Did You Know?


Mariam Mohhsen, Reporter

-Americans eat 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving.
-The first “Thanksgiving” was held in the autumn of 1621.
-Thanksgiving didn’t become a national holiday until over 200 years later.
-Some of the other coldest places in the world are Russia (specifically Siberia), Finland, and Mongolia.
-The months December, January, and February are winter months in the Northern Hemisphere, but in the Southern Hemisphere (for example, in Australia) the coldest months of the year are actually June, July, and August!
-At -40 degrees Celsius (which is also -40 degrees Fahrenheit), the condensation from your breath can actually freezes. 
-Deciduous trees lose their leaves in winter to conserve much needed water, but evergreen trees have a different method. Evergreen trees often have needles or waxy leaves, which don’t try out as easily. Thus, they are able to stay green and survive the winter.
-More commonly we tend to think of winter as December 1 to February 28 or 29.
 -Winter is the season with the shortest days and the lowest temperatures.
-Trees and plants stop growing in the winter.
– Many animals hibernate or migrate away from the cold weather.
– The Earth is the closest to the sun during the winter.
-Americans eat 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving
-The first “Thanksgiving” was held in the autumn of 1621
-Thanksgiving is the reason for TV dinners
-Thanksgiving didn’t become a national holiday until over 200 years later
-Winter cold kills more than twice as many Americans as summer heat does.
– Every winter, at least one septillion (that’s 1 followed by 24 zeros) snow crystals fall from the sky
-The average snowflake falls at about 3 mph.
-A single snowstorm can drop 39 million tons of snow.