As the snow continues to fall thick and fast in most parts of the UK, many business owners find themselves trying to deal with the challenges that the frosty weather can bring. To help you “chill out” we thought it would be a nice idea to take look at some facts about snow.
Did you know, that the the average snowflake has a top speed of 1.7 metres per second?
Snowflakes are always hexagonal but the majority are not perfectly symmetrical – uneven temperatures, dirt and other factors usually cause them to be lopsided
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest snowflake on record measured 38cm wide and 20cm thick. It was discovered in Montana, USA in 1887 and was described by witnesses as “larger than a milk pan”.
The world’s largest snowman ever built was actually a snowwoman. Residents of Bethel, Maine built the 122 ft giant in 2008, giving her 30 ft spruce trees for arms and skis for eyelashes.
If you have an extreme fear of snow, you are suffering from Chionophobia, and it’s probably best you don’t find out that around 12 per cent of the Earth’s land surface is covered in permanent snow and ice!
Finally, for those snow lovers of you, who just can’t get enough, Kenneth G Libbrecht, Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, claims that it is possible to make your own snow. He has even published his own website with the process on, so you can try for yourselves at home. To take a look at his work, please click here.
From all of us here at Sibbalds, we hope that the snow hasn’t affected your business too much and you have enjoyed your time in the snow. For now, let’s hope it clears sooner rather than later and let’s hope the sun isn’t too far round the corner.
*Information sourced from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/4434773/Snow-Britain-10-facts-about-snow.html