First Day of Summer! Here are a few Summer Fun Facts

Summer is the by far the busiest time at movie theaters, and Hollywood always hopes to earn a significant portion of total annual ticket sales through summer blockbuster months. To date, the top 10 most famous summer blockbusters of all time are 1) Jaws, 2) Star Wars, 3) Jurassic Park, 4) The Dark Knight, 5) Raiders of the Lost Ark, 6) E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, 7) Forrest Gump, 8) Ghostbusters, 9) Animal House, and 10) Terminator 2: Judgment Day


  • In the United States, over 650 million long-distance summer trips are made.[28]
  • In the United States, the top 5 most popular summer vacations are 1) beach/ocean (45%), 2) a famous city (42%), 3) national parks (21%), 4) a lake (17%), and 5) a resort (14%).[28]
  • The top 5 most popular summer vacation activities in the United States are 1) shopping (54%), 2) visiting historical sites (49%), 3) swimming/water sports (49%), 4) going to a park or national park (46%), and 5) sightseeing tours (46%).[28]

The Eiffel Tower is 6 inches taller in the summer than in the winter

  • In the summer heat, the iron in France’s Eiffel Tower expands, making the tower grow more than 6 inches

Scientists argue that summer babies are significantly more likely to suffer from mood swings than babies born in other seasons

A ubiquitous summer treat is watermelon. Watermelon is part of the cucumber, pumpkin, and squash family and consists of 92% water. On average, Americans consume 15 pounds of watermelon annually

According to custom, in the United States, a person can wear white pants only during the summer, or between Memorial Day and Labor Day

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