Sharing this very applicable post from our friends at Green Mountain Coffee…
The calendar says it’s spring, but for those of us in the Northeast…not so much. The thermometer is stubbornly stuck below freezing. We know the ground is somewhere below a couple feet of icy snow, but grass and daffodils will continue to snooze awhile. So if you’re lucky enough to put away the hats and mittens and open up the windows, well, good for you. In the meantime, we’ll be consoling ourselves with a steaming cup of coffee to warm our hands and lift our spirits.
In the interest of daydreaming of warmer days, this edition of Trivia Tuesday is all about, spring, that most refreshing of seasons.
- If you stand at the equator on the first day of spring, you will see the sun pass directly overhead. This is only true two times a year: the first day of spring and the first day of autumn.
- Benjamin Franklin was the first American to propose Daylight Saving Time in 1784; however, it wasn’t fully implemented in the US until after the Second World War.
- Baby birds are born with the ability to sing, but they must learn the specific song of their species. It’s believed they acquire their songs between 10 and 60 days of age and begin to sing them the following spring when they have matured at about 300 days old.
- Children grow faster in spring.
- Spring fever is real! It commonly occurs when a sudden warm spell follows a long cold period. When the temperature rises, there’s a dilation or expansion of the blood vessels so that blood can be carried to the body surface, where heat can be released quickly. Some people experience an energetic feeling to this reaction.
Trivia sources: www.holiday-haven.com and www.parkrideflyusa.com