The Lighter Side

The Lighter Side:

Useless Summer Fun Facts

  • The Eiffel Tower can grow by more than 6 inches in summer due to the expansion of the iron on hot days.
  • July is the month where most ice cream is sold in the US. Americans eat about 5.5 gallons of ice cream per year on average.
  • Popsicles were invented by accident in 1905 by 11 year old Frank Epperson. He mixed soda and water and left the mixture out overnight with the stirring stick still in it. Since the temperature was low, the mixture froze.
  • Watermelon is not a fruit, but a vegetable.
  • Many people enjoy throwing Frisbees in summer, but they were originally designed as pie plates in the 1870s. Students started throwing them in the 1940s.