Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fun Autumn Facts, plus a giveaway!




Vera Godley, you are the winner! Thanks to all who commented!


Yes, I know you're all busy reading, reading, reading out there in cyber land, but take a break. Here's a list of super cool autumn fun facts with which you can dazzle your friends and neighbors. Say! Here's an idea! How about you all add a fun fact about fall in your comments? I'll pick one commenter to win a copy of Cowboy Christmas Guardian! Ready? Let's go. 


Did you know.....?

1. The Arctic Tern prepares for winter by flying a whopping 11,000 miles each way on its annual migration route?

2. During the fall, more people change their Facebook status from single to "in a relationship" or "engaged" than in any other season?

3. Babies born in autumn are statistically more likely to live to 100 years old than their counterparts born during other seasons?

4.  Autumn is the time when monarch butterflies begin to migrate to Southern California and Mexico? They can fly 12-24 miles per hour.


31 comments:

  1. I want to add to your comment about Monarch butterflies. They migrate about 3,000 miles. Isn't that amazing?
    lhanberry1[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. Wow! I had no idea about the monarch! How about the hummingbird? It flies across the Gulf of Mexico to South America!

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  3. When the leaves turn colors in the fall, they actually are returning to their normal colors. During the summer months, the chlorophyll present in the leaves causes the leaves to turn green, blocking the leaves' actual colors.

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  4. I like your fall facts! I am an October baby and I am half way to that 100 mark.

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  5. Hi Dana,
    Such interesting fall facts. Thank you for sharing. Please don't enter me in the giveaway. I want others to have a chance to win.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. Praying for you, sister!

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  6. I was going to say that all the trees turn color in October. But, not so in Ohio right now. In our area (right now) they are all green and falling off the trees.This is usually our week week for color. Not sure if that's considered a fact or not.

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  7. Monarchs are amazing creatures.

    Did you know we Americans most often call this season "fall" and the British most often call it "autumn"?

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  8. I love the fall facts! My mother and daddy both have October birthdays and they are 89 and 85. My anniversary is in October and we will celebrate 42 years next week. I love fall!!!!!

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    1. Happy birthday to Mum and Dad and happy anniversary to you!

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  9. I will say #2 is true in my family. My nephew just got engaged!
    Gail Hollingsworth
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  10. Fun fact is my youngest son was born in October. Also where we live we don’t really have a fall. It’s calked hot and humid south Texas.
    jhdwayne(at)peoplepc(dot)com

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  11. Pumpkins are often a part of autumn decor. The word pumpkin comes from the Greek pepon - large melon.

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  12. The date for Thanksgiving in the United States was not set until 1941.It is the 4th Thursday In November.
    Martha T.
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  13. Awesome, I may live to be 100.I knew the butterfly info. taught that back in the day.... Eh, I'm not going to change my status on Fb.... 😂

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  14. Very interesting facts about autumn

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  15. Columbus Day is celebrated each October and even though it was first celebrated in 1792 it didn't become a legal U.S. Holiday until 1937. Thanks for all of these interesting facts about Autumn/Fall.
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950@gmail(dot) com

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    1. When I first started teaching, we always did a Columbus Day lesson. Now we don't even mention Columbus!

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  16. Interesting! I didn't know any of these and don't have any to add. I find the babies born in fall having higher rate of living interesting. I knew winter babies had the lowest chance.

    I'd love to win this for the ladies in our church who pass around their books and love gentle reads.

    Vera
    godleyv [at] yahoo [dot] com

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