Natural Wonders » Save a Snowflake for Decades
hilled superglue turns solid with even the tiniest amount of water, so you can create a lasting cast of individual flakes. Ever wanted to catch a snowflake and keep it forever? You can. This is a photograph of a snowflake that fell in January 1979, but it isn't a 30-year-old photo.
It is a recent shot of a snowflake that's been sitting in chemist Tryggvi Emilsson's desk for 30 years, locked in a drop of that miracle of modern chemistry we call superglue.