In honor of the terrible Polar Vortex (Part II) that occurred earlier this week, I decided that today’s Five Facts Friday will be devoted to winter – the good, the bad, the ugly, and the lovely white snow.
1. The record for the most snow angels at one time was set in Ontario, Canada, in 2004 when multiple schools joined to create 15,851 snow angels.
2. The all-time world record for the largest snowfall in a single day was set in the United States on December 4, 1913, when Georgetown, Colorado received a staggering 63 inches of snow – more than five feet.
3. The coldest temperature ever recorded was -128 degrees Celsius (-198.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in Vostok Station, Antarctica, in 1983.
4. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, on January 28, 1887, a 15 inch wide, 8 inch thick snowflake was observed falling in Fort Keogh, Montana.
5. Chionophobia is the fear of snow. One of the largest components to this fear is the idea of becoming snowbound, resulting in these individuals rarely venturing out into the snow for fear of being stranded.
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I hope you enjoyed these five facts and maybe even learned a little something. Have a wonderful weekend and STAY WARM!