Swackett Weather Fun Fact: According to The Guinness Book of World Records, the world’s largest snowflake was reported to be 15 inches across and 8 inches thick and this giant snowflake was found at Fort Keogh, Montana on January 28, 1887.
Swackett Fun Fact: There are over 900 streets named after Martin Luther King, Jr. around the world.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Vehicles become refrigerators in winter and ovens in the summer so if your dog wants to “go for a ride”, make it a ride and don’t imprison him or her in your car for hours.
Swackett Fun Fact: Until they are needed, tennis balls at Wimbledon are stored in refrigerated containers at 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius).
Swackett Fun Fact: More than ornamental appeal, the embellishment of glass balls on weather vanes (lightning rods) main purpose was to provide evidence of a lightning strike by shattering or falling off. If after a storm a ball is discovered missing or broken, the property owner should then check the building, rod, and grounding wire for damage.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Snow blindness, lasting days to weeks, is a temporary loss of sight or sometimes difficulty distinguishing between colors, may see everything being colored red, is caused by bright sunlight reflecting off of a snow surface. Usually snow blindness will improve if a person rests their eyes and stays indoors.
Swackett Fun Fact: In 1848, E. V. Bushnell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania invented the first all steel clamp for skates.
Swackett Fun Fact: Enough dead matter in built up piles of grass, leaves and twigs can create enough heat to catch on fire and cause wildfires.
Swackett Weather Fun Fact: Watermelon snow, also called snow algae, red snow, or blood snow, is Chlamydomonas nivalis, a species of green algae containing a secondary red carotenoid pigment in addition to chlorophyll.
Swackett Fun Fact: The longest duration for a total solar eclipse is 7.5 minutes.