Fun Facts About Summer
The first day of summer is officially termed as summer solstice. Solstice is a Latin word which means sun stand still. At this point of time, the world shifts from the cold weather with sky bluer than ever. The sun is also higher and its beams on Earth are more direct, therefore causing the warm temperature in many places.
Different places on earth have different summertime. In the western countries, summer falls between June and September while in Eastern countries, summer starts in April. The only place on earth that experiences less summer is the Polar Region. The areas in this city are generally colder compared to any other places on earth. Its amount of daylight during summer can dramatically change but it experiences total darkness between November and January.
Since summer weather is so warm, it causes the frequency of cricket chirps to fluctuate. If you count the number of chirps of one cricket for 15 seconds and add 37, you would be surprised to know that it is equal to the approximate temperature outside.
The Eiffel Tower in France can grow six inches during summer as the iron bars expand due to heat.
The northeastern parts of the United States experienced snow in 1816 despite the fact that it was summer. According to weather experts and scientists, it was due to a volcanic eruption in Indonesia.
The Summer Olympics take place every four years. They were held for the first time in Greece more than two thousand years ago.
Mosquitoes, summer's pest, have been around for more than 30 million years.
July is National Ice Cream Month. More Americans buy ice cream in July than any other month.
The first bathing suit for women was created in the 1800s. It was long sleeved with woolen bloomers.
Romans began the summer wedding tradition, choosing June for Juno's blessing. The tradition stuck.
The Dog Days of Summer refers to the weeks between July 3rd and August 11th. They are named after the Dog Star (Sirius) in the constellation of Canis Major