Fun Facts Friday (Summer)

☀ Summer Fun Facts Day….

  • In the U.S., there are more plastic flamingoes than real ones. – Most of them come out to play in the yards, you guessed it, the summer!
  • Lemons have more sugar than strawberries. Who would have guessed that!
  • One toad can eat 10,000 insects in one summer. (Now that is astounding.)

Summer Solstice Fun Facts

  • Pagans called the Midsummer moon the “Honey Moon” for the mead made from fermented honey that was part of wedding ceremonies performed at the Summer Solstice.
  • Ancient Pagans celebrated Midsummer with bonfires, when couples would leap through the flames, believing their crops would grow as high as the couples were able to jump.
  • Midsummer was thought to be a time of magic, when evil spirits were said to appear. To thwart them, Pagans often wore protective garlands of herbs and flowers. One of the most powerful of them was a plant called ‘chase-devil’, which is known today as St. John’s Wort and still used by modern herbalists as a mood stabilizer.   (source for these last three)