Summer Trivia

Summer Trivia

Dr. Pepper and the Ice cream cone was introduced during the 1904 St. Louis Exposition, where the 1904 Summer Olympics took place.

The so-called 'Peace Sign' or symbol may have had biblical origins, but in the sixties, it stood for the combined semaphore letters 'N' and 'D' for Nuclear Disarmament. That's straight from the Haight in the 'Summer of Love.'
Adult cats shed their coats three times a year spring, summer, and in autumn.

The Eiffel tower grows six inches every year. In the summer the metal expands to make the tower grow but also in the winter the metal contracts to shrink the tower back down.

Moses Maimonides, 12th century physician to the Egyptian Khalif, prescribed snow as a cure for the hot Cairo summers.

Alaska is a land of almost unimaginable scale. Stretching across 586,000 square miles of untamed wilderness, Alaska is one-fifth the size of the contiguous United States. It contains the tallest mountain in North America, Mt. McKinley, which many Alaskans simply call "the mountain." And of course, the Land of the Midnight Sun has longer summer days than any other state. This majestic landscape borders two oceans and three seas, with a 47,300 mile coastline. Alaska boasts over three million lakes, 3,000 rivers, 1,800 islands, and more than 100,000 glaciers.

Summer heat getting you down? Perhaps you could book a room at "The Ice Hotel" in Jukkasjarvi in Swedish Lapland. The hotel, a large igloo, includes a restaurant, cinema and wedding chapel.

The average cruise ship burns approximately 1 gallon of fuel to move just 6 inches.

The wingspan of Boeing’s 747 is longer than the Wright brothers’ first flight.

Alaska has more coastline than the entire continental United States combined? That’s over 47,300 miles of places to get your feet wet!

By eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class, American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987?

Carnival Cruise Lines puts more than 10 million chocolate mints on their guests’ pillows every year?

Royal Caribbean’s 142,000 ton behemoth, “Voyager of the Seas,” is the first ship ever to have its own zip code (33132-2028). Hosting up to 3,114 passengers, it’s approximately 42,000 tons larger than the U.S. Navy’s largest aircraft carrier, and features a 15,000 square foot fitness center, 9-hole golf course, 200-foot rock-climbing wall, two-story library containing over 3,000 books, and a regulation-size ice skating rink!

As cats sharpen their claws, they leave a scent signals. Glands in the feet leave secretions, letting other cats know who has been there. Also, in certain places on the cat's body, there are special sabaceous glands that produce the secretions used to leave Scent messages: These glands are clustered around thre cat's face, neck, shoulders, near it's tail, and on the under sides of the paw. Ed's Note: So true Katie!

La Paz, the capital city of Bolivia is the highest capital in the world. Ski resorts there operate only on weekends during the South American summer (November to March). At an elevation of over 17,000 feet, it is too cold to operate during the South American winter.

The most expensive dutch soccer player ever is Jerrel Hasselbaink. This striker went from Leeds United to Atletico Madrid for 18 million dollars in the summer of '99. Jerrel started at Haarlem, then went to Campomaiorense and Boavista before he went to Leeds.

Edward Eagan won gold medals in both the Summer (boxing) and Winter (bobsleigh) Olympic Games.

Melbourne is the first city to host the Summer Olypmic Games in the southern hemisphere.

Where did the guy who invented Kool-Aid live? Easy! Hastings, Nebraska. Hastings has Kool-Aid days in the summer.

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