10 Fun Facts About Snow You Never Heard Before

10 Fun Facts About Snow You Never Heard Before
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So first of all, Game of Thrones fans, this going to be a little disappointing for you since the snow we are talking about isn't Jon Snow.
However, these facts about the actual Snow are as interesting as the theories about Rhaegar Targareyn's bastard, and might fascinate you as much.

1. You cannot 'trigger' avalanches.

1. You cannot 'trigger' avalanches.

We have seen in many movies how someone sneezes or farts for that matter and upsets an avalanche which then decides to come down tumbling. That doesn't really happen, though.

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2. Snow echoes.

2. Snow echoes.
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Within snow, sound waves bounce at a high frequency, so the snow instead of absorbing a sound, reflects it.

3. The heaviest snowfall within 24 hours occurred in 1921.

3. The heaviest snowfall within 24 hours occurred in 1921.
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In April 1921, Silver Lake, Colorado was buried in 75.8 inches. Beat that.

4. Snow isn't actually white.

4. Snow isn't actually white.
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Snow is translucent. It's the light that shines off it that makes it appear white.

5. Snowflakes aren't so pretty.

5. Snowflakes aren't so pretty.
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Now, that is a matter of perspective. But, snowflake really isn't anything but mashed ice.

6. Each snowflake holds some past.

6. Each snowflake holds some past.
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Not like the girl from Orphan had a past, but yes each snowflake particle can be practically from any corner of the world.

7. The biggest snowflake ever fell from the sky in 1887.

7. The biggest snowflake ever fell from the sky in 1887.
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This 15-inch mammoth-snow fell in Fort Keogh, Montana.

8. Alaska has the whitest Christmas in the States.

8. Alaska has the whitest Christmas in the States.
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Because on an average, it gets 326 inches of snow every year.

9. Watermelon snow is poisonous.

9. Watermelon snow is poisonous.
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Because it has pigmented algae growing underneath and needless to say, you should not be putting toxic algae in your mouth.

10. Snow makes people crazy.

10. Snow makes people crazy.
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Yeah, seriously dude. Pibloktoq, more commonly known as Arctic Hysteria is a medical condition developed after staying in the snow for a long time.