More Pointless Facts with Gaia


Gaia Knight, Writer

Hello again. I hope that you all are enjoying whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year, or are simply enjoying your solid two weeks of a much needed break. As I have somehow not completely lost my mind following the production of Almost, Maine, I now present the second edition of fun facts: the winter edition.

1) The turkey was almost hunted to extinction at the turn of the twentieth century.

2) It’s a myth that no two snowflakes are the same.

3) The most snow to fall in the U.S. on a single day was 63 inches.

4) The coldest village on Earth is in Siberia. It is called Oymyakon. You really should look up some pictures of it. They’re really cool … no pun intended.

5) The first heart transplant was completed on December 3, 1967.

6) January is known as National Soup Month.

7) The largest snowman built was actually a snow woman who stood 122 ft and 1 in tall. She was built in 2008.

8) The U.S. averages about 105 snow storms every year.

9) All snowflakes have 6 sides.

10) There is the same amount of water in 1 inch of rain as there is in 10 inches of snow.

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