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#379494 - 10th Jan 2010 10:58pm Rare self-rolling giant snow balls found in UK
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They may look like winter's answer to crop circles, but these mysterious snow rolls are in fact a rare natural phenomenon usually found only in the world's most remote and frozen regions.

Also known as snowrollers, snow bales and snow doughnuts, they form mostly in unusual conditions created by a precise combination of snow, ice, wind, temperature and moisture on the prairies of North America.

But this week's frozen weather has allowed the snow cylinders to make a freak appearance in the UK.

Full Article Here...
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#379502 - 10th Jan 2010 11:45pm Re: Rare self-rolling giant snow balls found in UK [Re: MissGuided]
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nahhh they are hay bails, the snow build up at the front of them is just were the snow hasnt blown or melted away.
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#379833 - 11th Jan 2010 10:59pm Re: Rare self-rolling giant snow balls found in UK [Re: Sanchez]
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#379835 - 11th Jan 2010 11:18pm Re: Rare self-rolling giant snow balls found in UK [Re: Garygadge]
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#379839 - 11th Jan 2010 11:40pm Re: Rare self-rolling giant snow balls found in UK [Re: scoops]
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Wow, check em out on google image-brilliant, beautiful, bizarre.

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#379840 - 11th Jan 2010 11:55pm Re: Rare self-rolling giant snow balls found in UK [Re: bobi1]
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hmmm I stand corrected lol
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#379862 - 12th Jan 2010 9:07am Re: Rare self-rolling giant snow balls found in UK [Re: Sanchez]
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they look like woolly swiss rolls...
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#379864 - 12th Jan 2010 9:11am Re: Rare self-rolling giant snow balls found in UK [Re: MissGuided]
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Hmmmmmmm Swiss rolls.....
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#379866 - 12th Jan 2010 9:13am Re: Rare self-rolling giant snow balls found in UK [Re: StuyMac]
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I'll have to make one one day - just nee a swiss roll baking tin and some greased paper.
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#380125 - 12th Jan 2010 6:40pm Re: Rare self-rolling giant snow balls found in UK [Re: MissGuided]
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I'll have to make one one day - just nee a swiss roll baking tin and some greased paper.



............and eggs, sugar and flour wink

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#380148 - 12th Jan 2010 8:47pm Re: Rare self-rolling giant snow balls found in UK [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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I'll have to make one one day - just nee a swiss roll baking tin and some greased paper.



............and eggs, sugar and flour wink

That's a funny way to make snowballs smirk

raftl raftl
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#380154 - 12th Jan 2010 9:11pm Re: Rare self-rolling giant snow balls found in UK [Re: MissGuided]
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Originally Posted By: Snooze
I'll have to make one one day - just nee a swiss roll baking tin and some greased paper.


Roulade's are better - filled with and covered in chocolate and baileys ganache wink
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#380156 - 12th Jan 2010 9:15pm Re: Rare self-rolling giant snow balls found in UK [Re: Wench]
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I'll have to make one one day - just nee a swiss roll baking tin and some greased paper.


Roulade's are better - filled with and covered in chocolate and baileys ganache wink

And that's an even weirder way to make a snowball !! raftl raftl raftl
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