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By BIGEYE. Posted July 30, 2012
Summertime is here and in full swing! To celebrate summer our amazing design team has created this fun, fact-filled infographics for your reading pleasure…enjoy!
The dog days of summer have officially arrived. Impress your friends at pool parties and barbecues with these sizzling summer facts.
Summer 2010 hot 100 #1 top hit Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
Arguably the song of summer 2012. The video has nearly 150 million views on YouTube and it continues to rank #1 on the Billboard hot 100 chart.
Fresh Watermelon: A Summer Favorite
The world’s top watermelon producing countries
China 65 million tons
Turkey 5.4 million tons
Iran 5.5 million tons
Brazil 1.9 million tons
USA 1.9 million tons
The largest watermelon was grown in 1990 by Bill Carson of Tennessee, weighting 262 pounds.
The top five states in U.S. watermelon production, accounting for more than 75% of the total are: Florida, California, Texas, Georgia, Indiana.
One of the more annoying parts of summer is the Mosquito. These pesky buggers have been around for 50 million years. So it’s safe to say they’re not going anywhere.
Avoid wearing dark clothing to prevent the swatting. It’s been proven to attract mosquitos.
OOO LA LA ! France’s Eiffel Tower can grow by more than 6 inches in summer due to the expansion of the iron on hot days.
The world record for the largest sand castle is 31 feet, 10 inches high, completed by Ed Jarrett in 2001.
It took 40 dump truck loads and 2,500 hours to complete. Summer Lovin’
The popsicle was invented on accident by an 11-year-old in 1905.
More than 2 billion are sold every year!
Today’s most loved popsicle flavor is Cherry.
National Cherry Popsicle Day: August 26th.
The sun shines an average of 709 hours in the U.S. every summer.
Back to the beach
The EPA recommends applying 1 ounce of sunscreen every 2 hours when at the beach and more often if you are swimming or perspiring.
Sandy beaches account for over 1350 miles of Florida coastline.
There is more than 8,426 miles of tidal shoreline in Florida, which is second largest in the United States. Alaska ranks the highest.
Top 8 Florida beaches ranked by U.S. News and world report.
West Palm Beach