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20 Facts About Winter

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Here are some interesting facts about Winter.

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Of all the seasons, Winter has the shortest days. Report Abuse
It also has the lowest temperatures.
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The residents of Barrow, Alaska see darkness for 67 days during winter. Report Abuse
The flip side is that they enjoy over 80 days of uninterrupted daylight during the summer.
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There is a place called blizzard alley. Report Abuse
It is a region that is located in the Dakotas and western Minnesota, and includes parts of Iowa, Nebraska, southeast Wyoming and eastern Colorado.
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The coldest temperature ever recorded in the world was -128 degrees Celsius. Report Abuse
The location was Vostok Station in Antarctica in 1983.
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When it is Winter in the Southern Hemisphere, it is Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Report Abuse
This is due to tilt of the earth, in relationship to the sun, during the seasons.
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If you live in an area where the temperature is consistently below 45, you will need winter tires. Report Abuse
Winter tires are designed to give drivers better traction, handling and braking in all cold weather conditions. This includes ice and snow.
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Allergies can be worse in the winter. Report Abuse
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During the winter, many birds cache/store their food so that they can eat it later. Report Abuse
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Some animals have a natural antifreeze in their bodies that keeps them from freezing during the winter months. Report Abuse
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Fish don't freeze during the winter because they are cold-blooded and their body temperature is the same as the surrounding water. Report Abuse
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Babies born in the winter may be more prone to allergies. Report Abuse
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Winter babies are more likely to be premature. Report Abuse
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Winter babies are bigger than summer babies. Report Abuse
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Eskimos do not have dozens of word for snow. Report Abuse
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The Eiffel Tower shrinks during the winter. Report Abuse
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Niagara Falls once froze solid during the winter. Report Abuse
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Some animals, like the tree frog, freeze solid during winter and come back to life once it is warm again. Report Abuse
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The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France. Report Abuse
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The earth is closest to the sun in winter. Report Abuse
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One septillion snow crystals fall from the sky each winter. Report Abuse
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