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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining May 24. 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 24 so important!

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Top 10 May 24 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. The record for most passengers ever carried by a commercial airliner is 1,088, by an El Al Boeing 747 during Operation Solomon, which involved the evacuation of Ethiopian Jews from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and started on 24 May 1991. This figure included two babies born on the flight.

  2. At 84 years old, Harvard Professor Tom Lehrer was asked by 2 Chainz for permission to sample a song Lehrer wrote at 24. He responded: "I grant you motherfuckers permission to do this. Please give my regards to Mr. Chainz, or may I call him 2?"

  3. On May 24, 1996, a drive-in theater in Canada was destroyed by a tornado when the theater was scheduled to show the 1996 disaster movie ‘Twister’. In ‘Twister,’ a scene parallels the exact event of the theater destruction by a tornado during a showing of ‘The Shining.’

  4. Lions may sleep a full 24 hours straight

  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. If the mother releases one egg and becomes pregnant and then releases another egg within 24 days she may become pregnant again with a second baby at the same time. Although the babies will be a different age they are usually born at the same time. This is referred to as superfetation. It is possible for the babies to have different fathers in this situation.

  7. In the first 24 hours following Bernie Sander's announcement that he would run in the next presidential election campaign in May, 2015, he raised $1.5 million.

  8. Fires in Tesla batteries are so difficult to extinguish that firefighters are advised to let the fires burn out if possible - which may take up to 24 hours.

  9. Symptoms of Jimson weed intoxication may last 24 to 48 hours, because psychoactive substances disturb digestion and prevent normal metabolism and elimination of the waste from the body.

  10. During the Gallipoli campaign the Anzac and Turkish soldiers called a truce for eight hours to bury their dead on May 24 1915.

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Mating season takes place from August to September. Males fight using their horns to establish dominance and get opportunity to mate. Battle may last up to 24 hours and can be heard one mile away.

Dulles died on May 24, 1959 from colon cancer in the District of Columbia at the age of seventy-one. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

On May 24, 1988, a TACA Airlines 737 flight from Belize to New Orleans that lost both engines landed successfully on a grass strip on a levee, with no damage & no major injuries. The plane later took off from the site after engine replacement.

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.

Rob Knox died at the age of 18 after he was stabbed outside the Metro Bar in Sidcup, South East London, on 24 May 2008. He had intervened in a fight to protect his 17-year-old brother Jamie, who was being threatened by two men, one of whom was armed with two knives.

Gene Cernan & the crew of Apollo 10 hold the record for the fastest a human has ever traveled: 24,791 mph at 400,000 feet altitude (entry) on 26 May 1969.

In May 2017, 24 y/o Amanda Coker set a new record of 86,573 miles (139,326 km) cycled in one year, beating the previous record (held by a male) by over 10,000 miles (16,093 km). That's 235 miles a day! equivalent to NYC to DC everyday for one year.

The spiny dogfish, a species of shark found in temperate shallow waters around the world, has an estimated life span of over a hundred years, and their gestation period is 18 to 24 months, which may be the longest of any known animal. Their name comes from having two mildly venomous spines.

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

On Nov. 24, 1805, The crew of the Lewis and Clark expidition voted on where to make camp. Sacagawea, and Clark's slave York, were both allowed to participate in the vote, so this may have been the first time in American history where a woman and a slave were allowed to vote.

The Reds, formerly known as the Cincinnati Red Stockings, become the first team in Major League history to play a night game. The game was played at Crosley Field with the Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1, before 20,422 fans on May 24, 1935.

On May 24, 1987, the Golden Gate Bridge dropped 7 feet in its center, lost its arch, and its towers pulled inward as it nearly collapsed, endangering the 300,000 people on it.

The world record for the most pull ups in 24 hours was 7,306 REPETITIONS - which was completed on 14 May 2016

On this date, May 4, in 1626 the island of Manhattan was purchased for $24.

The Reds, formerly known as the Cincinnati Red Stockings, become the first team in Major League history to host a night game. The game was played at Crosley Field with the Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1, before 20,422 fans on May 24, 1935.

Scientists do not understand what your uvula (the hangy thing in the back of your throat that I personally believed was your tonsils for 24 yrs) is used for. People believe it may have been used to guide food or water down your throat but the true purpose is unknown.

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more in 24 weeks than AIDS has in 24 years, and killed more in a single year than The Black Death killed in a century. Modern Estimates are it may have killed as many as 100 Million people.

On May 31, 2016, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter, jointly agreed to a European Union code of conduct obligating them to review "[the] majority of valid notifications for removal of illegal hate speech" posted on their services within 24 hours.

The hour lost in daylights saving time may lead to a 24% increase in heart attacks, and a 24% decrease when the hour is gained, underscoring the impact of sleep on health

About a "One man diamond heist" by a British agent Lt Col Montague Chidson, who in May 1940, during the German invasion of Holland, spent 24 hours cracking a safe at Amsterdam Mart, in the largest diamond market. He gave the diamonds back to Dutch royal family and the exiled Dutch govt in UK.

The last time the U.S. raised the minimum wage was in May 2007 — that decision increased wages to $7.25 an hour starting July 24, 2009. Cumulative rate of inflation has gone up 23.5% since 2007, $7.25 would equal $8.96. 20 states are currently locked in with the U.S. min. wage.

There is a class of homeless people in Japan who live and sleep in 24-hour Internet cafés. Some cafés have expanded their services to include food, drink, underwear, and free showers. Residents may even use the café's address to conceal their present accommodations when applying for jobs.

Gene Cernan & the crew of Apollo 10 still holds the record for highest speed attained by any manned vehicle at 24,791 mph (39,897 km/h) during its return from the Moon on May 26, 1969.

The fastest a human has ever traveled was on the entry of the Apollo 10 mission on May 26, 1969. Thomas Stafford, John Young & Eugene Cernan were in the crew and traveled approximately 24,800 mph/6.9 miles per sec or 36,400 feet per second compare this too a bullet which travels at 2500 fps

On May 24, 1626, Peter Minuit purchased the island of Manhattan from local natives for $24 (US dollars), which is the equivalent of $1050 today.