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 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…
, fresh snow absorbs sound, lowering ambient noise over a landscape because the trapped air between snowflakes attenuate vibration. That’s why it gets so quiet when it snows accuweather.com/en/weathe…
The Chinese equivalent of "when pigs fly" is "when the sun rises in the West." Other variants include "when the crayfish whistles" (Russian), "when the crow turns white" (Tagalog), "when the fish climbs the poplar" (Turkish), and "when it snows red snowflakes" (Hungarian). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The only known albino gorilla was found in Spanish Guinea and was later moved to Barcelona zoo. He was named "Snowflake" and supplied the nickname for Ronald Koeman when he was a Barcelona player. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
Many snow globes are made with antifreeze in the globe to help slow down fake snowflake particles while they float. whiskerdocs.com/toxins/sn…
Snow isn’t actually white, but rather translucent. It’s the light reflecting off it that makes it appear white with the many sides of the snowflake scattering light in many directions, diffusing the entire colour spectrum. Snow can also appear in a wide variety of spectacular hues. bbcearth.com/blog/?articl…
The largest observed snowflake was 15 inches / 38 cm wide (the average adult tibia (shinbone) is about 14 inches!). Witnessed by soldiers at Montana's Fort Keogh in 1887. worldatlas.com/articles/d…
Raindrops on Saturn's largest moon, Titan (the only other known world with seasonal rainfall) would be twice as big as raindrops on Earth and would fall as slow as snowflakes. Also, they're made of liquid methane, not water. astronomy.com/magazine/as…
The city of Snowflake, Arizona is not named after actual snowflakes but for its founders Erastus Snow and William Flake en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
In the UK a White Christmas is defined by as, β€œone snowflake to be observed falling in the 24 hours of 25 December somewhere in the UK” metoffice.gov.uk/learning…
"snowflake" as a slang term dates back to the 1860s, where it was used in Missouri to refer to people who were pro-slavery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
The pejorative term β€œsnowflake” - someone who believes they have unique characteristics and is therefore easily offended originates (at least for this definition) from the film Fight Club β€œYou are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone...” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
Today I learned of Generation Snowflake, "a term used to characterize people who became adults in the 2000s and 2010s as being more prone to taking offense and less resilient than previous generations, or as being too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
It can snow when the temperature outside is above freezing if the upper atmosphere is at or below freezing, and an evaporative cooling effect surrounding the snowflakes protects them from melting as they fall through warmer air to the ground. nsidc.org/cryosphere/snow…
In Missouri in the early 1860s, a 'snowflake' was a person who was opposed to the abolition of slavery. merriam-webster.com/words…
Two snowflakes CAN be atomically identical, but the number of possible snowflake structures exceeds the number of atoms in the universe, so we say the odds are 0. huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
β€œSnowflake Babies” are children born from adoption of frozen embryos left over from in vitro fertilization. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
The Largest Snowflake Ever Recorded Was 15 Inches Wide worldatlas.com/articles/d…
The largest reported snowflake measured 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick! nytimes.com/2007/03/20/sc…
There is an actual place called Snowflake, Arizona where people with sensitivies can go to live in peace youtu.be/sMzEmvv48pE
A Princeton professor recently proved that you can have identical snowflakes after growing them himself snowcrystals.com/identica…
The largest recorded snowflake ever recorded was 15 inches wide, and 8 inches thick. historyandheadlines.com/j…
Melting snowflakes create a high frequency "screeching" noise underwater, which can disturb animals like porpoises sciencedaily.com/releases…
After the Sandy Hook shootings, people donated more than 65,000 teddy bears, 9 tractor trailers of paper snowflakes, and half a million letters to a town of only 27,000 people. Since then the bears have been re-donated across the globe to places including Haiti, and Afghanistan. thetrace.org/2015/12/sand…
Snowflakes often form around bacteria. The bacteria releases a water organizing protein to help freeze the water, which in turn makes them heavy enough to float back down to earth. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Snowflake is the only known albino gorilla. He was a resident of Barcelona zoo (Spain). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
Because of the deposition and compaction of layers of well formed snowflakes, glacier ice has a much more consistent structure than frozen water, making it technically a form of rock similar to limestone. www2.usgs.gov/faq/node/34…
The earliest documented appearance of "snowflake" with its current gist comes from Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, published in 1996 thinkprogress.org/all-the…
Every single raindrop or snowflake contains a little particle of dust nhregister.com/article/NH…
In 1988, a Wisconsin researcher found two identical snowflakes in the sky while in a weather ballon, disproving the idea that all snowflakes are different newyorker.com/magazine/20…
A shape known as the Koch snowflake has an infinite perimeter but a finite area. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koc…
Snowflakes are not all unique, they form in 1 of 35 shapes. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The largest snowflake ever recorded was 15 inches in diameter and several inches thick worldatlas.com/articles/d…
The average snowflake is made of 180 billion molecules of water and falls at 3.1 mph. mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…
In the center of most snowflakes is a bacteria that encourages water to freeze at at higher than normal temperatures. scienceunraveled.com/2012…
A snowflake is a mineral. e-education.psu.edu/earth…
There are snowflakes that are not (really) alike but at least indistinguishable under a microscope its.caltech.edu/%7Eatomic…
That, if you were to add up all of the energy ever collected by radiotelescopes to produce images of objects beyond our solar system, it would be less than the energy of a single snowflake hitting the earth. books.google.ca/books?id=…
Snowflakes landing on bodies of water can create a screeching noise under the surface, ranging from 50-200 kHz and blurring sonar readings. pages.jh.edu/jhumag/0600w…
The largest natural snowflake ever recorded, measuring 15 inches (38 cm) in diameter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
85% of nuclei snowflakes form around are airborne bacteria. intellicast.com/Travel/We…
There was an albino gorilla named snowflake in captivity. He is the only known albino gorilla. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
Icebergs have a sound as unique as the snowflakes that created them radionz.co.nz/programmes/…
William Bentley, famed snowflake photographer who captured over 1000 pictures in his life, was the subject of the illustrated book Snowflake Bentley jacquelinebriggsmartin.co…
Due to the estimated 10^19 (10 quintillion) water molecules which make up a typical snowflake it is, in fact, unlikely that any two snowflakes are alike. (Title Fixed) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
The first known attempt to scientifically explain the shapes of snowflakes was a 1611 pamphlet, A New Year's Gift of Hexagonal Snow, written by the astronomer Johannes Kepler en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The largest snowflake ever recorded reportedly measured 15 inches across. latimesblogs.latimes.com/…
Not every snowflake is unique. proquestk12.com/curr/snow…

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