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7 Creative Ways To Reuse Toilet Paper Tubes

7  Creative Ways To Reuse Toilet Paper Tubes

The average American goes through about 100 rolls of toilet paper a year. That’s a lot of empty tubes! Check out these clever ways to put them to use.

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Why Are There Holes In Outhouse Doors?

Why Are There Holes In Outhouse Doors?

Ever wonder? We have the answer to this and other questions, plus outhouse facts and trivia!

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Best Ever Oatmeal Cookies

Best Ever Oatmeal Cookies

Celebrate National Oatmeal Cookie Day with this recipe that’s packed with dried fruit and nuts, and creates a cookie with a perfect crispy-chewy texture you’ll dream about!

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Maine Wild Blueberry Pie

Maine Wild Blueberry Pie

April 28th is National Blueberry Pie Day! Celebrate with this delicious pie that uses Maine’s wild pride and joy!

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Why Every Child Can Benefit From Having A Pet

Why Every Child Can Benefit From Having A Pet

April 26th is National Kids and Pets Day! Learn how having a dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, or horse is beneficial to your child’s health.

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Matzo Brei For Passover

Matzo Brei For Passover

Enjoy this traditional Passover dish that’s easy to make and delicious any time of year.

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Watering Woes? Clay Pot Irrigation To the Rescue!

Watering Woes? Clay Pot Irrigation To the Rescue!

Solve your garden watering issues with the simple device that is hailed as “the most efficient irrigation system known to man.”

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Canes Venatici: The Hunting Dogs In The Sky

Canes Venatici: The Hunting Dogs In The Sky

Learn about some of the dogs roaming the night sky and the job they have in the heavens.

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Ditch The Lawn – Grow A Garden Instead!

Ditch The Lawn – Grow A Garden Instead!

Growing your own food in your front yard? It’s an interesting idea that has taken root. Learn more.

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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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