Fall has arrived! It's that time of year when folks are inundated with pumpkins, apples, ciders, pumpkin spice and more!  

For many, the arrival of fall means a significant change in temperatures and landscapes. Many midwesterners believe it's the most beautiful time of year.

Take a look at these 13 Fascinating Fall Facts - how many were new to you? 


  1. Fall, once called “harvest,” came from the phrase “fall of the leaf”

  2. Have kids that are born in the fall? Some believe they may be more likely to live longer, be taller, more athletic, do better in school, or have asthma – but not necessarily all of those things together

  3. Fall colors depend on how much sugar is in the leaves

  4. Global warming could ruin fall foliage

  5. Leaves don’t really change colors (WHAT?? It’s true, the colors are always in the leaf but do not emerge until the conditions are right)

  6. Bobbing for apples was once a British courting ritual

  7. Heart attack rates drop in the fall

  8. It’s the best time to see the aurora borealis

  9. The U.S. typically produces over 250 million bushels of apples each year

  10. Pumpkin spice doesn't even really taste like pumpkin

  11. Ancient people wore Halloween costumes to scare off ghosts

  12. The Irish used to carve turnips and potatoes

  13. It takes 36 apples to make 1 gallon of apple cider


You can find even more interesting fall facts here.


Happy Fall!