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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SPRING

 

  1. The vernal equinox is the first day of the year when we have twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of night.
  2. If you stand at the equator on the first day of spring, you will see the sun pass directly over head. This only happens twice a year; first day of spring and the first day of autumn.
  3. Baby birds learn to sing during spring. Although they are born with the ability to sing, they must learn the specific songs of their species. They often learn their songs within two months of being born.
  4. Arizona and Hawaii do not follow daylight savings. They already have enough sunlight and hot weather, so it doesn’t make sense to confuse the sleeping cycle of their residents.
  5. The Great Sphinx in Egypt points directly East towards the sunrise on the vernal equinox.
  6. Spring fever is a real syndrome. When the temperature rises during the warm spell after a long winter, there is a dilation of the blood vessels so blood can be carried to the body surface where heat can be lost quickly. People experience an energetic feeling when this happens.
  7. Benjamin Franklin was the first to propose daylight savings time in 1784. It wasn’t fully implemented until the end of the Second World War.
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