I know that there's a record for almost everything imaginable. Since I was a child I have loved looking through the "Guiness Book of World Records" and being amazed by the facts.
Until this morning it never occured to me that there was a record for the largest snowflake! I've seen different sized snowflakes of course, but I believed that they could only get so big. Boy was I wrong!
This morning Google's homepage (you've probably already seen this yourself!) has one of their fancy doodles which they change up for holidays and other occasions. It's a cute little snowy scene which is animated with with a cow and some little birds. Then a giant snowflake comes and shakes things up.
Google is displaying this doodle because today is the 125th anniversary of the worlds largest recorded snowflake. Amazing! Of course I had to investigate this a bit further and found this fact on wikipedia:
"Largest snowflake ever observed: 38 centimeters (15 in) in diameter; Fort Keogh, Montana, United States, 1887-01-28."
Imagine!! Snowflakes a larger than a dinner plate! Of course there's no picture to go along with this amazing fact, but here are some other pretty snowflake photos I've found.
Have a great weekend :)