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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Welcome to summer. Today is the solstice which is the first official day of summer. It is also the longest day of the year in terms of daylight. But be careful while getting ready for your summer fun and games.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun."

HINT: (1942 - ) an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the leader and co-founder of one of the most influential rock bands of the 1960s.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Astronomers and scientists use the date of the June Solstice to mark the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere. For meteorologists, on the other hand, summer began almost three weeks ago, on June 1.

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In southern England, over 37,000 people gather at Stonehenge to see the summer solstice. Druids and pagans are among those who celebrate the longest day of the year at this notable place.

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According to Forbes, the top 9 most hazardous summer injuries are caused by 1) playground equipment; 2) skateboards; 3) trampolines; 4) lawn mowers; 5) amusement attractions; 6) non-powder guns, BBs pellets; 7) beach, picnic, camping equipment; 8) barbeque grills, stoves, equipment; and 9) trimmers, small garden tools.

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The 'dog days of summer' refer to the weeks between July 3 and August 11 and are named after the Dog Star (Sirius) in the Canis Major constellation. The ancient Greeks blamed Sirius for the hot temperatures, drought, discomfort, and sickness that occurred during the summer.

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Before the Civil War, schools did not have summer vacation. In rural communities, kids had school off during the spring planting and fall harvest while urban schools were essentially year-round. The long summer holiday didn't come about until the early 20th century.

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Did you know that France's Eiffel Tower grows more than 6 inches every summer? The heat makes the iron expand.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun."

ANSWER: Brian Wilson

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