|Smell fresh and lovely with this summer sun soap by Scentcosmetics|
|Cute and summery magnet pegs by jellybeanstudio|
|Definitely thinking of summer with this print by TonyMax|
Today's random 'facts' (as always, take them with a slight pinch of salt... I'm not really an expert!)
- The first swimsuits were designed by the Ancient Greeks in 350BC. The first ladies' bathing suits were introduced in the early 1800s - they were dresses with woollen bloomers underneath to weight them down. At the time women didn't do more swimming than the occasional paddle or jump of a wave and it would have been inexcusable to have a sun tan.
- The hottest British summer on record was in 1976 when the average temperature was 17.8 celsius, the coldest was in 1725 when the average was 13.1 degrees.
- The Eiffel Tower grows in the summer! On hot days the iron expands so much that the whole tower can grow up to 17cm taller.
- In 1816 North Eastern US and Canada did not have any summer at all - in fact they had snow and icy winds for an entire year. It was most likely due to a volcano eruption in what is now Indonesia, disrupting weather patterns.
- The Chinese invented and wore the first pairs of sunglasses more than 2000 years ago.
- According to scientific experiments, an average single scoop of ice cream in a cone takes 50 licks to consume. I need to test this one myself...