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  1. Finland is the strictest country in the world in terms of driving lessons. There are lessons required regarding car maintenance and driving in icy conditions, with learners requiring a test in the summer and another one in the winter.

  2. During the exceptionally cold winter of 1795, a French Hussar regiment captured the Dutch fleet on the frozen Zuiderzee, a bay to the northwest of the Netherlands. The French seized 14 warships and 850 guns. This is one of the only times in recorded history where calvary has captured a fleet.

  3. Johnny Winters manager had been slowly lowering his methadone dosage for 3 years without Johnny’s knowledge and, as a result, Johnny was completely clean of his 40 year heroin addiction for over 8 months before being told he was finally drug free

  4. Bobbie the Wonder Dog, who walked a distance of at least 2,551 miles (4,105 km) through plains, desert, and mountains in the winter to return home to his family, swimming in rivers and even crossing the Continental Divide in the coldest part of winter.

  5. During WWII, Russian soldiers took “heat pills” that kept them warm in the winter; however, they would also lose weight despite eating well. 2,4-dinitrophenol spikes metabolic rate as potential energy is lost as heat—it is banned as a weight loss aid (U.S.) as overdose can cook people to death.

  6. Knowing he was the slowest competitor, Australian speed skater Steven Bradbury won gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics by cruising behind and simply avoiding group crashes in both the semi-final and final

  7. That, since Romans used daylight and darkness to determine time, an hour was 45 minutes in the winter and 75 in the summer

  8. Scientists didn't know where birds went in the winter until 1822. That year, a stork was seen in Germany with an arrow from central Africa lodged in its neck, having flown 3,000 km in its wounded state. This provided the final proof that birds migrate.

  9. Russians considered the winter when Napoleon invaded Russia to be "a relatively mild winter"

  10. During the Winter War, Finns used mannequins posing as officers to draw fire from Soviet snipers. The Finns would then return fire with the Lahti L-39, a 20 mm anti-tank rifle.

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Parts of the US that experience the greatest and least temperature changes between Summer and Winter

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Medal table of the Olympic Winter games 2018 in Pyeongchang, ordered by population of the countries (19. Feb. 2018, 13:00 GMT+1)

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Elizabeth of Russia. She received little education, no one wanted to marry her because her mother was a peasant, & her finacé was murdered. Regardless, when she became Empress of Russia she built the University of Moscow, the Winter Palace, & would pay the dowry of future brides.

PornHub offered to Plow New Jersey and Boston streets for free during winter storm Stella.

Every year at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, after the last plane has left for the winter, the remaining scientists hold a screening of John Carpenter’s "The Thing", which is about a shape-shifting alien that terrorizes scientists trapped at an Antarctic research station.

All Australian doctors who plan to stay in Antarctica during the winter must have their appendix removed in case of an unexpected rupture.

Philip Boit, the first Kenyan to participate in the Winter Olympics. Competing in the 10 KM classic cross-country race he came in last. The winner, Bjørn Dæhlie, waited for Boit to reach the finish line in order to hug him. The moment affected him so much Boit named his son after Dæhlie

Bees don't poop in the hive. Over the winter, it builds up because they stay out of the cold. On warm winter days, they will all fly out at the same time on what are called "cleansing flights."

12 Russian botanists starved to death during the Siege of Leningrad (St. Petersburg) in the winter of 1941, rather than consuming the foodstuffs stored at the world's first seed bank where they worked, Pavlosk Experimental Station.

Steven Bradbury, a speedskater and Australia’s first gold medalist in the Salt Lake Winter Olympics, won his medal by purposely going slower than the other 4 skaters and hoping that one or more of them would crash to secure at least a bronze. All four crashed near the finish line.

In 1822 Europeans realized that storks migrate to Africa during winter because they found a stork that still had an arrow from a Central African tribe in it.

In 2006, 74 yr. old Luciano Pavarotti was asked to perform at Italy's Winter Olympic's opening ceremony. Later that year he was diagnosed with inoperable, stage 4, pancreatic cancer; however, he decided to perform anyways. It was his last performance.

Ancient Romans didn't measure time in 60-minute hours. An hour was about 45 minutes in winter and 75 minutes in summer.

Russia and the United States are only 2 miles apart, and during the winter, you can walk between the two nations. There have been proposals to built highways and high-speed rail connecting Asia and North America the Bering Strait.

After capturing Moscow, Napoleon expected Tsar Alexander to sue for peace. The Tsar procrastinated, then heard that Napoleon's army was suffering from lack of supplies: so the Tsar remained absent, & after a month Napoleon had to retreat through the winter, which destroyed his army.

Russia has to bomb their rivers every winter to prevent dangerous flooding caused by ice dams.

During the Winter War Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov said the soviet planes over Finland were not bombers but humanitarian food drops. The Finns responded by naming their improvised explosives Molotov Cocktails, "A drink to go with the food."

26.5 million Canadians tuned into the gold medal final in men's hockey during the 2010 Winter Olympics. That's 80% of the entire country's population.

Every winter at a research station in the South Pole, 50 people are left totally isolated for 8 months. An annual tradition for the personnel is the back to back watching of the 3 "The Thing" films after the last plane has left for the winter

If Michael Phelps were a country he would be tied for 48th all time for Gold medals (13) and 64th all time for total medals (22). That includes summer and winter games.

Dean Winters (Mayhem from the AllState commercials) contracted a bacterial infection that resulted in multiple amputations. He was out of acting until Tina Fey brought him back to 30 Rock to reprise his role as Dennis Duffy.

A woman designed a winter coat that homeless people could use to convert into a sleeping bag. While distributing the coats, a homeless woman said, "Your coats don’t matter, jobs matter. We need jobs, not coats." The designer then went to employ only homeless single parents at her factory.

Once the last flight before winter has left the South Pole research base, leaving the ~50 crew that will stay all through the ever-dark polar winter, the remaining crew have a tradition where they watch The Thing from Another World (1951), The Thing (1982), and The Thing (2011) back to back.

In winter 2010,terrorists tried to wander in Moscow wearing suicide belts with cellphones wired to their belts. When someone texts, the bomb detonates. An hour before the attack was supposed to be carried, one of the bombers received an automated text thus killing her and failing the plan.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics, a Norwegian coach handed a spare ski pole to a Canadian after she broke hers during a relay race. The Canadian skier went on to win a silver medal. Canadian citizens were so appreciative they collectively gave the coach more than 5 tons of Maple Syrup.

In the Winter War, the Soviets, while bombing the Finns, claimed they were air-dropping food to the "starving people of Helinski". The Finnish people dubbed the Soviet bombs "Molotov bread baskets", and in return called their firebombs Molotov cocktails, as "a drink to go with the food."

The scientists (and everyone else) in Antarctica have 'heedless sex' (16,500 condoms are distributed to 200 people spending the winter), taking 'ice wives' and 'ice husbands,' and also binge-drink, do drugs and generally go completely nuts, and is pretty much the only reason anyone goes back.

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2018 Winter Olympics medals per billion hours of free time

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Number of Winter Olympic Medals won per million people