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Did You Know

Posted on July 24, 2014 by Admin

We learn something new every day- whether it's meeting someone new, picking up a random fact, or diving into some rich history; we're always taking in some new info.

So what do you know about the wonderful season of summer? We bet these interesting facts will surprise you?

Did you know...that that they longest beach in the world is in Brazil? Praia do Cassino in the city of Rio Grande measures at approximately 132 miles long!

Did you know...that the largest canyon in the world is under water? The Monterey Bay Submarine Canyon is deeper and larger than the Grand Canyon!

Did you know...that there is a world record for the largest sandcastle ever built? It was 11.53m tall and was made in Connecticut, USA, in May 2011.

Did you know...that if all the coastlines in the world were laid end to end, they would be around 315,000 miles long? That would be long enough to go around the world 12 times!

Did you know...that the summer Olympics first took place over two thousand years ago? The first Olympic Games were held in Greece.

Did you know...that August is the busiest month for tourism and travel? Most people chose to travel in August because of the warm weather and summer holidays for children.

Did you know...that the first swim suit for women was created in the 1800s? It was long sleeved!

Did you know...that over 70 percent of the earth's surface is ocean? They contain over 90 percent of the planet's water, and less than 10 percent of it has been explored.

Did you know...that Roman's began the summer wedding tradition? Many people chose to get married in the summer, and this began with Roman's choosing to marry in June for the Goddess Juno's blessing.

Did you know...that Frisbees were discovered by accident? These popular summer toys were originally invented in the 1800s as pie plates, but students started throwing them in the 1940s.

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