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.

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