Posted by: flipflopfarmgirl | 12/09/2015

Spring


10 Interesting Facts About Spring and Daylight Savings (with comments from me!!!!):

1. The vernal equinox is the first day of the year when we have twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of night.

2. If you stand at the equator on the first day of spring, you will see the sun pass directly over head. This only happens twice a year; first day of spring and the first day of autumn. (I would love to see this some day)

3. Baby birds learn to sing during spring. Although they are born with the ability to sing, they must learn the specific songs of their species. They often learn their songs within two months of being born.

4. You may have heard that today is the only day you can stand a raw egg on its end. It’s not true. Balancing an egg on its end is possible, but it works equally well any day of the year. (if an egg stands on it’s end, throw it out it means it’s no longer edible)

5. Arizona and Hawaii do not follow daylight savings. They already have enough sunlight and hot weather, so it doesn’t make sense to confuse the sleeping cycle of their residents. (I think we should all do what Arizona & Hawaii are doing & do away with DST)

6. Daylight Savings Time saves approximately 1% of electricity a day. It adds up to a lot when figure in the entire nation (except Arizona and Hawaii of course).

7. The Great Sphinx in Egypt points directly East towards the sunrise on the vernal equinox. (would love to see this one day)

8. Daylight savings time starts and ends at different times around the world.

9. Spring fever is a real syndrome. When the temperature rises during the warm spell after a long winter, there is a dilation of the blood vessels so blood can be carried to the body surface where heat can be lost quickly. People experience an energetic feeling when this happens.

10. Benjamin Franklin was the first to propose daylight savings time in 1784. It wasn’t fully implemented until the end of the Second World War. (so this is who we have to thank for thinking of this lol)

Enjoy Spring,

The Flip Flop Farm Girl….

**info obtained from: http://www.thriftymoment.com/blog/10-interesting-facts-about-spring-and-daylight-savings

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