Fun and Interesting Winter Facts

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Winter can sometimes be a bit depressing, what with all the dark days and rain! We thought everyone could do with some cheerful thoughts about it, so here are a list of 10 fun and interesting facts about winter.

  1. The coldest temperature ever recorded was -128 in Antarctica in 1983…. and we complain about the cold weather here in Britain!
  2. The tallest snowman ever built was in Bethel, Maine in 2008 and measured 122 feet and 1 inch!
  3. The world record for the largest snowfall in one day was set in the US when Georgetown received 63 inches of snow….. That’s over five feet!!
  4. Average snowflakes fall at 3.1MPH.
  5. Ten inches of snow melts down to only one inch of water.
  6. The largest snowflake recorded was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
  7. The record for the most snow angels made at one time was set in Canada in 2004. A couple of schools joined to create 15,851 snow angels!
  8. The biggest hailstone recorded fell in 2010 and was the size of a ball, weighting almost 2 pounds!
  9. A man named Wim Hof holds the record for running the fastest half marathon bare foot! He completed it in 2 hours, 16 minutes and 34 seconds.
  10. Chionophobia is a fear of snow.


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