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Old 21 January 2007, 10:12 PM
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Spit Take

I've heard of it - there's a theory that as the flakes form they pick up more small airborne particles than rain might, since they are suspended longer and "trap" as they grow... and that the first snow is laden with the particles (some also say the first snow has the largest flakes?). Then the second snow is formed in more "pure" air.

Can't say I believe either - but as someone who does like to make martinis with fresh snow (vice ice for chilling), I can say that there is more of a mineral taste in snow (first or otherwise) than what you'd otherwise expect in what appears to be pristine white "pure" frozen water. Even more "minerally" than mountain streams.

War 'on that thought - off to the porch' lok
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