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Winter Trivia Fun Facts

Discover fun facts about winter you might not have ever known, from the origins of its name to how long it lasts.

Reading up about winter will make those long winter nights fly by!

Winter Trivia Quiz Fun Facts

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There are five types of snow: dry, moist, wet, very wet, and slush. Dry snow is described by the fact that it does not stick together. Slush is described as being between wet and dry snow. It may have just fallen or recently fallen out of the sky. Moist snow is often described as “greasy” due to the undersides of the flakes being covered with a thin coating of water.
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The winter solstice, on December 21st in the northern hemisphere and June 21st in the southern hemisphere, is the shortest day of the year. It marks a transition from winter to spring and summer in the north and from summer to autumn and winter in the south.
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If you're scared of snow, you're a chionophobe. Chionophobia or intense fear of snow is an environmental phobia that reflects an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of risk.
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Winter cold kills just over two times as many people as summer heat does. The cold may not seem as life-threatening as the sun, but the winter weather is actually one of the leading natural hazards in the United States.
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Although Antarctica is the coldest continent, Russia is the coldest country in the world. In Siberia (Russia), the coldest months are below -20 °C (or -4 °F).
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The first Winter Olympics were in Chamonix, France, in 1924. A total of 258 athletes from 16 nations, took part in six sports that included ice hockey, Nordic skiing, and figure skating.
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Winter comes from the Germanic word "wintar", meaning "wet". The origins of the Winter surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain.
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As the Romans calculated time by the length of the day, an hour was shorter during winter, lasting 45 minutes.
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Winter officially ends on March 21st, the spring equinox, in the northern hemisphere. In the rest of the world, winter is still going strong.
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In February 2008, the town of Bethal, Maine, built the world's tallest snowman. At just over 37 meters (122 feet) tall, it was similar in size to the Statue of Liberty.

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