It’s time to take the sweaters from hibernation (unless you’re located in the Equator) and see the leaves transform into different shades of orange and yellow. The fall season is beautiful, but are you aware of its background? Don’t worry. We’ve put together a list of Facts About Fall to help you celebrate the season. Enjoy!
Yes, it’s fall. FINALLY!! I can’t even begin to list the reasons this is so wonderful. We’d be here for way too long. Instead, you can read these ten amazing pieces about this amazing season that will entertain and inform you. You might be able to appear smart while sipping the pumpkin spice latte.
Facts About Fall
Truth #1 Americans generally refer to this time of the year in the form of “fall,” while the British refer to it as “autumn.” Both terms are from the 16th century. However, before, it was known as “harvest.
The second fact: Fall was called “harvest” because of the “harvest moon” that occurs when the full moon is close to the equinox in autumn. Before the advent of man-made lighting, the moonlight was vital to harvesting a good harvest.
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3rd Factor: The increase in weight during this period of the year might not just be due to falling comfort foods like cider and pumpkin pie. Researchers have found that a lack of vitamin D slows the breakdown of fat and causes fat storage.
The fourth fact: According to The Weather Channel, pumpkins are the most sought-after food in the fall. If you’ve been out of the house in the past, you’re probably not coming as a shock to you.
5 Facts: The colors orange and yellow hues you see occur in leaves but are dominated due to the abundance of the green caused by chlorophyll. It is believed that the amount of chlorophyll begins to diminish as the sun wane and the days get shorter.
6 Facts: The purple and red leaves only have that color because of sap and sugars trapped in the leaves. Sugars give plants the energy they require to live.
7 Facts Many birds get ready for their winter migration in the autumn. The distance they traverse is amazing, and the Arctic Tern travels 11,000 miles every year for its annual migration. It’s not a small feat.
8 Facts: Evergreen forests like cedars, pines, and spruces are green because they have leaves (needles) covered in thick wax. They also contain elements that keep them from freezing in cold temperatures.
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9 Facts: Men and women are exposed to the highest testosterone levels in the autumn. This is logical since more babies are born in the winter and fall. However, the reason isn’t known; it could be due to a lack of sunlight or originate from traditional mating rituals.
10 Facts: Don’t let Halloween go by! Halloween falls in the fall and is derived from the ancient Celtic customs. It was believed that ghosts roamed on Halloween, and people would dress in disguise to ward off the spirits.