Fun Facts Friday (Summer)

☀ Summer Fun Facts Day….

  • In the U.S., there are more plastic flamingoes than real ones. – Most of them come out to play in the yards, you guessed it, the summer!
  • Lemons have more sugar than strawberries. Who would have guessed that!
  • One toad can eat 10,000 insects in one summer. (Now that is astounding.)

Summer Solstice Fun Facts

  • Pagans called the Midsummer moon the “Honey Moon” for the mead made from fermented honey that was part of wedding ceremonies performed at the Summer Solstice.
  • Ancient Pagans celebrated Midsummer with bonfires, when couples would leap through the flames, believing their crops would grow as high as the couples were able to jump.
  • Midsummer was thought to be a time of magic, when evil spirits were said to appear. To thwart them, Pagans often wore protective garlands of herbs and flowers. One of the most powerful of them was a plant called ‘chase-devil’, which is known today as St. John’s Wort and still used by modern herbalists as a mood stabilizer.   (source for these last three)

3 thoughts on “Fun Facts Friday (Summer)”

  1. Lemons have more sugar than strawberries? That’s amazing. I wonder how they measure that….as in percentage of sugar like a brix level? OK, I’ll stop being so technical. Hah. But it does make one wonder.

    1. OK- I fees up – I did some due diligence research this weekend and lemons do NOT have more sugar than strawberries! Yahoo says: No, lemons have only about 2% sugar, much less than most fruits, especially berries.” and The answer bag http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/88764) ” Per 100 grams weight: Lemon = 3.0 grams of sugar
      Strawberry = 5.1 grams of sugar
      So, based on the places I checked, I would say, NOPE.

      Read more: Do lemons really have more sugar than strawberries? | Answerbag http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/88764#ixzz1RL1e2GQC

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