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The 'Summer Sizzle' Infographic Provides Insightful Facts

 - Aug 2, 2012
References: bigeyecreative & visual.ly
The 'Summer Sizzle' infographic reveals interesting statistics about warm weather activities and pastimes. Nothing beats kicking back on a sun-drenched patio with a slice of watermelon or an ice-cold popsicle. But have you ever thought about the history or origin of these summer time favorites?

China produces over 65 million tons of watermelon per year, which is an extensive amount compared to the US's meager 1.9 million. The refreshing fruit is certainly a popular choice for family cookouts and warm weather recipes. Another widespread treat on a hot sunny day are popsicles, which were invented by an 11 year-old kid in 1905. This happy accident has become a booming industry, with more than 2 billion popsicles sold each year.

Pesky mosquitoes, beach surfing and sunscreen tips are some of the other notable facts highlighted in the Summer Sizzle infographic.