September 22nd 2013 - December 20th 2013
The word autumn comes from the Old French word autompne. Before the name of this season was established, many referred to it as harvest. The term 'autumn' is more common within Britain, whereas the term 'fall' is more regularly used in North America. Autumn marks the transition from warmer, summer temperatures into colder temperatures. The days start getting shorter in this season, and Daylight Savings Time comes to an end. Other associations with this season include leaves changing colours and Halloween (which takes place in October).
Interesting Facts about Autumn
- On September 22, the autumn equinox takes place. There are only two every year; the second takes place in March at the beginning of Spring.
- People generally sleep better during this season due to colder temperatures.
- Around this date, hours of daylight and nighttime are approximately the same in length.
- The pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks was almost scrapped due to a poor response during market testing.
- Every year, the beginning and the end of autumn shift approximately 24 hours.
- In history, pumpkins were thought to be good for getting rid of freckles and treating snake bites.
- In the USA alone, there are 203 billion leaf-producing trees.
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