- Snow is not really white.
- It is actually clear. Snowflakes are made of ice crystals. Therefore, when the light passes through the crystal, it reflects and we see white crystals.
- All snowflakes have six sides.
- Snowflakes are made of water molecules that can only fit together a certain way, which always results is a six-sided ice crystal.
- Some snowflakes are actually the same.
- In 1988, the myth that all snowflakes are the same was proven incorrect. Nancy Knight, a scientist, identified two identical snowflakes that came in a storm in Wisconsin.