5 on Friday: Five Fall Facts

//1// It requires 36 apples to make one gallon of apple cider.

//2// Leaves fall off the trees due to hormones. As the leaf's exposure to light decreases in the Fall, they start to produce a hormone that boosts the growth of a cell between the stem and the leaf. During this process the leaf is forced to fall off the stem.

//3// In the 12th and 13th centuries Fall was once called Harvest because the full moon closest to the autumn equinox is called the harvest moon.

//4// You're most likely to seek out a romantic relationship in the Fall.  Research shows that colder weather makes people want to get closer to others, and also ignites the desire to find a relationship.

//5// The term Fall came from a phrase. In the early 1600s, people started saying "fall of the leaf" to refer to the third season of the year because the leaves would fall from the trees. Eventually the phrase was shortened to "fall."

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  1. i didn't know that was why Americas called it fall instead of autumn! thanks for sharing!

    Hope that your week is going well! :)

    Away From Blue

  2. These are all really neat facts! I had no idea about any of them.