17 Fun Facts About Summer

Who doesn't love Summer (I don't usually trust people who say Winter is their favourite season *gives side eye*)? To celebrate the impending SUMMER 2021 we've compiled a fun list of 17 Summer Facts You May Not Know.

  1. The first modern Olympic Games were held in the summer in 1896 in Athens, Greece.
  2. The first day of summer is between June 20th and June 22nd every year. The first day of summer is called the summer solstice, and the day varies due to the Earth’s rotation not exactly reflecting our calendar year.
  3. The last day of summer is September 20th.
  4. Watermelon is one of summer’s best summer treats, and typically is considered "peak" tasting when farmed during the summer months. Did you also know that watermelons are not a fruit, but a vegetable? They actually belong to the cucumber family of vegetables! *mind explodes*
  5. The Eiffel Tower actually grows in the heat of the summer. Due to the iron expanding, the tower grows about 6 inches every summer.
  6. If you love ice cream, the summer season should be your favorite. July is national ice cream month.
  7. Television shows used to only be reruns during the summer months. The idea being that everyone was outside enjoying the weather.
  8. A June fun fact (the month is IN the summer, ok? Give us a break) is that the month of June is named after the Roman goddess Juno.
  9. The first women’s summer bathing suit was created in the 1800’s. It came with a pair of bloomers.
  10. The “dog days of summer” refer to the dates from July 3rd to August 11th. They are named so after the Sirius the Dog Star. This star is located in the constellation of Canis Major.
  11. Summer-beloved Frisbee’s, were invented in the 1870’s as a pie plate, but in the 1940’s college students began throwing them around. They have since stopped being used for pie plates and are now a summertime staple.
  12. A July fun fact (again, JULY IS IN THE SUMMER BACK OFF), Roman general Marc Antony named the month of July after Julius Caesar.
  13. The longest day of the year is on the summer solstice.
  14. Mosquito’s are most prevalent during summer months. Mosquito’s have been on earth for more than 30 million years.
  15. More thunderstorms occur during summer than any other time of year. They are also take place more commonly in the south east of England.
  16. Ice pops (a summer MUST-HAVE) were invented in 1905 by an 11 year old boy.
  17. Bangarang Hard Seltzer is SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN (*this fact is not actuyally scientifically proven*) to taste 1% more delicious and refreshing in the months of June, July and August.
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