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20 Facts About Summer

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Here are some interesting facts about summer.

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One of the all-time favorite treats, the popsicle, was invented by accident. Report Abuse
It happened when he left a glass of soda outside with a stirring stick in the glass. In the morning he had a frozen treat to eat.
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According to a study published in the journal of Nature Neuroscience, summer babies are happier than babies born in other seasons. Report Abuse
Must be all that sunshine.
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The Eiffel Tower grows during the summer. Report Abuse
The heat of summer causes the iron of the tower to expand.
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When summer arrives, you get to spend more time outdoors. Report Abuse
This is due to the days being longer and the weather being warmer.
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When it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Report Abuse
This is due to the tilt of the earth's axis.
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The Vikings built bonfires during the summer solstice. Report Abuse
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The ancient Chinese held a ceremony during the summer solstice where they celebrated earth, femininity and the force. Report Abuse
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In ancient Greece, the summer solstice marked the beginning of the Olympic games, which started a month later. Report Abuse
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Od, or Odur, is the Norse God of Summer. Report Abuse
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July is usually the hottest month of summer. Report Abuse
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Earth is not closest to the sun during summer. Report Abuse
The earth is actually farthest from the sun during the month of July.
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The word solstice is Latin and comes from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). Report Abuse
Summer soltisce occurs during a hemisphere's summer. Summer solstice only happens twice. It is when the path of the Sun in the sky is farthest north in the Northern Hemisphere or the farthest south in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Mosquitoes, the favorite summer pest of all time, have existed for more than 30 million years. Report Abuse
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A pie company invented the Frisbee. Report Abuse
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Watermelon is a vegetable, not a fruit. Report Abuse
That doesn't stop it from being one of America's favorite summer treats. Watermelons are healthy (92 percent water). Americans eat 15 pounds of watermelon each year.
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Every summer break students lose two months of learning. Report Abuse
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Summer babies weigh less. Report Abuse
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July is National Ice Cream month because Americans eat more ice cream during that month. Report Abuse
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Summer is during the months of June, July, and August. Report Abuse
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It happens during December, January, and February in the southern hemisphere.
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The first day of summer is called Summer Soltisce. Report Abuse
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