Build a Great Snowman

What winter lawn is complete without a snowman?

Let physics be your guide to building the best snowman.  The Smithsonian has a guide just for you.

Looking at snowman-building as a way to teach basic engineering principles, students at Bluefield State College in West Virginia suggest that the optimal diameter ratio for the snowballs is 3:2:1 from bottom to top.

Share a pic of your best snowman!