Summer Fun Facts
The first day of summer is known as the summer solstice and in the US it falls on June 20 or June 21 each year, depending on when the sun is furthest north of the equator. This day has been celebrated for centuries by people around the world.
France���s Eiffel Tower can grow by more than 6 inches in summer due to the expansion of the iron on a hot day.
One of the more annoying parts of summer are the mosquitoes, which have been around for 30 million years. It���s said they can find warm blooded mammals from 100 feet away.
Many people enjoy throwing Frisbees in summer, but they were originally designed as pie plates in the 1870s. Students started throwing them in the late 1940s.
July is the month of ice cream is sold in the US. That���s why it���s National Ice Cream Month. Americans eat about 5.5 gallons of ice cream per year on average.
Ice Pops were invented by accident in 1905 by 11 year old Frank Epperson. He mixed soda and water and left the mixture out overnight with the stirring stick still in it. Since the temperature was low, the mixture froze. He patented the idea in 1924.
Did you know that when it is summer in the northern hemisphere, it is winter in the southern hemisphere?
Grills are widely popular among Americans. The Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association sai that nearly 97% of Americans use their grills yearly.
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