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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 Souris Prince Edward Island it is illegal to have a snowman taller than 30 inches (2.5 feet) msn.com/en-ca/lifestyle/t…
Today I learned of Sechselauten, a holiday in Switzerland where they celebrate spring by blowing up a snowman. zuerich.com/en/visit/sech…
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…
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 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…
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/…
The worlds biggest snowman was 122 feet tall. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
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 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…
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 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…
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 first documented snowman was in 1380 npr.org/templates/story/s…
Neanderthals are possibly the reason for stories of the abominable snowman, why we fear the dark and have so much sex. frontiersofzoology.blogsp…
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 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…
There's a North Pole Police Department located on Snowman Lane in Alaska. northpolepolice.org/
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…
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…
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
Unicode character U+2603 is a snowman: β˜ƒ fileformat.info/info/unic…
March 20th is Snowman Burning day daysoftheyear.com/days/sn…
Frosty the Snowman is owned by Dreamworks and Warner Brothers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
Since 1970, Karen in Frosty the Snowman was voiced by an unknown actress. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
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…
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…
Whenever you submit your password to Gmail, it also sends a little snowman to its servers for browser compliance. stackoverflow.com/questio…
Emanuel Snowman was famous for dealing in Easter eggs and one of which sold for a world record $ 9.6 million in 2002 . en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ema…
Andrew Daulton Lee, "The Snowman", convicted of espionage in 1976, was portrayed in the film "The Falcon and the Snowman" by Sean Penn, and when he was released from prison on parole in 1998 was hired by Sean Penn to be his personal assistant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dau…
Cartman was actually named "Kenny", and the catchphrase "Oh my God, they killed Kenny!" was exclaimed when the character representing Cartman was killed by an evil snowman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
The taxonomic classification of the Snowman en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…

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