Did you know that about 12% of Earth’s land surface is covered in snow and ice. That seemed to double this year across most of the US! Central Indiana is due for warmer weather this week. However, if you need something to keep your optimism up, here is a countdown until spring! [tminus t=”2018-03-20″ style=”jedi” omitweeks=”true” Read More …
Each winter in the U.S., at least 1 septillion ice crystals fall from the sky. That’s 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000—24 zeros! –15 Incredibly Cool Facts About Snow
Sugar Cream Pie is the official Indiana state pie! Enjoy a piece of this Hoosier treat. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/sugar-cream-recipe-2043494
The coldest temperature ever recorded was -123° C at Vostok Station in Antarctica in 1983. – 15 Incredibly Cool Facts About Snow
It’s a myth that no two snowflakes are exactly the same. In 1988, a scientist found two identical snow crystals. They came from a storm in Wisconsin. –15 Incredibly Cool Facts About Snow
America’s snowiest major city has an impressive arsenal of plows, but in 1992 it tried a new trick to control white stuff. The city’s Common Council passed a decree that any more snow before Christmas Eve was illegal. As it turns out, Mother Nature is a scofflaw—it snowed just two days later. –15 Incredibly Cool Facts Read More …
The different parts of a tree grow at different times throughout the year. Typically, most of the foliage growth happens in the spring, followed by trunk growth in the summer and root growth in the fall and winter.
Scientists thought this dinosaur-era tree went extinct 150 million years ago — but then it was found growing wild in Australia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wollemia
Did you know that the birth flower for the month of December is the Narcissus? It is more commonly known as a daffodil.
The “knock on wood” tradition comes from a time when primitive pagans used to tap or knock on trees to summon the protective spirits that resided in them.