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Top 10 May 23 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. A film crew was dropped by helicopter on St. Helens on May 23 (five days after it's eruption) to document the destruction. Their compasses, however, spun in circles and they quickly became lost.

  2. The deadliest volcanic eruption in history: the effects of the Icelandic volcano Laki killed 25% of the Icelandic population, at least 23,000 people in Britain, more deaths in Europe, freak weather for a year, and may have caused a famine in Egypt which killed 1/6th of Egypt's population.

  3. The first SAS mission in 1941 was a complete failure, with only 22 men out of 65 surviving due to adverse weather conditions and German resistance, however by May 8th 1945 they had killed or wounded 7,733 and captured 23,000 enemy soldiers, all while taking only 330 casualties

  4. 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).

  5. 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.

  6. Detroit Tiger coach Billy Martin visited Jackson State Prison on May 23, 1973, to watch Ron LeFlore play baseball. Martin got LeFlore permission for day-parole and a tryout at Tiger Stadium in June. By 1976 Ron LeFlore was an American League All-Star

  7. On May 23, 1993, "Wax: Or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees", an anti-Gulf War and anti-drone warfare avant-garde piece featuring William Burroughs, became the first movie ever transmitted over the internet.

  8. Return of the Jedi's' review in May 23, 1983 of Time magazine actually said it "represents a return to striding form after the lunging missteps of The Empire Strikes Back."

  9. For almost 23 years (May 1, 1795 to April 12, 1818) the U.S. flag had 15 stripes. It was the flag written about in "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the only time the U.S. flag did not have 13 stripes.

  10. Errol Flynn will be remembered in thousands of years to come. He was on the May 23, 1938 cover of Life magazine, a copy of which was placed in the Westinghouse Time Capsule at the 1939 World's Fair and not to be opened for 50 centuries (6939).

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On May 24, 2001 23 people were killed and nearly 400 people were injured at a wedding banquet at the Versailes Wedding Hall in Jerusalem due to last minute design changes

The first Usenet post was made May 11 09:00:58 1981. A reply came 23 years later.

I learned the DoD during the 80's did a study on drug expiration dates. Ciprofloxacin original expiration date was 1993. With the testing the shelf life has been extended to 2001 and further testing may extend it further. In 97' DoD avoided spending $23 million, $135 saved for every dollar spent

The term "Mooning" originates from the bible Exodus 33:23 when Moses essentially asked God if he could see him, to which God replied “for no one may see me and live, Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back” See Michelangelo’s fresco of God mooning inside thread.

In May 23,2012,skydiver Gary Connerery is the first to dived 2400 feet(730 m) without landing with a parachute.

TV pitchman Billy Mays made an appearance on the Tonight Show on June 23, 2009. Just five days before he died.

Errol Flynn will be remembered in thousands of years to come. He was on the May 23, 1938 cover of Life magazine, a copy of which was placed in the Westinghouse Time Capsule at the 1939 World's Fair and not to be opened for 50 centuries (6939).

John Nash, who died May 23, 2015 in a car accident, was known for his decades-long battle with schizophrenia—a struggle famously depicted in the 2001 Oscar-winning film "A Beautiful Mind."

German hacker Karl Koch believed in an Illuminati conspiracy and was found burned to death with gasoline in a remote forest. He most likely died on May 23rd (05/23). He was 23 years old.

The first ever air race was held on May 23, 1909, at the Port-Aviation airport south of Paris, France

Russia and other European countries celebrate the end of WW2 on may 9th although the Germans surrendered on May 8th since the agreement was signed at 23:01 CET time

The 23-cent wage gap '"may be almost entirely the result of individual choices being made by both male and female workers."' according to the Department of Labor.

Princeton University professor, John Forbes Nash Jr., who inspired the film "A Beautiful Mind", died in a car accident on May 23 2015.

R/thebutton a button next to a timer counted down 60 sec. When pressed, the timer reset. Each user could only press the button once and only accounts created before 1st April 2015 could press it. The timer was kept alive 53 days until May 23 when the timer wasn’t reset and hit 0 seconds.

In the Vietnam War 9,087,000 military personnel served on active duty during the official Vietnam era from August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975 and 58,148 were killed in Vietnam, 75,000 severely disabled, 23,214 were 100% disabled, 5,283 lost limbs and 1,081 sustained multiple amputations.

Chris Christie was played out by Bruce Springsteen's song "We Take Care Of Our Own" on May 23, 2012 following a speech to a group of lobbyists.

23 years ago, you were seen as a fool if you thought fictional characters behaving badly on television was hurting society - Dan Quayle Vs Murphy Brown (May 19, 1992)

That, That 70's Show aired from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006