Snow on the ground usually means one thing for children of all ages: building a snowman! You are never too old to enjoy this winter tradition! Despite the fact history cannot tell when the first snowman was built, documentation can be found for a marginal picture of a snowman in 1380. However, our friends at Newschannel 9 did come up with some great snowman facts! Here they are:
•In 1494, Michaelangelo was commissioned to build a snowman for the ruling family of Florence, Italy. It was reportedly called “beautiful.”
•After Prohibition ended in 1933, snowmen were used to sell beer! Interesting!
•Building a snowman is good exercise! In one hour, you can burn 238 calories!
•The perfect conditions to build a snowman is 30 degrees with at least 2 inches of snow on the ground!
Interesting facts about snowmen. Now get out there and build your own!