Feb 16 2019 |
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The Dog Days of Summer Quiz
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Why is this time of the year called the "dog days” of summer?
Because the heat makes dogs lazy
Because of Sirius, the dog star
Because being overheated, we bark at each other
Because hot dog sales peak at this time
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There is some debate about the exact dates of the Dog Days of Summer, but many people use the Old Farmers Almanac’s dates. What does the Almanac say?
July 3 through August 11
The entire month of August
July 15 – August 15
July 15 through September 15
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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the highest air ever reliably recorded on earth: 134 degrees Fahrenheit (56.7 C), on July 10, 2013. Where was this temperature recorded?
El Aziza, Libya
Tirat Zevi, Israel
Oodnadatta, South Australia
Lut Desert, Iran
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What is the average distance between Earth and the Sun, measured in miles?
93, 000, 000 miles
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How long does it take the light of the sun to reach Earth?
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