8 Snowmen You Wish Were in Your Yard
Snow is falling in my neighborhood right now. We're not supposed to get enough to build a snowman, and it will be too cold to stick together anyway. But some day this winter, I hope to construct something with a fraction of the skill and imagination of these snowmen!
1. The Moai
You are familiar with the Moai, a series of stone statues on Easter Island. They also existed, in snow form, in Waterloo, Ontario, last year. If these Moai have the rest of their bodies buried beneath ground level, as they do on Easter Island, then they may want to get up and walk to someplace a little warmer! See more pictures here.
2. A New American Snowman
MrSamKing posted this snowman at reddit and said it was his first snowman after moving here from Australia. He left the carrot nose off because he was afraid bears would come and eat it. He was appropriately taunted.
3. Bethel Snowwoman
Photograph by Flickr user Donald Scott.
Bethel, Maine, has a lot of snow. In 1999, the citizens of Bethel built the world's largest snowman and named him Angus for the Guinness Book. In 2008, they built a snow woman and broke their own record by nine feet! Olympia SnowWoman was 122 feet tall, and weighed 13 million pounds! To get an idea of how massive she was, her eyes were wreaths five feet wide. Her buttons and lips were tires.
Redditor ashwin23 posted a snow sculpture of the Minions from the film Despicable Me that his cousin built last winter. The addition of a bit of coloring makes it stand out -just mix food coloring and water and spray it lightly.
5. Emerging Monster
6. Snoo Man
Instant karma for redditor Mmodeman, who built a snow sculpture of Snoo, the reddit alien mascot. Not only is the alien already the right color, but it makes a good pun title.
7. Two with Teeth
This snow sculpture from an unknown location cannot be precisely pegged, except as nightmare fuel. Commenters suggested it might be:
Or, you know, it might just be an original sculpture.
8. Snowman Slide
For sheer fun, you can't beat this snowman built by Ricky Reich. It's not just a snowman, but contains a set of stairs and a loopy snow slide back to the bottom! Eighty hours of shoveling snow paid off big time as he gained the title of "World's Best Dad."