Giant Mysterious Snowballs Wash Up In Siberia

November 7, 2016


These are a couple shots of the giant snowballs that have been washing up in the Gulf Of Ob in Siberia. Wow, of all the places I wouldn't surprised to hear giant snowballs are washing up on the beach, one named the Gulf Of Ob is definitely it.

An 11-mile (18km) stretch of coast was covered in the icy spheres.

The sculptural shapes range from the size of a tennis ball to almost 1m (3ft) across.

They result from a rare environmental process where small pieces of ice form, are rolled by wind and water, and end up as giant snowballs.

Sure they COULD be the result of a a rare environmental process where small pieces of ice form and then are rolled by the wind and water into giant snowballs, or -- OR -- they could be the severed heads of snowmen. DUM DUM DUM! No but seriously it's probably just the environmental process thing. Or is it?! I don't know anymore, you should flip a quarter. "For what?" For me to snatch mid-air I need to make a payphone call.

Keep going for a shot of a lady lounging with the balls when I try to identify what new species of bear-dog that is in the picture above.


Thanks to Jules, who agrees it would be a lot more worrisome if those balls had corncob pipes and coal eyeballs.

  • JimmyJam

    Dippin' Dots FTW.

  • The_Wretched

    Well that's it. Lovecraft was right and the Elder Gods are wakening. Soon we'll see additional signs. The 'many big snowballs' sign has now happened.

  • Andrew Newton

    The first and most important thing I noticed was the dog.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    the dog made the balls spell "some pig!" so that, for some reason, the owners won't eat him

  • GeneralDisorder

    The Russian language has an idiomatic phrase that translates roughly to man-cow. It means "someone you take along on a journey to kill and eat". I don't really know the etymology but it's got to be disturbing.

  • Lounging with balls - the story of my life.

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