Today I learned of β€˜Cannibal! The Musical’ by Trey Parker & Matt stone. Originally just a 3 minute film trailer for film class, they showed it to various people raising 125k to finish the film. It features songs such as "Let's Build a Snowman", "When I Was on Top of You", "Hang the Bastard", and "Shpadoinkle" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
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…
A statistics professor derived the mathematical formula for a "perfect snowman" that balances aesthetics with slowing down the melting process: it should be 1.6m (5ft 4in) tall with three large snowballs of 80cm, 50cm, and 30cm bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articl…
There is a recurring column in the magazine New Scientist that lists people with names that match their professions (i.e. book about polar explorations by author Daniel Snowman). β€œNominative determinism” is the hypothesis that people tend to gravitate towards areas of work that fit their names. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nom…
Today I learned about the BΓΆΓΆgg, which is a giant snowman figure with a head full of a firecrackers that is burned as part of a spring festival every year in Zurich. The time it takes for the BΓΆΓΆgg's head to explode is supposed to predict how warm the summer will be. 🀯 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sec…
Frosty the Snowman (1969) was animated by Mushi Productions, an anime studio helmed by "the Godfather of Manga" Osamu Tezuka classicanimemuseum.com/ca…
Peter Auty, the boy who sang the main theme in The Snowman, wasn't given credit in the film's release in 1982, and missed out on rerecording the song for a Toys R Us commercial due to his voice changing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Olaf was a complete and utter asshole in the original script of Frozen, kinda like a villain but not actually one, and screenwriter Jennifer Lee hated OG Olaf so much that every time he appeared in the script she would write "kill the fucking snowman". johnaugust.com/2014/scrip…
The Christian cult The Family International consider the goddess Aphrodite, the Snowman, Merlin, the Sphinx, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Richard Nixon, and Winston Churchill to be among the "Spirit Helpers" for the spiritual war of good versus evil en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of nominative determinism, which is a hypothesis that people tend to gravitate towards areas of work that fit their names. An example of this is Daniel Snowman, who wrote a book on polar exploration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nom…
Today I learned of Nominative determinism, the hypothesis that people gravitate towards areas of work that fit their names. Like author of a book on polar explorations: Daniel Snowman en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nom…
Rankin and Bass animators in Japan who worked on classic Christmas specials like Santa Clause is Coming to Town and Frosty the Snowman later were part of founding Studio Ghibli where they worked on My Neighbor Totoro and other classic Miyazaki films. christmas-specials.fandom…
Ultima Thule was thought to have a unique snowman shape but once the spacecraft arrived it revealed an even stranger flattened gingerbread man shape spaceflightnow.com/2019/0…
A giant snowman named Snowzilla is created every year in Anchorage, Alaska. In 2008, the city attempted to stop the creation of Snowzilla, and on Christmas morning there were sign-carrying snowmen "protesting" that attempt in front of city hall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
The world's tallest snowman is actually a snowwoman and is 122 ft 1 inch tall (about 30ft shorter than the Statue of Liberty). It has wreaths as eyes, skis for eyelashes, trees for arms and 5-foot tires as buttons. worldrecordacademy.com/bi…
Christopher Boyce, a college drop out who despised the CIA was given high level security clearance to handle top secret CIA wires. He then sold these top level secrets to the Soviet Union through its embassy in Mexico City. The story was a top selling book and movie "The Falcon and the Snowman" wikispooks.com/wiki/Chris…
Out of nine DNA samples claimed to be from the β€œabominable snowman”, eight actually came from various species of bears native to the area. sciencemag.org/news/2017/…
In 1494, Michelangelo was commissioned by the ruler of Florence to sculpt a snowman in yard of their mansion. rd.com/culture/history-of…
Although Frosty The Snowman is generally regarded as a Christmas song, the original lyrics make no mention of the holiday, and in fact describe how Frosty gets in trouble with the law and flees town. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
Today I learned of Sechselauten, a holiday in Switzerland where they celebrate spring by blowing up a snowman. zuerich.com/en/visit/sech…
In Souris Prince Edward Island it is illegal to have a snowman taller than 30 inches (2.5 feet) msn.com/en-ca/lifestyle/t…
Burl Ives is an Academy Award-winning Actor, but most of us just know him as the voice of "Sam the Snowman" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
