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Fall facts you must know

Posted by on Sep. 13, 2017 at 9:33 PM
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The terms "fall" and "autumn" are used interchangeably, though the latter is more popular among British people.

The word "autumn" originated from the French word "automne" — which came from the Latin word "autumnus."

Average fall temperatures in the United States can range from about 70 degrees to about 30 degrees, depending on which state you live in. 

The warmest state in fall is, predictably, Florida.

The coldest is Alaska.

One gallon of apple cider takes about 40 individual apples to make.

Washington, the top apple-producing state, will harvest nearly 133 million boxes of apples this year.

If you have fall allergies, you're likely affected by ragweed, the most common trigger this time of year. Watch out for mold and dust mites, too.

There are more than 300 TV shows premiering new episodes this fall (including the "Gilmore Girls" revival!)

October is Black History Month in the United Kingdom.

In the U.S., October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Bullying Prevention Month.

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, kicks off Nov. 1. Participants will attempt to write 50,000 words between Nov. 1 and 30.

Election day is Nov. 8. Get ready.

Fall birthstones include sapphire (September), opal and tourmaline (October), and yellow topaz and citrine (November).

The changing leaves are called "koyo" in Japanese.

Australia will celebrate spring from September to November because it's located in the southern hemisphere. Australians' autumn goes from March to May.

Testosterone is highest in the fall.

Winter formally starts on Dec. 21 at 5:44 a.m. EDT.


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ninamsi
by Philly Mom/Nina on Sep. 14, 2017 at 12:05 AM
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This was a great post until I read the last sentence. Can we skip winter this year?
KendallsMommee
by Bronze sister on Sep. 14, 2017 at 12:07 AM
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So glad summer is over!
AndrewsMomPDX
by Christine on Sep. 14, 2017 at 12:24 AM
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Thanks
Lb128f
by Linda on Sep. 14, 2017 at 1:21 AM
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Thanks! Interesting!

RocknRoll.Rose
by Melody on Sep. 14, 2017 at 5:11 AM
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I have a friend here who participates in National Novel Writing Month every year and she enjoys it. She has never made the 50,000 goal but it does help her focus and make writing a priority. She loves it. 



wildchild.com
by Janine on Sep. 14, 2017 at 9:10 AM
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Love the fall...nice cool air & the turning leaves are beautiful.
letstalk747
by Joyful on Sep. 14, 2017 at 10:29 AM
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this

Quoting wildchild.com: Love the fall...nice cool air & the turning leaves are beautiful.


letstalk747
by Joyful on Sep. 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM
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cool

Quoting RocknRoll.Rose:

I have a friend here who participates in National Novel Writing Month every year and she enjoys it. She has never made the 50,000 goal but it does help her focus and make writing a priority. She loves it. 


momofsixangels
by Platinum sister on Sep. 15, 2017 at 4:43 PM
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Thanks! Very cool info
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