Ruthie Tompson, one of the animators of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Fantasia, and Sleeping Beauty, is still alive. She is 110 years old en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rut…
Robert Frost couldn't read the poem he wrote for John F. Kennedy's inauguration due to the glare on the snow being too strong. So he instead recited one he knew from memory. biography.com/news/john-f…
Tolkien's dislike of Snow White led him to prohibit the Disney studio from ever producing his works atlasobscura.com/articles…
The Snow in the Blizzard of 1949 was So Hard and So Deep they Used Dynamite to Blast the Trains Free omaha.com/news/freezing-h…
There's a natural phenomenon known as β€œthundersnow”, which happens when thunderstorms form in wintry conditions, giving rise to heavy downpours of snow, thunder and lightning. metoffice.gov.uk/weather/…
Tolkien wrote yearly letters to his children as if they were from Father Christmas. They started off as simple Happy Christmas letters but grew more complex including a polar bear sidekick, the man on the moon, goblins, snow-elves, pictures, and he even developed an Arktik language. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Not everyone sees "visual snow", where people constantly see white/blck dots in their visual fields. This condition is often linked to other visual impairments and migraine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vis…
The reason snow is able to absorb sound is because it is porous. Snowflakes are six-sided crystals, and they are filled with open spaces.Those spaces absorb sound waves, creating a quieting effect over a blanket of snow. reconnectwithnature.org/n…
The reason cellular signal is so bad in poor weather is because raindrops and water vapor reflect radio waves and convert them into heat energy before they can reach your phone. The same goes for clouds, snow, and fog. wilsonamplifiers.com/blog…
The beautiful "watermelon snow" is a phenomenon caused by algae which enjoy living in freezing cold water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Alan Turing, largely seen as the grandfather of modern electronic computers, fell in love with the movie Snow White, and is believed to have commit suicide by lacing an apple with cyanide and eating a portion. Apple Computers denies that their logo is related. lamag.com/culturefiles/al…
Snow plows do not have to stop for stop signs or red lights. dl-online.com/news/522489…
Austrian inventor Erwin Perzy is considered as the inventor of snow globe who accidentally came up with the idea in 1900. His grandson Erwin Perzy III still runs the family business specializing in custom-made snow globes. bbc.com/news/business-252…
The UK sits under 5 different air masses, creating unpredictable weather patterns and mimicking both tropical and polar climates. Although on the same latitude as Canada the UK often gets rain instead of snow throughout the year and humidity compared to that of a rainforest in summer. bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-2…
The snow scene in The Wizard of Oz (1939) used Industrial Grade Asbestos as Snow. Cotton was used as fake snow until the 1920s, but was considered a fire hazard. Firefighters recommended using Asbestos because it was fire retardant. northstarenvironmental.co…
Sitting inside of a snowed-in car with the engine running can be deadly if the tailpipe is clogged with snow. snopes.com/fact-check/car…
The reason why the snowman is abominable, is because of a mistranslation by a journalist. The local name for the creature was "metoh-kangmi" which translates to "man-bear snow-man", but the metoh part was mistranslated as filthy which got later changed to abominable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yet…
Adriana Caselotti only made six movies, but half of those movies became all-time classics: Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, and It’s a Wonderful Life en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adr…
Last major news item to be delivered to the world by runner was the climbing of Mt. Everest by Norgay and Hillary. This necessitated the message to be encoded β€” "Snow conditions bad stop advanced base abandoned yesterday stop awaiting improvement". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
Polar bear paws are effing huge because larger surface area prevents them from falling through ice and snow. wwf.ca/stories/paws-claws…
The colour of ocean water is blue because the absorption that causes us to see water as blue is at the red end of the colour spectrum, and blue is the complementary colour of red. Reflections from the sky play a part, but it's not the whole picture. This is why we can see blue hues in snow. invigoratedwater.com/blog…
Today I learned about James Niehues, or "The Man Behind the Maps". He is known as the "Rembrandt of Snow" and is responsible for hand-painting the ski resort maps that we see in brochures all over the world over the past 30+ years. jamesniehues.com/
All snow forms from a pollutant of some sort called pollutant nuclei , and that snow forming from a condensation molecule is very rare. 9news.com/mobile/article/…
During the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, storms were so severe that its clouds blew smoke as far away as Boston, MA. Red snow fell on New England in winter 1934-1935. It was the largest American exodus in history, with over 86k relocating to California. 1/8 of CA's populace is of "Okie" heritage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dus…
There was a military variant of the VW Beetle called the "KΓΌbelwagen". Despite only being two wheel drive, it outperformed nearly every other vehicle during testing. Due to its flat belly, it would propel itself like a sled if the wheels sank into snow, mud, or sand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
