Summer will always have that notorious reputation of making your sweat glands cry you a river. Usually, when that happens, you end up looking like a wet chick that smells like a human being of yesterday–in other words, basang sisiw na ‘di nakaligo kahapon. But believe us, there’s more to this season than just being unbearably hot. Truth is, these summer facts are kinda cool.
If you got “shookt,” hindi ka nag-iisa. At ito ka pa, Earth is actually closest to the sun when the Northern Hemisphere experiences winter. Shookt to the second power ba? Well, kidding aside, the warmth of summer comes exclusively from the tilt of the Earth’s axis, and not from how close it is to the sun at any given time. Malinaw ba? Good.
Back in 1905, Frank Epperson forgot a cup of soda with a stirring stick outside his porch. The next morning, it was frozen. Because of that, he discovered a new way to enjoy the treat and began selling it at an amusement park in New Jersey. In 1923, he called the frozen treat “Epsicles” but later on was changed to “Pop’s sicles” thanks to his children.
Ngayong alam niyo na ang history ng popsicles, pa isang pop naman kayo.
Noon, ang thinking ‘pag summer, lahat ng tao ay ine-enjoy ang weather at walang nanonood ng TV. So poof, puro reruns ang mga palabas. Ngayon kasi, nag-e-enjoy na nga lahat sa labas, nanonood pa ng movie or series sa Netflix.
Kung every New Year um-e-effort kang tumalon nang mataas in hopes of adding a few centimeters or inches to your height, magagalit ba kayo kung malalaman niyo na ang Eiffel Tower ay lumalaki nang more than 6 inches during summer? This happens because the iron expands with the heat. Pero conversely, it shrinks by about 6 inches in winter. Kwits lang.
Ang dog days of summer ay hindi ipinangalan dahil masarap ang hotdog na barbecue ‘pag summer. It got its name from the rising of the Sirius, the Dog Star, which rises around the hottest time of the year. Hotdog anyone?