Amazing Autumn Facts  

sexyldy1000 61F  
10214 posts
9/15/2021 1:14 pm
Amazing Autumn Facts




Autumn, also known as Fall is my favourite season. The air is cool enough for a sweater and the days get shorter.

This year, Fall officially arrives on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. In its honour, here are some fun and interesting facts that you may not know:

The Fall Equinox occurs when the sun crosses the celestial equator. The word equinox comes from the Latin words "aequus," which means "equal," and "nox," which means night.

On the first day of autumn, the autumnal equinox has 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.

Both Fall and Autumn are correct English terms for the season preceding winter. Autumn is primarily used in British English, while fall is a term more frequently used in American English.

Meteorologists use a different method of defining the first day of fall. And, in some countries, the beginning of the seasons is determined by average temperatures rather than fixed dates or astronomical events.

When days become shorter, animals in high altitudes experience biological changes. One of the weirdest examples is found in the male Siberian hamster, whose testicles swell almost 17 times their normal size, in preparation for mating according to Mother Nature Network.

You may gain weight. When the days shorten and cool, we are not outside as much in the sunshine (the primary source of Vitamin D for most people) and that reduces fat breakdown and triggers fat storage.

You can stand an egg on one end during the Fall Equinox, but it has nothing to do with the changing of the season. Some believe the reason eggs can be balanced on one end most likely has to do with tiny bumps on the end of the shell that "act like little legs holding the egg up."

Since 1997, Autumn has been one of the top 100 names for girls in the United States.

According to Swedish studies, women lose more hair in the fall. Hair cells are also the body’s second-fastest-growing cells (after bone marrow) and are sensitive to environmental changes including seasonal variations.

Fall babies are better students. Human born in autumn (September through December) are more likely to excel in school than those born at other times of the year, according to a UK Department of Education report.

Fall babies are more likely to live longer. born between September and November are more likely to live to be 100 than those born at other times of the year, according to a University of Chicago study of 1,500 centenarians.

Monarch butterflies travel at speeds of between 12 and 25 miles per hour. They are the only insect that migrates up to 2,500 miles for nicer weather.

While heart attacks and automobile accidents rise in the spring following the commencement of daylight saving time, the converse is true in the fall: heart attacks and accidents plummet the Monday after daylight saving time ends.

In the fall, both men’s and women’s testosterone levels are at their peak. Scientists believe the increase is the consequence of old mating impulses (e.g., the fall “rutting season”) or that it is triggered by diminishing daylight.

According to scientists, men evolved to be sexually stimulated by food, making the harvest season in fall an excellent time to locate a partner and breed.

According to research, a combination of pumpkin pie and doughnuts enhanced penile flow by 20%. The use of a pumpkin pie-lavender mixture improved penile blood flow by 40%.

September is the most popular birth month of the year.




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sexyldy1000 61F  
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9/15/2021 1:17 pm

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What is your favourite season and why?

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Paulxx001 64M  
21958 posts
9/15/2021 3:12 pm

Thanks for the heads up on pumpkin 🎃 pie.
All the seasons are great, for their own reasons.


p1947q 74M  
138 posts
9/15/2021 3:17 pm

Tough choice for me between Spring and Fall. In the spring, the greening of earth, the promise of warmer temperatures, the opportunity to be outside more. In the Fall, the crispness of the air, the colors of the leaves and the under brush, cozy fires to warm the heart and soul.


bbuckwwheat 62M
6187 posts
9/15/2021 3:39 pm

I think that the start of the season depends greatly on latitude. At 43 North and 90 West (about where I am) I consider the season to change on the first of the month that has the solstice or equinox. Thus, for me, fall started September 1. Not that we have not some rather warm days this month, but I while the air conditioning ran most of August, I doubt that it will be required more than 10 days this month.

I like spring the best. New life, flora and fauna. Then fall, winter and summer. Fall as that is harvest and leaf changes. Winter as I enjoy cross country skiing and the sleep of the perennials that is often necessary for them to set fruit the next year. Summer is last as I could do not enjoy the extremely hot and humid days. (But if not for the humidity, we would not have rain.) There are more things I like about every season than I dislike, and, as Joanie Mitchell sings, "you don't know what you have until it is gone". And you do not know what to enjoy if you never have conditions that you do not enjoy.

