Five Fun Facts About Summer
Summer fun all around us, and here are five summer fun facts for you to impress your friends with, from the most common summer injury to how July got it's name.
Why do they call it the "dog days of summer?" Well it is said to be because the Dog Star (Sirius) in the Canis Major constellation is prominent in night skies during July through August.
They say Americans make over 650 million long-distance summer trips.
The month July was named after the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. August was named for great nephew Gaius Octavian, later known as Caesar Augustus.
According to Forbes magazine, the number one most hazardous summer item is playground equipment, followed by skateboards and trampolines.
In the summer months the heat in France causes the iron to expand in the Eiffel Tower which causes it to grow 6 inches in height.