Facts for the Official Start of Summer

Summer is officially here! Sunday was the day the North Pole is at its maximum tilt toward the sun, making it the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Here are few more “Fun Facts” for the start of summer . . .

* The Eiffel Tower gets six inches taller in summer, because the metal expands from the heat.

* There’s enough water in an Olympic-sized swimming pool to take 9,400 baths. That’s enough to take one bath a day for 25 years.

* We’ll eat around 150 million hot dogs on Fourth of July weekend alone this summer, enough to stretch across the country more than five times.

* Popsicles were invented by mistake. Back in 1905, a guy in San Francisco left some sugary water out overnight, and it froze. Then he realized it was delicious.