Stay cool this Summer by knowing these Summer facts:
- According to the NPR, back in 1905 an 11 year old boy accidentally invented the summertime treat of a popsicle by mixing sugary soda powder with water and leaving it out overnight!
- The first Summer Olympic Games were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece with athletes from 14 countries who participated.
- According to the United Stated Dept. of Transportation, 657 million long distance summer trips are made.
- In the Summer heat, the iron in France’s Eiffel Tower expands, making the tower grow more than 6 inches.
- Contrary to popular belief, Summer is by far the busiest time at movie theaters. According to Business Insider, the 10 highest grossing summer movies of all time are: #10 Jurassic World (2015); #9 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981); #8 The Lion King (1994); #7 Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999); #6 Jurassic Park (1993); #5 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983); #4 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980); #3 Jaws (1975); #2 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982); and #1 Star Wars: A New Hope (1977).