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10 Things You May Not Know About Snow.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Snow

1.  An average snowflake is made up of 180 billion molecules of water.

2.  Around 12% of the Earth’s land surface is covered in permanent snow and ice.

3.  Each year an average of 105 snow-producing storms affect the continental United States. A typical storm will have a snow-producing lifetime of two to five days and will bring snow to portions of several states.

4.  All snowflakes have six sides.

5.  Rochester, New York is the snowiest large city in the U.S., averaging 94 inches of snow a year.

6.  Chionophobia is a fear of snow.

7.  Snow is actually colorless. What little sunlight is absorbed by snow is absorbed uniformly over the wavelengths of visible light thus giving snow its white appearance.

8.  People buy more cakes, cookies and candies than any other food when a blizzard is in the forecast.

9.  A blizzard occurs when you can’t see for 1/4 mile. The winds are always 35 miles an hour or more. The storm must last at least 3 hours to be classed as a blizzard. If any of these conditions are less, it is only a snowstorm.

10.  The average snowflake falls at a speed of 3.1 miles per hour. (5 kilometers)

 

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  • SnowKing

    Here is one.

    The biggest snowfall in one storm was 189 inches at the Mount Shasta Ski Bowl in February, 1959.

  • heckler

    10 Facts about cocaine…….enjoy

    1. Cocaine is made from the processing of the leaves from the coca plant.

    2. When Cocaine is processed into a crystal form it is know as “crack”. “Crack” is a smokable form of cocaine which is made by adding baking soda to cocaine and waiting for it to dry.

    3. Cocaine numbs any human tissue that it comes in contact with and speeds up a persons nervous system.

    4. Babies who are born to mothers who do cocaine can have brain damage, premature birth and could face spontaneous aboprtion.

    5. The long term effects for a person that does cocaine include strokes, heart irregularities, increased blood pressure, low sex drive, insomnia, depression and of course possible death due to heart or lung failure.

    6. If a person is caught with cocaine the approximate prison sentence is 7 years, however if a person is caught with cocaine for the purpose of tragfficking they can serve a life time in prison.

    7. The typical syptoms of withdrawls include depression, hunger and fatigue.

    8. When a person uses Cocaine for the first time they experience an extreme high, which they can never experience again. Users try to experience this same high again but it is almost impossible and only leads to overdose.

    9. Cocaine can be used by either snorting, smoking or injecting it through intravenous. Users risk getting other major health issues if they use a contaminated needle such as AIDS, hepatitis B or C and infections in the heart.

    10. When chewed Coca leaves, which are the source of cocaine, can produce a very mild stimulation. Chewing Coca leaves are not addictive and the side effects do not even compare to the effects of a using a Coca leaf once it is purified.

    • NV skier

      Here’s a couple fun facts: 1. At the end of December, the mountains near Vegas had more snow than us and 2. Nevada is named after the Spanish word for snow “nieve”. So why would you send them across the border? Oh and its Chionophobics, not chionophobiacs.

      • Friggin Snow!

        As the saying goes: “What stays in Vegas happens in Vegas!”
        No disrespect to NV, did a 4th grade report on NV, phenomenal state..just wanted those Chionophobicistiacs out.

  • Spor

    1: Never let no one know how much dough you hold.

    2: Never let ‘em know your next move.

    3: Never trust no-bo-dy.

    4: Never get high on your own supply.

    5: Never sell no crack where you rest at.

    6: That goddamn credit? Dead it.

    7: Keep your family and business completely separated.

    8: Never keep no weight on you!

    9: If you ain’t gettin’ bagged stay the fuck from police.

    10: A strong word called “consignment:” Strictly for live men, not for freshmen; If you ain’t got the clientele, say “hell no!”

  • DT

    Not a lot of scientists on your staff? Number one is not even close.

    It is more like 10 ^18 water molecules. That is a billion billion. To put the difference in perspective, that is the difference between a very small town (180 people) and the entire population of China (a billion people). Not even the same scale.

  • Empire Four Kingdoms Hack ios

    Franco presented Juan Carlos with the title Prince of Spain in 1969.
    But ‘the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones.
    After you kill his officers (they can be found using the
    map), Zhuge Liang will convince Jiang Wei to join
    the Shu forces.

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