• World Record for Largest Observed Snowflake is Size of a Flying Saucer? Google Thinks So

    Google paid tribute Thursday to the world record for largest observed snowflake on the 125th anniversary of its supposed sighting with a pastoral wintry banner, depicting a massive snowflake 10 times the size of a perplexed cow off to the side. The actual snowflake, witnessed by a rancher in Fort Keogh, Montana, in 1887, was said to be 15 inches in diameter-closer to a cow's head than a flying saucer, but that really wouldn't make for a very interesting banner.