Surprising facts about snow
Snow isn't white: You can still dream of a white Christmas, even if it's not entirely accurate.
Snow can sometimes appear blue or pink: For reasons similar to why it appears white, snow can sometimes appear blue.
Snow affects sound: Freshly fallen snow absorbs sound waves, which makes everything sound quieter.
Grown from a nucleus: Snowflakes or snow crystals don't have nuclei that contain genetic information.
Snapping snowflakes: The first person to capture a photograph of a snowflake was a farmer from Jericho in Vermont.
The formation of snow: The first step in the formation of a snowflake is an extremely cold water droplet freezing onto a pollen or dust particle in the sky.
Monkeys love it: Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys, love a good snowball fight.
Snowflakes get big: For decades, there have been many stories of giant snowflakes all around the world.
Too much snow isn’t good for you: If you spend too much time on the slopes, you could suffer from piblokto, or Arctic hysteria.
Identical snowflakes do exist: Contrary to the popular belief that no two snowflakes are alike, identical snowflakes have been found.