Things You Didn’t Know About The Fall Season

Just like that, summer has come to a close. It’s the time of year where going to the beach turns into going apple picking. It’s also the return of the famous “pumpkin spice” flavoring that becomes incorporated in all sorts of food products, ranging from coffee to beer.

However, there are probably a bunch of facts about fall/autumn that you never even knew about. FactRetriever.com put together 42 facts and we’re sure there are some that will surprise you! Here are a few that stood out:

  • Autumn is “aurora season” because geomagnetic storms are about twice as frequent as the annual average, according to NASA
  • Orange and red leaves are caused due to leaves not being able to produce chlorophyll due to colder temperatures and less light
  • “Pumpkin” comes from the Greek word “pepon,” which means “large melon”
  • Americans use the word “fall,” while the British use the word “autumn.” But before the 16th century, this season was called “harvest”
  • If you live on the equator or central area of the planet, you would never experience a fall season, because it begins when the center of the sun crosses Earth’s equator
  • More people change their Facebook relationship status to “in a relationship” or “engaged” than the yearly average
  • If you were born between September and November, you’re more likely to live to 100 than those born in other months

Click here to see a complete list of the facts presented by FactRetriever.com.

We hope everyone had a fun summer and will have an even better fall. Cozy up on the couch, watch some football, and enjoy!