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Video: Managing Editor Sandi Duncan on MSNBC discussing frigid conditions

Farmers’ Almanac’s Managing Editor Sandi Duncan appeared on MSNBC today to discuss the deep freeze the U.S. is experiencing. In case you missed it, the Almanac predicted a colder-than-usual winter back in August with the release of it’s 2010 edition.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.