Fun Facts That Make You Go ‘WTH?’
It's time for our snow edition! We've dug up (get it? Dug?) some facts you may not know. Pass them on.
1. Every winter, one septillion (1 followed by 24 zeros) snow crystals or more fall. You can bet it was much more this year!
2. The largest snowflake ever observed, according to the Guinness Book of World records, was a snowflake 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick that fell in Fort Keogh, Montana in 1887.
3. A single snowstorm can drop 39 million tons of snow. Don't we know it!
4. Men get the hots for women most in winter. Why? Because with all the clothes women wear in winter, men have to imagine what's underneath. The bad news? Most people see a big drop off in sex during the winter.
5. The coldest temperature ever recorded was -128° F at Vostok Station in Antarctica in 1983.
6. Did you know snow is no actually white? It’s colorless but it can contain dust or algae that give it different colors. It has been seen in a variety of colors like watermelon, yellow, orange, green and even purple.
7. All snowflakes have 6 sides. No more, no less. The science is here.
8. The record for the most simultaneous snow angels at one time is 8,962 and was set in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Feb. 17, 2007 by schools that got together to break the record.
9. Don't panic about flooding. Ten feet of snow becomes only 1 inch of water when it melts. Whew!
10. Technically, snow is a mineral like salt and iron. The "blah, blah, blah" science behind the statement is here.