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#6. The first Winter Olympics, known as “The International Winter Sports Week” at the time, were held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Fifty years after the event, someone noticed a scoring error that would make U.S. competitor Anders Haugen the actual winner of the bronze medal in ski jumping. The medal was originally given to Norwegian skier Thorleif Haug. Haugen traveled to Norway, where he received the medal at the age of 86.
#7. In the popular movie Frozen, there's a part where two characters argue about the proper way to stack firewood -- bark up versus bark down. The scene was reportedly based on an actual, intense debate that occurred in Finland in 2013 following a 12-hour TV program on firewood.
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#8. Qing Pang and Jian Tong (CHN) set a new World Record with a score of 141.81 points for their free skate performance at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
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#9. In February 1999, Bethel, Maine, boasted the largest recorded snowman. It was 113 feet and 7 inches tall!
#10. The largest snow maze ever built measured up to 1,696 m², and was created by the Fort William Historical Park in Canada as part of their Voyageur Winter Carnival in 2015.
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