|Spring is here! If you're trying to get motivated to declutter, redecorate or spring clean, open the windows and breathe in these fun facts to get you up and running.|
Spring Fun Facts to Feed Your Brain
|The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. ‘Vernal' is Latin for spring while ‘equinox' is Latin for ‘equal night' because everywhere on the Earth the hours of daylight and night are almost equal.|
|During spring, Earth's axis tilts toward the sun, increasing the number of daylight hours and bringing warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere.|
|The first spring flowers are typically daffodils, crocus, lilies, tulips, iris and lilacs.|
|Buds on trees are actually formed during the summer months for the following year. Each spring, the scales fall off the bud and the leaves, stems and flowers open up and grow.|
|The earliest known use of the term “spring cleaning” was in 1857.|
|GE reveal® bulbs filter out dull, yellow rays and give your décor a fresh, clean look – a great way to highlight all your spring cleaning efforts.|
|You'll be spending more time outdoors, so be sure to give your outdoor lighting fixtures a good, clean shine. A typical house has nine outdoor fixtures. If you updated all nine with energy-efficient GE LED light bulbs, you could save $68.30 in annual energy costs.
Calculations based on replacing 75W incandescent PAR38 outdoor floodlights with 12W LED PAR38 outdoor floodlights, using the bulb 3 hours/day at an electricity rate of $0.11kWh.
|Spring fever isn't just a saying. Experts say the body's makeup changes due to different diets, hormone production and temperature.|
|Many animals like cows, ducks and birds, have their babies in spring.|