Today I learned of nominative determinism, the theory that people will gravitate toward lines of work that fit their names. The examples that gave birth to the idea include a book on polar explorations by Daniel Snowman and an article on urology by researchers named Splatt and Weedon. improbable.com/2013/page/…
In 1974, Norio Suzuki set out to find a Japanese WWII officer still fighting in the Philippines, a panda, and an abominable snowman, in that order. After finding the first two, he died in an avalanche looking for the yeti. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
β€œWalking in the Air” from The Snowman film was actually sung by choirboy Peter Auty. Aled Jones, who is oftenmistakenly credited actually covered the song three years later (reaching #5 in the UK charts). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1944 Hans Fischerkoesen released Der Schneemann in Nazi Germany. The short film covers the tale of a magical snowman and his journey to experience summer. Not unlike a similar snowman that we all know. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der…
The worlds biggest snowman was 122 feet tall. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
The term Abominable Snowman was born out of a messy mistranslation of the word Metoh-Kangmi. Kangmi translates to β€œSnowman” and Metoh to β€œMan-Bear”. The writer misinterpreted Metoh as β€œfilthy” and instead of writing β€œFilthy Snowman” he decided he liked the sound of β€œAbominable” better mentalfloss.com/article/8…
The City of ZΓΌrich has a tradition celebrating the end of winter that concludes with burning a snowman effigy that has explosives in it's head en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sec…
In 2011, NASA discovered a group of craters on the asteroid Vesta that they called the "snowman craters," because they formed three adjacent circles of slightly increasing size all in a row, just like a cartoon depiction of a snowman. nasa.gov/mission_pages/da…
Neanderthals are possibly the reason for stories of the abominable snowman, why we fear the dark and have so much sex. frontiersofzoology.blogsp…
30 years ago today a Florida man used a 30-foot satellite transmission dish to hijack HBO’s showing of β€œThe Falcon and the Snowman” and replace it on subscriber TV screens with a protest message that lasted four-and-a-half minutes. He got caught and convicted, but has β€œno regrets.” networkworld.com/article/…
The Christmas songs: 'Here Comes Santa Claus', 'Frosty the Snowman' and 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' were all performed by the same person, Gene Autry, within 3 years of each other (1948-1950). musicstack.com/discograph…
The writer and director of beloved children's classic 'The Snowman' also created 'When the Wind Blows', a story about the miserable and painful death of an elderly couple following a nuclear attack on England. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whe…
In 2014, Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov brought a plush toy version of Olaf the snowman from the movie "Frozen" aboard the International Space Station at the request of his 8-year-old daughter. news.discovery.com/space/…
The first documented snowman was in 1380 npr.org/templates/story/s…
There's a North Pole Police Department located on Snowman Lane in Alaska. northpolepolice.org/
In the earliest appearance of the South Park characters, Cartman was called Kenny and Kenny had no name at all. A snowman kills both of them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Cledus (snowman) from Smokey and the Bandit is Jerry Reed, musician and writer of the theme, East Bound and Down en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
Unicode character U+2603 is a snowman: β˜ƒ fileformat.info/info/unic…
Today I learned of Lt. Hirō Onoda, a Japanese WWII holdout who surrendered in 1974, almost 30 years after the end of the war. He was found by a hiker, who was looking for "Onoda, a panda and the Abominable Snowman, in that order." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hir…
Bhutan has a national wildlife sanctuary devoted to protecting the territory of the yeti, or abominable snowman hcn.org/issues/302/15666
Frosty the Snowman is owned by Dreamworks and Warner Brothers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
March 20th is Snowman Burning day daysoftheyear.com/days/sn…
The world's largest Snowman was made in 1999 at 112 ft tall, and the record was later broken in the same town with a Snow Woman at 122ft tall in Bethel, Maine in 2008. usatoday30.usatoday.com/w…
Since 1970, Karen in Frosty the Snowman was voiced by an unknown actress. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
Whenever you submit your password to Gmail, it also sends a little snowman to its servers for browser compliance. stackoverflow.com/questio…
Sean Penn hired Andrew Daulton Lee, the convicted spy portrayed by Penn in The Falcon and the Snowman, as his personal assistant after Lee's release from prison theguardian.com/film/2005…

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