A snowman is a man-like figure constructed from balls of compacted snow. The image of a snowman is popularly connected with Christmas and is embedded in Western culture. Building a snowman is a popular winter recreation for children. There are countless styles of snowmen across different cultures, but all of them follow the same basic principles.

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In the United Kingdom, snowmen commonly are built with two balls of snow, whereas in the United States the ‘three-ball method,’ as shown in the photograph on the right is much more popular.
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In Lithuania, a snowman is called “a man without brains.” As a sign of protest against their government, in the winter of 2005, Lithuanians made 141 snowmen near their parliament—one for each member of Parliament.
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Japanese snowmen, or snow daruma, usually consist of two, instead of three, snowballs. Twigs are used for arms, pieces of charcoal are used for facial features, and a bucket is used for a hat.
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# 1 - Fang - 11/12/2006 - 9:28 pm

The fourth one is most impressive…


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