Spring is Coming…

Since spring break is here, the winter fails are also here! Here is a good compilation of some winter fails for your enjoyment!

 

Living down south I didn’t really get to experience all the seasons, we had summer and winter. It was either hot or it was cold. I knew winter was ending and summer was coming because there would be a coating of pollen on everything. I missed the changing of the leaves in the fall. Surprisingly I missed the snow in the winter, it is just cold and there would be frost on the windshield of the cars. Living down south definitely had its perks though. During the summer it was beautiful, my family would insist on coming down during the summer, just because the weather was better.

Winter Facts:

  1. Couples are more than twice as likely to think about splitting up between the year-end holidays and Valentine’s Day. The two major reasons are that 1) the holidays are stressful and 2) energy levels are lower during cold weather and people tend to be moodier.
  2. The average snowflake falls at about 3 mph.
  3. A New Zealand insect called the Weta freezes completely solid when temperatures drop during the winter. However, when temperatures warm back up, the insect unfreezes, thaws, and resumes its activities.
  4. Chionophobia is the persistent fear of snow, especially becoming trapped by snow. The term is derived from the Greek words chion and phobos, meaning “snow” and “fear,” respectively.
  5. All snowflakes have 6 sides.

Spring Facts:

  1. The first spring flowers are typically lilacs, irises, lilies, tulips, daffodils, and dandelions.
  2. Every year, allergies constitute over 17 million outpatient office visits, mostly in the spring and fall.
  3. Honeybees are more likely to swarm during the spring. They swarm as a way to start new colonies from successful ones. Surprisingly, swarming honeybees are very docile and the most friendly they will ever be all year.
  4. During the spring, birds are more vocal as they sing to attract mates and warn away rivals.
  5. The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. The term vernal is Latin for “spring” and equinox is Latin for “equal night.

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