World Record for Largest Observed Snowflake … on a Google Doodle?


The World record for the largest observed snowflake …

according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was attained this day of January 28th in 1887.  The city was Fort Keogh, Montana and the observer was a farmer.

Google’s doodle of today celebrates his discovery, though it appears he may have been the only witness to this frozen snowflake miracle of nature.

From Wikipedia we learn that Guinness’ recognized the world’s largest snowflakes as those of January 1887 at Fort KeoghMontana; allegedly one measured 38 cm (15 inches) wide.

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3 Responses to World Record for Largest Observed Snowflake … on a Google Doodle?

  1. Daisy Ruiz says:

    Is there a Picturee? Need to know i want to see it!!!!!!! or Did the farmer couldnt take A Picture if not! Atleast draw it to the actual Sizee!

  2. Randomer of the Internet says:

    I don’t think they could have taken a very good picture at the time, in fact I dont think the camera had been invented at the time.
    I’ve been looking all over the Internet and can’t find a pic anywhere so I would assume , no there is no picture!!

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