Meet the first snow. Snow and happiness
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The strictly hexagonal structure of the snowflakes has been known to the Chinese since the 2nd century BC. In the West, for the first time, this property was observed by the English mathematician Thomas Hariot in 1591. However, he did not publish his observations. There are works over the variety of snow crystal forms written by Johan Kepler and René Descartes, but the first systematic study was undertaken by Uchiquiro Nakaya, who created synthetic snowflakes in 1936 and categorized them in over 200 different types in 1954.
The information about creating the first snowman remains too vague and incomplete. However, Bob Eckstein, the author of The Snowman’s History, mentions the presence of such snow-sculptures since the Middle Ages. He refers to various images found in European museums, galleries and libraries. The earliest evidence of the presence of a snowman that Ekstein can find in the Koninklijke Library in the Dutch city of The Hague in the book of Hours, which dates back to 1380.
At present, the world’s largest snowman’s record is set in the city of Betel, Maine. The sculpture rises to a height of 37.21 meters (122 feet) and is named after Olympia Snow, the senator representing the state.  The previous record for the tallest snowman was also recorded in Betel in February 1999. The sculpture, known as “Angus, the King of the Mountain,” rises to 34.6 meters (113 feet) and has a weight of over 4 thousand (9 million pounds). His smile is made of six tires and the three buttons are tractor tires