Hey, Dr. Science-Patterson! Is it true that no two snowflakes are identical? - Snow Blind in Syracuse, NY
Dear Snow Blind – That is true. Sometimes the difference is very slight, sometimes it’s quite drastic. For example, I once witnessed a pair where one was quite small, white, and took on a star-shaped crystalline pattern whilst the other was gray, significantly heavier, and mall-like in its sheer size and in its store- and kettle korn vendor-esque structures full of people partaking in commerce-esque type activities.
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