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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.

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There are five types of snow: Dry, moist, wet, very wet, and slush.

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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.

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If you're scared of snow, you're a chionophobe. Chion is the Greek word for snow.

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In general, winter cold kills just over two times as many people as summer heat does.

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Although Antarctica is the coldest continent, Russia is the coldest country in the world.

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The first Winter Olympics were in Chamonix, France, in 1924.

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Winter comes from the Germanic word "wintar", meaning "wet".

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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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In February 2008, the town of Bethal, Maine, built the world's tallest snowman. At just over 37 meters tall, it was similar in size to the Statue of Liberty.

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Winter officially ends on March 21st, the spring equinox, in the northern hemisphere.