Since we were kids, snowflakes have captured our imagination. It’s commonly believed that no two flakes are alike. However a study has proven that all snowflakes are from one of 35 different shapes.
As the temperature drops, the snowflake falls to earth at an average speed of 3.1 miles per hour. Along the way, temperature, water vapor, humidity, and even dust particles affect its final structure.
Did you know: Emil Grubbe, a student at Hahnemann Medical College in Chicago, noticed changes to his skin after exposure to X-ray. He suggested trying the rays on a breast-cancer patient, Rose Lee, who was deemed incurable. Her cancer shrank, and radiotherapy was born.
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