Snow Flakes

snow crystals

Ever heard someone say that there are no two snowflakes exactly alike?  Our friends over at says

“The short answer to the question is yes — it is indeed extremely unlikely that two complex snowflakes will look exactly alike.  It’s so extremely unlikely, in fact, that even if you looked at every one ever made you would not find any exact duplicates.
The long answer is a bit more involved — it depends on just what you mean by “alike,” and on just what you mean by “snowflake.”  Let’s look at the possibilities….” Find out more about snowflakes at