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resant78 43M  
3301 posts
9/15/2021 5:43 pm

oh wow! those are amazing facts! I was not expecting the hamster fact!

I feel a little more "blue" and not as happy during the fall.
My favorite time of year is late Spring heading towards Summer.

I know I feel more inspired and creative during the month May. After the spring showers and warming of the days.


redrockrascal 63M
23355 posts
9/15/2021 6:13 pm

Sooo, the hamster thing . . . that's kinda . . . uhmmm . . . different?

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


Vf508k 63M
33 posts
9/15/2021 9:15 pm

Hmmm……pumpkin pie-lavender applied or ingested? Lol


scott0250 54M
494 posts
9/15/2021 9:46 pm

If you think about the Sept. birthday thing, I can totally agree with that. It really means that moms and pops are "getting it done" in Dec. What else is there to do in Dec. but screw your brains out. I wonder if that fact is true for places where it is warm all year around?


G000dbuddy 34M  
1270 posts
9/15/2021 11:01 pm

Lovely post

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Erogedyne 69M
961 posts
9/15/2021 11:09 pm

Pumpkin pie & donut are aphrodesiacs. . . Who knew?

I love summer for time spent on the water and in the forests! Autumn is also nice for being in those places, but hunters are out and about at that time. That reason alone makes summer the preferred season!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
9/16/2021 2:16 am

Those Siberian hamsters probably need a wheelbarrow to carry their testicles around!
Autumn is my favourite season.


boobwhisperer69 58M  
7866 posts
9/16/2021 9:58 am

October Fest.......It's the breeding season!!!! Sounds like a good commercial to me!!!!


Tmptrzz 59F  
104421 posts
9/16/2021 10:14 am

What great facts about Fall, thank you so much for sharing them with us as I learned a lot today. I am a Fall baby myself, and it's my favorite season.

I hope your Thursday is a thrilling one..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


sexyldy1000 61F  
9360 posts
9/16/2021 1:12 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Thanks for the heads up on pumpkin 🎃 pie.
    All the seasons are great, for their own reasons.
You are welcome . For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven

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sexyldy1000 61F  
9360 posts
9/16/2021 1:14 pm

    Quoting p1947q:
    Tough choice for me between Spring and Fall. In the spring, the greening of earth, the promise of warmer temperatures, the opportunity to be outside more. In the Fall, the crispness of the air, the colors of the leaves and the under brush, cozy fires to warm the heart and soul.
I understand it is difficult to choose between the two, Spring is the new beginning; Fall things start to change as we get ready to hunker down for winter.

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sexyldy1000 61F  
9360 posts
9/16/2021 1:16 pm

    Quoting bbuckwwheat:
    I think that the start of the season depends greatly on latitude. At 43 North and 90 West (about where I am) I consider the season to change on the first of the month that has the solstice or equinox. Thus, for me, fall started September 1. Not that we have not some rather warm days this month, but I while the air conditioning ran most of August, I doubt that it will be required more than 10 days this month.

    I like spring the best. New life, flora and fauna. Then fall, winter and summer. Fall as that is harvest and leaf changes. Winter as I enjoy cross country skiing and the sleep of the perennials that is often necessary for them to set fruit the next year. Summer is last as I could do not enjoy the extremely hot and humid days. (But if not for the humidity, we would not have rain.) There are more things I like about every season than I dislike, and, as Joanie Mitchell sings, "you don't know what you have until it is gone". And you do not know what to enjoy if you never have conditions that you do not enjoy.
Trying to pick a favourite season can be like trying to pick a favourite child. Each is unique and you have a different relationship with each one. Thanks for sharing your detailed perspective.

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sexyldy1000 61F  
9360 posts
9/16/2021 1:18 pm

    Quoting resant78:
    oh wow! those are amazing facts! I was not expecting the hamster fact!

    I feel a little more "blue" and not as happy during the fall.
    My favorite time of year is late Spring heading towards Summer.

