Snowflake mistake bugs German scientist

German scientist Thomas Koop says he just can't take it anymore that the world has the wrong snowflake design.

December 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A weather expert says he just can't take it anymore, he wants the world to know that most drawings and pictures of snowflakes are just plain wrong.

Snowflakes have six corners, according to the German scientist Thomas Koop, not four, five, or eight, like you see in children's books or on Christmas cards.

Koop is so disturbed he's written a commentary on the subject. It appears in the December 24th issue of "The Journal Nature."

He also wants people to know raindrops are not tear-shaped, but are actually spherical.