Wednesday, January 8, 2014

5 Fun Cold Weather Facts (bet you didn't know some of these!)

In keeping with the cold weather theme, I've decided to compile a list of fun cold weather facts.  If you can't beat the weather, join it.  I can sit here until Spring complaining it's not Spring (I will still do that) or try and embrace the Winter season.

This is me trying to embrace winter.  

And now, 5 fun facts for you this Wednesday...

1. No two snowflakes are the same (I know, you already knew that).

2. It is so cold in some areas of Russia that they sell milk in frozen cubes.  (Bet you didn't know that one!)

3. Canada and the northeast USA experienced bitter cold and snow all through the summer in 1916. This was because dust from a volcano blocked the sun.

4. 60% of the Earth's water is frozen in the polar ice caps.

5. The capital of Finland, Helsinki, has 51 days in winter when it is dark for 24 hours a day, and 73 days of daylight in summer when the sun does not set.  Imagine that.

And a bonus #6  and #7 fact that have nothing to do with cold weather?

"Cool as a cucumber" actually makes sense.  A cucumber is 20 degrees colder at its core.

The temperature of lightning can reach 54,032 degrees Fahrenheit. When a tree is struck by lightning, the water inside the tree boils and the tree explodes.

And now, off to school because it was sooooo cold outside we are enjoying another 2 hour delay.  

Cheers and happy hump day! 

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