    I know I feel more inspired and creative during the month May. After the spring showers and warming of the days.
I knew the hamster information would be an eye-opener for men
“Spring is nature ‘s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'” — Robin Williams

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sexyldy1000 61F  
9360 posts
9/16/2021 1:20 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    Sooo, the hamster thing . . . that's kinda . . . uhmmm . . . different?
Yes, it certainly is. Sounds rather painful too.

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sexyldy1000 61F  
9360 posts
9/16/2021 1:22 pm

    Quoting Vf508k:
    Hmmm……pumpkin pie-lavender applied or ingested? Lol
Good question. Ingesting it would be my suggestion. What would you do?

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sexyldy1000 61F  
9360 posts
9/16/2021 1:26 pm

    Quoting scott0250:
    If you think about the Sept. birthday thing, I can totally agree with that. It really means that moms and pops are "getting it done" in Dec. What else is there to do in Dec. but screw your brains out. I wonder if that fact is true for places where it is warm all year around?
Good question. I think it has nothing to do with the climate. Turn back nine months and there's all those Christmas and New Year celebrations

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sexyldy1000 61F  
9360 posts
9/16/2021 1:27 pm

Glad you stopped by and enjoyed it

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sexyldy1000 61F  
9360 posts
9/16/2021 1:29 pm

    Quoting Erogedyne:
    Pumpkin pie & donut are aphrodesiacs. . . Who knew?

    I love summer for time spent on the water and in the forests! Autumn is also nice for being in those places, but hunters are out and about at that time. That reason alone makes summer the preferred season!
As well as a pumpkin pie-lavender mixture Ah yes, be wary of the hunters!

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sexyldy1000 61F  
9360 posts
9/16/2021 1:30 pm

    Quoting spunkycumfun:
    Those Siberian hamsters probably need a wheelbarrow to carry their testicles around!
    Autumn is my favourite season.
Oh my goodness! What a vision that conjures up!

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sexyldy1000 61F  
9360 posts
9/16/2021 1:30 pm

    Quoting boobwhisperer69:
    October Fest.......It's the breeding season!!!! Sounds like a good commercial to me!!!!
Maybe you should trademark it!

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sexyldy1000 61F  
9360 posts
9/16/2021 1:32 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    What great facts about Fall, thank you so much for sharing them with us as I learned a lot today. I am a Fall baby myself, and it's my favorite season.

    I hope your Thursday is a thrilling one..
You know how much I enjoy sharing interesting information!
My daughter is also a Fall baby and hates[ the heat and humidity that summer brings.

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69ereatwetpussy 59M
6233 posts
9/20/2021 5:48 am

I love Fall most of all.
Even though the show is short
It beautiful to watch
It the end of spring and summer
Time for trees to rest for winter
The last of the hummingbird
Are flying bye getting a quick drink
We know they are not the 6 we have
All summer for they check out the feeder
And all the surrounding. The send and fly off
The bees are active in all the wild flowers
Full of pollen and squirrels are collecting pine cone
Grass is slowing down don't have to cut as much
In a week or two cut my last time put it away.
Take out the snow thrower.
Pool is fine it's 49 degrees this morning
Water temp is 69 a number I like
But not for swimming. The dogs still want to go.
Hope you enjoy your Fall xoxoxo


sexyldy1000 61F  
9360 posts
9/20/2021 4:55 pm

    Quoting 69ereatwetpussy:
    I love Fall most of all.
    Even though the show is short
    It beautiful to watch
    It the end of spring and summer
    Time for trees to rest for winter
    The last of the hummingbird
    Are flying bye getting a quick drink
    We know they are not the 6 we have
    All summer for they check out the feeder
    And all the surrounding. The send and fly off
    The bees are active in all the wild flowers
    Full of pollen and squirrels are collecting pine cone
    Grass is slowing down don't have to cut as much
    In a week or two cut my last time put it away.
    Take out the snow thrower.
    Pool is fine it's 49 degrees this morning
    Water temp is 69 a number I like
    But not for swimming. The dogs still want to go.
    Hope you enjoy your Fall xoxoxo
Fall is certainly a busy time for plants and animals as they prepare for the oncoming winter. I will try to enjoy Fall as much as possible when I am not working. I love the changing of the leaves and this year the colours are expected to be particularly good.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
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