Intresting Summer Fun Facts

Here are some amazing summer fun facts, you probably didn't know about!

Kaylee Yakish, Contributor

  • Summer is the most thundery time of the year.
  • On a hot day in Paris, the Eiffel Tower increases in height. It is made from iron, so it expands on hot days.
  • The warmest summer ever in the UK was in 2006, where daytime temperatures averaged to 60.44 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The longest day of the year is on the summer solstice.
  • The Northern Hemisphere in 1816 did not experience summer, since a mountain erupted and the ash covered the atmosphere, not allowing the sun to reach the earth.
  • The Popsicle was made by accident in 1905, by an 11 year old named Frank Epperson, when he accidentally left a cup of soda, and a stirring stick outside. Then, he started selling them, and they became the popular treat we all love.
  • Summertime is by far the busiest time at movie theaters.
  • In the U.S the most popular popsicle flavor is cherry.
  • June 21st is the first day of summer.
  • The last day of summer is on September 20th.
  • On September 13, 1922, the temperature in the shade in the Libyan Desert reached 136 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In 1827, the first swimming school opened in the United States in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • We all love ice cream on a hot summer day. 80% of vanilla beans used to make vanilla ice cream come from Madagascar.
  • The first modern Olympic Game was in summer of 1896 at Athens, Greece.
  • July is national ice cream month.

 

Sources:

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/seasons/summer/10-facts-about-summer

https://livelearn.ca/article/living-in-manitoba/8-summer-fun-facts/

https://www.factretriever.com/summer-facts

https://www.brighthubeducation.com/summer-learning-activities-ideas/114567-fun-summer-facts-for-kids/

https://blog.vitalchek.com/vital-records/20-fun-facts-about-summer/

 

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