30+ FUN FACTS ABOUT SUMMER, BEACHES & THE UK
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Thursday 8th August 2019
30+ Fun Facts about Summer, Beaches & UK
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. Did you know that watermelons are not a fruit, but a vegetable instead? They belong to the cucumber family of vegetables.
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 Another interesting fact about summer is that 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 is that the month of June is named after the Roman goddess Juno.
9 The first women’s 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 Frisbees, 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 For a July fun fact, Roman general Marc Antony named the month of July after Julius Caesar.
13 July is national blueberry month.
14 The longest day of the year is on the summer solstice.
15 Mosquitos are most prevalent during summer months. Mosquitos have been on earth for more than 30 million years.
16 Most theme and water parks are on a summer seasonal schedule. Most amusement parks have a full time season from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
17 August was named after Julius Caesar’s nephew. He had received the title of “Augustus” which means “reverend”.
18 The first National Spelling Bee was held on June 17th, 1825.
19 More thunderstorms occur during summer than any other time of year. They are also take place more commonly in the south east of England.\
20 Ice pops were invented in 1905 by an 11 year old boy.
21 The coastline of Uk is 11,073 inlength
22 1. There are more than 200 Beaches in United kingdom
23 Most of England beaches gets a huge number of visitors more than 200 million visitors per year.
24 Blackpool pleasure beach is located in the Lancashire of England, which is owned by Thompson family. It also combines with a golf course just outside the grounds of the main park. This is most amusement park resort that has more than 6 million visitors in last year with a surprise defeats to Tate modern with 800,000 visitors to grab the second place.
25 The Isle of wight includes best beaches in England and each has won with 14 awards in last year. Every beach in Isle of Wight get a lot of visitors every year as the beaches are very calm, fresh with good sand.
26 The longest summer bikini parade on record happened on August 19, 2012, in China with 1,085 participants
27 1. Driest summer The driest UK summer was 1995, with only 103mm of rainfall.
28 Wettest summer The wettest UK summer was the summer of 1912, when 384mm of rain fell.
29 Hottest summerIt said highs for summer 2018 were tied with those of 1976, 2003 and 2006 for being the highest since records began in 1910.
30 Sunniest summer The sunniest summer on record was 1976, where there was 669 hours of bright sunshine.
31 5. Coldest summer The coldest summer was in 1922, when average daytime temperatures for June, July and August were just 12.3°C. The coldest temperature ever recorded during a UK summer is -5.6 C on the 9th June 1955 in Dalwhinnie and again on the 1st and 3rd June 1962 in Santon Downham in Norfolk. On 2nd June 1975 snow forced several cricket matches to be cancelled in the UK.
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
Happiness is…toast popping out of the toaster perfectly done
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Laughing stock: cattle with a sense of humour.
Love is… when thinking of him/her makes a bad day bearable
TRACK OF THE DAY
Rave on – Buddy Holly
Highest Chart Position: No.7 23rd August 1958
WHAT DAY IS IT?
Thursday 8th August 2019
Happiness Happens Day
Scottish Wildcat Day
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