1. In winter, it’s possible to walk from the U.S. to Russia.
Sort of. The Diomede Islands in the Bering Strait contain both U.S. and Russian land (Big Diomede is Russian, Little Diomede is the United States). During winter, an icy bridge forms between them, making it physically possible to walk from one country to the other.
3. It’s possible for all 167 feet of Niagara Falls to be frozen at once.
It was so cold in the winter of 1848, Niagara Falls was entirely frozen. For 30 hours in March of that year, locals who had grown accustomed to the noisy falls were treated to absolute silence.
7. Chionophobia is a real disorder. A chionophobic is someone who is deathly afraid of snow.
Hard to know the joy of anticipating a snow day if you’re dreading waking up to a pile of snow in your yard. Time to move to Florida!
10. And finally, 80% of the world’s fresh water supply is trapped in snow and ice.
Consider only 3% of the world’s water is fresh water, and think about how much snow and ice there is in the world. That’s an insane amount of water!