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When the clocks go back, the number of burglaries tend to rise by a third.

The worst 5 affected counter per 1000 people for residential burglaries in the UK are:

  1. West Yorkshire
  2. Greater Manchester
  3. West Midlands
  4. South Yorkshire
  5. Cleveland 

In 2018, 63% of burglaries happened to people without a basic security system. (Office for National Statistics)

Only 32% of British homeowners have an Intruder Alarm, and only 40% have CCTV installed. (Office for National Statistics)

Sometimes it snows where you least expect it, in 2011, the Atacama Desert in Chile received nearly 32 inches of snow. (mentalfloss.com)

The snowiest country on earth is Japan, they receive about 26 inches of snow on average. (mentalfloss.com)


Snowballs can actually form themselves, in Siberia, there were ice orbs washing up along the shore, this was caused by the rolling motion of wind and water. Some of the orbs reached nearly 3 feet in width. (You wouldn’t want to use those in a snowball fight!) (mentalfloss.com)

The winter of 1963 is one of the coldest winters on record. It brought blizzards, snow drifts, blocks of ice and temperatures lower than -20°C. This was the coldest winter recorded since 1740. (Met office)

Snow is actually colourless. In some cases particles of dust or algae have changed the colour of the snow to rainbow-like colours, such as yellow, purple and green. (Almanac)

At least a septillion snowflakes fall from the sky every year. (Library of congress)

Stonehenge was actually set up to frame the sunset of the winter solstice (English heritage

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