How Popsicles Were Invented and Seven Other Summer Stats

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The first day of summer is this Thursday, June 21st. To celebrate the start of the season, we have a breakdown of eight fun stats about summer.

  1. The most famous summer blockbuster of all time is Jaws.
  2. The popular summer treat, popsicles, were accidentally invented in 1905 by an 11-year old boy who left a glass of soda sitting outside overnight.
  3. Most American babies are born in the late summer.
  4. Roman General, Marc Antony, named the month of July after Julius Caesar.
  5. Frisbie, a summertime staple, was originally invented as a pie plate in 1871 for the Frisbie Pie Company.
  6. During the summer, the Eiffel Tower grows about 6 inches due to the heat expanding the iron.
  7. A summer favorite, watermelon, is actually a vegetable from the cucumber family and is made up of 92% water.
  8. The first modern Olympic Games were held in the summer in 1896 in Athens, Greece.

Sources:
https://www.factretriever.com/summer-facts
https://kidskonnect.com/holidays-seasons/summer/
https://blog.vitalchek.com/vital-records/20-fun-facts-about-summer/
https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/toy-company-wham-o-produces-first-frisbees

Kaylie O'Connor