creating the world's first man-made two headed dog. Guthrie recorded a series of primitive movements and basic reflexes.

Lina Medina, The World’s Youngest Mother at 5 Years Old! She is a Peruvian girl from the Andean village of Ticrapo who made medical history when she gave birth to a boy by caesarean section in 14 May 1939 at the age of five years, seven months and 21 days.

In May 21, 2017 after replacing Wayne Rooney as a sub, Manchester United André Gomes became the first player born in the 2000s to appear in the premier League

In May 21, 2017 after replacing Wayne Rooney as a sub, Manchester United André Gomes became the first player born in the 2000s to appear in the premier League

Philip II was only 16 years old and still a prince when Las Islas Filipinas was named in his honor in 1543. Today is his birthday May 21, 1527.

although you need to be 21 to purchase alcohol in the United States, states have the right to make exceptions to when a minor may consume alcoholic beverages

The "Millennium Prize Problems" which are seven problems in mathematics that were stated by the Clay Mathematics Institute on May 21, 2000. A correct solution to any problem nets the discoverer(s) $1 million USD. To date, only one problem has been solved for thus far.

Paul Geidel Jr (April 21, 1894 – May 1, 1987) was the longest-serving American prison inmate whose sentence ended with his release.

About the Tsuyama Massacre. On May 21, 1938, Mutsuo Toi, a 21-year-old man, murdered 30 people with a shotgun, a katana, and an axe. Until 1982, it was the second-worst massacre by an individual in modern history.

The first pilot prototype Camaro (No. 100001) was assembled on May 21, 1966 at the General Motors Assembly Plant, located in Norwood, Ohio, a few miles from Cincinnati.

'Matrix 4' and 'John Wick 4' are going to be released on the same day; May 21, 2021

Australia's minimum wage workers -- aged 21 and over -- make 15.96 Australian dollars per hour. After tax and other deductions, that's equivalent to $9.54, once the difference in the cost of living is taken into account. (As of May 14, 2015.)

Popular Design News of the Week: May 21, 2018 – May 27, 2018

On 21 May 1903 the government holds a banquet in honour of a visiting squadron of three Japanese warships. Later, in 1905, Edmund Barton receives the Order of the Rising Sun, First Class from the Japanese government for fostering friendship between Australia and Japan.

The Borg which first appeared in the episode Q Who (May 8, 1989) are 100% inspired (copied) from a dialog of Lord Dread in Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future Episode 21 (March 20, 1988) more than one year before.

There is no federal law saying you have to be 21 to drink, or any age. Your state will get penalized though. And may not get funding for that road project...