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March Is Going Out Like A Lion

March Is Going Out Like A Lion

As Mainers are preparing for more snow this weekend, we are reminded of a freak spring storm that roared into New England in 1977. Learn more!

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20 Penny Pinching Plans

20 Penny Pinching Plans

Great money saving tips from “North America’s No.1 Miser.”

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Directions for Bread-Making From 1877

Directions for Bread-Making From 1877

Some fun advice from the 1877 Farmers’ Almanac that you’re going to “knead.”

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Get Ready For The Official Start To Spring!

Get Ready For The Official Start To Spring!

Monday, March 20, at 6:29 a.m. EDT, marks the date and time of the Vernal Equinox for 2017. But what does this mean exactly? And what does it have to do with the Sun? Find out!

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Do Fainting Goats Really Faint?

Do Fainting Goats Really Faint?

Learn about these funny and adorable barnyard creatures who are known to swoon!

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The Power of Sunshine

The Power of Sunshine

We were on to something! See the timely health advice the Farmers’ Almanac shared back in 1869 that is still relevant today.

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This Week: A Special Crescent Moon Sighting

This Week: A Special Crescent Moon Sighting

How soon after the dark New Moon can the thin sliver of a waxing crescent Moon be seen? Find out what the record is, and when you’ll be able to see it emerge this week.

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How Much Does A Brain Weigh, And Other Unusual Facts About Man

How Much Does A Brain Weigh, And Other Unusual Facts About Man

Did you know a little more than 1 hogshead pints of blood pass through the heart in one hour? We didn’t either! Find out more fun statistics in this Almanac Throwback from our 1883 edition.

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Do You Love Birds? Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count!

Do You Love Birds? Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count!

This weekend is for the birds . . . and the people who love them! Count the feathered frolickers in your own backyard for as little as 15 minutes to help expand our understanding of these wild creatures.

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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 1919, 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.

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