It’s snowing here in the UK and there is tons of it. While it does mean I can’t drive to work it also means snowballs, snow angels and of course snowmen (and some snow women!) Some are big, plenty are rude but some make you stop for a second and stare at them, and it is those rare ones that I will be bringing you today. So without further ado…
The World’s Top 10 Best Alternative Snowmen
10 – “I hope I don’t get head freeze!”
FACT: The first snowman ever documented was in 1380 and it was seen in a story book called “Book of Hours” and the one copy in the World is in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, in The Hague.
9 – The lazy man’s guide to building a snowman.
FACT: The world’s tallest snow woman was built-in 2008 in Bethel, Maine and was an incredible 122 feet 1 inch tall!
8 – A key to a good workout is snow joke!
FACT: The world’s heaviest snow man was Big Brian in Alaska and it weighed 6500 tons!
7 – I so stupid I had no-body to dance with!
FACT: Ever wondered why it is snowmen and not snow animals? Well it was often thought that farmers first made snowmen in their fields to scare away poachers and other animals, if it was another animal it might have drawn the other creatures to it!
6 – The lesser spotted snow lady.
FACT: The first ever female snow lady was seen in the “Frosty the Snowman” 1973 and it featured Frosty the snow man getting hitched!
5 – The Texas Snowman Massacre
In German in the early 1800′s it was custom to decorate the Snowman with the clothes of those who were lost in the year leading up to it!
FACT: 99% of all snowmen built no matter where they are in the world consist of three large snowballs with some additional things for facial and other features!
4 – Does that Snowman have a six-pack?!?
FACT: Do you think melting is a common end-of-life (the bit where they fall over) scenario for most snowmen? Well you are wrong as studies have shown that it is often the sheer weight and compact nature of the snow that makes them fall over not the melting at all.
3 – “D’oh!”
FACT: While it is often a carrot that is used for a nose this was not common until 1970′s because of all the war rationing’s that were around!
2 – Why make one when you can make an entire army!
FACT: You might think all snowmen look the same, but this is just a myth, as some countries have their own styles, in Eastern Europe it is custom to make the snowman’s buttons from coal and give the snowman a smoking pipe! While here in the UK we often use real buttons, carrots for eyes and a straw hat.
1 – The Prefect Snow Pig.
FACT: Snowman might be a child’s favourite thing to make, but it is also the stuff of pure nightmares, remember the film Jack Frost? Well in this movie Michael Keaton (who remembers him!) wakes up as a snowman after a car accident! But this is just a spin from the original story where the crash victim wakes up as a snowman and goes looking for revenge!