Coldest season of the year in temperate climates
- In Winter, days are shortest and the nights are longest.
- Winter ends and Spring begins with the March equinox. This is when the day and night are approximately ths same length. Currently the equinox occurs on either March 20 or 21st.
- No two snow flakes are alike but all snowflakes have 6 sides.
- The record for the most snow angels at one time was set in Ontario Canada in 2004 when a couple of schools joined to create 15,851 snow angels.
- Antarctica set the record for the worlds coldest temperature at -129(degrees Fahrenheit)
- Average snowflakes fall at 3.1mph.
- Ice is a considered a mineral.
- 60% of the Earth's fresh water is stored in the polar ice caps.
- The tallest snowman was 113 feet 7 inches tall. Named Angus and made in Bethel Maine in 1999.
- The largest snowflake recorded in the Guinness World Book of Records fell in Montana and was 15 wide.
- 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.
- Winter Blues or Seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year.
- Chionophobia is the fear of snow.
- Hibernation or reduced metabolic activity is common in Winter.
- In 1607-08, Londoners held their first frost fair on the frozen-over River Thames.