It’s snowing!!

Today was snowing a little in Himeji, which is quite a rare thing around here, so I thought it would be nice to learn some interesting facts about snow! :)

1) Snowflakes always have six sides!

The water molecules that snowflakes are made of can only fit together in a way that results in a six-sided ice crystal.

2) Some snowflakes are the same!

In 1988, Nancy Knight, a scientist at the National Center for Atmosphere Research in Colorado, found two identical snowflakes that came from a storm out of Wisconsin.

3) Scotland has 421 words for “snow”!

Some examples: sneesl (to start raining or snowing); feefle (to swirl); flinkdrinkin (a light snow).

4) In hungarian snow is: HÓ :)

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