View Full Version : Scientists discover snowflake identical to one which fell in 1963
5th December 2010, 01:17
Scientists were today able to dispel the age-old belief that no two snowflakes are the same, using state of the art microscopy and by catching flakes as they fell in specially designed equipment while sitting at a table outside a pub in Norwich.
The team of researchers, backed by a £20m grant, were able to make an identical match to the famous Bentley flake, photographed 47 years ago by amateur snowflakeologist Wilson Bentley.
9th December 2010, 16:32
holy slow news day batman.
p.s. i wish i could con my way into $20 million to sit and drink coffee and occasionally look into a microscope. :up:
9th December 2010, 18:09
9th December 2010, 19:32
you know, you got a point, he never cited his source for the story.
and it's not that link either, three sentences of obvious statements do not a news article make, unless you work for fox news.
hell, beyond that, the very bottom one on that page is (possibly) a christmas ornament and at least metallic painted.
9th December 2010, 20:43
I located the source of the picture:
I went to the supposedly official bentley snowflake website. I can't find that snowflake anywhere on that site.
I think this story is totally bogus.
9th December 2010, 22:14
the tagline of that website makes me wonder if it's more spoofing new articles than reporting on any:
"the news before it happens" really now? where's my time machine you stinge?
10th December 2010, 20:43
even i can tell they're not identical. close, but not on the money. will give allowance that differences could be due to one pix being old and a black and white, but still ...
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