Summer Lovin’

Summertime is so magical and full of life… it’s my favorite time of the year for many reasons. But what really makes summer stand out??

Here are ten interesting facts I found out about summer. I’ll start with the first day of summer which is in between June 20th and June 22nd every year.  The first day is called the summer solstice and the day can vary due to the Earth’s rotation.

Second, scientists argue that summer babies are more likely to suffer from mood swings than babies born in other seasons. (They must have met my son, he’s a June baby)

The popsicle, a popular summer frozen treat was invented accidentally by an 11 year old boy in 1905.

July is national Ice Cream month, with that being said Americans eat an average of 20 quarts of ice cream each year.

A classic summer treat, watermelon is actually part of the squash/cucumber family and is made up of 92% water. Americans consume an average of 15lbs of watermelon yearly.

More thunderstorms happen during the summer than any other time of year.

The first modern Olympic Games was held in the summer of 1896 in Athens, Greece.

June was named after the Roman goddess Juno.

The women’s first bathing suit which came complete with a pair of bloomers was made in the 1800’s.

Last the frisbee!!! A must have summertime staple that was first introduced in the 1870’s as a pie plate.

So these are just a few interesting facts about summertime. Hopefully they have inspired you a little bit so you can go create your own special memories, or plan an adventurous summer getaway with your family and friends.

 

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