The song Over the River and Through the Wood is actually about Thanksgiving, and although we don't usually associate Thanksgiving with snow, at the time it was written, in the early 19th century, New England was going through the Little Ice Age. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ove…
The best snow for skiing is made up of snowflakes called fernlike stellar dendrites. These snowflakes are the largest type of snowflakes, diameters exceeding 5 mm, and are extremely thin and light, so they make a low density snowpack. its.caltech.edu/~atomic/s…
The first tent erected at the South Pole by the Norwegian expedition led by Roald Amundsen on its arrival on 14 December 1911 is still there, buried beneath 17 meters of snow. nettarkiv.npolar.no/sorpo…
Shoveling snow is a known cause for heart attacks - the increase in blood pressure combined with cold air constricting arteries creates the right environment for it to happen. bbc.com/news/blogs-magazi…
After the success of Snow White, Walt Disney bought his parents a new home in Burbank. His mother frequently complained about the furnace, so Disney studio workers were sent to fix the broken furnace and failed resulting in Flora Call Disney dying in her sleep due to asphyxiation in 1938. disneydreamer.com/walt-di…
Chicago sent a train load of snow to Florida in 1967 wbez.org/stories/that-tim…
The snow in snow globes used to be made with bone chips en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
Seeing static obscuring your vision isn't normal - it's actually a rare neurological disorder called Visual Snow Syndrome. rarediseases.org/rare-dis…
Today I learned about Sandra Perron, the first female infantry officer in the Canadian Army. Viewed as a threat by the male officers, she was beaten, tied to a tree, and left in the snow for two hours without boots. Her experience forced the army to revise its procedures to prevent harassment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
In 1988 Holland, MI installed a snowmelt system underneath their sidewalk to help bring more tourism and to combat lake-effect snow. holland.org/snow-free-hol…
. OG Iceberg begins their life as snow. Snow piles up on land and gets squashed into ice. Ice slides downhill into the sea. Adult iceberg can also crack and split, making new ones. Thats why they are not salty wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/2013…
Today I learned of the Great Flood of 1862, in which a 500-year storm dumped 10 feet of rain and snow on California over 43 days. The Central Valley flooded was flooded for three months, and the capitol temporarily moved to SF from Sacramento. Los Angeles' three major rivers merged, creating an inland sea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The ancient Hawaiians had a Goddess of Snow, Poli’ahu, who loved snowboard competitions on top the Big Island's Mount Kilauea, where it snows during the Winter historydaily.org/hawaiis-…
When the 1937 Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released in England, the film was deemed too scary for children, and those under 16 had to be accompanied by a parent d23.com/a-to-z/snow-white…
Cloud seeding is a type of weather modification that disperses substances into the air to increase precipitation (rain or snow) and serve as hail and fog suppression. It is widely practiced around ski resorts and airports. science.sciencemag.org/co…
Today I learned of Chinook winds or "snow-eaters". With hurricane-force gusts (~75 mph) they can rapidly raise temps & melt snow. One in South Dakota took things from -4Β°F to 49Β°F in two minutes, got up to 54Β°, then dropped back to -4Β°, all within a half hour. The largest 24-hour change was 103Β°F, in Montana en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
In 2019 a coalmining region in Siberia was covered in toxic black snow theguardian.com/environme…
Walt Disney was given a special Oscar for 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' in 1939. It consisted of one standard Oscar statuette and 7 other smaller ones representing the seven dwarfs. ohmy.disney.com/insider/2…
Some people experience visual snow, a condition in which they continuously see white or black flickering dots similar to that of a television screen en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vis…
Accepting an apology led to Pope Gregory VII dying in exile. Gregory excommunicated King Henry IV taking his power. Henry went to the Pope’s castle, waited barefoot in snow 3 days til Gregory forgave him. Henry returned home as King, fought & won a civil war, then imprisoned Gregory encyclopedia.com/history/…
Shoveling snow is a known trigger for heart attacks. Some hospitals even prepare for more cardiac related visits after a large snowfall. health.harvard.edu/blog/p…
The Swiss Army Knives are red so they can more easily be found when dropped in snow newlyswissed.com/an-unabr…
Today I learned about Visual Snow Syndrome, a rare disease which causes an effect like TV static in your vision. rarediseases.org/rare-dis…
Russia uses a technique called "Cloud Seeding" to try to prevent rain and snow during important holidays independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Today I learned of Kolberg, a Nazi propaganda film produced in 1945. Despite Germany being in retreat on all fronts at this time, 5,000 troops were used as extras and 100 railway cars were used to bring salt to the set to simulate snow. Ultimately the film was never released. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kol…

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