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  1. A German shepherd named Talero stayed next to the body of his owner for 23 days, after he had died in a snow storm. He prevented animals from attacking the body, and tried to keep his owner warm by sleeping by his side.

  2. The snow in 'The Wizard of Oz' was asbestos. The Wicked Witch’s broom was made of asbestos, as was the Scarecrow’s entire outfit despite the fact that asbestos’ health risks were already known at the time in 1939.

  3. Lil Wayne was saved at 12 years old by a white police officer named Uncle Bob. "He was white as snow...my life was saved by a white man. I don't know what racism is. I know a good mother fucker named Uncle Bob though"

  4. Reindeer are one of the only mammals that can see UV light, allowing them to see lichen, polar bears against the snow, and urine trails

  5. The model for Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Marge Champion, is still alive and turned 100 this year.

  6. Walt Disney was presented with one normal sized honorary Oscar and seven little Oscars for Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in 1938.

  7. It was a physician named John Snow who deduced that the cause of spread of Cholera in London in mid-nineteenth century, was contaminated water. His evidence included the 70 workers in the local brewery who only drank beer and all survived.

  8. Ravens can speak better than parrots, enjoy playing in the snow, make their own toys, and do weird things with ants

  9. India's richest man lives in a 27-story 400,000 sq ft tower with 4 family members and 600 staff. The 550ft tall building contains a 168-car garage spanning 6 floors, 9 elevators, 4 stories of hanging gardens, a 50-seat theater, an artificial snow room, and 3 helipads, valued at $2bn USD.

  10. Adolph Hitler was Walt Disney' biggest fan , he thought Snow White was the best movie ever made and would draw characters near perfectly. The director of a war museum in northern Norway, said he found the drawings hidden in a painting signed "A. Hitler" that he bought at an auction in Germany.

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Annual global cycle of precipitation (rainfall or snow)

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Path of Snow Storm vs. School Closings

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2 years ago, the Dutch police caught cannabis growers because their house was the only one in the street without snow on the roof.

"Operation Snow White", an operation carried out by the Church of Scientology, was one of the largest infiltration of the US government in history.

For Disney's Snow White, animators had difficulties adding the color red to Snow White's cheeks: "she looked like a clown with painted cheeks". That is until one of the ink-and-paint girls suggested they use real blush on the animation cells. Thus, every scene with Snow White has real makeup.

Let it Snow doesn’t say one word about Christmas in its entire song. It was written in the summer by Sammy Cahn, after he was tired of the summer heat.

The Chinese equivalent of "when pigs fly" is "when the sun rises in the West." Other variants include "when the crayfish whistles" (Russian), "when the crow turns white" (Tagalog), "when the fish climbs the poplar" (Turkish), and "when it snows red snowflakes" (Hungarian).

Disney artist and animator Ruthie Thompson, who worked on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), is still alive today at age 107.

George R.R. Martin made Game of Thrones show creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff correctly guess the identity of Jon Snow's mother before he allowed them to adapt his novels

Wolverines are being trained to find and rescue avalanche survivors, because they are naturally inclined to sniff out animals 20 feet below the snow and eat them.

Journalist Jon Snow declined an OBE (Order of the British Empire) because he believes working journalists should not take honours from those about whom they report.

Mary Fields, aka "Stagecoach Mary," a 6 ft, 200 lb former slave who, at age 60, was hired by the U.S. Postal Service as she was the fastest applicant to hitch a team of horses. She never missed a day of work, and when the snow was too deep for her horses, she carried the mail on her back.

A cat named Masha saved a baby's life. The long-haired red tabby found an abandoned baby in a box in the snow and climbed in to keep the baby warm and meowed to get the attention of a passerby. The abandoned baby was rescued unharmed.

The actors that played Jon Snow and Ygritte fell in love on set and are currently a couple.

During the filming of 'Snow Buddies' Disney imported 20 under-aged golden retriever puppies. Because they weren't vaccinated most of the dogs contracted parvo. Five puppies died during the making of the film.

Unlike many other big cats, snow leopards are not aggressive towards humans. There has never been a verified snow leopard attack on a human being.

Fresh snow absorbs sound, lowering ambient noise over a landscape because the trapped air between snowflakes attenuates vibration. That´s why it gets so quite when it snows.

In September 2006, Chinese Border Patrol guards opened fire on a group of Tibetan pilgrims moving slowly in deep snow, killing a 17-year-old girl. The incident is only known in the West because a Romanian mountain climber secretly recorded it

John Snow who first proposed that cholera outbreaks were happening because people drank water contaminated with faeces. His claims were rejected for decades because the were "too disgusting" for the public to contemplate.

Yogendra Singh Yadav, a soldier of the Indian army, climbed up a vertical, snow-covered cliff face while under machine gun and rocket fire. Despite taking three bullets, he managed to finish the climb, grenade a bunker and then kill four enemy soldiers in hand to hand combat.

Saturn's moon, Enceladus, has water geysers that shoot into space only to fall back as snow on the moon's surface

Fresh snow absorbs sound, lowering ambient noise over a landscape because the trapped air between snowflakes attenuates vibration. That's why it gets so quiet when it snows.

In Victorian London it was theorized that diseases like Cholera (which killed tens of thousands) were spread by bad-smelling air, until a scientist named Jon Snow determined water was the culprit - he became known as the father of modern epidemiology.

On April 1, 1974, the local residents of Sitka, Alaska woke to their nearby dormant volcano, Mount Edgecumbe, billowing out black smoke. When a Coast Guard pilot came closer to investigate, he found 70 tires burning and the words "APRIL FOOL" spray painted into the snow.

In 2007, Siberia experienced orange snow. This orange snow was ruled to most likely caused by a heavy sandstorm in neighboring Kazakhstan. Tests on the snow revealed numerous sand and clay dust particles and a high iron-content, which were blown into Russia in the upper stratosphere.

A Swedish man survived for two months in a car that had been snowed over. He ate only snow, and survived due a "igloo effect".

NASCAR rose in popularity in 1979 after the first nationally televised race ended with the leaders crashing on the last lap, and then proceeding to fight in the muddied infield grass. With only 3 channels, and much of the the East Coast snowed in, it quickly became nationally known

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Snow fallen on my hometown since the day I was born

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I Visualized The Earnings of Every Disney Property Since Snow White