Random Facts About Snowmen (And Women)
The first snowman ever documented was from 1380. There is a marginal illustration from a work titled Book of Hours found in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, in The Hague.That’s one old snowman.
The world’s tallest snow woman was built in 2008 in Bethel, Maine. Named “Olympia” in honor of the U.S. Senator representing Maine, she weighed 13,000,000 (yeah, 13 million pounds). She is 122 feet 1 inch tall, with skis for eyelashes, tires for buttons, and arms of entire pine trees. Whoa.
Calvin and Hobbes have way too much fun making creative snowmen scenarios.
Frosty the Snowman got married in 1976 in Frosty’s Winter Wonderland.
Our Graphics guy Andy kissed a set of twins behind a snowman when he was in second grade. Sneaky McGee!
What does a snowman eat for dinner?
An ice-”berg”-er! (Okay, cheesy I know.)
- The term “abominable snowman” was actually a misinterpretation of the word “metoh-kangmi,” which means “man-bear snowman.” “Metoh” was accidentally translated by Mr Henry Newman into the word “filthy,” and then he proceeded to use the word “abominable” just for the fun of it. Poor guy.
- And finally, for all you out there without snow to make your own snowman, here is a live webcam of a snowman. Check it out: http://www.snowmancam.com/
So there you go! Now that you’re all informed, please share: What’s your favorite snowman fact or story? Most creative snowman you’ve ever made?