1. spring timeThe first day of the spring season is called the vernal equinox, which is Latin for “equal night.”
  2. The idea that the first day of spring (the vernal equinox) is 12 hours of night and day rarely works, usually it happens before the vernal equinox.
  3. Benjamin Franklin proposed daylight savings back in 1784.
  4. The United States begins saving daylight on the second Sunday in March. The practice started in 2005.
  5. Spring fever is not just a saying, experts believe the body’s diet and hormone production change.
  6. If you stood on the equator you would see the sun pass directly overhead which happens only twice a year (during spring and again in autumn).
  7. Can you really stand an egg on its end today? Yes, but you can also do that any other day of the year if you have the patience.
  8. The first spring flowers are typically dandelions, lilies, tulips, lilacs, iris, and daffodils. (There are many more than that of course).
  9. The earth’s axis tilts toward the sun during the spring causing more daylight.
  10. The first day of spring in the southern hemisphere is the date of the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere, usually in September.

Happy Spring from The Cool Dude!

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